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Your "Most Listened To Song/Album"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lone_Star_Speed, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor's recent estimation that I have listened to Slayer's Reign in Blood album in its entirety at least 7,000 times got me thinking about which songs and albums I have probably heard more than others. Here's my list:

    "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood" - Slayer. This is based on the fact that these songs both appear on RiB and are also two songs Slayer has performed live every time I've seen them. I've likely heard these two songs more than any other songs in my life.

    "Don't Worry Baby" - Beach Boys. The best song ever! I have literally listened to this song over and over for hours.
    "No Matter What" - Badfinger. Another song that I have listened to over and over.
    "Carolina/New Life in Old Mexico" - Robert Earl Keen
    "Selfdestructo Bust" - Turbonegro. 'Cause I dig me some deathpunk!

    Reign in Blood - Slayer
    South of Heaven - Slayer. Piece of LSS trivia: my son was born on the 10 year anniversary of the release of this album.
    [i[Lysol[/i] - Melvins
    Houdini - Melvins
    Stoner Witch - Melvins
    Kiss - Kiss
    Hotter Than Hell - Kiss
    Dressed to Kill - Kiss
    Destroyer - Kiss
    Rock and Roll Over - Kiss
    Love Gun - Kiss
    The Sunday tradition at the first comic book store I worked at was to play the first six Kiss albums in chronological order.
    La Mano Cornuda - Supersuckers
    It's Alive - Ramones. Quite possibly the best live album ever!
    Powerage - AC/DC. My fave AC/DC album.
    Back in Black - AC/DC
    Ass Cobra - Turbonegro
    Apocalypse Dudes - Turbonegro
    The Bends - Radiohead
    OK Computer - Radiohead
    Heaven Tonight - Cheap Trick. My fave CT album.
    Now Diabolical - Satyricon. Only 16 months old but I've listened to it daily since it's release.
    Hate - The Delgados. This is the one album I try to expose people to. Absolutely amazing disc by a sadly underrated band.
    You're Living All Over Me - Dinosaur Jr.
    For the Last Time - Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys
    Songs About Fucking - Big Black
    Hate Songs in E Minor - Fudge Tunnel
    Rubberneck - Toadies
    King Creole soundtrack - Elvis Presley. The first record I listened to over and over. My fave EP album.
    Viva Terlingua - Jerry Jeff Walker
  2. Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction. Every day until Lies came out, then spent a few months listening to Lies, then back to Appetite until the Illusions came out. I've gone through two cassettes, two cds and now have half the album on mp3 player, and a couple of the live albums and bootlegs. This went on for another year or so until I first heard a scratchy Pearl Jam tape in 1990, just before TEN and the Illusions came out.

    Listened the hell out of TEN but nothing like Appetite.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    My list of albums most listened to probably looks like this:

    The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
    Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd
    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    Echoes - Pink Floyd
    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Ten - Pearl Jam
    Vs - Pearl Jam
    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    Country Grammar - Nelly
    2001: Dr. Dre
  4. Crap. Forgot to put Appetite for Destruction on my list. I've listened to that one many many times. I think I've purchased copies of that album and AC/DC's Back in Black more than any other album.
  5. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
    Anything with Ben Folds' name on it
    Hum - Downward Is Heavenward
    Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
    Sam Cooke - Portrait of a Legend
    Anything Sinatra did with Capitol Records
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
  6. Hiro

    Hiro Member

    A "Fear of Pop" fan, are you? Heh.

    Exile on Main Street always finds its way back in every few months or so ...
    Quality Control didn't leave for three months
    Wildflowers is a classic, and I probably listened to a tape my dad made for me until it fell apart
    Hot Rats (it's in rotation now, love me some Willie the Pimp)
    Ben Folds Five (self titled) over and over and over since I met my soon-to-be wife
    And a mix CD dad made me of Bon Scott era AC/DC with stuff that rarely gets radio play (Big Balls, Shot Down in Flames, Sin City, Can I Sit Next to You Girl?)
  7. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Actually, yes. Very much so. Especially the tracks "Kops," "In Love" and "Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway."

    Didn't know anyone else had HEARD that album.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    the wall - PF
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    This is tough. Hard to quantify, I mean. There's a few albums I've listened to so intensely -- "The Distance to Here" -- that it feels like they belong here. There's a few albums my dad played all the time when I was 2 -- "Born in the U.S.A." -- I've listened to my whole life, and still put on regularly. Anyway, I'm conflicted. So, a short list:

    Aerosmith, "Get A Grip"
    Beatles, "Blue Album"
    Beatles, "Past Masters, Vol. 2"
    Beatles, "Revolver"
    Bush, "Razorblade Suitcase"
    Led Zeppelin, "IV"
    Live, "Mental Jewelry"
    Live, "Throwing Copper"
    Live, "The Distance to Here"
    Nirvana, "Unplugged"
    Springsteen, "Born in the U.S.A."

    More easily quantifiable is my five most-listened-to songs on iTunes. It's these:

    1. John Lennon, "Imagine" (104 more times than any other song :D)
    2. Bush, "Swallowed"
    3. Live, "Sparkle"
    4. Cowboy Mouth, "Easy"
    5. Johnny Cash, "One"
  10. joe

    joe Active Member

    CDs I listened to at least every day for a month after I bought them:
    Alice In Chains, "Dirt"
    Beck, "Odelay"
    Whiskeytown, "Strangers Almanac"
    Wilco, "Kicking Television"
  11. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Top five songs by play count

    Your Call by Secondhand Serenade
    Yankee Bayonet by The Decemberists
    Alone by Heart
    Love Hurts by Roy Orbison
    Independence Day by Ellis Paul
  12. GNR's Appetite for Destruction, Pearl Jam's Ten, Dr. Dre's Chronic, Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy and Beastie Boys' License to Ill.
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