Thursday, August 30, 2007

MW Top 25

Here they are, the top 25 songs burning up my iPod (as of 8.30.07):

1. "Love You" - Jack Ingram
2. "Lights On" - The Pierces
3. "For the Girl" - The Fratellis
4. "LDN" - Lily Allen
5. "Finding Out True Love Is Blind" - Louis XIV
6. "Grace Kelly" - Mika
7. "P Control" - Prince
8. "Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses
9. "You Know I'm No Good" - Amy Winehouse
10. "Feed the Tree" - Belly
11. "Song Without a Chorus" - Butch Walker
12. "I Knew You Before" - Dustin Kensrue
13. "Sink to the Bottom" - Fountains of Wayne
14. "Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night" - The Fratellis
15. "I'm Not Hypnotized" - Freedy Johnston
16. "God's Cop" - Happy Mondays
17. "Brainy" - The National
18. "A Better Man" - Nick Lowe
19. "Pull Shapes" - The Pipettes
20. "Nothing Better" - The Postal Service
21. "Little King" - Robbie Fulks
22. "Kiss Me" - Sixpence None the Richer
23. "Missing You" - John Waite
24. "More Than This" - Roxy Music
25. "Here Come the Fuzz" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

A big shake-up from the last chart, due in no small part to my playing a bunch of songs on the Micahpalooza road trip this past weekend.


jasdye said...

how does your top 25 always get so disparate? mine tend to primarily consist of one or two albums (LCD soundsystem's "Sound of Silver" and Derek Webb's "Ringing Bell", both relatively recently bought).

Micah said...

It's called "shuffle", baby. Sure, I listen to complete albums, but after a couple of spins I delete the songs I don't really care for. But having an artist dominate the chart isn't unheard of; just look at the Fratellis on the last chart (now that's a great disc).

I have the LCDS disc, but haven't really listened to it; don't have the Derek Webb one...yet. I do dig Mockingbird (which I got via his free download thingy).

Micah said...

I forgot to add that the #1 song on the chart has 9 plays, so that's quite a barrier to entry for a full album.

jasdye said...

yeah, i'm such a completist, though. such an album hugger, i hate the idea of deleting songs i don't really hate (although g'n'r has got some stinkers on their debut.) b/c often i find some hidden jewels in there.

and just shuffling with well over 3000 songs is kinda difficult to find a stand-out...

woe is me.

Micah said...

I have close to 13k songs on my iPod and I still have tons of CDs to import at some point. Shuffling doesn't really make the individual play counts add up. If a song's on the chart, that means it's a particular fave.

I'm quickly running out of space, so deleting album filler is a necessity. There's speculation of a new iPod announcement on Sept. 5. If there's a significant storage upgrade, I'll consider making the leap (provided I can find funds).

jasdye said...

apparently, it'll have a similar interface as the iPhone, which would be cool.

jasdye said...

and a mac os inside of it.

"it's in the computer?"