Saturday, January 21, 2006

Inside The iTunes Library

by Tom Bozzo

Via Angry Pregnant Lawyer.

Total number of tracks in iTunes

Sort by song title
First song: "A Serious of Snakes," Wire
Last song: Zombie Love, The Jazz Butcher

Sort by time
Shortest song: 0:16, Recitativo from Act II, Scene III of Handel's Alcina
Longest song: 19:38, Without Mercy 2, The Durutti Column

Sort by artist
First: The 6ths (various mostly indie artists performing songs by Stephen Merritt of Magnetic Fields), San Diego Zoo
Last: はっぴいえんど (a bunch of Japanese characters, which your font library may or may not display), Kaze Wo Atsumete (from the "Lost In Translation" soundtrack)

Sort by album
First: #1 Record/Radio City, Big Star
Last: World Clique, Deee-Lite

10 most played songs
1. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Happy When It Rains, Darklands
2. Cocteau Twins, Carolyn's Fingers, Blue Bell Knoll
3. The Jesus and Mary Chain, April Skies, Darklands
4. The 6ths, San Diego Zoo, Wasp's Nests [a good song, but played unusually often on the iPod due to a firmware bug in the old car's iPod adapter]
5. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Down On Me, Darklands
6. The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Hardest Walk, Psychocandy
7. The Stone Roses, Mersey Paradise, The Complete Stone Roses (singles)
8. The Wedding Present, Every Mother's Son, Tommy
9. Belly, Red, King
10. Belly, Now They'll Sleep, King

First five songs that come up on Party Shuffle
1. Sandie Shaw, Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness, Hello Angel [British pop star idolized by Morrissey, backed by members of the Smiths]
2. Primal Scream, We Go Down Slowly Rising, Sonic Flower Groove
3. Revenge, Pineapple Face (LP Version), Pinapple Face (CD-single) [Side project of New Order's Peter Hook]
4. The Folksmen, Skeletons of Quinto, A Mighty Wind Soundtrack [clears out the party]
5. Air, Kelly Watch The Stars, Moon Safari

Number of search returns for:
sex: 16
love: 157
you: 205
death: 26
hate: 5
wish: 3
life: 36

10 last played
1.-6. Six songs from Pale Saints' "In Ribbons"
7.-9. Three songs from New Order's "Movement"
10. Momus, The Hairstyle Of The Devil
As you note, there are far worse songs one could have in overrotation due to a firmware problem than "San Diego Zoo."
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