My Top 10 Most Played Songs - Part I
The title says it all.
Having only had iTunes on this partiular computer for 9 months, it seems a valid way too look at what I've been to listening to....it's an unexpected list I must admit but I guess the stats cannot lie. Part II can be found here.
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10) Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) - The Vaccines
Coming in at number 10, we have Wreckin' Bar by the Vaccines. This is a 84 second blast of a song, taking the simplicity of the Ramones and splicing it with the twangy indie sounds (that I personally don't like) which have taken over NME. It's fun. It's harmless. It's simple. Although I dislike most music which has an indie 'twang' to it, this has enough energy and buzz to it, which makes it memorable.
How many plays has it had? 48
Why? Put a song as short as this on repeat and you are bound to rack up the amount of times it's been played. As a guitar player, I can say that it's a very nice and easy song to play along to. The solo sounds fantastic and the chords are easy enough that even a beginner can have a lot of fun playing along to it. If you play guitar, take a pot at this song.
9) Help! - The Beatles
A classic fully deserving of this place on the list. It's enjoyable to sing along with, thanks to the multiple vocals, changes in pitch, memorable lyrics and of course, the tambourine. You have to listen to it at some point in your life.
How Many Plays? 51
Why? This song comes from my childhood and long car journey's with early Beatles playing in the car. Possibly my favourite Beatles song. I may not have a voice suited to singing but I'll give my best to try singing to this. It's generally a good song to cheer you up or throw in a bit of excitement and joy to what ever you happen to be doing (based on the last 9 months, it was a welcome distraction or motivator for school work).
8) Rockin' Robin - McFly
I'm not ashamed to have McFly in this list. The original version of this song may have class but this cover is...Rockin'. Like many of my favourite songs, I like it for making you want to be part of the song. To inspire you to perform this song, to sing it. It feels quite cool. The guitar solo is appropriately Rocky and Bluesy. The vocals are dead on and are filled with swagger.
How Many Plays? 51
Why? Family Guy - lil' tip, if you want to get your song into the public eye, put it on a television show. Family Guy got me into the original version of this song and one thing lead to another and here we are. It's an addictive song. It really is 'Hoppin' and a boppin'.
7) Heart Skips a Beat - Olly Murs
If anyone asks, I would class myself as a fan of rock music.....so here's another song which doesn't quite fit what you'd expect based on that answer. This is a tune that will stick in your head. It's a song you've heard somewhere, but never quite know what song it. Give it a chance and it'll grow on you and it'll soar high up into you iTunes list. There is nothing outstanding about this song. It's simply good at what it does. It's light. It's involving. It's got a beat. It's got me bopping a bit in my seat right now.
How Many Plays? 55
Why? I was not expecting this to be here, but upon inspection, it makes sense. It is light. It's not a masterpiece, but it's enjoyable and likeable. Easy to put on in the background as you do something else, occasionally pausing to sing along to that chorus.
6) The Clap - Infant Sorrow (Russell Brand)
This is more of my thing and I'm very happy to recommend this song. After watching Get Him to The Greek, I had to listen to its soundtrack where I found this beauty. Sharp lyrics which command you to sing along. A classically cool 80's guitar in the back ground. Vulgar lyrics, as expected from Russell Brand. This who song screams energy and fun. Think the craziness of the 80's in a song. Sputnikmusic summaries it nicely:
Given, it’s mostly generically-structured, ballsy rock & roll, but in a way that’s kind of the point. “The Clap” is one of the soundtrack’s highlights for this very reason - the main guitar riff comes off as the evil cousin of “My Sharona”; but for the T-Rex glam-rock stomp that it is, it’s entirely effective. Lyrics like “We got the clap/Can’t be beat/Got it off the back of a toilet seat” don’t hurt either
How Many Plays? 58
Why? The rhymes work. The bass is fun. The Guitar is exciting, as it should be. Brand's vocals are on par with what you'd expect. At the time of writing, this is my favourite song on this list.