Link: Listening to Music: A Random Sample

I don’t think they’re talking about me, but they could be.

Daniel is compulsive about making sure his iTunes play counts reflect what he’s actually listened to and not just what he lets play while he’s away. So whenever he leaves the room, Daniel pauses the song, even if it’s just for a minute or two. As a result, his most played song, according to iTunes, is the Michael McDonald cover of Grizzly Bear’s “While You Wait for the Others,” with a total of thirteen plays.

Judging your favorite music by playcount is kind of weird. Just because you listen to something doesn’t mean you like it. My favorite tracks by playcount are from around 2004-2006. They’ve had the benefit of being in my library longer.