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Songs of 2005

One of the best things about the music setup I have, with my iPod, the Tivo/AudioFaucet/Airport Express and my JBL On Stage is that iTunes automatically tracks all of the songs I listen to for playcount stats. Of course, it only counts it as “played” if I listen to it all the way through, but analyzing the data can still yield some meaningful information on my listening habits.

I’ve listed my top played tracks from 2005 below. The track I listened to the most this year, “The Boxer” by Carbon Leaf, had 64 recorded plays, but the most listened to track in my library of all time remains “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service at 104 plays.

At the end of last year, I had 7861 total plays across 2084 unique tracks out of a total of 6505 tracks. This year that number rose to 17996 total plays across 4703 unique tracks out of a total of 10322 tracks. (With the addition of Podcast support in iTunes, I probably should add that I have 838 podcast tracks in my library, responsible for 186 total plays)

Compare it to my list Songs of 2004 from last year.

The BoxerCarbon Leaf
PalomaCarbon Leaf
Meg Ryan (Every Valentines)Self
Life Less OrdinaryCarbon Leaf
Could Well Be InThe Streets
Mary MacCarbon Leaf
Title and RegistrationDeath Cab for Cutie
Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)Bing Crosby
Orange SkyAlexi Murdoch
Popular Mechanics For LoversBeulah
Such Great HeightsThe Postal Service
New SlangThe Shins
What About Everything?Carbon Leaf
Let Your Troubles Roll ByCarbon Leaf
One Prairie OutpostCarbon Leaf
Mad World (Theme to Donnie Darko)Gary Jules
I Close My EyesShivaree
Deck the HallsThe Roches
Baby It’s Cold OutsideElla Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Blossom (Got to Get It Out)Komeda
HallelujahJeff Buckley
“Been Missing Work Lately?”Office Space Sounds
When You DreamBarenaked Ladies
Lebanese BlondeThievery Corporation
Urban GentlemanThe Legendary Jim Ruiz Group
Sassy BritchesSelf
You’re the Only OneMaria Mena
Good DayLuce
GaryMC Lars
Mr. BrightsideThe Killers
This LoveMaroon 5
Against All OddsThe Postal Service
Mr. E’s Beautiful BluesEels
Good ThingsThe BoDeans
Fett’s VetteMC Chris
Homemade Bombs In The AfternoonA.C. Newman
VizLe Tigre
Portions for FoxesRilo Kiley
ChangelessCarbon Leaf
My HumpsBlack Eyed Peas
FreshmenVerve Pipe
KateBen Folds Five
While The Gangsters SleepSelf
Suzy SnowflakeSoul Coughing
Happy BoyThe Beat Farmers
GalvanizeThe Chemical Brothers
In Spite of OurselvesJohn Prine & Iris DeMent
The Household SongChicks on Speed & The NoHeads
The ReasonHoobastank
This Is My Song!Carbon Leaf
The Geeks Get the Girls (Album Version)American Hi-Fi
Light & Day/Reach for the SunThe Polyphonic Spree
Short Skirt/Long JacketCake
See A Little LightBob Mould
Soul Meets BodyDeath Cab For Cutie
San Franciscan NightsEric Burdon & The Animals
Trying To Find A BalanceAtmosphere
Somebody Told MeThe Killers
Hey Ya!OutKast
Where Do They Make Balloons?They Might Be Giants
Maybe KatieBarenaked Ladies
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful WorldIsrael Kamakawiwo’ole

Both Atmosphere and Guster have whole albums underrepresented on this list. Atmosphere’s “Seven’s Travels” should be included on this list in its entirity, along with Guster’s “Keep It Together”. Both albums were on heavy rotation on my iPod, but because I would often listen to them as albums, the playcounts weren’t concentrated enough to make each album’s tracks appear on the list.


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on December 31, 2005 11:59 PM in Music and Play and Reflections.

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