Everytime you plug your i-pod into your computer it updates what you have listened to and adds any new songs you may have added to your playlists etc... One of the most interesting things it does is it tells you how many times you have listened to certain songs. I looked at these numbers in our music library and it was quite revealing. One thing that is painfully obvious is that my own personal tastes are not reflected in my i-pod. It is full of the kids music and Alan's crazy old fashioned country music that I hate. Sure, there are plenty of songs on there that I love - but I don't think I get to listen to them very often.
We have about 1200 songs on our i-pod. We are using about 10gb of our 60 that are available. We only have one movie on there and that takes up about 1/3rd of the space that we have used. I can not even imagine what we would have to load on there to use up all of that memory. Of those 1200 songs - only 75 of them were purchased on i-tunes - the rest came from our cd collection that took me at least a week to load up. Twelve hundred songs is a lot - it is roughly three days and four hours worth of songs. According to i-tunes - in the 15 months we have had this i-pod- some of those songs have not been listened to yet - but some of them have been listened to alot.
Here is how it all breaks down in order of how many times they have been played:
79 : I'm Feeling Good by Michael Buble (I will say that I do love this song - but the reason it has so many plays is because Nicole loves it more than me. She will listen to it everytime she gets a chance - she swears that when he sings the line "Stars when you shine"... it sounds just like Syd the sloth from Ice Age)
71: I'm On My Way by the Proclaimers (this is from the Shrek soundtrack - they are Scottish brothers and we have all been known to rock out to this song)
65: I Am Superman by R.E.M.
62: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by the Mormon Tabernacle Coir (What the?? Just kidding - I know why - we have a Mormon Tabernacle Playlist that we set the i-pod to and hook it up to the stereo every Sunday so here are the rest of the Tab choir hits: Battle Hymn of the Republic 56, Oh What Songs of the Heart 55, Love is Spoken Here 54, Come Let Us Anew 53, A Child’s Prayer 50
61: It is You I Have Loved by Dana Glover (also from the Shrek soundtrack)
60: Policeman's Xmas Party by Five for Fighting (I don't know why the kids love this song but they really do.
59: It's the End of the World as We Know It by R.E.M. (another kid's favorite - I don't think they can sing a word of it except when it says Leonard Bernstein really loud in the middle of the song)
58: We Are Going to Be Friends by Jack Johnson (they love this song because of the White Stripe's version sung at the beginning of Napoleon Dynamite)
54: Ball and Chain by Social Distortion
51: The Riddle by Five for Fighting
48: Yesterday, When I Was Young by Roy Clark (This is where Alan's old country music comes in.)
43: By The Time I Get to Phoenix by Glenn Campbell
Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
I Like to Move It by Erick Morillo (from Madagascar)
Freedom Never Cries by Five for Fighting
Come Away With Me by Nora Jones
What does your i-tunes say about you?