Gridlock in the Family Jukebox

I wrote a few weeks back about how I was enjoying monitoring the Top 25 Most Played Songs on our collective family iTunes account, since it created mixes that I never would have crafted, ever ever, by combining the things that Marcia, Katelin and I liked and listened to separately, creating something that was somehow better than anything I would ever think to make on my own.

So I fired up our iTunes account tonight and got quite an interesting tidbit: there are 1,672 songs currently loaded, and within that list, there is a 10-way (!) tie for first place among the most played songs. That seems like a statistical aberration of a fairly large order, even if the playlist generation is supposed to be random. So the family’s favorites right now, before I push “play” and potentially crack the gridlock at the top of the list, are as follows:

1 (tie). “The Cutter,” by Echo and the Bunnymen

1 (tie). “We Are the Weeds of the World,” by Gay Tastee

1 (tie). “Dusk,” by Genesis

1 (tie). “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley

1 (tie). “Sexy Back,” by Justin Timberlake with Timbaland

1 (tie). “6’1″,” by Liz Phair

1 (tie). “Help Me, Mary,” by Liz Phair

1 (tie). “Goth Girls,” by MC Frontalot

1 (tie). “Killer Queen,” by Queen

1 (tie). “Punkrocker,” by The Teddybears with Iggy Pop

I’ll be interested to see which one of them pops up on the playlist first and emerges as the current family champ. As noted, I never would have put those 10 songs together on a mixtape (or CD), but if I played them here in the Chateau in that order, everyone in the family would be happy. I recommend them all. Go explore.

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