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Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Most Played" Lists

Posted by on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

The Awl has collected from "43 music writers, editors, critics and assorted Awl music lovers... the most played songs in their digital-music libraries, as counted on iTunes or Spotify accounts." For example:

Amanda Dobbins, New York Magazine
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, 1748 plays

Caryn Ganz, Spin
"’Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears, 58 plays

Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker
“Katy On A Mission” by Katy B/“Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin, play count n/a

That "n/a" is a cop out, SFJ! And sorry to hear about your breakup, Amanda (there can be no other reason to listen to a single Adele song 1,748 times, right?).

I wish I had one to share, but I don't have my home computer here to check. I only remember one time years ago, when a coworker borrowed my computer and discovered while browsing my iTunes that Kelis's "Milkshake" was my most played song. I didn't even know the thing was keeping track. Dang you, technology!


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bunnypuncher 1
I'm not a song guy so the top 5 played tracks according to my scrobbler are the first five songs on Loveless.
Posted by bunnypuncher on January 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 2
I'm not ambitious enough to see how this overlaps with the results of the LineOut poll.
Posted by Josh Bis on January 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM · Report this
blip 3
How is it humanly possible to listen to a song over 1700 times? That song is barely a year old.
Posted by blip on January 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM · Report this

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