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My top 100 songs

Jan
16

I like lists. I also like music. I have a smart playlist set up in iTunes called “Most Played”. It might even be one of the defaults: I can't remember. As you might have guessed from its name, it contains the songs I have played most often. Here it is, completely unedited:

  1. Don't Do It — The Band
  2. Groovin' For Mr G — Richard 'Groove' Holmes
  3. Give It Up — Young-Holt Unlimited
  4. All Day And All Of The Night — The Kinks
  5. Dancing In The Moonlight — Toploader
  6. Birdland — Weather Report
  7. Walk Tall — Cannonball Adderley
  8. Higher Ground — Stevie Wonder
  9. Drive My Car — The Beatles
  10. Take Five — Dave Brubeck Quartet
  11. Johnny B. Goode — Chuck Berry
  12. Ezy Ryder — Jimi Hendrix
  13. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight — R.E.M.
  14. Do What You Wanna (Mr Scruff Remix) — Ramsey Lewis
  15. Respect — Aretha Franklin
  16. Hard To Handle — Otis Redding
  17. Disco 2000 — Pulp
  18. With Plenty Of Money And You (with Count Basie) — Tony Bennett
  19. Bring Down The Birds — Herbie Hancock
  20. Soul For Sahib — Koop
  21. Blue Monday — New Order
  22. Runaway — Nuyorican Soul
  23. King Of The Road — Roger Miller
  24. Nursery Rhyme — Unkle
  25. Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy — Young-Holt Unlimited
  26. I Say A Little Prayer — Aretha Franklin
  27. Scrunch — The Brecker Brothers
  28. I Love Paris — Charlie Parker
  29. Brimful Of Asha (Fatboy Slim remix) — Cornershop
  30. Ain't That A Kick In The Head — Dean Martin
  31. My Heart Belongs To Daddy — Ella Fitzgerald
  32. Crystal — New Order
  33. Walkin' On The Sun — Smash Mouth
  34. 20th Century Boy — T Rex
  35. Think — Aretha Franklin
  36. You Got The Style — Athlete
  37. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down — The Band
  38. Coffee & TV — Blur
  39. In A Heartbeat — Koop
  40. Don't Falter — Mint Royale
  41. Daydream Believer — The Monkees
  42. Ain't Got No - I Got Life — Nina Simone
  43. Always On My Mind — Pet Shop Boys
  44. Don't Stop Me Now — Queen
  45. Losing My Religion — R.E.M.
  46. Pinball Wizard — The Who
  47. El Salvador — Athlete
  48. We Didn't Start the Fire — Billy Joel
  49. I Want You Back — Bobby Shad And The Bad Men
  50. Pounding — Doves
  51. I Want You Back — Jackson Five
  52. Sweet Baby James — James Taylor
  53. Next Year, Baby — Jamie Cullum
  54. Annie's Song — John Denver
  55. Summer Sun — Koop
  56. Classical Gas — The Lemongrove
  57. Young Warrior (Bobbi Humphrey) — Madlib
  58. The Only Way Is Up — Otis Clay
  59. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic — The Police
  60. The One I Love — R.E.M.
  61. Shiny Happy People — R.E.M.
  62. For Once In My Life — Stevie Wonder
  63. New Music — Truby Trio
  64. Discotheque — U2
  65. The Living Daylights — A-ha
  66. And Your Bird Can Sing — The Beatles
  67. You Never Can Tell — Chuck Berry
  68. Catch The Sun — Doves
  69. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) — Elton John
  70. What'd I Say — John Mayall
  71. Waltz For Koop — Koop
  72. Expansions — Lonnie Liston Smith
  73. Love Train — The O'Jays
  74. Uptight (Everything's Alright) — Stevie Wonder
  75. She Bangs The Drums — The Stone Roses
  76. This Is What You Are — Was-A-Bee
  77. School's Out — Alice Cooper
  78. Le Casio — Athlete
  79. Once Around The Block — Badly Drawn Boy
  80. Up On Cripple Creek — The Band
  81. Back In The U.S.S.R. — The Beatles
  82. Clocks — Coldplay
  83. Boogie Wonderland — Earth, Wind And Fire
  84. Bewitched — Ella Fitzgerald
  85. Generator — Foo Fighters
  86. Only Happy When It Rains — Garbage
  87. ABC — Jackson Five
  88. Sometimes — James
  89. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag — James Brown
  90. These Are The Days — Jamie Cullum
  91. Lazy Bird — John Coltrane
  92. Miles — Miles Davis
  93. Regret — New Order
  94. My Baby Just Cares For Me — Nina Simone
  95. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free — Nina Simone
  96. I Love The Nightlife (feat. India) — Nuyorican Soul
  97. The King of Rock 'N' Roll — Prefab Sprout
  98. History Repeating — Propellerheads
  99. I Changed My Mind — Quannum
  100. I've Got The World On A String — Sarah Vaughan

Definitely an eclectic mix. Some guilty pleasures in there and not a few surprises. What's in your list?

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This is an entry in Stephen Wettone's weblog, published on 16 January 2005.

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I like lists. I also like music. I have a smart playlist set up in iTunes, which contains the songs I have played most often. Here it is, completely unedited.

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