My top 10 “most played”

I’m always surprised that I’m surprised by what I find on my iTunes ‘most played’ list. 

You would think I would know what I listen to most.  If I had to guess I would say that John Butler Trio songs would make up the majority of my top 10.  But with all my excessive JBT listening of the last few months, not a single one of their songs have cracked my top 10!  Wow.  And where is Jamie Lidell??  Down at like number 20.  I’m shocked he is so far down- shocked I say!  Mavis Staples takes up number 11 to 14…  yeah, that seems about right.  And were is Lyle Lovett? No place to be seen!  Has the world gone wonky?!

Anyway, here are my top 10 most played:

 #1  Hello Hello, Ray LaMontagne (warning: this track is a little loud…turn down your speakers)

#2 Lonely Avenue, Ray Charles

#3 Did Ye Get Healed? Van Morrison, A Night In San Francisco

#4  Ain’t Nobody Worryin’, Anthony Hamilton

#5  I Want To Know, Ray Charles

#6  untitled? (I Won’t Be Around?) Ray LaMontagne

#7  Hello Lonely, Taylor Hicks  (most of this list is his fault!)

#8  Down In Mississippi, Mavis Staples

#9  How Come, Ray LaMontagne

#10 Jolene, Ray LaMontagne

Ahh…I do love all these songs more than I can say.  And over a few years, these are the ones it seems I keep going back to.   But I wouldn’t have guessed most of them to be that high on the list.  And I would have thought “How Come” would be there, but I would have thought that it would have been number one.  I’m pretty surprised that “Hello Hello” is my most listened to song.

What’s on your most played list?  Any surprises?


ETA 04/09/08

So today I hooked my iPod up to my computer to charge it, and I figured out that I can then see my most played on my iPod (rather than just my iTunes player).  And that most played list is a bit different than the iTunes list.


I’ve had the iPod 2 years and it has tons of music on it. All kinds of music. Country, folk, rock, punk, ska, soul/R&B, blues, oldies of all kinds….  But you would never know it just looking at my top 30 most played….That is a whole lotta’ T and not much Jam. Hee. 

(After the top 30 it gets more diverse.  Really.  It does.)



#1 Taylor Hicks — You Send Me

#2  Taylor Hicks — Something   (This one really should be #1) 

#3  Taylor Hicks — Funky Music (ok it’s fun, but how did this one get all the way to #3?)

#4  Taylor Hicks — Crazy Little Thing Called Love

#5  Taylor Hicks –You Are So Beautiful

#6  Taylor Hicks — Trouble

#7 Taylor Hicks — Jailhouse Rock 

#8  Taylor Hicks — In the Ghetto

#9  Taylor Hicks — Living For The City

#10  Taylor Hicks — Taking It To The Streets

#11  Taylor Hicks — Levon

#12  Ray LaMontagne — Hold You In My Arms

#13  Ray LaMontagne — Forever My Friend

#14  Taylor Hicks — Levon  pre-idol WP  (Man I love this one…)

#15  Ray LaMontagne –How Come

#16  Taylor Hicks –Gonna Move — pre-idol WP

#17  Taylor Hicks — Easy

#18  Taylor Hicks — Hell Of A Day — pre-idol WP

#19 Taylor Hicks — Naked In The Jungle — pre-idol WP

#20 Taylor Hicks  — Change Is Gonna Come idol

#21  Taylor Hicks –The Fall (In Your Time)

#22 Taylor Hicks Somehow (In Your Time)

#23 Jamie Lidell –This Time

#24 Jamie Lidell — Multiply

#25  Ray LaMontagne –Shelter

#26  Taylor Hicks — On Broadway (In Your Time)

#27  Taylor Hicks — Try A Little Tenderness

#28  Ray LaMontagne — Please

#29  Taylor Hicks –In Your Time (In Your Time)

#30  Taylor Hicks – Superstitious –pre-idol WP




6 Responses to “My top 10 “most played””

  1. 1 esmarelda
    April 13, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I listened to your entire list. Those are some really good songs. I haven’t heard most of them before.

    Hello Lonely? When did Taylor record this song? How have I never heard it before? 😕 I like it! 🙂

    I really liked Down In Missisippi. I’m gonna look that one up and download it.

    I think Ray Lamantagne is really good too. I like his smokey voice.

    I don’t have an ipod, I still listen to cd’s. Unfortunatelay I had to sell a lot of my cd’s when I was a student and BROKE! These are the ones that didn’t go.
    My favorites:
    Taylor Hicks self titled cd, IYT, Under The Radar
    Sarah MacLaughlin Mirrorball
    Jewel This Way and Spirit
    Elton John Greatest hits
    Queen Greatest hits
    Blondie Greatest hits
    George Harrison Greatest hits
    Barry Manilow Greatest hits
    Heart Greatest hits
    Simon and Garfunkle Bridge Over Trouble Waters
    Shaw Blades Influence

  2. 2 tandjam
    April 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Hey esmarelda, “Hello Lonely” is from the pre-idol Smith’s Olde Bar recording.

    Also, if you liked the Mavis Staples song, I bet you will like the entire cd “We’ll Never Turn Back.”
    Here is a link to a post over at c2what with some samples:


    And thats a nice list of music you got there…all big, beautiful voices.

  3. 3 ellen
    April 18, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Hey, I love all those Taylor Hicks songs!!! Especailly the nes form American Idol, but what I’m wondering is, how do you download thm to your iTunes????? And also where did you get Hello Lonely????

    if you could, email me the links at *edited to remove email address*
    It would be VERY appreciated.

  4. 4 tandjam
    April 18, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Hello ellen…

    You can get Hello Lonely and bunch of other great songs at tay-online:


    You can get the AI songs at tay-online, too. (they were not sold on itunes way back, way back, way back in season 5)


  5. 5 tandjam
    April 18, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Oh, and once you download the songs and have them on your computer, you can drag and drop the files into your iTunes.

  6. 6 daggygee
    May 7, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Love Mavis Staples’ Down in Mississippi-Saw her recently at the Point Nepean Music Festival in Aus-She just rocked the house-noy bad for 70plus!!!! Got a couple of great shots of her too. What a performer!!

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