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shunn posted an interesting listing of the songs he's played most often on his music server. Thanks to iTunes, and the fact that I play almost all my music via the iPod nowadays, I can do something similar:

TitleArtistPlays
I Don't Love You Much Do IGuy Clark18
Long RoadPatty Griffin16
White Freightliner BluesTownes Van Zandt16
American Idiot (Entire album)Green Day14
Strong HandEmmylou Harris13
New SlangThe Shins13
Stacy's MomFountains Of Wayne12
Little Red LightFountains Of Wayne12
88 Lines About 44 WomenThe Nails12
ChiefPatty Griffin12

This list excludes songs of my own and songs I practice frequently (on a bittersweet note, the most frequently played song in the whole library is a Kate and Lou tune, a fast mandolin number I had to work very hard to learn), but I guess it shows that I mainly like Americana and great pop songs.

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rednoodlealien From: rednoodlealien Date: July 30th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to wonder long ago which album I might have played most in a year, or in my life, and it was one of those things I figured I would just never know, but it would be neat if somehow I COULD know. Once again technology takes the mystery out of life. Well, not for me. I don't have an iPod.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: August 2nd, 2006 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I cannot find a way to be curmudgeonly about the iPod. I used to imagine what it would be like if you had a little box with all your music on it, and would it be possible to decide what to play if you had lots of music with you as opposed to just two or three cassettes.

It is, and I have that little box now, and I have nothing bad to say about it.

(I wasn't totally prophetic; I was imagining only a larger music delivery device in a straight line from the single to the long-player to the CD, and ended up thinking it wouldn't work because artists wouldn't be able to release six hours of music at a time.)
rednoodlealien From: rednoodlealien Date: August 2nd, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have always wanted something that would play my entire music collection at random so I'd never have to make a decision again.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: August 2nd, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
The iPod will do that, assuming that your music collection is small enough to fit on it. (Mine is not.)
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