iTunes Top 200 Artists: #51-59

3 years ago, we first counted down the then Top 100 artists in my iTunes library.  Since that time, I’ve successfully managed to migrate my music collection to a new PC with the stats intact.  So, I figured it was time to take another look, expanding out the field to the top 200 artists, based on number of plays from late 2007 through January 1, 2017.

We finish up the first 2/3 of the list with listens from the high 70s through the mid 90s.

#59: Kermit the Frog
iTunes stats: 78 plays
Previous ranking: N/A

The world’s most favorite Muppet makes the second highest debut on the list, clocking in with 7 tracks.

#59: 10,000 Maniacs
iTunes stats: 78 plays
Previous ranking: #53

Only 3 tracks make up this total, though a scant 29 new listens contributed to a 6 spot drop in the rankings.

#58: Smashing Pumpkins
iTunes stats: 81 plays
Previous ranking: #59

Doubling their play total, plus 1, over the past 3 years enables the Chicago based alternative band to jump up 1 whole spot in the rankings.

#57: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
iTunes stats: 83 plays
Previous ranking: #45

A mere 17 new listens over the past 3 years cause the Jersey Boys inspirations to drop 12 spots on the list.

#56: The Rolling Stones
iTunes stats: 84 plays
Previous ranking: #74

Listens from 17 songs, up from 9 three years ago, led to the British bad boys jumping 18 spots in the rankings.

#55: Cheap Trick
iTunes stats: 86 plays
Previous ranking: #56

The boys from Rockford add an additional 40 listens to rise 1 spot on the list.

#54: The Outfield
iTunes stats: 89 plays
Previous ranking: #50

Only being responsible for the at bat music for White Sox bust Gordon Beckham means a drop in the rankings now that he’s off the team.

#53: The Muppets
iTunes stats: 92 plays
Previous ranking: N/A

The favorites of children everywhere make the best debut by a new artist from three years ago thanks to 9 tracks.

#52: Toad the Wet Sprocket
iTunes stats: 94 plays
Previous ranking: #46

Only 29 new listens over the past 3 years for the 6 tracks from the Toadsters led to a 6 spot drop in the rankings.

#51: Cracker
iTunes stats: 95 plays
Previous ranking: #48

Only 32 new listens over the past 3 years led to a 3 spot drop for the Georgia rockers.


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