Top Songs of 2011

Here’s my list of 42 most listened-to songs, according to the playcount from iTunes. A big dip in total plays for the top songs, with the most played song only having 34 plays and no others with more than 20. Compare to the list from 2010 where 19 plays would landed just at the end of the bottom 50! In 2009, 34 plays wouldn’t have even made the top 10.

In total, 1337 songs were played at least once in 2011 (1539 in 2010, 1431 in 2009).

I guess I wasn’t listening to as much music in 2011, or at least not as obsessively. Anyway, congrats to Foster the People for topping my list. The high rank for The Go-Go’s was thanks to much playing of their catalog prior to seeing their show in L.A. in August. And the high rank for A Flock of Seagulls is thanks to a “new wave” playlist that I like to play at work.

Houdini RAC Remix Foster The People 34
Lonely Boy The Black Keys 19
Warrant Foster the People 18
Departures Karminsky Experience Inc 17
Tonite The Go-Go’s 15
Lust To Love The Go-Go’s 15
Messages A Flock of Seagulls 14
Helena Beat Foster the People 14
Papi Jennifer Lopez 14
The Power Of Rolling Along (Till The World Ends)
[Pet Shop Boys vs. Britney Spears vs. Adele vs.
Rihanna vs. Bloodhound Gang vs. Huey Lewis vs.
The All-American Rejects]
Marc Johnce 14
You Can Run A Flock of Seagulls 13
The High Road Broken Bells 12
Houdini Foster the People 12
Reach (Extended Dance Version) Martini Ranch 12
Blue Tip The Cars 11
Send Somebody Colin Hay 11
Don’t Ask Me A Flock of Seagulls 11
I Would Do Anything for You Foster the People 11
We Got The Beat The Go-Go’s 11
Born This Way Lady Gaga 11
I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock of Seagulls 10
Space Age Love Song A Flock of Seagulls 10
Telecommunication A Flock of Seagulls 10
Modern Love Is Automatic A Flock of Seagulls 10
Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People 10
Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls) Foster the People 10
How Much More The Go-Go’s 10
What You Want Evanescence 9
Made of Stone Evanescence 9
The Change Evanescence 9
My Heart Is Broken Evanescence 9
D.N.A. A Flock of Seagulls 9
Call It What You Want Foster the People 9
Waste Foster the People 9
Life On the Nickel Foster the People 9
Miss You Foster the People 9
Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go’s 9
This Town The Go-Go’s 9
Automatic The Go-Go’s 9
On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) Jennifer Lopez 9
Hypnotico (Bonus Track) Jennifer Lopez 9
Disturbia Rihanna 9

One Reply to “Top Songs of 2011”

  1. I hadn’t thought to examine my iTunes play lists to see what I really listened to vs what I thought I liked. Now that all my devices are synced to iTunes I could actually do that. There was a crew cut comedian back in the old days named George Gobel who used to say in a dazed look to the audience, “… A flock of them went over that time!” I’ll have to check out the modern flock.

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