Hey, Mister DJ!

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Some days I feel that I have listened to everything on my iTunes playlist as many times as is possible and that I do not have nearly enough music. On such days, I need a wake-up call like this iTunes list meme: a brief tour of my music library should be enough to remind me that I have lots and lots and lots of music ready to play.

My iTunes Library by the Numbers

Total length:
5594 items, 14:15:08:16 total time (more than 14.5 days’ worth!), 20.25 GB

First and last songs (by title):

"Abacus," Fionn Regan
"2000 Miles," The Pretenders

Sort by time – shortest and longest:

"One Last ‘Whoo-hoo!’ for the Pullman," Sufjan Stevens (6 seconds)
"O.K. Go Nike Treadmill Workout (Continuous Mix)," OK Go (31:04)

Bonus: Longest non-workout mix: "Something In The Way," Nirvana (20:36)

Sort by Album – first and last:
A.D., Heretix
52nd Street, Billy Joel

Sort by Artist – first and last:
50 Foot Wave

Top five most played songs:
"Giant Spiders," Devin Davis
"Looking At the World from the Bottom of a Well," Mike Doughty
"Iron Woman," Devin Davis
"Busting Up a Starbucks," Mike Doughty
"I Hear the Bells," Mike Doughty

Bonus: Top played song not by Devin Davis or Mike Doughty: "You’re So Damn Hot," OK Go (14th most-played)
Extra bonus: Top played song not by Devin Davis, Mike Doughty, or OK Go: "Waters of March," Cassandra Wilson (24th most-played)

Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Sex: 23 (most from the album Fig. 14 by Human Sexual Response; others include "Sexbomb" by Tom Jones, "Man-size Sextet" by P.J. Harvey, "Sexy Sadie" by The Beatles, and "Sexx Laws" by Beck)
Death: 24 (most from an album by Death From Above 1979)
Love: 371
You: 727
Home: 55
Boy: 263 (lots from the T. Rex compilation 20th Century Boy)
Girl: 71

First five songs that come up on Party Shuffle:

"A Tisket, A Tasket," Ella Fitzgerald
"Freaky Hijiki," Beastie Boys
"The Brothers Cup," Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Fa Ci-La," The Feelies
"Lost in Space," Aimee Mann


Now it’s your turn. What’s on your playlist?

10 replies on “Hey, Mister DJ!”

  1. I have 356 songs and have yet to use half of the capacity.

    First to Last Artists:
    ABBA to Yaz

    First to Last Songs:
    “A Girl Like You” – The Smithereens
    “40” – U2

    Artist with the most songs in my ipod:
    U2 with 20 (although I have yet to add The Beatles which would be more than 20)

    First to Last Genres:
    Alternative to 80’s Pop

    Song I’m Most Likely to Sing Along with (badly):
    Blue Diamond Mines sung by The Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet

  2. Julie, you are a true child of the 80s.

    I like that question of “artist with the most songs.” Mine turns out to be Tom Waits. I wish there were a quick way to count songs by artist.

  3. I hope that the Julie above is my wife of the same name — otherwise there are two Julies running around out there with the same taste in music.

  4. Just stumbled on your site, and I love this idea! Being a dedicated, full time music obsessive, I found this a lot fun. Check it out on my blog. Thank You!

  5. Thanks for checking out my list and for your comment! Yeah, I figure if I am ever stranded on a desert island, it will be a while before I have to hear a repeat :)

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