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What’s On My iPod? July 2011

Published July 25, 2011 - 4 Comments

I realized that it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted the current Top 25 songs in iTunes.  There are a few new readers who have probably never seen one of these posts.  Well, sometimes I like to take a snapshot of the Top 25 playlist that iTunes determines automatically, based on my listening habits.  Because everything ties back in with iTunes, it includes music from my iPod, iPad, and iMac  (and someday my iPhone if I ever get it working again).  So I’ll take a snapshot and reset the play counter on all songs afterward.  There are usually a few “repeat offenders” on the list… songs that, for whatever reason, always seem to be on my mind.  They’re usually theme-based, and it’s not too hard to figure it out.  It’s been like that ever since I discovered music back in the stone-age… just ask my family about hearing Phil Collins on never-ending repeat when I was a teenager.  Or Steve’s “Slit Your Wrist” tapes that my friends affectionately coined them.  I’ll be 40 next year, but some things never change.  This would be one of them.

So… without further adieu… my Top 25 most played songs for July 2011.  Enjoy!

Where Does Love Go When It Dies Def Leppard
Get It Right (Glee Cast Version) Glee Cast
In the Middle Theory Of A Deadman
Magic B.o.B Feat Rivers Cuomo
A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
Poison & Wine The Civil Wars
With Or Without You U2
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart Alicia Keys
No More I Love You’s Annie Lennox
With Arms Wide Open Creed
Good To You Marianas Trench
Knowing Me Knowing You ABBA
It Ends Tonight The All-American Rejects
Let It Go Blue October
Where Them Girls At David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida
Who Dat Girl (feat. Akon) Flo Rida
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) Four Seasons
Not Over You Gavin DeGraw
Broken Lifehouse
Mad Ne-Yo
One Of Us ABBA
All Out of Love Air Supply
The Rose Bette Midler
Halo Beyonce
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club


Hmm…. just a quick glance through the list…  yup!  Some things never change!  Slow, slow, slow, fast?  Ohh.. that’s a new one!  Magic by B.o.B.  I’m a little surprised that it’s up there!  It’s a good song but I didn’t realize that I had been playing it as much as iTunes says that I have.  Granted, sometimes when I’m at work I forget to turn my iPod off and that throws off the stats a little.  But I figure that if a couple of songs get an artificial “bump” in the charts, they’ll still get overtaken by the ones that I do listen to more often.

Get It Right is a really nice Glee original song sung by Lea Michele.  I’m going to miss her when she leaves the show after next season.  In the Middle by Theory of a Deadman is an unreleased (I believe) song that someone told me about last year.  We were comparing lyrics of our favourite songs, and I’d never heard this one until then.  It is really well written!  Part of me wishes that they would release it… another part of me is comforted somehow that it never reached mass appeal… does that make it more special than if it had been a hit song?  Maybe.  I’d say the same thing about Blue October’s Let it Go. I don’t believe that it was ever released, but I love it.  I’m so glad that Yasmine tweeted about it.  She’s a huge Blue October fan, and this song is great!

A Groovy Kinda Love is one of my favourite Phil songs, although I suppose it’s not truly his song, seeing as how it’s a remake.  It’s from the movie Buster.  I love Phil… don’t waste your time with Buster.  Sorry Phil.

Poison & Wine is one of those songs that I heard in a performance on So You Think You Can Dance.  It was an amazing performance… and the song just suits it so well.  I’ve never heard of The Civil Wars before.  I think they’re an idie folk duo.  I downloaded the rest of the songs from their album and wasn’t overly struck with anything else, but Poison & Wine is amazing… the lyrics are so conflicting.. I love it!  “I don’t have a choice, but I still choose you.  I don’t love you, but I always will.”  I could listen to it for hours… and I probably have!

The rest of the list looks familiar… A mix of mostly slow songs that have appeared on the list before.  Then there’s things like Where Them Girls At which I like now for it’s upbeat sound, but probably doesn’t have any real staying power.  There is usually some “now” song that appears in these lists because they’re popular at the time, but fall to the wayside as time goes on.

And then there’s With Or Without You which is never, ever, ever going to go away!  One of my favourites of all time, and I can’t wait to see U2 perform it on Saturday!  I’ll be in my own little version of heaven!

December 1963 (Oh What a Night) … Hehe… remember that one, Murph?  Kingston?  1993.  “Oh what a night… late December, back in 93… what a very special time for me.. as I remember, what a night… oh what a night.. you know I didn’t even know her name… ”        We’ll just leave it at that!  🙂

Lifehouse, ABBA, Air Supply, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Marianas Trench…  yup, pretty much standard fare!

There is one little thing that made me laugh, though!  Culture Club??  Haha… In a brief moment of shame, I contemplated replacing that with something else.  I wasn’t even aware that I’d been listening to any Culture Club, but hey… It’s a diverse selection of music in iTunes.  It might not look like it, based on this list, but it is.  It’s not just slow songs, but they’re the ones that I tend to gravitate to, especially on my night shifts… nice and mellow.  They call me mellow yellow…   No, they don’t.

Anyway, I’ve cleared the current play counts, so whatever it played from now on will make up the next Top 25.

Good Times!