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iTunes meme


I took it from quaggy_mire and I added some questions.

Overview
How many songs total: 1013
How many hours or days of music: 5 days, 4 hours (I have TV shows on there) 

Sort by song title

First Song: Accidents Will Happen, Elvis Costello and the Attractions.
Last Song: 60 Revolutions, Gogol Bordello

Sort by time
Shortest Song: Horrible Theme, Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog, at 10 seconds
Longest Song: Firebird Suite, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 9:13

Sort by album
First album: Violent Femmes’ Add It Up
Last album: Marshal Crenshaw’s the 9-Volt Years: Battery-Powered Home Demos and Curios.  I’m not sure why that’s listed after Aretha Franklin’s 30 Greatest Hits, but it is.

Top Five Most Played Songs 
1. Bloody Bunnies, Gram Rabbit
2. Daft Punk is Playing at My House, LCD Soundsystem
3. Not Where It’s At, Del Amitri
4. Gimme One More Chance, The Romantics
5. Hate to Say I Told You So, The Hives

 

Highest Number by One Artist

Tie between the Cocteau Twins and Harry Connick, Jr.  Shut up, I’m eclectic.

 

Last Song Purchased

Got It Bad, The Broken West

 

First Song Purchased

Tell Me Something Good, Chaka Khan and Rufus

 

Genre With the Highest Number

Rock

 

Genre With the Lowest Number

Opera

 

Songs I Was Happiest to Find

Summer’s Cauldron and Grass, by XTC, because they weren’t available when I first looked.

Bye Bye Mon Cowboy, by Mitsou, because I didn’t think it had a prayer.

De Cara a la Pared, by Lhasa de Sela, because I needed that one bad.

The In-Crowd and Wade In the Water, by Ramsay Lewis, because I needed to hear them immediately and I only had them on an old cassette tape.

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares.

 

iTunes Helped Me Find

Some Quebecoise stuff I never would have heard otherwise.

The Random
First song that comes up on Shuffle: Revolution Earth, the B-52s
Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 3
Life - 20
Love - 51
Hate - 17
You - 129
Sex – 3  Ha!  They are two Justin Timberlake songs and “I’ve Been Watching You”, by Parliament.
J 

Comments

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tomfoolery815
Jan. 8th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I remember when it seemed as though my little group of friends and I were the only people I knew who had even heard of the Violent Femmes, let alone loved their music and played it all the time.

Then we saw them at NIU, in DeKalb. Everybody in the ballroom seemed to know every word to every song. I sensed we were not alone.

The first version of The In Crowd I ever heard was Bryan Ferry's (or Roxy Music's, whichever). It's rare that someone does a thing cooler than Bryan Ferry does it, but then he only covers the best.

I’m not sure why that’s listed after Aretha Franklin’s 30 Greatest Hits, but it is.
iTunes gets confused when numerals are at the front. :-)
misreall
Jan. 8th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, I have been resisting this one, but you make it so appealing.

By the way, I DO love De Cara a al Pared.
marymary
Jan. 8th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
I knew it! :-D
marymary
Jan. 8th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
it seemed as though my little group of friends and I were the only people I knew who had even heard of the Violent Femmes

Ha! So ironic that this is sort of a universal college/grad school experience. (Inserting different bands, of course.)

Until recently, I swear I didn't even know anyone had ever covered In Crowd (though I think even Ramsey Lewis' version from the 60s was a cover...). RL's is the only version, for me. It has such strong, early, sentimental associations for me and I love it so much, that my brain might have been rejecting all pretenders. I don't doubt that BF's version is very good, I'm just not his audience in this particular case. :-)
tomfoolery815
Jan. 8th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
I feel I must respect your strict adherence to In Crowd purity.
quaggy_mire
Jan. 9th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Oooh, great list! I'm embarrassed to admit I'm unfamiliar with most of these songs!
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