Good enough to listen to for the moment as a refreshment from all the classical music I’ve been listening to, until I get my old applications up and running. (reinstalled Win 7 yesterday, it was getting a little too cluttered) And maybe fix some decent playlist afterwards.
Last.fm is great. It is a music website that allows you to scrobble your played tracks in various music players either with the music player itself or by a plugin. This enables you to check which songs you’ve previously listened to and see various charts after some time.
I have scrobbled in Last.fm for exactly 1800 days today (4 years, 11 months and 4 days, not including today). Even though I wasn’t able to scrobble the tracks I’ve listened to with my portable music player, I scrobbled over 84 thousand tracks that I listened to using my computers. And now, the time for some statistics has arrived. Or, you know, a list of 10 songs. For starters.
- Radiohead – No Surprises: A whopping 501 plays of this marvelous song, great lyrics and melody. I used to listen to this song for hours.
- Lily Allen – Littlest Things: Another song that I used to listen to repeatedly. Calming with nice lyrics that can bring up a variety of moods. 185 plays.
- Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence: I most sincerely believe that this song needs no explanation. 146 plays of awesomeness.
- Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing: This song has such a good intro that it blows me away anytime I hear it. Also its guitar solo. Also its lyrics. You get the idea. 135 plays.
- Air – Cherry Blossom Girl: A song that I’ve listened to so many times that I can’t listen to it as often anymore, so I didn’t link to the normal version. Still, a pretty addictive and magical song of its time. 122 plays.
- George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag: Great old song that is pretty much synonymous with the movie Reservoir Dogs of Tarantino, obviously. Highly repeatable and more addictive than most songs on this list. 120 plays.
- Coldplay – Don’t Panic: Another calming song filled with happiness indeed. And inscribed in large friendly letters. 112 plays.
- Yelle – Je Veux Te Voir: Great French song that I still listen quite often now. Pretty good for running or exercising. Also 112 plays.
- Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now: Awesome uplifting song from Freddie, not to mention addictive. Probably listened to it a lot more after hearing it in a Shaun of the Dead scene which was immensely funny. 105 plays.
- The Proclaimers – (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles: Great song that I discovered in the TV series How I Met Your Mother, where it is proved to be the greatest driving song ever in more than one episode. 103 plays. probably 5 at a time, and then 3. It’s that addictive.
- Reginald Bosanquet – Dance With Me (70s)
- Jimmy Cross – I Want My Baby Back (60s)
- Richard Harris – MacArthur Park (60s)
- Starship – We Built This City (70s)
- Don Johnson – Heartbeat (70s)
- Cliff Richard – Millenium Prayer (80s)
- Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out (90s)
- The Cheeky Girls – The Cheeky Song (2000s)
- Rebecca Black – Friday (2010s)
This is not to say that these are bad songs though. Some of the songs are actually kinda good and/or funny, save the last one. Now that I think about it, I can add another song to this already awesome list.
A list of the songs played in the series House M.D. so far, in chronological order!
Videos aren’t embedded in this page to improve loading times and performance. Links open in a new tab/window. I also tried to avoid spoilers but do read at your own risk :) Enjoy!
- Massive Attack – Teardrop: The song in the opening credits.
- The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Played at the end of the first episode and a lot more times in the following seasons.
- The Who – Baba O’riley: Played in the 14th episode “Control”.
- Dave Matthews – Some Devil: Played at the end of the 20th episode while House is checking his ex-wife’s husband’s files.
- Damien Rice – Delicate: Played at the end of the 3rd episode.
- Solomon Burke – None Of Us Are Free: Played at the end of the 6th episode.
- Goldfrapp – Crystalline Green: Played in the 7th episode when Cameron gets high.
- Diana Krall – ‘Deed I Do: Played in the 17th episode during the benefit.
- John Mayer – Gravity: Played in the 2nd episode.
- Mazzy Star – Into Dust: Played in the 3rd episode.
- Brett Dennen – Ain’t No Reason: Played in the 21st episode.
- Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: Played in the 23rd episode.
- Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky: Played in the 9th episode.
- Civil Twilight – Human: Played in the 11th episode.
- The Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On: Played in the 13th episode.
- Bon Iver – Re:stacks: Played in the 16th episode.
- Iron & Wine – Passing Afternoon: Played in the 16th episode.
- Dave Matthews Band – You Might Die Trying: Played in the 2nd episode.
- The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful: Played in the 5th episode.
- Daniel Lanois – Fire: Played in the 6th episode.
- Yppah – It’s Not The Same: Played in the 9th episode.
- Doves – Firesuite: Played in the 15th episode.
- Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining: Played in the 17th episode.
- Pete Yorn – Lose You: Played in the 20th episode.
- Vibrolux – Spread Your Love: Played in the 22nd episode.
- The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By: Played in the 24th episode.
- Radiohead – No Surprises: Played at the start of the first episode, with House in Mayfield Hospital.
- Sly & The Family Stone – Life: Played in the first episode, when House and the other guy are “flying”.
- Iron & Wine – Love Vigilantes: Played at the end of the first episode, when House is leaving Mayfield.
- Metric – Stadium Love: Played in the beginning of the 6th episode, when showing people standing on line outside the club.
- Men Without Hats – Safety Dance: Played in the 6th episode, during the 80’s party with House showing up with 1880’s clothes.
- The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage: Played in the beginning of the 7th episode, before the shootout.
- AA Bondy – A Slow Parade: Played in the 9th episode, before Wilson goes into surgery.
- The Pretenders – Break Up The Concrete: Played in the beginning of the 13th episode, with Cuddy running.
- Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates: Played in the beginning of 14th episode, with the patient staying up and blogging.
- Elvis Costello – Alison: Played in the 16th episode when Alison and Chase dance.
- Steve Harley – Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me): Played in the 20th episode when House and Alvie play football.
- The Black Angels – Telephone: Played in the 3rd episode, during the go-cart date.
- The Black Ryder – All That We See: Played at the end of the 7th episode.
- The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman: Played in the 11th episode.
- The Constellations – Felicia: Played in the 12th episode when House and Wilson are at the bar.
- Wilco – How To Fight Loneliness: Played at the end of the 12th episode.
- (House Cast) – Come On Get Happy: Played in the 15th episode during Cuddy’s last dream scene.
- Black Lab – This Night: Played in the 16th episode during the 8 seconds on the bull.
- Peter Gabriel – My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire Cover): Played at the end of the 16th episode.
- The Limetree Warehouse – On The Line: Played in the 20th episode.
- Spoon – Got Nuffin’: Played at the end of the 23rd episode.
I rediscovered my old music archive when I was backing up my files to my external drive preparing my laptop for a format. So I went through all the music and decided to make a list of some of the better songs that I haven’t been listening to for a long time. I included music from a lot of genres so chances are you will like some of the songs, but also it is less likely that you will like all of the songs.
- 311 – Amber
- Al Di Meola – Rio Ancho
- Black Box Recorder – England Made Me
- Blackmore’s Night – Breton Dance
- Dark Tranquillity – Lethe
- David Gilmour – On an Island
- Demons & Wizards – Fiddler on the Green
- Dominic Miller – Lullaby to an Anxious Child
- Esbjörn Svensson Trio – Goldwrap
- Empyrium – Die Schwäne Im Schilf
- Entwine – Closer
- Goran Bregovic – Bubamara
- Katatonia – Day
- Lacrimosa – Alleine Zu Zweit
- Let It Flow – Dirge
- Lily Allen – Oh My God
- Lisa Ekdahl – Benen I Kors
- Melissa Ferrick – Drive
- Melody Gardot – Quiet Fire
- Mike Oldfield – Introduction
- Mr. Bungle – Pink Cigarette
- Neil Young – My My, Hey Hey
- Nightwish – Lappi
- Nirvana – Oh Me
- Ozzie Fudd – Kill The Wabbit
- Paris Combo – Living Room
- Ralph Towner – Jamaica Stopover
- The Dø – On My Shoulders
- Therion – Clavicula Nox
- UFO – Belladonna
- United Future Organization – Spy’s Spice
- Yes – Mood for a Day
- Yngwie Malmsteen – Evil Eye
Hope you found some songs to your liking. I will be formatting my laptop pretty soon so I’ll probably be installing lots of programs today and tomorrow.
Here is a GrooveWalrus playlist that I’ve put together in the last few days. It works with the latest version (3.4.2) and probably with some earlier and later versions. You need the GrooveWalrus application to play this playlist. It is in XML format.
Link to google sites: GrooveWalrus playlist
You can add the playlist to your GrooveWalrus application through File->Open… file dialog. As a side note, GrooveWalrus also allows you to open m3u files this way.
Echoing vocals and a catchy tune. Also a nice fan-made music video too! (HD quality)