So I'm up to number 3, but before I passed my 2nd one on (to a deserving ebayer), I had to pause and take a little look into it's past. Such as noting that the first song I'd uploaded onto it was Jack Johnson's Staple It Together, loaded up back on 8 April 2006.
And then there were the most listened to tracks.
For my 1st iPod, I think the most listened to song was Madonna's Hung Up (catchy track that one).
Now, here's what got played most on iPod number 2, no matter how embarrassing. It's a pretty gay list, in both senses of the word. I obviously like to get a bit of an aural sugar rush when listening to music on the way to work.
I was pleased to see a number of Australian & NZ artists made it on there (Crowded House, Cut Copy, The Whitlams, Maria Dallas, The Sleepy Jackson, some woman named Kylie), which is very patriotic of me.
A couple of artists got multiple songs on this list, which says something about my general fondness for them - Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Belle & Sebastian, and Scissor Sisters.
I'm only embarrassed by one track here, and I defend that song by saying the video clip featured Christina Applegate at a roller disco, which is enough justification for almost anything:
22 plays: George Michael - An Easier Affair
18 plays: Welcome to the 60's, from Hairspray
16 plays: Keane - Crystal Ball
15 plays: Gloria Gaynor - If You Want It Do It Yourself; & Pet Shop Boys - Minimal
14 plays: Amy Winehouse - Back To Black; & Robbie Williams - Lovelight
13 plays: Coco Freeman w. U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For; Jessica Simpson - A Public Affair (it had Christina Applegate at a roller disco, so shut up); The Killers - Bones; Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
12 plays: Nina Simone - O-O-Oh Child (Nickodemus Remix)
11 plays: ABBA - If It Wasn't For The Night; Basement Jaxx - Hush Boy; Crowded House - Even A Child; Cut Copy - Hears On Fire; Duffy - Stepping Stone; Jamiroquai - Runaway; Sugababes - Red Dress
10 plays: Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own; Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue; Honey Cone - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show; Maria Dallas - Ambush; Razorlight - America; Scissor Sisters - Paul McCartney; Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
9 plays: Amy Winehouse - Love is a Losing Game; Bananarama - Look On The Floor/Hypnotic Tango; Belle & Sebastian - We Are The Sleepyheads; Belle & Sebastian - To Be Myself Completely; Beyonce - Irreplaceable; Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (Readymade Re-Edit); Electronic - Getting Away With It; Kylie Minogue - In My Arms; Madonna - Dance 2night; Matthew Sweet - Sick Of Myself; Nina Simone - Ain't Got No/I Got Life (Groovefinder Remix); Robyn - Be Mine!; Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (Linus Loves Vocal Edit); Scissor Sisters - The Other Side; The Sleepy Jackson - God Lead Your Soul; The Whitlams - Keep The Light On