Because of my current Coldplay obsession, I was looking at the “play count” in iTunes. Mainly because I listen to “Everything’s Not Lost” quite a lot, but always skip the gap and little extra bit at the end, so it doesn’t have as many plays registered as it should do, what with the play count being counted when each song ends.
And I noticed that songs that I don’t have any particular affection for often have a high count, simply because they follow a song that I do like. Sticking with Coldplay as an example (because, I assume, a lot of you may well also own their albums), “God Put A Smile Upon My Face” is the fifth most listened-to Coldplay song (“Speed of Sound” is the most listened-to). I don’t really feel one way or the other about this song, but it follows “In My Place,” a song I love, so it gets a lot of listens.
An utterly pointless observation, let alone blog post. As you can tell, sitting on the beach has given me a lot of important things to think about while I’m making sandcastles. I call them sandcastles, but they were actually just slightly-conical mounds. And, yes, I think passers-by did think I was retarded.