Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's playing on WTAM...

Just because I haven't done it in a while, here's the current top 10 most frequently played tunes in my iPod...
  1. "Viva la Vida" Coldplay
  2. "The Great Destroyer" Nine Inch Nails
  3. "New Dawn Fades" Joy Division
  4. "Left To My Own Devices" Pet Shop Boys
  5. "Galileo" Indigo Girls
  6. "Bleed It Out" Linkin Park
  7. "The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" Smashing Pumpkins
  8. "Get In The Ring" Guns N' Roses
  9. "No More Tears" Ozzy Osbourne
  10. "The Card Cheat" The Clash

What pattern there is here, I have not a clue.


Hunsdon said...

With the lance and the musket and the Roman spear, to all of the men who have stood with no fear in the service of the King.

Looking back, I've listened to and enjoyed music that I now am embarrassed to admit I've even heard of. With that said, the Clash is still, for me, if not "The Only Band That Matters" then one of them.

Timmeehh said...

My last ten songs :

1. Adani & Wolf - Onto The Light
3. Peace Orchestra - Who Am I?
4. Voodoo Warriors of Love - Believe
5. Mandrillus Sphynx - Porcelain dog
6. Asura - Butterfly FX
7. Puff Dragon - Chinese Radio
8. Big Muff - my funny valentine
9. Boozoo Bajou - Keep going
10. The Itch Incident - Soother

RevGreg said...

1. "I'm Through with White Girls" - The Dirtbombs
2. "Deep Deep Down" - Love and Rockets
3. "Cut You In" - Jerry Cantrell
4. "Roots Radicals" - Rancid
5. "Folsom Prison Blues" - Reverend Horton Heat
6. "Down With the Sickness" - Richard Cheese
7. "Chocolate" - Snow Patrol
8. "Voodoo Cadillac" - Southern Culture on the Skids
9. "Oh My God" - Ida Maria
10. "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" - Ida Maria

You could probably put a bullet next to the Ida Maria songs, they'll like top the list by the end of next week as she's a new discovery...I <3 Norwegian pop-punk. I'm surprised The Sugarcubes haven't cracked the Top 10 'cause Ida Maria has me listening to them out of pure nostalgia!

Pathfinder said...

"What pattern there is here, I have not a clue."

They're all instantly forgettable songs and artists? Ozzie Osbourne? Guns N' Roses? Really?

But then the top ten on my iPod are History of Rome podcasts, Brenn Hill and Ian Tyson, so maybe my tastes are just a little off.

Ed Foster said...

Ian Tyson? What happened to Sylvia Fricker?

And if you haven't heard Doug Andrews and Buddy Cage do Someday Soon, or maybe Suzy Boggus's cut of the same song, you haven't had your hair stand up and want to scream in some time.

And generally I'm not even a C&W fan. But that guy did pretty well for a stove-up old bronc rider learning to pick a guitar while he was too smashed up to work.

I get a bit lonely and see that prairie stretching out to the horizon everytime I hear Alcohol In The Bloodstream, Eighteen Inches Of Rain, or This Is My Sky.

Quite a change from Black 47, Vivaldi, Best of Queen, or Joe Jackson, but one can never be too eclectic, can one?

Joanna said...

"Bleed It Out" is an awesome song to spar to.

"Viva La Vida" is good, but it's not the best song on the album. I like "Cemeteries of London" and "Strawberry Swing."

Those are the only songs I know on that list. *goes back to the Barenaked Ladies*

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

Turbonegro and Husker Du have been on high rotation for me.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am uncool. I never heard or heard of any of the songs on your list. But you did not grow up on Beach music in eastern NC, and probably never heard the current-day Coastline Band or the Band of Oz, as local VFD's enlist to sell BBQ and seafood plates at fundraisers. I am not sure how many plates Nine Inch Nails would sell.
NCDave (who will never be trendy but still enjoys reading your blog)

Laughingdog said...

Well, it's not the most accurate list since I failed at moving my library from my old computer when I replaced it back in December. But here's what I currently have for Top 10 of my 25.

1. "Toxicity" System of the Down
2. "Easy" Faith No More
3. "Guitar" Cake
4. "Hook" Blues Traveler
5. "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" Bowling for Soup
6. "Back Against the Wall" Cage the Elephant
7. "Short Skirt Long Jacket" Cake
8. "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" Flogging Molly
9. "El Matador" Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
10. "Mull River Shuffle" The Rankin Family

The first one is due to a combination of the fact that I started taking drum lessons last fall, and I saw this video after starting those lessons.

Michael in CT said...

I cheated and went with the top 15 most played on my Ipod:
1. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
2. Firefly Theme
3. Sweet Sacrifice - Evanescence
4. Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence
5. Taking Over Me - Evanescence
6. Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
7. Everybody's Fool - Evanescence
8. All That I Am Living For - Evanescence
9 .Sweet Dreams Are Made of These - Eurythmics
10. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
11. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
12. My Immortal - Evanescence
13. Sometimes - My Bloody Valentine
14. Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
15. Vertigo - U2

I was kind of surprised that Evanescence was heavily represented in my top 10, my tastes are far more ecletic then my list suggests.

And Tam, check out the band "Them Crooked Vultures" you might like them.

Jayson said...

Can't comment too much cause i would get in the face (virtually) of a fellow commenter. Your list is pretty close to mine as far as artists go*. Just different songs (randy rhoads ozzy, for one) and a couple of artists swapped for others.

I quit using iTunes when i loaded 7 on my pc, but how do you get it to list most listened to songs?

*right now, that's not quite true, cause I went to a Muse show a couple of weeks ago, and I got them on heavy rotation.

Tam said...

I'm just getting a chuckle out of the "trendy" comment because I think maybe three of the songs on my list were recorded in this decade and two are over thirty years old. :D (Hard to believe that London Calling is that old; it sure has aged well...)


"25 most played" should be on the left side in the column of pre-loaded playlists.

Pathfinder said...

Ed wrote "Ian Tyson? What happened to Sylvia Fricker?"

I do have a couple of Quartette tunes, as well as everything Ian and Sylvia put out.

Boggus's cut of Someday Soon (or rather the royalties) paid for one of Ol' Ian's arenas on his spread in Alberta. Hers is one of the - if not the - best cover of that song.

C&W is dead, killed (or tried to) by the venal mopes in Nashville. Western music is alive due to the likes of Brenn Hill, Joni Harms and others who still drive those dusty gravel back country roads.

I admit to guilty pleasures like Queen, just not slavish devotion to once upon a time hits, more like a simple case of nostalgia. When I have time.

Tam said...

"History of Rome podcasts"?

Snobbery right back at you. The last time I was read to was the first half of the phonics workbook by mom when I was three. ;) :p

Teasing you back, of course...

In all seriousness, I've never been able to do books on tape or lectures or what have you; I have to read it or I don't learn it.

Pathfinder said...

Who said I was learning anything? ? ? ?

Justthisguy said...

I'm just like you on visual vs. verbal learning. I'm unlike you in that I've hated most pop music since I was a little kid. Mozart is my man, assisted by Hank Williams Sr. and Telemann.

Ed Foster said...

Pathfinder and Justthisguy, don't overlook Stan Rodgers, who died way too soon.

He did a song called "The Idiot". I would vote for any politician who had the cohones to make the band play that song when he stepped up on the platform. Check it out on YouTube.

Throw in "White Squall", "Mary Ellen Carter", and "Barrett's Privateers" as a tickler, then cruise on from there.

Tim O'Brien can be pretty good too, when he's not trying to be so sensitive.

Telemann. Oh yeah. I just never outgrew the baroque period.

A pair of double-barreled flintlock pistols in my boottops, a good saber, and a hunter saddled up that could handle a few stone fences when the militia got too close. And a ship for the Carolinas when they brought in cavalry. All to the theme from Barry Lyndon, with book by Tom Jones.

What was it about the various Alpine peoples from the late renaissance to perhaps the mid 18th century that caused such an explosion of magnificence?

You had some good second string (forgive me) composers during the period like Purcell in England and Lully in Paris, but Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Monteverde, Pachibel, all were born in or within sight of the alps.

And they left a legacy for Mozart to build on, along with Beethoven and Schumann.

Hayden stands alone as a bridge between the baroque and the romantics, The man who perfected the string quartet, then wrote, invented actually, the first real symphonies. Mozart considered him the greatest composer of all time.

Listen to a decent Deutscher Gramophon copy of one of his keyboard sonatas, or Mozart's Requiem, written on his deathbed in a fever, and then tell me those old dead white men couldn't do something never accomplished anywhere else on earth.

Of course there's the pirate copy of the jam session between Eddie Van Halen and my main man, Brian May, for dessert. Check out a cut on the album called "Blues Breakers".

It never pays to get too set in your ways.