Most Played Song

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  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    What are the top ten most played songs played from your music library? Here are mine:

    1. When You Say Nothing At All (Alison Krauss)
    My wife plays this song every morning. For a while she would stop it before it would count it so I wouldn't poke fun at her listening to one song out of the 7500 we own all the time.

    2. Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson) Is there a better song?

    3. War on War (Wilco) This whole album has the highest average play time on my iTunes.

    4. Bonus Beats (Beck) Remix of Where It's At. Awesome single.

    5. Sam Hall (Johnny Cash) This song just trips me out with how irreverent, rebellious and humorous it is.

    6. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) I got this from iTMS and haven't burned it on a CD, so it gets played mostly on the computer (that's my excuse.)

    7. Jesus, Etc. (Wilco) Another great tune from the same album

    8. Mister Garfield (Johnny Cash) "It WAS the report of a pistol..."

    9. Train In Vain (The Clash) Dwight Yoakam of all people did this song. It's pretty cool on the original.

    10. Frankie and Albert (Chris Smither) From the tribute to Mississippi John Hurt album that also has Beck and Taj Mahal playing on it. This is one of the most sublime blues performances on record that I have.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2002
    Soldotna, Alaska
    1. Bubble Toes by Jack Johnson - Haven't listened to it in a while, but I used to listen to it on repeat when it first came out.
    2. Save Me by Aimee Mann - Great song, my girlfriend loves it.
    3. Tantrum by Mrs. Children - Another great song, by a band most people haven't heard of. Visit their site at -- I think you can even download this song there.
    4. Don't Drop Dead by Jill Sobule
    5. Haley by The Carolines - A great band from Portland
    6. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel - the first song I learned how to play on the guitar.
    7. Psycho Street by Richard Thompson - the ultimate in creepsville.
    8. Terrible Vision by Rhett Miller
    9. All Work and No Play by Van Morrison
    10. Rodeo Clowns by G. Love & Special Sauce with Jack Johnson - one of the first quasi-hip-hop songs that finally got me to give hip-hop a chance.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2002
    Soldotna, Alaska
    Correction: Tantrum is only available as a streaming song from Sorry about that. Still, it's well worth it to just buy the damn song.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    rhett miller is cool. I like that solo album.
  5. macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2002
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    1. Redemption Song - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
    2. Mustapha Dance - The Clash
    3. Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
    4. Desert Rose (Melodic Club Mix) - Cheb Mami & Sting
    5. Town Called Malice - The Jam
    6. Lose Yourself - Punjabi MC/Eminem remix
    7. Bhindi Bhagee - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
    8. 7 Seconds - Youssou N'dour
    9. Baba O'Riley - The Who
    10. Tosspint - The Pogues
  6. macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    MY TOP 10

    1. Shiver - Coldplay
    2. Fair - Ben Folds Five
    3. The Scientist - Coldplay
    4. Sing Your Life - Morrissey
    5. Kid A - Radiohead
    6. Pictures Of You - The Cure
    7. Shoot The Moon - Norah Jones
    8. Love Like Laughter - Beth Orton
    9. Why Do I Lie? - Luscious Jackson
    10. We Walk The Same Line - Everything But The Girl
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Yeah, that's part of the point of it. I listen most often to stuff on MP3 that I don't always listen to on CD since its on a single or something. My favorite stuff (like From the Cradle) gets played ad infinitum on CD.
  8. macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    PaperCut -Linkin Park

    Sleepwalking -Blindside

    Soar -Christina Aguilera

    Between Angels And Insects -Papa Roach

    Bachelorette -Bjork

    Hot -Missy Elliot

    Pass that Dutch (OttaCee Mix) - Missy Elliot

    Pass That Dutch (Explicit Vers - Missy Elliott

    The Voice Within -Christina Aguilera

    Voices -Disturbed

    rock, rock, pop, rock, rock/alternative/bjork-unique-no-genre-style, Hip Hop, Hip Hop, pop, rock.

    im weird.

  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    My top 10 most played....

    I had never bothered to see what I played the most. I'm a little suprised by some of them.

    Everybody Knows (The River Song) - O.V. Wright
    Use Me - Bill Withers
    Tom's Diner - D.N.A f/ Suzanne Vega
    Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward and the Dominos
    (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
    Murder On The Dance Floor - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
    I Shiver - Robert Cray
    So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away) - Dave Mason
    Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House


  10. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    10. Kruder & Dorfmeister - East West (Mama Oliver) - 178

    9. Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night - 179

    8. Esthero - Anywayz - 185

    7. Thievery Corporation - The Outernationalist - 186

    6. Depeche Mode - Dream On - 186

    5. Thiever Corporation - Le Monde - 203

    4. Aria - Secret Tear - 210

    3. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence - 214

    2. Thievery Corporation - Omid (Hope) - 222

    1. Mandalay - This Life - 227
  11. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
    Re: Most Played Song

    How do you tell what your highest average album is? (Great album, by the way.)

    Anyway, here's mine. Really surprising. And weird. Some of my favorite artists not even on the list. Or, when they are, not always my favorite song is represented.

    1. "Zoo York" - Paul Oakenfold
    2. "Southern Sun" - Paul Oakenfold
    3. "The Man Comes Around" - Johnny Cash
    4. "Big Eater" - The Bad Plus
    5. "Dollars and Cents" - Radiohead
    6. "Brazil" - Cornelius
    7. "Butterfly" - Talvin Singh
    8. "Buckets of Rain" - Bob Dylan
    9. "Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits
    10. "What New York Couples Fight About" - Morcheeba
  12. macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    here you go... my top10 most played...

    1. If I had a Boat- Lyle Lovett
    2. In My Fashion- Gordon Lightfoot
    3. It Works for Me- Toby Keith
    4. No Surprise- Aerosmith
    5. Big Ten Inch Record- Aerosmith
    6. Back Where I Come From- Kenny Chesney
    7. Make you Love Me- Ryan Adams
    8. The Weight- The Band
    9. To Make Somebody Happy- Eric Clapton
    10. Chip Away the Stone- Aerosmith

    i'm gonna reset my play count after this and see if my tastes have changed... this was mostly from this summer when my computer is my attched to my stereo. here at school the playlist is a lot different. i'll get back to you in about a week:)
  13. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    this count isn't very representative since I reset my play counts a few weeks ago (my highest play count is 6)

    but here goes... a lot of there surprised me:

    1. (tie)Eve 6- Arch Drive Goodbye
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge
    3. (tie)Guster- Jesus on the Radio
    The Strokes- Last Night
    ZOX- starry night.
    6. (tie)Black Eyed Peas- Hands up
    Jude- everything's alright
    Mustard Plug- Mr. Smiley
    Nicholas Drake- Pink Moon
    O.A.R.- Crazy Game of Poker
    Phantom Planet- California
    Weezer- Say it ain't so
  14. macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Fletcher, NC
    I don't have my Mac in front of me right now, but I have a pretty good idea of which songs I've listened to the most recently. So, in no particular order, my current top 10 songs:

    1. Wilco - Ashes of American Flags
    2. Wilco - Passenger Side
    3. Alison Krauss & James Taylor - How's the World Treating You
    4. Coldplay - The Scientist
    5. Coldplay - Sparks
    6. Old 97's - Designs on You
    7. Alice in Chains - Rain When I Die
    8. Dixie Chicks - Truth #2
    9. Diana Krall - Let's Fall in Love
    10. Elvis Costello - Indoor Fireworks
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    The way I know highest average is because it took me 7 months to listen to every mp3 i have (so 80% of the songs have a playcount of 1). Wilco is the only album with every song above a playcount of three. It would be cool if iTunes automatically did such things.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    1 Dynomite - Ima Robot
    2 Crockett's Theme - Jan Hammer
    3 18 - Moby
    4 Hypnotize - The White Stripes
    5 Black Math - The White Stripes
    6 Everloving - Moby
    7 Sweet Avenue - Jets To Brazil (great Smoking Song!!)
    8 In This World - Moby
    9 Airbag - Radiohead
    10 Let Down - Radiohead
  17. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    Top Ten

    1. Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC (off of the Snatch Soundtrack)
    2. 4 - Aphex Twin (Richard D. James album)
    3. Hocus Pocus - Focus (Moving Waves [remastered])
    4. The Sinister Minister - Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (Greatest Hits of the Twentieth Century)
    5. Rods and Cones - Blue Man Group (Audio)
    6. Fixxxer - Metallica (ReLoad)
    7. Moanin' (live) - Mingus Big Band
    8. Divertimento in B flat minor - Mozart
    9. Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Californication)
    10. Destitution - Elieen Ivers (Wild Blue)
  18. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2003
    Majoring in medicine
    The Lucky One - Alison Krauss
    Don't Ask Me Why - Billy Joel
    Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
    It's Five O'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
    Flowers on the Wall - Eric Heatherly
    One Voice - Billy Gilman
    Doraville - Atlantic Rhythm Section
    Bearly Breathing - Duncan Sheik
    All I Want - Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Storms - Nancy Griffith
  19. macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2003
    crash into me-dave matthews band
    knocking on heavens door
    paradise city-guns n roses
    casey jones-grateful dead
    fire on the mountain-grateful dead
    good ridance-greenday
    the last stop-dave matthews band
    let it be-the beatles
    i shot the sheriff- bob marley
  20. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    My top ten

    (10) "Numb" by Linkin Park
    (9) "Are you the Walrus?" by Furthermore
    (8) "Sick Cycle Carousel" by Lifehouse
    (7) "Breathe" By Nickelback
    (6) "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne
    (5) "Crawling" by Linkin Park
    (4) "Cure for the itch" by Linkin Park
    (3) "How you remind me: Nickelback
    (2) " here without you" by Nickelback
    (1) "Hanging by a moment" Lifehouse
  21. macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2003
    1. Curbside Prophet- Jason Mraz
    2. The Difference- Matchbox20
    3. You and I Both- Jason Mraz
    4. What's Up Lonely- Kelly Clarkson
    5. 867-5309- Tommy Tutone
    6. Si Je Meurs Ce Soir -MC SOLAAR
    7. Midnight Train to Georgia- Gladys Knight
    8. Hey Ya- Outkast
    9. Roller Coaster- Blink 182
    10. Hand Me Down- Matchbox20
  22. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Here at work I can only recall my top most played: Goo Goo Dolls, "Sympathy".
  23. macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2003
    Southern California
    Mouthful of Cavities - Blind Melon
    Destroy All - Static X
    The Only - Static X
    Subliminal - Suicidal Tendencies
    Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies
    What I've Wanted To Say - Far
    Bury White - Far
    Ich Bin Ein Auslander - Pop Will Eat Itself
    Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
    Job's Eyes - Far

    Just by looking at this list, it shows mostly my oldest songs ive bought.
  24. macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2003
    Richmond VA
    I love the list, but how do you play a song 227 times?

    Have you heard other Mandalay songs? Most people only know "This Life" -- it has been used on many comp CD's

    My list: - reloaded iTunes -- all got reset. - new list:

    Elisa - Simplicity - 34
    Venus Hum - Alice - 31
    Mandalay - It's Enough Now - 30
    Chicane - saltwater - 30
    DJ Tiesto - suburban train - 25
    Dido - Take My Hand - 23
    Rob Dougan - Nothing At All - 23
    Laut Sprecher - Onmibus - 22
    VNV Nation - Rubicon -22
    Wolfsheim - I Won't believe - 22
  25. macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2003
    Richmond VA
    Have youheard the "two fingers my friend" remix album? I love PWEI.. I wish they would come out with something else
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