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Counting down the hits... [Jul. 31st, 2002|01:59 am]
Kurt Onstad
[Current Mood |musical]
[Current Music |I Made it Through the Rain - Barry Manilow]

I love iTunes. That's the Macintosh music player that comes free with the OS. It has some great features, it works great, and makes burning your own CDs a snap.

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.

  1. If She Would Have Been Faithful - Chicago
  2. Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  3. Ordinary World - Duran Duran
  4. Let Me Be the One - Matthew Sweet (cover of a Carpenters song)
  5. Longest Hour - Matthew Sweet
  6. M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) - Mike Altman (version with lyrics)
  7. Unsent - Alanis Morissette
  8. Will You Still Love Me - Chicago
  9. Airdance - Giraffe
  10. Song for a Dead Friend - Kevin Gilbert
  11. Isolation - Matthew Sweet
  12. Ramona the Palm Reader - Skycycle
  13. Main Title - Abyss soundtrack
  14. Honesty - Billy Joel
  15. Lullaby - Billy Joel
  16. She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes
  17. Somebody Else - Bleu (Spider-Man soundtrack)
  18. Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away - Chicago
  19. Sailing - Christopher Cross
  20. Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire - David Foster
  21. Valotte - Julian Lennon
  22. Silent City - Matthew Sweet
  23. Swan Song - Matthew Sweet
  24. Cover of a Big Star song (not sure of actual title) - Matthew Sweet
  25. 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?

Kurt
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