“Elvis Song Of The Year” for 2012

There are still a few hours left in 2012, so I’m going to squeeze in one last post for you this year.

Live In VegasAccording to iTunes, out of 2,953 unique Elvis tracks, the one I played most often this year was “Mystery Train/Tiger Man,” as released on FTD’s 2011 CD Live In Vegas: August 26, 1969 Dinner Show. I played the track an astounding 26 times.

I listened to 7,935 Elvis songs using iTunes or my iPods in 2012 (including duplicates). That’s an average of 22 Elvis songs a day.

Out of 3,364 non-Elvis tracks, my most played song this year was “She Never Cried In Front Of Me” by Toby Keith, from his 2008 album That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy. I played that one 17 times.

Believe it or not, this actually marks the first year since I started keeping track in 2009 that an Elvis song was my most-played recording. I sent many of the play counts for tracks in my 100 Greatest Elvis Presley Songs Of All Time list into the stratosphere when I played them repeatedly to determine the rankings.

Overall, I listened to 13,499 songs using iTunes or my iPods this year. That works out to 37 songs a day. That is actually down significantly from 55 songs a day last year. However, CD and vinyl spins are obviously not captured in these totals. Lately, I’ve been playing more CDs and vinyl.

Sure, this post was a little self-indulgent . . . but aren’t they all? See you in 2013!