Upcoming Concerts

Friday, December 30, 2005

THE IPOD MIX CHALLENGE

Putting the "I" back in iPod!

This was sent to me and I thought it was kind of fun in a dorky kind of way, but then again, what do I do that isn't fun in that sort of way? Exactly.

here are the rules.

Concede victory, just this once to your iPod by
making a mix (or, more aptly an 80-minute playlist,
if you desire) of the Top 20 or so tracks in your
iPod by play count.

2 rules to pass your way with this challenge:

1. Only one song per artist, so if your top 20
plays happen to all be Loverboy (that means you, Canada)
you only get to use the most played track. If
there's a tie, pick which one you like best and run
with it.

2. Songs must be in sequence according to play
count, with your #1 track coming last. You can play
with the order only if songs have equal counts.

This is the list that I put together.

1. Meantime - The Futureheads
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - The Flaming Lips
3. So Here We Are - Bloc Party
4. Heavy Lifting - Ambulance Ltd.
5. The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis
6. Sky Stars Falling - Doves
7. Backyards - Broken Social Scene
8. Howl - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
9. Capitalism Stole My Virginity - The (International) Noise Conspiracy
10. Coma Girl - Joe Strummer
11. Feel Good, INC - Gorillaz
12. Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
13. Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels) - The Arcade Fire
14. Whatever Happened - The Strokes
15. Holland, 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Patio Song - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
17. Slow Night, So Long - Kings of Leon
18. Dakota - Stereophonics
19. In this Home on Ice - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
20. Worlds Apart - ... And You Will Know us by the Trail of the Dead

Not a bad list, but you can tell I got my new iPod this summer as most of the songs are from this year.

How I did this was by plugging in my ipod and highlighting the playlist column on iTunes. I then entered my most played song at 20 and second most played at 19 and so on and so on...

Feel free to share your lists, I would love to see what everyone else has.

8 comments:

kristy said...

hmmmm i wonder how to show the "played" column. this sounds like fun.

MV said...

Here you go.

1. Public Pervert – Interpol
2. Last Living Souls – Gorillaz
3. Bend to Squares – Death Cab for Cutie
4. Sweet Virginia – Gomez
5. All the Love in the World – Nine Inch Nails
6. Speed of Sound – Coldplay
7. E-Pro – Beck
8. Snowden – Doves
9. 12:51 – The Strokes
10. Continuous Hit Music – American Analog Set
11. Soft – Kings of Leon
12. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) – The Arcade Fire
13. I Just Think I’ll Never Get Over You – Colin Hay
14. The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
15. A Life Less Ordinary – Ash
16. Life on Mars – David Bowie
17. Speed Law – Mos Def
18. Wolf at the Door – Radiohead
19. Howl – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
20. In This Home on Ice – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

JP said...

That's not bad. You made it sound like you had nothing but Celine Dion and Ute Lemper all over that shit. By the end of the week, Hall & Oates' Rich Girl might make my list.

JP said...

This was submitted by my teacher friend from Lake County:

1. Crooked Teeth – Death Cab for Cutie
2. Your Ex-Lover is Dead – Stars
3. One With Freaks – The Notwist
4. The Bucket – Kings of Leon
5. Sympathetic Noose – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
6. Sugarcube – Yo La Tengo
7. Dirty Dream Number Two – Belle & Sebastian
8. Evil – Interpol
9. I Can See It Now – Oasis
10. The Rat – The Walkmen
11. Some Cities – Doves
12. Carrion – British Sea Power
13. Welcome Home – Idlewild
14. Golden Porsche – Mogwai
15. Sleep On Needles – Sondre Lerche
16. Swallowed In The Sea – Coldplay
17. How Near How Far - …And You Will Know…
18. Love Will Come Through – Travis
19. Little Things – Bush
20. KC Accidental – Broken Social Scene

jeff said...

Here are my 20, but some of this doesn’t seem right. I don’t remember listening to Will Nelson, 764Hero and Led Zeppelin that much. Also where were the Pixies?
(starting from most played)

1. Ain't No Easy Way - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
2. Airline To Heaven - Billy Bragg & Wilco
3. At The Bottom Of Everything - Bright Eyes
4. Eli, The Barrow Boy - The Decemberists
5. Album Of The Year - The Good Life
6. One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand - The Notwist
7. Small Stakes - Spoon
8. On Your Wings - Iron & Wine
9. Islero - Crooked Fingers
10. The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel
11. It's My Life - The Animals
12. Quattro (World Drifts In) - Calexico
13. Just What I Needed - The Cars
14. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
15. Terrified Of Flight - 764-Hero
16. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
17. Little Yellow Spider - Devendra Banhart
18. The Song Remains The Same - Led Zeppelin
19. Tell Me Why - Neil Young
20. Soul And Fire - Sebadoh

lb said...

I just bought my ipod, and i think it's confused. My "most played" list is all jayhawks and bossa nova (sp?). And Cake. And that's not so much accurate. WTF?

mv said...

Here's my friend's top 20.

01 Contact - Brigitte Bardot
02 Ladyflash - The Go! Team
03 Gone For Good - The Shins
04 This Is What's Up - Ninja High School
05 Hot Winter's Day - Prefuse 73
06 We Are The Village Green... - The Kinks
07 Wait - The Beatles
08 Shadrach Remix Instrumental - Beastie Boys
09 Ten Cents a Dance - Ruth Etting
10 Sounds Of Da Future - Dizzee Rascal
11 Get Confused - Fischerspooner
12 Universal Traveller - Air
13 Do I Have To Do This All Over Again - The Monkees
14 Eutow - Autechre
16 Vanessa From Queens - Stephen Malkmus
17 Aqua - Blonde Redhead
18 Start Choppin' - Dinosaur Jr
19 Tried And True - Ween
20 This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter
group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

my webpage; low cost health insurance