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Top Ten Most Played

March 11, 2010

So I was going through my iTunes playlists recently and decided to check out my ‘Top 25 Most Played’ songs. I hadn’t looked at that playlist in a while and I was pleasantly surprised at the songs that were in it.

#1 You Can’t Be That by Hadouken!

Hadouken! is an English grindie band. They originally formed in Leeds, West Yorkshire after James Smith and Daniel Rice met at the University of Leeds. It was here they began their own record label, Surface Noise Records. After forming the label, Smith began writing and demoing the first Hadouken! tracks. In February 2007, Hadouken! self-released a two song limited edition vinyl, a double-A side of “That Boy That Girl” and “Tuning In”. The former gained popularity after the video made it to number one in MTV Two’s NME Chart.

#2 Soul Meets Body by Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is an American indie rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band consists of Benjamin Gibbard (vocals, guitar), Chris Walla (guitar, production), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). Gibbard took the band name from the title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, in The Beatles’ 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour.

#3 I’m So Sick – Flyleaf

Flyleaf is an American rock band, formed in the Belton and Temple, Texas regions in 2000. They performed around the United States in 2003 until releasing their eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005. The album went platinum after selling more than one million copies. The band won an online poll on yahoo.com and was named Yahoo!’s Who’s Next band of the month in March 2006 and they were named MTV’s artist of the week on December 24, 2007. Flyleaf released their second album, Memento Mori on November 10, 2009.

#4 Prostitution Is The World’s Oldest Profession (And I, Dear Madame, Am A Professional) by Cobra Starship

Cobra Starship are an American Dance-rock/synthpop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2005 in New York, New York. Other members are guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez, keytarist Victoria Asher and Nate Novarro on drums, all of whom provide backing vocals. The group released their debut album While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets in 2006, which they followed with ¡Viva la Cobra! in 2007. They most recently released Hot Mess in 2009. The group is currently perhaps best known for their hit singles”Hot Mess” and “Good Girls Go Bad”.

#5 Liar (It Takes One To Know One – Taking Back Sunday)

Taking Back Sunday is an American rock band from Amityville, Long Island, New York, formed in 1999. The current members are vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/back-up vocalist Matthew Fazzi, guitarist Eddie Reyes, drummer Mark O’Connell, and bassist/back-up vocalist Matt Rubano. They have released four studio albums, with their most successful being 2006’s Louder Now which has sold over 600,000 copies and peaked at #2 on the United States’ Billboard 200.

#6 Lithium – Nirvana

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. The band established itself as part of the Seattle music scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the band’s lead single from its second album Nevermind (1991). Subsequently, Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge. As Nirvana’s frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation.

#7 My Scheme by Vybz Kartel

A di teacha! #thatisall

#8 Sorry You’re Not A Winner by Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari is an English post-hardcore/electronica band, formed in 2003 in St Albans, Hertfordshire.[1] The band is named after a boat belonging to one of the band member’s relatives, and a character in a play Roughton “Rou” Reynolds wrote before forming the band, both of which are named Shikari.[2] Shikari also means ‘Hunter’, in Marathi, Persian, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali.[3] Their debut album, Take to the Skies was released on March 19, 2007 and reached #4 in the Official UK Album Chart. Their second album, titled Common Dreads, was released on June 15, 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16.

#9 Let The Flames Begin by Paramore

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. Members are lead vocalist and keyboardist Hayley Williams, lead guitarist Josh Farro, bassist Jeremy Davis, drummer Zac Farro, and rhythm guitarist Taylor York. The group released their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, and their second album, Riot! in 2007, which was certified Platinum in the US and Gold in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Brand New Eyes, Paramore’s third album, was released on September 29, 2009. Brand New Eyes is the band’s highest charting album to date.

#10 I Miss You by Blink182

Blink-182 is an American punk rock band from Poway, California, formed in 1992. The band formed as “Blink” with vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Scott Raynor. In 1998, midway through a U.S. tour, current drummer Travis Barker replaced Raynor. Blink-182 are recognised as a key pioneer of contemporary pop punk music, influencing various acts over their career.

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