This post wraps up cataloging the 25 Most Played playlist in my iTunes, and we’re heavy on videos (or links to videos) in this post.
Coming in at #6 is “Kick Drum Heart” by The Avett Brothers. After hearing the song on the radio a bunch of times and hearing friends rave about the album, I picked it up. You should, too.
I have a whole genius playlist based off “The Whole of the Moon” by The Waterboys. Something about the lines “I saw the rain dirty valley/You saw Brigadoon” captured my imagination.
And the playlist documentation continues with a fun little ditty from O.A.R.: “Love and Memories.” It’s good for car rides, cleaning windows, picking your mood up.
As is the #11 song. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Down at the Twist and Shout” is part of a playlist I made just to sing along to … at the top of my lungs … with the windows rolled up and no one else in the car. This is a live version with a verse in Cajun French.
More list (and some NSFW language) after the jump.
Picking up from where the previous post left off, the playlist of 25 Most Played songs features another hit from the Sleepy Time playlist: Queen’s “Forever. It’s an instrumental version of the band’s “Who Wants to Live Forever” off the A Kind of Magic album, which you may know as mostly the Highlander soundtrack.
Among the default playlists in iTunes is the redundantly named Top 25 Most Played. Want to know if you’re the person who busts out Kool & the Gang at every get together? Check your Most Played playlist.
Sadly, when I got a new Mac laptop in 2010, my iTunes transfer did not include play counts. Ratings and playlists transferred, but not the play counts, thus wiping out evidence from about 5 years of bad music choices. My Most Played list was reset, so I wanted to take a look at see what held my interest over the past year. First lesson learned: I’m incredibly unfaithful to music. The most played song has 15 listens. That’s not a lot from April 17, 2010 to today.
Sneaking in to the last two spots are two Enya songs: “If I Could Be Where You Are” at #24 and “A Moment Lost” at #25, both from the Amarantine album. I created my “sleepy time” playlist – original name – as something to stop my mind racing, pulse pounding and adrenalin flowing after fighting zombies before bed. Enya’s music counteracts the zombie mindset.
For an abrupt change of pace, #23 brings in Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor.”