Here is a list of my top played tracks according to Apple Music as of 28/06/17. These statistics have been collected since June 2015.
As several tracks in my top 50 appear from the same album, I’ll include a max of one track from a single album to show better variation. That way, a broader look at my musical tastes can be showcased.
As I own a lot of these tracks on vinyl, some play counts may actually be higher than others. Yet this list is solely based on what goes through my personal Apple Music/iTunes.
Context: top track = 57 plays // bottom track = 11 plays
Tame Impala – Disciples
Radiohead – Reckoner
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Radiohead – Decks Dark
Iggy Pop – Chocolate Drops
Radiohead – Optimistic
Muse – The Handler
Tame Impala – Beverly Laurel
Red Hot Chili Peppers – If You Have to Ask
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Longest Wave
Kings of Leon – Don’t Matter
The Arcs – Nature’s Child
Pulled Apart By Horses – Lamping
Radiohead – Little by Little
Mini Mansions – Any Emotions
Queens of the Stone Age – You Got a Killer Scene There, Man…
Queens of the Stone Age – Keep Your Eyes Peeled
Radiohead – Myxomatosis
Tame Impala – Elephant
All Them Witches – Dirt Preachers
All Them Witches – 3-5-7
The Black Keys – Psychotic Girl
Black Mountain – Mothers of the Sun
Highly Suspect – Postres
Kanye West – Flashing Lights
Kanye West – Heartless
Mini Mansions – Wunderbars
Muse – Exogenesis: Symphony, Pt. 1 (Overture)
Radiohead – Planet Telex
Radiohead – Sail to the Moon
Ty Segall – Squealer
The Wytches – Instrumental No.2
Blood Red Shoes feat. Drenge – Wretch
David Bowie – Blackstar
The Doors – The Crystal Ship
The Black Keys – In Our Prime
Deap Vally – Bubble Baby
Highly Suspect – Bath Salts
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – 1983
Queens of the Stone Age – Do It Again
The Wytches – Wide at Midnight
Eagles of Death Metal – Oh Girl
Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Desecration Smile
CRX – Slow Down
David Bowie – China Girl
The Doors – Morrison Hotel
Drenge – Nothing
Eagles of Death Metal – How Can a Man With So Many Friends Feel So Alone
Foo Fighters – X-Static
A fun stat – every song from Tame Impala’s Currents (2015) is in my top 20, with ‘Disciples’ leading the way. In the summer of 2015 and beyond, it got heavy rotation.
There’s a lot of Radiohead present, as when their latest record A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) released last spring, it prompted me to properly delve into their expansive back catalogue. I developed an obsession with the track Reckoner. At the time, I was finishing up my third year at university so I listened to it every single time I walked to campus over a two-month period.
Likewise, with Red Hot Chili Peppers I grew extremely fond of Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), which led to me listening to the full record whenever I commuted to work throughout December 2016.
I tend not to over-exhaust certain songs or albums with the fear of ‘killing’ it. I like to share out my listening time and scope to as many varied artists as possible.