There's something I feel I should tell you...

I've recently reached a major milestone in my iMusical life. And I'm not talking about crossing into the land of 13,000 songs either. I did that a few weeks ago, thanks for asking. No, today I would like to talk about my Play Count. I knew this day was coming, but I didn't realize I had actually entered into this new frontier until this morning when I decided to take a gander at my Top 50 Most Played playlist. And there it was staring back at me, the number 202. "No One" by Alicia Keys* had officially become my first song to hit the 200 plays mark. (WHYY, with 275 plays, isn't a song, it's a stream of the Philadelphia NPR station that I listen to pretty much every morning. So that doesn't count. Plus, its Play Count got reset in December when I accidently deleted it from my library. Otherwise it would probably be getting towards the 1,000 mark.)

So, without further ado, here are all of my songs (33 in all) which have attained the distinction of 40 or more plays:

Some of these are obvious. Of course Bon Jovi was going to be on there (twice actually), Rihanna happily sneaks in with the rising star "Breakin' Dishes" which I've had for less than 4 months, and there's certainly been a lot of MIKA played in the last year (or 11 months, exactly). Other's, well, I'm less sure about. There's no reason "Okayalright" should have been played 107 times, and while I like Gillian Welch I'm always a little taken aback how far up this list she has managed to get. The Play Count never lies though, and I refuse to hide my music listening habits any longer. In short I've decided that the 14.16 hours of my life I've spent listening to Alicia Keys so far is nothing to be embarrassed about.

*This may not be the most exciting music video but shit does Alicia look good. Possibly her best ever. But maybe that's just the hair influencing me. God that mane is hot.


Jobonga said...

This was a bold post. I am pretty happy about Tracy Chapman at #22. Ha. Since you've created an atmosphere where we can all share and be judged, I'll share some of my top 25, too.

#1 is Radiohead, House of Cards. I feel really good about that.
#2 is Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats. Well shit. It's because I unknowingly had it on repeat for hours while writing a paper and didn't even notice.

Most on my list are songs that are recent acquisitions because I like to listen to something over and over, thinking, how could I ever get sick of this? I will always love this song! until I suddenly hit a wall and can't listen to it for 3 months.

Alex said...

I'm surprised that White Snake isn't up higher. I recall that coming out of your room on at least a hundred separate occasions, and that was over an year ago.

tommy said...

Judging from this list, I'm really surprised that we're friends.