Top Songs of 2005: Part 3

(I thought up two more ways to analyze my music-listening habbits (via iTunes [my iPod may tell a totally different story…]. Enjoy!)

Five-Star Songs Discovered in 2005

  • “Try Again” by Aaliyah from Romeo Must Die
  • “Until the End of the World” by Apoptygma Berzerk from Harmonizer
  • “The Woodlands National Anthem” by the Arcade Fire from the Arcade Fire EP
  • “Electricity” (Dr. Rockit’s Dirty Kiss) by The Avalanches from the “Electricity” single
  • “You Were the Last High” by the Dandy Warhols from Welcome to the Monkey House
  • “Happy Together” by Danny Chung from the Happy Together soundtrack
  • “Soul Auctioneer” by Death in Vegas from The Contino Sessions
  • “Waltz #2 (Xo)” by Elliott Smith from XO
  • “The Conductor” (Thin White Duke remix) by The Faint from Danse Macabre Remixes
  • “Insomnia” (Monster mix) by Faithless from the “Insomnia” single
  • “Get Get” by Fiona Apple from When the Pawn…
  • “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (KEXP version) by the Flaming Lips from the “Fight Test” EP
  • “Buggin'” by the Flaming Lips from The Soft Bulletin
  • “Do You Realize??” by the Flaming Lips from Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
  • “All We Have Is Now” by the Flaming Lips from Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
  • “Auf Achse” by Franz Ferdinand from Franz Ferdinand
  • “Michael” by Franz Ferdinand from Franz Ferdinand
  • “Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp from Black Cherry
  • “Chartsengrafs” by Grandaddy from The Sophtware Slump
  • “Summer Here Kids” by Grandaddy from Under the Western Freeway
  • “Shake the Disease” (cover of the Depeche Mode song) by Hooverphonic from For the Masses
  • “Little Kids” (Ladytron Fruits of the Forest remix) by Kings of Convenience from Versus
  • “Deceptacon” by Le Tigre from Le Tigre
  • “Phanta” by Le Tigre from Le Tigre
  • “Much Finer” (The Flaxdatass mix) by Le Tigre from Remix
  • “Violet Tree” by M83 from M83
  • “Personal Jesus” (cover of the Depeche Mode song) by Marilyn Manson from Lest We Forget
  • “Mogwai Fear Satan” by Mogwai from Young Team
  • “She Wants to Move” (DFA remix) by N*E*R*D* from the “She Wants to Move” single
  • “Waiting for the Night” (cover of the Depeche Mode song) by Rabbit in the Moon from For the Masses
  • “I Need Your Love” by the Rapture from Echoes
  • “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones from Sticky Fingers
  • “Polonaise” by Shigeru Umebayash from the 2046 soundtrack
  • 2046 Main Theme (with percussion, Train remix) by Shigeru Umebayash from the 2046 soundtrack
  • “In a State” (DFA remix) by UNKLE from Inside Out
  • “Hash Pipe” by Weezer from Weezer a.k.a. The Green Album

Most-Played Songs in 2005

  • “Love is Blue” by Paul Mauriat (34 times — due to a night of drunken depression and having the song on repeat… I discovered this song from an episode of Millennium called “A Room With No View”)
  • “DARE” by Gorillaz (27 times)
  • “O Green World” by Gorillaz (25 times)
  • “Destroy Everything You Touch” by Ladytron (25 times)
  • “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (KEXP version) by the Flaming Lips (24 times)
  • “All We Have Is Now” by the Flaming Lips (24 times)
  • “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz (23 times)
  • “All Alone” by Gorillaz (23 times)
  • “Talk” by Coldplay (21 times)
  • “Last Living Souls” by Gorillaz (21 times)
  • “El Manana” by Gorillaz (21 times)
  • “Every Planet We Reach Is Dead” by Gorillaz (21 times)
  • “Demon Days” by Gorillaz (21 times)
  • “Happy Together” by Danny Chung (20 times)
  • “Dirty Harry” by Gorillaz (20 times)
  • “Don’t Get Lost In Heaven” by Gorillaz (20 times)
  • “Chartsengrafs” by Grandaddy (20 times)
  • “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright (20 times — due to a friend who liked listening to this song wayyyy too much)
  • “Buggin'” by The Flaming Lips (19 times)
  • “Happy Landfill” by Gorillaz (19 times)

… I must say that the most-played list is pretty lame. Obviously I played Demon Days on repeat about 20 times or so, and that fact is reflected in the list. Of note, I think, is “Destroy Everything You Touch,” which came out in November and managed to get so high in my list within less than two months. Demon Days came out in May and had some time to work it’s way up to the top.

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