February 21, 2006

Top Ten Music Game

All the cool kids are doing it again.

Here are the top-10 songs (by play count) in my folder in iTunes:

1. "Halo" by O'Donnell/Salvatori - (Yes, the original theme from the best video game I have ever played).
2. "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd - this is a good song, but it ranks so highly because I bought it from iTunes and only play it on the computer or my iPod. (A lot of songs that I play over and over are still stranded on their original CDs and haven't been imported into the computer just yet).
3. "The Current" by Blue Man Group and Gavin Rossdale - I know many see them as a gimmick group, a bit too contrived and self-aware, but I don't care. I love the BMG.
4. "Don't Change" by INXS - one of the few songs in my library imported from a CD. It was all downhill from here for INXS (Shabooh Shoobah is one of my top-10 favorite albums).
5. "African Trilogy" by Neil Diamond - I dare you to diss Neil. Go ahead... do ya feel lucky, punk?
6. "Above" by Blue Man Group - BMG also ranks highly because theirs was one of the first "albums" I downloaded from iTunes.
7. "I Feel Love" by Blue Man Group, Tracy Bonham, and Rob Swift.
8. "Lazarus Raised" by Peter Gabriel - from Passion (the original soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ).
9. "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls - Love the 1980s.
10. "Imagine" by A Perfect Circle - (I don't know why this ranks higher than Judith, a far superior original A Perfect Circle song. Still, this cover tops the original flaccid Lennon crap).

And now, to revisit the classic meme (as Hucbald did), here are the first ten songs to pop up in iTunes in shuffle mode:

1. "Wake Up" by Doctors' Mob (My favorite live band in Austin during my college years).
2. "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones
3. "Where I Live" by Doctors' Mob
4. "Without You" by Asia
5. Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 16, No. 2 by Scriabin
6. "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" (from Readers Digest's Joyous Music of Christmastime)
7. "I Stand Alone" by Wetton and Downes (Eww. This one reeks).
8. "Vertigo" by U2
9. "Hymn" by Ultravox (one of the most underrated and criminally forgotten bands of the 1980s)
10. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)" by The Tokens

Hey, this is fun! Ten more under the fold:

11. "Summit" by Vangelis
12. "African Trilogy" by Neil Diamond
13. "The James Bond Theme" performed by The Ventures
14. "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles (Quick - what series was this the theme music for? No googling allowed ;-)
15. "Dream On" by Aerosmith
16. "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees
17. "God Bless America" performed by Ray Charles
18. "Children of the Sun" by Billy Thorpe
19. "The Current" by the Blue Man Group
20. "Sole Survivor" by Asia

Posted by JohnL at February 21, 2006 08:50 PM | TrackBack

Always liked Ultravox's "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" meself...

Posted by: Rex Ferric at February 22, 2006 04:38 AM

My favorite album by Ultravox is Vienna, with "Astradyne," "Sleepwalk," "New Europeans," and "Western Promise" most standing out in my memory.

Posted by: JohnL at February 22, 2006 08:23 AM

I lived in an apartment next door to an induhvidual who regularly played Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits, loud, at 2 a.m. and couldn't understand why I complained. Do you feel lucky, punk?

Posted by: Don at February 22, 2006 12:20 PM

Heh! I know this one....

14. "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles is the theme to the BBC television version (and the radio version) of "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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