The newest version has an added feature that I'm enjoying, called Smart Playlists. You tell it what parameters you want that playlist to include, and it automatically filters out everything that belongs in that group, and when you add new songs to your music library, it can automatically update those playlists as well. For instance, "80's music." One of the Smart Playlists that comes automatically with the program is "Top 25 Most Played." It keeps track of how often you listen to each song all the way through, and updates the 25 tracks played most often (duh). Currently, here's my 25.
- If She Would Have Been Faithful - Chicago
- Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
- Ordinary World - Duran Duran
- Let Me Be the One - Matthew Sweet (cover of a Carpenters song)
- Longest Hour - Matthew Sweet
- M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) - Mike Altman (version with lyrics)
- Unsent - Alanis Morissette
- Will You Still Love Me - Chicago
- Airdance - Giraffe
- Song for a Dead Friend - Kevin Gilbert
- Isolation - Matthew Sweet
- Ramona the Palm Reader - Skycycle
- Main Title - Abyss soundtrack
- Honesty - Billy Joel
- Lullaby - Billy Joel
- She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes
- Somebody Else - Bleu (Spider-Man soundtrack)
- Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away - Chicago
- Sailing - Christopher Cross
- Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire - David Foster
- Valotte - Julian Lennon
- Silent City - Matthew Sweet
- Swan Song - Matthew Sweet
- Cover of a Big Star song (not sure of actual title) - Matthew Sweet
- Strange Faces - Matthew Sweet
Here's what I find interesting about that.
1) No Queen, no Rush. The Matthew Sweet domination doesn't surprise me at all, though.
2) No hard rock. For the most part, these are soft rock. With a couple of rare exceptions, none of these songs would be out of place on KBIG or KOST.
Probably a part of both of those have to do with when I'm listening to these songs. I get home around 8:30 at night, and am trying to wind down, for the most part. So, I'm skipping past the harder songs and sticking to the songs that help me relax. I am still listening to hard music when I drive, and at work, so that's the most likely reason. It's not because I'm getting old...Right?