I have 331 songs on my iTouch, but even when I remove all my songs in iTunes, the songs remain after every sync. What's weirder is what happens when I watch the capacity bar during the sync. At the beginning: Then: And right at the end: The only way I can explain it is that the iTouch is backing itself up even though I don't want it to. Another weird consequence, when I put one song into iTunes, suddenly my iTouch has 332 songs on it after the sync (instead of 331). Why are those 331 songs so stubborn?