June 25, 2005

Musical OCD

Open up your iTunes and take a look at the "Top 25 Most Played" playlist. What's the #1 song, and more importantly how many times have you relentlessly put it in your ears? (It's listed as the "playcount.")

Mine happens to be...

"Pot Kettle Black" by Wilco - 126 times.

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Get to the gone - Static-X

Posted by: Whitty at June 25, 2005 3:56 PM

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Posted by: Julianne at June 25, 2005 4:04 PM

How come nobody is listing the playcount number?

Posted by: Steve at June 25, 2005 4:06 PM

Don't use itunes, but my audioscrobbler says the number one is Ill Mitch - Rap to World

Posted by: busterbros at June 25, 2005 4:09 PM

It's fun watching a post crash and burn before your eyes! :)

Posted by: Steve at June 25, 2005 4:10 PM

Brand New - Play Crack the Sky (111 times)

Posted by: michele at June 25, 2005 4:14 PM

"Somebody Told Me" by The Killers- 90 times.
Does this slow the flood of impending disaster?

Posted by: Kerri at June 25, 2005 4:16 PM

Anthrax - Potters Field (Hypo Luxa Hermes Pan Remix)

a measly 21 times, cause i don't *just* listen to the one song ^_^

Posted by: LuigiSexpistols at June 25, 2005 4:55 PM

"House Of Fun" by Madness - 54 times

Posted by: Abigail at June 25, 2005 4:58 PM

Nina Simone, "Feelin' Good." However, I recently reinstalled iTunes so it has only been played 25 times.

Posted by: Ivy at June 25, 2005 5:09 PM

"Misery" by Greenday --- Forty-seven times since the fifth of April.

Posted by: Sofar at June 25, 2005 5:10 PM

"Inolvidable" - Bebo y Cigala from "Lagrimas Negras" - Great album of a Cuban pianist and a Spanish flamenco singer (voted best album of 2003 by NYTimes) - shameless plug :)

- how many times? I don't know. I don't use Itunes (I use Windows and Itunes is a beast on this system) - I use Foobar 0.8.3 (http://www.foobar2000.org/) - another shameless plug :>)

Posted by: Sebastian at June 25, 2005 5:11 PM

The White Stripes - Denial Twist (170)

According to iTunes (which I hate, I'm just too lazy to hax foobar again)

Posted by: jc at June 25, 2005 5:15 PM

Happy Days Toy Town by The Small Faces played 233 times. 234. Jesus...

Posted by: Nicolaas at June 25, 2005 5:18 PM

I've got a three-way tie: "Walk On Water" Aerosmith, "Can't Compare" Joe Perry, and "Volunteers" Jefferson Airplane, all at 15 times each since my computer crashed in April. Before that I believe it was "Come Together" Aerosmith at 13 times.

Posted by: Ria at June 25, 2005 5:30 PM

Float on - Modest Mouse (33 times... I could swear I've listened to it waaaaay more than that.)

How does it keep track? how many times I've actually listened to it or how many times I specifically picked that song to listen to?

Posted by: Jen at June 25, 2005 5:41 PM

"Gentlemen" -- Afghan Whigs played 42 times

Posted by: Chad at June 25, 2005 5:52 PM

Beautiful Night - Burden Brothers (4)
Of course I just switched systems and my laptop doesn't have all of the great data my iPod does.

Posted by: Ankalon at June 25, 2005 5:53 PM

"Time To Waste" - Alkaline Trio (9)
I just reloaded my iTunes library because I happened to delete my iTunes database, before I did that it was "Do You Miss Me [Killians]" by Lucky Boys Confusion and was upwards of 30 listens.

Posted by: Drew at June 25, 2005 5:59 PM

I tend to listen to whole albums at once. #1 is the "So Says I" by the Shins (55 times) but every song from that album is up there at the top (43+ listens each).

Posted by: Lindsey at June 25, 2005 6:07 PM

Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine, 37 times since getting a new computer three weeks ago. This is a disease, it really really is.

Posted by: Jess at June 25, 2005 6:14 PM

Hmm. I listen to the tunes on my iPod more than through iTunes and I do usually listen only to whole albums like Lindsey, but here are the top five in iTunes (I know you asked for the #1 but I'm feeling ambitious.

1) Goodbye Baby Blue - Ray Wilson
2) 15 Beers Ago - Deaf Pedestrians
3) Girl U Want - Dev (Tank Girl Soundtrack)
4) Gotta Get Up from Here - Ellie Lawson
5) If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley

Posted by: Mike at June 25, 2005 6:15 PM

"Hey i think i love you" - David cassidy and "Babies on Fire"- Venus in Furs

Posted by: Jerrica at June 25, 2005 6:19 PM

Before my computer crashed in May, it was undoubtably a Wilco song as well.

Now, it's E-Pro, from Beck's new album.

Posted by: VikiBabbles at June 25, 2005 6:21 PM

I very recently reinstalled iTunes, in that brief time I have apparently listened to Bastard by Ben Folds the most (9 times). But audioscrobler thinks it more apt to list The Crooked Fingers performing "When U Were Mine" as my top track. I have to side with AS on this one, as it dates back further than just 2 weeks.

Posted by: keith at June 25, 2005 6:25 PM

Elliot Smith- Everything means nothing to me. Played 8 times. I just got my mac mini a few weeks ago, and I have yet to get speakers for it (the built in speaker sucks lots of cock).

Posted by: chrissy at June 25, 2005 6:52 PM

Mine is
Pearl Jam - Footsteps (27 times)

Posted by: Fëanor at June 25, 2005 6:58 PM

Current playlist...Modest Mouse - Float On (31 times)

I sooo stinkin' love this site. You da man Steve!

Posted by: Boogieman at June 25, 2005 7:08 PM

Smoothie Song - Nickel Creek

All mine say 1 or 2!?! Is that a per session count? It would have to be in the 50's at least. (WMP10 on MCE 2005)

Posted by: Traazu at June 25, 2005 7:14 PM

Perfect Situation - Weezer(82 times)

Posted by: Sammi at June 25, 2005 7:19 PM

Killer Queen by Queen (102 times)

And Mike you rock one of my close friends is the daughter of one of the members of deaf pedestrians.

Posted by: someone at June 25, 2005 7:20 PM

The Girl from Ipanema - Getz|Gilberto (97 times)

Posted by: Kevin at June 25, 2005 7:26 PM

Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind- 180 times.

::hums:: doo doo doot, doo da doo doo...

Posted by: Courier at June 25, 2005 7:51 PM

Such Great Heights- The Postal Service

134, but I usually listen to the songs on the iPod itself, not the iTunes, and they were recently all deleted, so this isn't entirely accurate.

Posted by: jessi at June 25, 2005 7:52 PM

I'm another of the iPod bunch--I rarely listen to music through iTunes when I'm on the computer. But tied for tops for me are "Calling Occupants (of Interplanetary Craft)" and "Sub-Rosa Subway", both from the album 3:47 E.S.T. by Klaatu. 18 times a piece. The rest of my top ten are mostly songs from Alan Parsons and the Alan Parsons Project.

Posted by: Ben Scripps at June 25, 2005 7:55 PM

"You Shook Me All Night Long" -- AC/DC

Posted by: Clarence Oddbody at June 25, 2005 8:22 PM

Kinda scared that this is mine, but

Climbing up the Walls- Radiohead (65 times)

Posted by: Andrew at June 25, 2005 8:29 PM

"How Good Can It Get" - The Wallflowers (20)

Posted by: Tim at June 25, 2005 8:34 PM

Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin 41 times

Posted by: aliendave at June 25, 2005 8:36 PM

"Sha Sha" — Ben Kweller (274)

Posted by: Samina at June 25, 2005 8:44 PM

Kelly Clarkson, Since YOu been gone. I would rather not say how many times (183) and yes I am a straight man

Posted by: mike at June 25, 2005 8:44 PM

Army - Ben Folds Five (72 times)

Posted by: Kerry at June 25, 2005 9:01 PM

The Doors- Touch me (43 times)

There are actually some above that, but since I have a shared library and the only songs above it are ones that both I and my sister listen to, I'm counting this one.

Posted by: Alex Pelan at June 25, 2005 9:13 PM

Helena- My Chemical Romance ( 52 times)

Posted by: Vix_in at June 25, 2005 9:13 PM

"Pig" by Sparklehorse. It helps that my five year old thinks it totally rocks. Which it does.

Posted by: Scaffnet at June 25, 2005 9:14 PM

I never told you what I did for a living - My Chemical Romance

Posted by: wakakaka at June 25, 2005 9:31 PM

Oh yeh. that song, 152 times.

Posted by: wakakaka at June 25, 2005 9:33 PM

1. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin (68 times) (Theme from Finding Nemo)
2. You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman (52 times) (Theme from Toy Story)
3. Baby Beluga - The Wiggles (52 times)
4. Wheels On The Bus - Raffi (24 times)
5. Born Too Slow - The Crystal Method (17 times)

I have a four-year-old. Does it show?

Posted by: Rob at June 25, 2005 9:33 PM

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

...I didn't even know that song was on my playlist. Interesting...

Posted by: allie at June 25, 2005 9:34 PM

Wow mine is low! Maybe it's from having to reimport all my music into iTunes again at one point though... who knows. Anyway - the highest ones are the 2 radio stations I listen to: bagelradio.com (84) and woxy.com (50) - but next up is Say Something New by The Concretes at 21 times (seems so low).

I use audioscrobbler, too:

Posted by: willo at June 25, 2005 9:40 PM

Such Great Heights by The Postal Service, Existentialism on Prom Night by Straylight Run, and Chocolate by Snow Patrol-

All 87 times

Posted by: Kristen at June 25, 2005 9:52 PM

It's Your Dog Charlie Brown - Vince Guaraldi

This is what my wife listens to on the iPod when she goes to sleep each night.

Posted by: Steven Fink at June 25, 2005 9:54 PM

Interpol - Evil (29 times)

Posted by: pat at June 25, 2005 9:56 PM

Silvertide-California Rain-43 times (I don't use iTunes alot because I don't hava iPod, and I have a better media player called Winamp.

Look It up on one of my favorite sites: (other than the sneeze)


Posted by: That Bum at June 25, 2005 9:58 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen

268 times

Posted by: krissy at June 25, 2005 10:01 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody. Best...song...ever

Posted by: krissy at June 25, 2005 10:06 PM

two medeski martin & wood tracks are tied: "new planet" and "reflector" at 7 each. in fact, MMW songs are 7 of the top 10 in my library.

Posted by: adam at June 25, 2005 10:30 PM

wow, im embarrassed.
some cut - trillville (48 times)
not only is it a bad song.. it's a bad song.

Posted by: Laura at June 25, 2005 10:38 PM

Oh man.

The Who - Teenage Wasteland (92 times)

that's a little too much, even for me; and I'm not even very fond of The Who.

Posted by: Remy at June 25, 2005 10:42 PM

The Luckiest- By Ben Folds (34 times)

Posted by: Annette at June 25, 2005 10:43 PM

pinback - my star

Posted by: giantmeme at June 25, 2005 11:22 PM

AFI - Bleed Black (132 times)

It's Baba O'Reilly...btw

Posted by: Shell at June 25, 2005 11:32 PM

Johnny Boy - You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve - 73 times (according to

Posted by: Chang at June 25, 2005 11:33 PM

... audioscrobbler) - sorry for straddling like this, but i hit "post" by mistake

Posted by: Chang at June 25, 2005 11:34 PM

great song, willo! "say something new" is definitely up there with me, as is the entirety of their new album
o no, i've just taken up three posts in a row... better find something to do quick

Posted by: Chang at June 25, 2005 11:40 PM

White Riot--The Clash (124 times)

Good music never dies, but good musicians sure do.

Posted by: guy at June 26, 2005 12:45 AM

Cake - Pentagram. 36 times in the last two months.

Posted by: jvs at June 26, 2005 1:09 AM

No iTunes here but top two (tied) are Hey Lady by The Bradbury Press and What Do I Have to Do by Stabbing Westward.

Dang...I listen to a huge list, but guess I tend to start with those each time.

Posted by: Alicia at June 26, 2005 1:21 AM

One Too Many Mornings - The Chemical Brothers (221 times)

Posted by: ray Widjaja at June 26, 2005 1:22 AM

Get Ill - Ed Rush and Optical feat The Scratch Perverts, 31 times

Posted by: maru at June 26, 2005 1:28 AM

My Mothers, beaver Licker. By Nelly 678 times

Posted by: Sentence at June 26, 2005 1:32 AM

Popplagio - Sigur Ros 89 times!
Steve you are legend the legend legend!

Posted by: Si at June 26, 2005 2:21 AM

Figaro - Optiganally Yours (188562831)
I am not lying about the playcount either... my itunes is all glitchy...

Posted by: Austin at June 26, 2005 3:28 AM

Rock Lobster- 401 times!

Posted by: Honey at June 26, 2005 3:29 AM

Black Cherry and Crystalline Green – both by Goldfrapp – tied at 49 times

Posted by: escdotdot at June 26, 2005 4:04 AM

Kate - Ben Folds (44 times).
After that it's Never Trust a Monkey - Brak (from Space Ghost).

Posted by: Greg at June 26, 2005 5:13 AM

Blue Flowers- Dr. Octagon(6)

Posted by: Lon at June 26, 2005 5:14 AM

Death Cab for a Cutie - This Charming Man

Posted by: Da Man at June 26, 2005 5:19 AM

Sparta- Air (98 times)

Posted by: Amy at June 26, 2005 6:13 AM

Chinatown - Jets to Brazil- 47 times

My favorite song, written about my favorite movie...

Posted by: Mrs. Jones at June 26, 2005 6:16 AM

Ima Robot - Dynomite - 34 times

Posted by: chix0r at June 26, 2005 6:41 AM

Just Like Honey - Jesus & Mary Chain - 43 times

Posted by: Jeff K at June 26, 2005 6:42 AM

Aeroplane- The Red Hot Chili Peppers- 200 times this month

Sympathy for the Devil- The Rolling Stones- 150 times this past week

Pink Flyod's The Wall- entire album 48 times a week

Kinda sad, Huh?

Posted by: Jesus at June 26, 2005 7:24 AM

It used to be World War IV by David Wrench, but now it's Charles by Scrawl - 24 times.

Posted by: Nickie at June 26, 2005 7:25 AM

"never let you go" third eye blind, 15 times

usually use my ipod...

Posted by: jess at June 26, 2005 7:45 AM

Hit That Bitch With a Bottle by Miss Behavin'. It's a church song...

Posted by: Shane at June 26, 2005 8:03 AM

Kyoto Now- Bad Reilgion ( 157)

Posted by: Randty at June 26, 2005 8:05 AM

Running, Jumping, Standing Still by Spider John Koerner and Willie Murphy. 72 times.

Posted by: golfwidow at June 26, 2005 8:16 AM

iTunes tells me it's K's Choice - Believe (32 times) but Audioscrobbler tells me my #1 is Queen - You're My Best Friend (15). I'm surprised the numbers are so low!

Posted by: srah at June 26, 2005 8:43 AM

i totally win this contest..

now by days of the new 1,239 times

Posted by: stacie at June 26, 2005 8:56 AM

KIll The Hippies, By the Casualties. (562 times)

I dont like those damn hippies.

Posted by: oee at June 26, 2005 9:44 AM

Spicelab – Falling

I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to it, seeing as it’s been on my harddisk for close to 10 years and has gone from player to player. But it’s an 18 minutes long, ambient tune, and considering how many times I’ve had it on single repeat for an entire day or even several in a row, I’ve played this tune easily 10,000s of times.

It has worn off a little as the years passed, but it only slightly.

Posted by: Aristotle Pagaltzis at June 26, 2005 9:46 AM

"100 Ways To Be A Good Girl" by Skunk Anansie

Posted by: Amanda at June 26, 2005 10:00 AM

Whiskeytown - Midway Park (532 times)

I swear it's been more than that though.

Posted by: Rich at June 26, 2005 10:20 AM

Step aside for the Man - Scissor Sisters (36 times)

Posted by: Sam at June 26, 2005 10:35 AM

Janis Joplin - Take A Piece of my Heart (many many many times)

Posted by: Aditi at June 26, 2005 10:53 AM

Deceptacon by Le Tigre. 131 times.

Posted by: keekee at June 26, 2005 10:56 AM

Firehouse - Lover's Lane (18 times)

Posted by: RyanManDS at June 26, 2005 10:58 AM

"Cause=Time" - Broken Social Scene (1307 plays)

Posted by: Chrissy at June 26, 2005 10:59 AM

its a three-way tie for me
"Coccnut" by Harry Nilsson
"Freakazoid!" dont know the artist
"Invader Zim" by Kevin Manthei
10,000 times.
no joke, really. I got bored and played them 10,000 times.


Posted by: Matt at June 26, 2005 11:03 AM

iTunes: Timido, Flans (30) ... 80s Spanish pop. I'm afraid of what this says about me or my musical tastes. I then turned to Audioscrobbler in the hopes that it would redeem me a bit but it tells me that The Girl from Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto is in the lead (9 times ... I guess I don't connect as often as I thought to AS). Oh my. :D

Posted by: patricia at June 26, 2005 11:12 AM

Haha...I almost didn't believe it when I read it...

Fuck Her Gently by Tenacious D (only 18 times though...I have a lot of songs)

Runner up (the slightly more classy):

Alone by Heart (16 times)

Posted by: Kyla at June 26, 2005 11:23 AM

moonlupe by casino versus japan, 123 times

Posted by: t o n x at June 26, 2005 11:42 AM

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap, 14 times

Posted by: Rachel at June 26, 2005 12:02 PM

Fuck her gently is an awesome song

Posted by: Austin at June 26, 2005 12:25 PM

Asshole- Denis Leary...
137 times....

Posted by: kristen at June 26, 2005 12:40 PM

"Game of Pricks" -- Guided By Voices (46x)

Posted by: seattle slough at June 26, 2005 1:05 PM

"Reset Anytime" by Centro-Matic, 94 times.

Posted by: Ben at June 26, 2005 2:02 PM

The COM_link remix of the Azoic's "Lost"- 12 times (new iTunes installation, infinitely more plays on my iPod)

As far as albums go it's been Kraftwerk's Computer World- 7 times. I NEED to listen to that album as a whole.

Posted by: avelacuna at June 26, 2005 2:07 PM

I want your girlfriend to be my girlfriend too - Reel Big Fish (a measly 27 times cause i just reformatted :P)

Posted by: deann at June 26, 2005 2:09 PM

David Bisbal - Todo Por Ustedes (67 times)

Posted by: 3blue at June 26, 2005 2:33 PM

yeah yeah yeahs-date with the night

i just love that song..it makes me want to dance

Posted by: kathy at June 26, 2005 2:37 PM

Crop Circles - Insane Clown Posse

I looked through win-amp thought and I know it's lieng to me. If I had to guess the answer would be:

Nitro Burnin Funny Bong - GWAR

And no, I don't wera all black.

Posted by: Semenus Horungus at June 26, 2005 2:45 PM

Ben kweller - commerce, texas

Posted by: bernie at June 26, 2005 3:18 PM

Where the Chees Go? by Ween - only 17 times (which seems kind of low considering its a 30 second song)

Posted by: The Stallion at June 26, 2005 3:59 PM

"Road to Joy," Bright Eyes - 32 times.

Posted by: Kat at June 26, 2005 4:12 PM

Fun thread! Lotsa cool songs here.

Mine is "It's the End of the World as We Know It" by R.E.M. 198 times.

Had it programmed as the wake-up for a while. Heh!

Posted by: Lisa at June 26, 2005 4:28 PM

"Ben kweller - commerce, texas"

its a good song but that town sucks soo much...

Posted by: kathy at June 26, 2005 4:30 PM

First Steve, iTunes..... I LOVE YOU MAN. and secondly, my numbers are a bit misleading, 'cos I don't always play out of iTunes-- I mostly play the CDs I toast. However-- top 'o' the playlist is "Lemon Meringue Pie" by Jeremy Fisher-- Canadian like me so you may not know his music, but I love him too. (10 plays) After that would be "Your Body is a Wonderland" by John Mayer (9) tied with Big Sugar "I want you Now" (also Canadian). Finally, "Life after Lisa" by Bowling for Soup.

All of these get significant CD play as well.

I love iTunes, love iCrack, love my Mac

Love the sneeze now too (-:


Posted by: Lisa at June 26, 2005 5:21 PM

Mine? Fucking Kelly Clarkson, Since You've Been Gone... yes, I know, I suck. I suck A LOT.

Posted by: Mary at June 26, 2005 5:24 PM

Tie, Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf and Nothing Better, The Postal Service; both coming in at 64.

Posted by: Emily at June 26, 2005 5:34 PM

Just what I needed - The Cars. Runner up: Secrets - Mission of Burma

Posted by: Stian at June 26, 2005 5:41 PM

you know what they do to guys like us in prison - my chemical romance 87 times

Posted by: renee at June 26, 2005 5:49 PM

Prettiest Eyes - The Beautiful South, 123 times
Secret World - Peter Gabriel, 121 time

Posted by: Joe at June 26, 2005 5:58 PM

Interpol- Evil (30 times, but I just started using Winamp not long ago due to Windows Media refusing to work)

Posted by: Katt at June 26, 2005 6:17 PM

Wonderful Day by O.A.R., 61 times.


er, 62 times.

Posted by: Tom at June 26, 2005 6:38 PM

"For Good" Musical Soundtrack of Wicked (275 times... ha ha)
In a close second:
"Get Your Hands Offa My Woman Motherfucker" by The Darkness (195 times.)

Posted by: tina at June 26, 2005 6:50 PM

DMB "Smooth Rider" off of the new album at 15. It seems low but i have about a bagillion songs on my itunes.

Posted by: Jennifer at June 26, 2005 6:56 PM

I don't use itunes.. actually I use winamp. 4 out of the top 5 most played songs on my playlist belong to Interpol. The Fiery Furnaces are sneaking up there, though.

Posted by: adrian at June 26, 2005 7:36 PM

Better Together - Jack Johnson, 86 times. Love him!

Posted by: SC at June 26, 2005 8:34 PM

The numa numa song- 457 times. good ole romanian techno

Posted by: Doug at June 26, 2005 8:38 PM

All Through The Night, Cyndi Lauper - 496 times.

And yes, I am mildly embarrassed.

Posted by: Katrina at June 26, 2005 8:46 PM

"Sunken Waltz" - Calexico - 120 times

Posted by: nick ono at June 26, 2005 9:20 PM

Spain as performed by Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin coming in at a cool 50. Nothing else is even close.

Posted by: Ben Stoddard at June 26, 2005 9:24 PM

The Gold Finch and the Red Oak Tree by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - 47 Times

Posted by: Lola at June 26, 2005 9:39 PM

The Wonderful Future - Our Lady Peace (197)
Somewhere Out There - Our Lady Peace (160)

Posted by: Nilis at June 26, 2005 10:54 PM

shifting sand - caedmon's call a mere 18 times. (i've only had itunes for about a month)

Posted by: ade at June 26, 2005 11:24 PM

The first seven on the list are streaming radio stations and the eighth is a custom sound effect, but the winner at number nine for an actual song is Old 97's Question with a whopping five plays.

For a 20,592-track iTunes library, obviously the songs usually get played by other means.   ; )

Posted by: Rob at June 27, 2005 1:23 AM

The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice

Only a wee 10 times.

Posted by: Jarrod San Angel at June 27, 2005 2:11 AM

String Cheese Incident- Black & White

Posted by: Drew at June 27, 2005 5:08 AM

oh, 98 times lol

Posted by: Drew at June 27, 2005 5:09 AM

Portable: A Peak You Reach, Badly Drawn Boy
Home: Reasons To Be Cheerful, Ian Dury

Apparently I'm secretly British. I did not know that.

Posted by: J-Money Yo at June 27, 2005 5:11 AM

I have a six-way tie at 11 plays. I've only had iTunes for a month.

Posted by: Ross at June 27, 2005 5:12 AM

"Adoramus Te, Christi" - (7,450 times) The beat is inescapable. You just gotta move to it!

Posted by: Benedict XVI at June 27, 2005 5:58 AM

Elton John - Rocket Man
153 and counting.

Posted by: JB at June 27, 2005 6:05 AM

Let Me Out -- Future Leaders of the World

37 times.

Posted by: Susan at June 27, 2005 6:18 AM

love like the movies - the avett brothers


Posted by: shane smith at June 27, 2005 7:18 AM

Sirenes de la Fete - Brazilian Girls

2nd -
Low Rider - War

Posted by: Frances at June 27, 2005 7:21 AM

I miss you - Blink 182 (268 times)

I guess I miss her...

Posted by: Phxartboy at June 27, 2005 7:35 AM

uh its La Tracion by Brujeria, just 9 times, i think ive listened to something else way more that that, windows media is wrong.

Posted by: Chris at June 27, 2005 7:37 AM

American Idiot, Green Day, 43

Posted by: Steve in Kokomo at June 27, 2005 8:09 AM

Nine Words, In the Face of War, 35

Posted by: Vince at June 27, 2005 8:11 AM

Uh, this is odd. Mine is White Houses - Vanessa Carlton. The play count is 16,794,634. I haven't left it playing in my closet for like 43,000 days though.

Posted by: Jeremy at June 27, 2005 8:19 AM

"See No Evil" - Television.

Posted by: Craig at June 27, 2005 8:21 AM

On my itunes at work it is: Andrew Bird's "banking on a myth" with 37 plays

Posted by: jmagid at June 27, 2005 8:40 AM

All Led zeppelin items are tied---at 1!

(I don't listen to music on my comp)

Posted by: Tom at June 27, 2005 8:49 AM

Justin Sane : Cassette Deck Road Trip Grand Canyon 138 times

Posted by: Danielle at June 27, 2005 8:54 AM

Loved on Look by the Sadies with 85 plays beat out The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers by 11. Too bad, since I had my money on Dead Flowers.

Posted by: Will at June 27, 2005 8:57 AM

"Fruit Salad" by The Wiggles - 503 times.

I just can't get enough of that Jeff.

Posted by: Laura at June 27, 2005 9:14 AM

Beck - The Golden Age (12 times)
I listen to many albums. I have a 175 way tie for ist place!!!! All at 12 times :)

Posted by: Brett at June 27, 2005 9:16 AM

From iTunes we have a tie at 14 plays:

The Arcade Fire - Haiti
Raising the Fawn - Drownded (pretty impressive since it's an 11 minute song)

From my iPod we also have a tie at 35 plays:

Interpol - Specialist
Interpol - Obstacle 1 (Arthur Baker Mix)

Posted by: Paul Oswald at June 27, 2005 9:20 AM

"Everlong" Foo Fighters (37 times)

Posted by: crazyfool at June 27, 2005 10:04 AM


Lyrics - "Everyday baby, when the sun go down
I get with my friends, an' I begin to clown
I don't care, what the people are thinkin'
I ain't drunk, I'm just drinkin'"

Posted by: Edna Million at June 27, 2005 10:15 AM


Posted by: tjet at June 27, 2005 10:28 AM

"Goodbye Caroline" Aimee Mann 20 plays (although I swear it must be way more than that.)

Posted by: Raynay at June 27, 2005 11:25 AM

"Let Me Leave" - Marc Broussard, 36 times

Posted by: M Vierth at June 27, 2005 11:44 AM

I don't use iTunes either, but my Audisocrobbler page ( http://www.audioscrobbler.com/user/brianpipa/ ) says it's Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head


Posted by: Brian P at June 27, 2005 11:57 AM

Take me out, 151

Posted by: JD at June 27, 2005 12:06 PM

Trains, Porcupine Tree, 67 times.

Posted by: Jeff Seifert at June 27, 2005 12:34 PM

Zoloft by Ween 18 times

Posted by: Harold at June 27, 2005 12:41 PM

Blue Orchid- The White Stripes- 47 play count.

Oh i listen to alot

Posted by: Caitlin at June 27, 2005 1:22 PM

The Door - The Lemonheads 30 times

Posted by: smurray at June 27, 2005 1:34 PM

Bubblegoose - Wyclef Jean Featuring Stan, Kyle, Cartman, & Kenny - Chef Aid: The South Park Album - 7 times

Posted by: kilgore trout at June 27, 2005 5:01 PM

Give 'em Hell Kid - My Chemical Romance 85 times

Posted by: shannon at June 27, 2005 5:22 PM

Einstein on the Beach - Counting Crows 3 times.

I reinstalled iTunes with 3205 songs last week...so don't hear things repeat very often!


Posted by: Dave at June 27, 2005 5:38 PM

how do you see your playcount from your ipod? That gets way more airtime than itunes

snap crackle by Despaley (17 times)

Posted by: Drea at June 27, 2005 6:05 PM

Loretta Young Silks - Sneaker Pimps

27 times :)

Posted by: honey bunny at June 27, 2005 7:11 PM

Feist: Mushaboom, 11
Kings of Convenience: Misread, 11
Hickies: Plan B, 11

I too listen mostly on Ipod, so, who really knows for sure...

Posted by: Ian at June 27, 2005 7:43 PM

Incubus - Megalomaniac - 118

Posted by: Kate at June 27, 2005 7:59 PM

delicate - damien rice (79)
tied with
reach out for the sunrise - duran duran (79)

Posted by: Steph at June 27, 2005 8:00 PM

John Mayer 'New Deep' 376
Pat McGee Band 'Must Have Been Love' 322
Josh Kelley 'Travelin'' 310

iPod play counts are added to iTunes whenever you sync the two. that is how I managed to get so many plays out of those three songs

Posted by: ehren at June 27, 2005 8:38 PM

Wagner - O Fortuna Four times.

Seriously, only four. Weird.

Posted by: Kathran at June 27, 2005 9:20 PM

Superstar - Jamelia (from the Queer Eye soundtrack), 78 times

There are some really good songs one here... I think I'm going to make a playlist with everyone's selection(s) on it! :o)

Posted by: CarolynEll at June 27, 2005 9:22 PM

Through The Wire - Kanye West

Posted by: Ethan at June 27, 2005 9:26 PM

25. Shinin' On (Grand Funk Railroad)
24. Hot Smoke and Sassafras (Bubble puppy)
23. Pretend (Alvin Stardust)
22. Peaches (Presidents of the United States of America)
21. Everybody's Been Burned (Sebadoh)
20. The Bridge (Clinic)
19. Cobblestone Road (Cryan' Shames)
18. Love Is Like Oxygen (The Sweet)
17. Destroy the Heart (The House of Love)
16. Action Time Vision (ATV)
15. Narcissus (Soft Boys)
14. E-Pro (Beck)
13. Slow Fade (Teenage Fanclub)
12. Greeneyed Lady (Sugarloaf)
11. Cure For Pain (Morphine)
10. Baby I Can't Please You (Sam Phillips)
9. Comin' Through )Soft Boys)
8. Best in the World (Dr. Feelgood)
7. Everything Flows (Teenage Fanclub)
6. Never to Be Forgotten (Bobby Fuller)
5. Tryin' to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door (Bob Dylan)
4. There's No Other Way (Blur)
3. Every 1's a Winner (Hot Chocolate)
2. Molly's Chambers (Kings of Leon)
1. I Can Help (Billy Swan) 47 plays


Posted by: Kevin Walsh at June 27, 2005 9:45 PM

Metalica-Fade To Black-79 times

Posted by: I ain't givin' my name to a machine! at June 27, 2005 9:54 PM

Linkin Park - "Somewhere I Belong"
188 Times

Posted by: Anakin Chong at June 27, 2005 9:57 PM

Actually, at work I listen to iTunes exclusively on my "not recently played" smart playlist, so no one song has really gotten played more than any others. Older songs naturally have higher playcount, but that doesn't mean I like them more. I think of it as an iTunes fair-play system, where every song gets a fair shake at its 3 minutes of glory, never to return for at least six weeks!

Unfortunately, I cannot access this playlist from home. On my home machine, which I rarely use to play music (I play through the TiVo instead), the most commonly played song is "Nicotine" by Ani DiFranco, a mere 15 times.

Posted by: Michaela at June 27, 2005 11:53 PM

Some cool choices, especially "Climbing Up the Walls" by Radiohead and "Secret World" by Peter Gabriel.

1. Cortez the Killer, Neil Young, 151.
2. Tape Loop, Morcheeba, 136.
3. My Weakness, Moby, 105.

Posted by: Bruce at June 28, 2005 12:12 AM

1. Mighty Mighty Bosstones -Nevermind Me, 142
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends, 130
3. UVERworld - D-tecnoLife

The first 2 would be much, much hugher, they were both at 150+ when i had to reformat my PC.

Posted by: Zack at June 28, 2005 7:21 AM

1. "Coma Girl" -- Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
2. "Desert Island" -- Magnetic Fields
3. "Stay Forever" -- Ween
4. "The Dog Named Jeff" -- Kicksome
5. "New Girl" -- The Long Winters

Posted by: chocky at June 28, 2005 10:18 AM

"Blame it on the Tetons" -- Modest Mouse -- 105 times

Posted by: Kerry at June 28, 2005 10:57 AM

Fiona Apple - Criminal, but only 10 times because I rarely play my music on the pc.

Posted by: Marla at June 28, 2005 12:09 PM

Top Song in General (2-way tie):
Barenaked Ladies - If I Had a $1,000,000 (23)
Belly - Feed the Tree (23)

Top Folk-Rock (2-way tie):
Richard & Linda Thompson - Hokey Pokey (22)
Steeleye Span - Sails of Silver (22)

Top Pure Folk (2-way tie):
Barachois - Credo/La p'tite bouteille de rhum (21)
The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel (21)

Top Classical:
Igor Stravinsky - Septet, 1st Movement (20)

Top Jazz:
Getz/Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema (11)

All of this is since the summer of 2003.

Posted by: gmfbrown at June 28, 2005 12:59 PM

Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz 3 times

Posted by: chris at June 28, 2005 3:12 PM

As One - Dropkick Murphys. Just installed Tiger on the "old" iMac so I lost the counts from the "old" iTunes.

Posted by: Michelle at June 28, 2005 4:08 PM

Moby's "Porcelain", although I just got a Mac, so it's only 4 times apparently. I think it's more than that, though.

Posted by: Claire at June 28, 2005 8:13 PM

20 Year Old Lover - Juliette and the Licks - (27)
followed closely by:
On Top - The Killers (24) and Lullaby -The Cure (24) and My Baby - The Pretenders (23)

Posted by: LeJae at June 28, 2005 8:53 PM

Bottle up and explode- Elliott smith, play count, 72.

that's awesome about the pot kettle black thing, my band did a garage rock cover of it and it's one of my favorite bands.


Posted by: Theo Blue at June 28, 2005 10:27 PM

Bottle up and explode- Elliott smith, play count, 72.

that's awesome about the pot kettle black thing, my band did a garage rock cover of it and it's one of my favorite bands.


Posted by: Theo Blue at June 28, 2005 10:28 PM

Getsumei Fuuei-39 times

Feel Good Inc-27 times

Posted by: yuene at June 29, 2005 12:07 AM

The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl, 67 times.

In which time I suppose I really ought to have been out, falling in love with a girl.

Posted by: Ed at June 29, 2005 1:45 AM

The Street Dogs - Savin Hill

194 Times

Posted by: Ralph at June 29, 2005 7:20 AM

Colorful- Rock Star soundtrack
Hallelujah- Rufus Wainwright
Good Riddance- Green Day

Don't know the exact number, but has to be over 100 each.

Posted by: Mandy at June 29, 2005 10:45 AM

I guess I'm up there in terms of playcount: 'Up the Ladder to the Roof,' by the Nylons - 647 times. It eclipses anything else in my library by about 400 plays ¬_¬;

Posted by: Chris Velazco at June 29, 2005 10:47 AM

Well, I'm just starting out with a new iPod and revamped iTunes so my numbers ain't too high just yet. But at a count of 4, I got Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Not a good sign.

Posted by: san antone rose at June 29, 2005 11:21 AM

"Paint Pastel Princess" Silverchair

Posted by: Wednesday at June 29, 2005 1:54 PM

A Stare Like Yours - The Thermals (19 times)

Posted by: Sara at June 29, 2005 3:17 PM

Mirah: Cold Cold Water
45 times.
Mind you, the majority of this was over a week-long period where I listened to the song every chance I could get. My roomate hates it and can sing every word.

Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2005 8:46 PM

Frou Frou - Psychobabble (29...going on 30)

Posted by: Angela at June 29, 2005 9:05 PM

Ill mitch! Ha ha! "My board is fast and danger!"

new modest mouse= }:(

Posted by: fastanddanger at June 29, 2005 11:28 PM

Morning Musume - The Manpower!!! (68 Times)
Feel Goo Inc - (54 Times)

Posted by: swifferz at June 29, 2005 11:35 PM

Up in Arms - The Foo Fighters [43 times, but that's only because i've just downloaded itunes]

Posted by: Martine at June 30, 2005 2:45 AM

in winamp, not iTunes:
Every Day [Crazy Penis Remix] - Central Living (7 times)

i just paved this computer, so... not a lot yet

Posted by: ben at June 30, 2005 11:04 AM

I am an iPod Person as well, and on my comp I use Winamp but I just reinstalled it so I can't believe its lies.

According to Audioscrobbler, I have listened to "Birdhouse in your Soul" by They Might be Giants 249 times. Good Gravy! That is astounding!!

Posted by: Vickey at June 30, 2005 6:35 PM

Via Chicago - Wilco (122 times)

Posted by: Ben Tevelin at July 1, 2005 11:30 AM

Queen: Boheimiam Rhapsody
44 times

Posted by: dave at July 1, 2005 9:26 PM

The Arcade Fire - Un Annee Sans Lumiere, a whopping 194 times. Then again, I have been using my ipod and itunes for years, so I've collected tons of metadata...

Posted by: Michiel at July 2, 2005 12:07 PM

In my puny collection of 1079 songs, number two is a tie between "Gotta Travel On" by Jerry Lee Lewis and "Sinking in the Lonesome Sea" by June Carter Cash at 42 plays each.

Number one is "One More Night" by Bob Dylan with an ungodly 815 plays. I don't recall listening to it that many times, but iTunes don't lie.

Posted by: Kate at July 2, 2005 2:07 PM

Topping the list at 229 times is 'Symphony #9' by Beethoven, with a close second at 175 times, KoRn's 'Wake Up Hate'.

Rather different music.

Posted by: baron at July 2, 2005 5:47 PM

"happy happy" by the lovekevins at sixty plays.

gotta love norwegian bands :)

Posted by: katelyn at July 2, 2005 10:01 PM

Sang Fezi by Wyclef

Posted by: don at July 3, 2005 8:04 AM

TV on the Radio - Staring at the sun (40)

AudioScribbler baby!

Posted by: Alex at July 3, 2005 12:06 PM

Well, I do occasionally listen to music on my computer, but it's usually from a CD anyway.....so if I were to guess I'd have to say its probably something like this:

1) Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars-David Bowie, about a quarter of a million times

2) Monster Side - Addict, probably in the vicinity of 500 times

3) Dreams in Digital - Orgy, about 400 times

4) God - Tori Amos, around 300

I kid you not on these numbers....and I'm probably guestimating on the low end, as I work 12 hour shift and sometimes repeat the same song for hours at a time.....My co-workers hate me.

New Favorite - "LA Song" by Christian Kane....it gives me chills.

Posted by: Serpentia at July 3, 2005 4:50 PM

Tied between Jangling Jack and Stagger Lee, both by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Posted by: Mr Arex at July 3, 2005 11:07 PM

Your Love -- The Outfield (48 times since February)
Probably because the lyrics ring true for me.

Posted by: PeeWee at July 4, 2005 6:58 AM

The Hand That Feeds - NIN - 88 times

Posted by: Squee5000 at July 4, 2005 6:52 PM

I don't have itunes, but the songs I most listen to would be Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits, Africa by Toto (I know, I know) and anything by the Darkness or Snow Patrol.

Posted by: cookiecutter at July 4, 2005 8:50 PM

I guess that's why they came up with the shuffle.

I am envious that you have an iPod to begin with, but I find myself using audion over itunes on the comp regardless, that way my mp3's stay as mp3's. Good choice of Wilco, though I can't remember how that song goes. At least it sounds a little funny and upbeat..perhaps sarcastic too, which is a nice pill to swallow.

By the By, whenever I see that "Dad's talking about stuff they want" futureshop commercial, That dad talking about how he'd actually enjoying jogging with an mp3 player reminds me of you, and this is like, before I read this post!
This is the part where I shut up and not write a book about it.

Posted by: Edam at July 5, 2005 10:33 AM

Haushinka-Green day : 67

Posted by: renee at July 5, 2005 3:59 PM

Sly + the Family Stone- Family Affair

Posted by: Mister Tut at July 5, 2005 4:41 PM

"Look What You've Done"-Jet...

Posted by: Mandy at July 5, 2005 8:01 PM

I was feeling embarassed about My Chemical Romance occupying half of my top ten "most played" spots, and then I noticed that four other people had already mentioned them. I feel less like a faux-goth teeny bopper with sophisticated Sneeze fans on my side!

My Chemical Romance - "Helena" at 210 times.

I've been listening to it whenever I need to get pumped up, including almost every morning in the shower. I sing along loudly and pretend to be dramatically anguished for my music video debut. It's a great way to start your day, which is strange considering the video includes not only a funeral but an animated corpse.

Posted by: Jenna at July 5, 2005 9:17 PM

"I don't know anything" by Mad Season - 142 Times.

Hi Steve. I've been an avid reader of yours for some time! You are the funniest man, and I love your blog. Usually I lurk simply becaise I find I have nothing clever to say. *sigh* But I saw this and could answer this one!! Wooohooo.

I have taken on a project for the summer to head out into the blogosphere and find 100 blogs and compliment them. I HAD to come and compliment you for your place here. Steve- Don't Eat It! has kept me laughing for many an hour!! There is too many wonderful things to compliment you on... Anyway, as a fan I just wanted to say thanks, and this place is incredible! I'll be adding you to my 100 blog complimented list when I've reached my goal. Hope you don't mind! And thanks again for all the laughs!!! You are the greatest!

Posted by: Cyli at July 5, 2005 11:04 PM

Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You (129 times)

Posted by: Alex at July 6, 2005 7:25 PM

Billie Jean by michael jackson
205 times

Posted by: Rachel at July 6, 2005 11:02 PM

David Wilcox - Leave It Like It Is 6 times. (I don't get it... I have listened to it 100's of times...)

Posted by: David at July 7, 2005 1:43 PM

"Friend is a Four-Letter Word" by Cake with a total of 162. Although I have also listened to "Radio Cure" by Wilco 87 times. Hurrah for constant repeat!

Posted by: Allison at July 7, 2005 8:05 PM

Baby Mama by Fantasia (210 times)

Please. Shoot me.

Posted by: MichaelTLH at July 8, 2005 12:34 PM

Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

Posted by: shaniqua at July 9, 2005 1:26 AM

Only One-Yellowcard-116 times (next one only 49 times). God Bless the "Repeat One" button.

Posted by: Sheila K at July 9, 2005 1:56 PM

185 times - hate it or love it - FIDDY!

Posted by: Ben at July 9, 2005 8:37 PM

She Fuckin' Hates Me - Puddle of Mud (49 Times)
Not An Addict - K's Choice (48)
The Captain - Kasey Chambers (48)
Scotty Doesn't Know - Lustra (46)
Why Can't I - Liz Phair (46)

--- Can you believe I'm 40 years old?

BTW, why can't my iPod keep track of the spins and update iTunes? If it could, at the top of the list, you'd see a lot of Counting Crows and Jack Johnson...

Posted by: Alphadog at July 10, 2005 3:21 AM

summer of love, Gelbison 23 times...

Posted by: aaron at July 10, 2005 7:24 AM

Incarcerated and Nashville both by Todd Snider 30 times. Wow.

Posted by: Sylvia at July 10, 2005 5:38 PM

Rammstein-Engel, 26 times. Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues is a close second at 23. Whee!

Posted by: Ddraigbanon at July 10, 2005 9:33 PM

"Shiva's Daughters" from Music for Imaginary Films by Arling & Cameron (7 times)

/new to iTunes

Posted by: LazyMF at July 10, 2005 9:39 PM

this must be the place - talking heads (242 times)
new york city - they might be giants (184 times)

Posted by: koroshiya at July 12, 2005 8:33 AM

Show Me - Bree Sharp (65 times). Followed by Pavlov's Bell - Aimee Mann (61 times).

Posted by: DM at July 13, 2005 8:13 PM

Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk with my Heart (31 times.. on my new mac mini, purchased in May)

Posted by: Sarah at July 13, 2005 10:26 PM

Currently Le Tigre - Friendship Station with 6 plays but I just reset my play counts and ratings the other day. It used to be something by either St. Germain or Xploding Plastix

Posted by: Union Carbide at July 16, 2005 2:19 PM

franz ferdinand - take me out (739 times) gotta love repeat

Posted by: Mike at July 20, 2005 9:10 PM