iTunes Top 200: #144

itunes_image4 years ago, we last counted down the Top 200 songs in my iTunes library. Since my iTunes stats are still intact, across multiple PCs, iPods, iPads, and iPhones, I figured it was time to take another look at my most listened to songs, based on number of plays as of January 1, 2020.

We continue on today with the next batch of songs tied for 144th place with 31 listens since my stats began in late 2007.

#144: Hole – Celebrity Skin
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 12/20/2019
Previous ranking: #79

A big drop for Hole’s most commercially successful single, being the only one to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

#144: Harry Caray – Take Me Out To The Ballgame
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 10/2/2019
Previous ranking: Unranked

An impressive debut for this version of the baseball classic, which features on my Cubs victory playlist.

#144: Green Day – Basket Case
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 8/30/2019
Previous ranking: #79

The third single from the band’s major label debut, it spent 5 weeks atop the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

#144: Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 12/11/2019
Previous ranking: #56

A big drop for the biggest hit from the band best known for a fire, which also appears on Volume 4 of my mix tapes.

#144: George Carlin – Telephone Mimes
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 11/25/2019
Previous ranking: Unranked

Yet another entry from Carlin’s 17th album and twelfth HBO stand-up special.

#144: Foo Fighters – All My Life

iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 6/21/2019
Previous ranking: #118

This first single from band’s fourth album earned them a Grammy for best hard rock performance.

#144: Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic Version)
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 9/11/2019
Previous ranking: Unranked

An acoustic version of the band’s best known song, from their greatest hits package.

#144: Fiona Apple – Shadowboxer
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 11/4/2019
Previous ranking: #167

A slight jump up the rankings for Apple’s debut single, which spent 6 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, peaking at #34.

#144: Eminem – Stan
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 10/19/2019
Previous ranking: Unranked

A strong debut for the song, featuring a sample of Dido’s Thank You, which has given rise to a slang term online which refers to overzealous, maniacal, overly obsessed fans of a celebrity or personality.

#144: Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre
iTunes stats: 31 plays, most recently on 9/7/2019
Previous ranking: #118

A precipitous drop for the winner of the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

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