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What’s on Your iPod?

Published October 1, 2009 - 1 Comment

It’s October now, so that means two things.

  1. I can finally turn on the heat!
  2. It’s time to look at the Top 25 most played songs on my iPod.

Don’t worry, I’m not planning on doing this every month, but I thought that it might be interesting (atleast for me) to kind of keep track of my listening  habits and get a feel for what I was thinking through the month.  Kind of reminds me of the days when I used to copy out the American Top 40 countdowns in a book, and then listen to the year end Top 100 and compare that to what I had figured SHOULD be on there.  I was pretty focussed back in the day.

So here it is…

Never Is A long Time Roxette
Already Gone Kelly Clarkson
Never Say Never The Fray
Broken Lifehouse
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
From One Heart To Another Roxette
I Tried The Jeff Healy Band
Miss You in a Heartbeat Def Leppard
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Salvation Roxette
18th Floor Balcony Blue October
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
Turn To Me Roxette
When I Look into Your Eyes Firehouse
Funhouse Pink
Knowing Me Knowing You ABBA
Poison Alice Cooper
Keep Holding On Avril Lavigne
I Wanna Touch You Def Leppard
Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome) [Jason Nevins Remix] Dizzee Rascal
Where Does Love Go When it Dies Def Leppard
Brothers in Arms Dire Straits
Save the Best for Last Vanessa Williams
Here I Am Air Supply
The Rose Bette Midler

First thing I notice is that there are only 5 songs there that aren’t slow, down from 8 on the previous month’s list.  I don’t know if that means that I’ve gotten more reflective in September or not.  I have to wonder when I look at them… Alice Cooper?  I know that I love that song, but have I really listened to Poison more than I’ve listened to any Phil Collins, Genesis, Great Big Sea, or U2?  Apparently the answer is yes!

Funhouse is Pink’s new one.  I don’t like it as much as some of her older stuff, but because it’s new, I seem to have been listening to it quite a bit.  Dance Wiv Me is probably holding onto its spot from early in the month play.  I don’t really remember listening to it recently, so it was probably carried over from the August popularity.

Sweet Dreams is one of those awesome songs that just doesn’t go away.  I love Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics.  I can still remember that song as one of the ones that we wanted played at the wedding.  Sweet dreams are made of this…

I added the Roxette discography collection to my iPod this month, which explains why there’s so much Roxette in my top 200 list.  Several of those songs were sitting at the edge of the Top 25, and four managed to make it.  From One Heart to Another is a song that I barely remembered from their Pearls of Passion CASSETTE.  The biggest shock is the number one song Never is a Long Time, which I had never even heard until I was going through the songs in the discography.  It kinda kicked me in the gut, and made me take notice.  I have no idea when it was released.  It’s not new, but it definitely one that I wish I had known about years ago.  Between that, and the 3rd song Never Say Never by The Fray, I think that there’s a certain “Never” theme around the month of September.

I added a few more songs this month to my iTunes purchased folder.  They were songs that had popped into my mind, and I used to own them years ago, but haven’t been able to find them in my collection.  Well, if I can’t find them easily, I just turn to iTunes now.  Except that now my iTunes card has run out, so I guess it’s time for another one.

I have to mention Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits.  I could probably write an entire post on this song, but for now, I’ll just keep it brief.  This song is slow, but it’s not the typically-themed slow song that everything else is.  There’s no special person, memory, or thought associated to it.  I’m not a huge Dire Straits fan (although Money For Nothing was pretty good) but this song is amazing.  If you’ve never heard it, or can’t remember it, I highly suggest looking for it online.  I imagine that YouTube might have it uploaded, although I have no idea if the video is any good.  Listen to the lyrics.  And the haunting guitar.  Amazing.

Well, it’s time to reset the counters and see what happens over the next month. As I’ve been writing this post, I’ve been listening to a wide assortment of music.  My Top 25 contains only 6 songs so far… ABBA, AC/DC, Our Lady Peace, Air Supply, Lenny Kravitz, and No Doubt.

That’s quite an interesting mix!