Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This is a little embarrassing...

The top fifteen most-frequently played tracks on my iPod*?
  1. "Like A Prayer" by Madonna
  2. "Gold Dust Woman" by Hole
  3. "Cantara" by Dead Can Dance
  4. "X-Ecutioner Style (ft. Black Thought)" by Linkin Park
  5. "The Day The World Went Away" by Nine Inch Nails
  6. "Marooned" by Pink Floyd
  7. "Limelight" by Rush
  8. "Tomorrow, Wendy" by Concrete Blonde
  9. "Think About The Way" by Ice MC
  10. "Capital G" by Nine Inch Nails
  11. "Gas Panic!" by Oasis
  12. "Los Rancheros" by Adam & The Ants
  13. "The Ballad of John and Yoko" by The Beatles
  14. "One Way Or Another" by Blondie
  15. "Whatever (I Had A Dream)" by the Butthole Surfers
That's a nice, solidly eclectic list, with nothing that would really risk my cool... except for the rather glaring bit of bubblegum right at the top. What can I say? It's a fun song with the top down on a sunny day and probably gets "Repeat" a lot under those circumstances (perhaps to the consternation of the car behind me, as I wave both hands in the air while singing along with the gospel choir in the chorus...)


*Huh. While stumped by "Rancheros" and "Butthole", Firefox's spellchecker knows "iPod".

30 comments:

pdb said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpNrqxBWxQM

Joseph said...

LOL, is there anything on your iPod that came out in this Millennium?

GunRights4US said...

Your # 7 is my # 1

Tam said...

"LOL, is there anything on your iPod that came out in this Millennium?"

Yes. Now get off my lawn, LOL.

Tam said...

(Oh, and #4 and #10.)

Jay G said...

I wholeheartedly approve of #6.

That is all.

westofthewest said...

Concrete Blonde!

Zendo Deb said...

Kudos on the Dead Can Dance song, but the eclectic quotient would be higher if the Pink Floyd song was from a pre-"Dark Side of the Moon" album.

CGHill said...

Just peeked into iTunes, and there's an 890-way tie for Most Plays (twenty-nine). This is generally due to my default playlist, which gathers tunes that haven't been played in a while.

Tarb said...

Awww man, now here's another bunch of songs I'll have to download! It would seem that you and I share similiar tastes in music, Tam, so it's always worth me checking out your recommendations! Although, oddly enough, I already searched out a copy of "Whatever" not that long ago on a nostalgic whim. Last time I heard it was on a cassette tape.

Garrett Lee said...

Personally, I'm surprised you don't go more for Red Barchetta while driving in the car.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sigh! No Sinatra. I would have thought "My Way" would be the Theme Song of this Blog. ; )

phlegmfatale said...

I regret that I didn't have my new car stereo installed yet when you rode with me on the first leg of your drive home from Blogorado. Next time, we'll just hook the USB cable into your iPod and we can do the hands- waving thingie together.

OMG - remember when Matt G stuck his long-assed arms out either side of his car ahead of us, and it took both of us to emulate the effect when we got ahead of him? That was such a fun drive. :)

And I'm not ashamed of a little bit of audio fluff gumming up the works a little bit. Variety being spice, and all. :)

And I love you for having Butthole Surfers on the list, along with Limelight, but to me Red Barchetta is one of the best driving songs ever.

ravenshrike said...

The really interesting spellcheck mistake is that the standard Android OS likes to auto-capitalize bacon. Which is, admittedly, quite awesome. It recognizes that bacon without a capital is a legitimate word, but apparently regards it as lesser and not to be used unless you absolutely have to.

David said...

Hey, I actually recognize two of the songs on the list. :)

(13 & 14)

HerrBGone said...

Me too. Let me guess: #6 & # 13?

HerrBGone said...

OT: Just had to comment again when I noticed that the new WV was Paul Helmke's favorite desert: "hypsysle"

Drang said...

Looking at the titles, there are only two that I could even hum without playing first.
Damn kids.

Joel said...

Is it bad that I only recognize three of those? And can't stand any of them?

Anonymous said...

#12 takes me back. I loved that album when it came out.

#14 is the driving song for accelerating when the light turns green.

Terry

Tam said...

Joel,

"Is it bad that I only recognize three of those? And can't stand any of them?"

No, it's not. Whatever any of those sonsabitches want to pretend, it's a free country. :)

Anonymous said...

Jusr for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwcUVjcWjb0

Terry

DanH said...

Sadly, I only recognize one of those. Even more embarrassing, its the first one ;p

Dave said...

Check out Digital Leather. Infinite Sun is available for download at http://soundcloud.com/volar-records/sets/digital-leather-infinite-sun but Warm Brother is a better album, particularly "Modern Castles" and "Bugs on Glue"

Keads said...

For better or worse, I posted mine straight from iTunes.

May god have mercy on my soul!

Thomas Smith said...

What? No "Stuart" by the Dead Milkmen?

bob in Houston said...

I can forgive the Madonna but am kinda disapointed that Jesus didn't build Tam's hotrod.

McThag said...

"Sigh! No Sinatra. I would have thought "My Way" would be the Theme Song of this Blog. ; )"

What the world needs now is a new Frank Sinatra...
--Cracker.

Tam said...

I love the cover of "My Way" by The Sex Pistols! :D

Anonymous said...

The first time I see Nickleback on that list, I stop reading your blog!