Music Monday: Random Play on iTunes

I have 5,485 songs loaded in iTunes, a handful are repeats but the bulk are unique. This means I could listen for 15.2 days (according to iTunes) and not repeat a song (you know, other than the repeats). That’s a bit of music. I decided to hit random play and see what the first ten songs were that iTunes picked for me to listen to (ironically, two of them were from David Gray which makes me think that iTunes isn’t so random with its music selection, or perhaps I have too many David Gray songs).

Day Tripper – The Beatles


The Look of Love – Diana Krall | I didn’t even remember that I had this album


The Promise – Tracy Chapman | Most everyone knows Fast Car (which is a great song) but this is my most favorite of her songs – so sweet and simple. Also, I’m pretty sure I heard this on an episode of Dawson’s Creek.


Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys | Another album I didn’t know I had.


Cover Me – Bebo Norman | The Christian artist who I totally dreamed of marrying until I met him and discovered that he had acrylic nails on his guitar-strumming hand (rather than using a pick) and was kind of squigged out by that. So I decided to let that dream go, which is completely why we aren’t married as I type this… uh huh.


Shine – David Gray | Though not this version, but an iTunes original version because I am the music lover who downloads special albums when they are from her favorite artist even though they are songs I already have from past albums. Must have all of the David Gray songs out there.


Starstruck – Lady Gaga | Whatever you think about her overall weirdness, her songs are great for working out (and I supposed dancing in clubs, but I don’t ever do that sort of thing).


The Nearness of You – Norah Jones | Here’s a little factoid for you: Norah Jones’ dad is Ravi Shankar, an Indian sitar player who befriended and influenced George Harrison from The Beatles because it is a very small world, after all.


Wurlitzer – David Gray | no comment


The Prowl – Dan Auerbach | I think this was one of the 1000 songs my nephew shared with me the last time we were in Texas – seems fitting that at least one of the ten came from him. πŸ™‚


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4 responses to “Music Monday: Random Play on iTunes

  1. I just checked. I have a total of 415 songs in my itunes. I am sad in comparison. Apparently, I need to start broadening my musical horizons. πŸ™‚ So glad we are friends for this reason.

    • I think 415 is quite reasonable – because really, when will I ever had 15 days to listen my whole collection? πŸ™‚ But I will most definitely share songs with you!

  2. I have no ipod and no itunes. I’m not even sure how we are friends.

    • I have itunes but no ipod – which means my process for listening to music involves my computer and/or making mixed CDs and a long process to get things uploaded to my phone. And it’s all right, I still love you πŸ™‚

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