iTune Diversity

I’ve often said that I like just about any kind of music, but have some obvious preferences – mainly 60’s/70’s classic rock, country, and country rock.  But I enjoy a lot of other kinds of music, too!  As I review the list of songs I have accumulated on my iPhone, it makes that statement very clear – in fact, it SCREAMS it out!  My iPhone may just win prizes for being the most diverse list of artists, songs, and styles ever found!  hahaha

I get a kick out of putting it on “shuffle” and let it play randomly!  I can get Patsy Cline singing “Sweet Dreams of You” and then Heart’s “Barracuda” and then Elvis singing “Teddy Bear” followed by Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and then Rosemary Clooney’s “Mambo Italiano” may come up with The Rolling Stones “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” immediately following!  In any given hour of listening to my tunes, I can hear anyone from The Doors to Frank Sinatra to CCR to Liza Minnelli to Willie Nelson to Procol Harem to The Ozark Mountain Daredevils to Bread to Kris Kristofferson to The Kentucky Headhunters to Mungo Jerry and so on!  Cool!!! 

BTW — what do we have to do to get the rights released for The Beatles to be on iTunes?  I can find Paul, John, George, and Ringo separately and Beatles Tribute albums, but no Beatles!!!  I could add a ton more, if I could get the Beatles!!!

I have well over 600 songs and close to 200 different artists on my iPhone – here is the breakdown (in alphabetical order by artist – not necessarily in order of preference):

  • Aaron Tippin – 14
  • Allman Brothers Band – 2
  • America – 6
  • The Animals – 2
  • The Archies – 1
  • Argent – 1
  • The Association – 2
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section – 3
  • Bachman Turner Overdrive – 3
  • The Band – 2
  • Barbara Fairchild – 2
  • Barbara Streisand – 11
  • The Beach Boys – 7
  • The Beau Brummels – 1
  • Bette Midler – 9
  • The Big Bopper – 1
  • Billy Joel – 5
  • Blondie – 3
  • Bo Didley – 1
  • Bob Dylan – 7
  • Bobby McFerrin – 1
  • Bobby Rydell – 1
  • Boston – 1
  • Brad Paisley – 1
  • Bread – 7
  • Brian Hyland – 2
  • Brooks and Dunn – 2
  • Canned Heat – 3
  • Captain and Tennille – 1
  • Carly Simon – 5
  • Carole King – 5
  • Carpenters – 5
  • Cass Elliot – 1
  • Cat Stevens – 2
  • Chad and Jeremy – 1
  • The Chantels – 1
  • Charlie Daniels – 6
  • Chicago – 5
  • The Chiffons – 1
  • Chubby Checker – 2
  • Chuck Berry – 7
  • Commander Cody – 1
  • Confederate Railroad – 1
  • Cowsills – 4
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – 21
  • The Dave Clark Five – 12
  • David Allen Coe – 3
  • David Essex – 1
  • The Diamonds – 1
  • Dion – 1
  • The Dixie Cups – 2
  • Dolly Parton – 3
  • Donovan – 2
  • The Doobie Brothers – 4
  • The Doors – 5
  • Duane Eddy – 1
  • Dwight Yoakam – 8
  • Eagles – 8
  • Eddie Money – 1
  • Edgar Winter – 1
  • Edison Lighthouse – 1
  • Electric Light Orchestra – 10
  • Elton John – 4
  • Elvin Bishop – 1
  • Elvis Presley – 38
  • Eric Clapton – 3
  • Etta James – 1
  • The Fendermen – 1
  • Fleetwood Mac – 4
  • Foreigner – 5
  • Frank Sinatra – 15
  • Frankie Valli – 1
  • Gary Puckett – 5
  • Gary Wright – 2
  • George Benson – 2
  • George Harrison – 3
  • George Jones – 2
  • Grand Funk Railroad – 3
  • Gretchen Wilson – 1
  • Hank Williams – 4
  • Hank Williams, Jr – 4
  • Heart – 3
  • Helen Reddy – 4
  • Herman’s Hermits – 6
  • The Hollies – 3
  • Huey Lewis – 7
  • Jackie De Shannon – 1
  • James Taylor – 5
  • Jan and Dean – 6
  • Jay and the Americans – 1
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – 2
  • Jo Dee Messina – 1
  • Joe Cocker – 3
  • Joe Diffie – 2
  • Joe Walsh – 1
  • John Fogerty – 1
  • John Lennon – 1
  • John Mellencamp – 2
  • Johnny Lee – 3
  • Johnny Rivers – 8
  • Joni Mitchell – 1
  • Kentucky Headhunters – 8
  • Kitty Wells – 1
  • Kris Kristofferson – 6
  • Leanne Rimes – 1
  • Led Zepplin – 3
  • Lee Ann Womack – 1
  • Lesley Gore – 3
  • Linda Ronstadt – 2
  • Link Wray and His Wrey Men – 1
  • Little Richard – 4
  • Liza Minnelli – 3
  • Lloyd Price – 2
  • Loggins and Messina – 5
  • Loretta Lynn – 1
  • Louis Armstrong – 1
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – 5
  • The Mamas and The Papas – 7
  • Marianne Faithful – 1
  • Marshall Tucker Band – 2
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – 1
  • Marty Stuart – 1
  • Marvin Gaye – 1
  • Mel McDaniel – 3
  • Melanie – 2
  • Merle Haggard – 5
  • The Monkees – 3
  • Mungo Jerry – 1
  • Neil Diamond – 3
  • Oak Ridge Boys – 1
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils – 2
  • Patsy Cline – 8
  • Paul McCartney – 1
  • Paul Revere and The Raiders – 1
  • Peggy Lee – 4
  • Peter Frampton – 2
  • Poco – 1
  • Procol Harem – 1
  • Pure Prairie League – 3
  • REO Speedwagon – 3
  • Rick Springfield – 1
  • Ricky Nelson – 3
  • Ricochet – 1
  • Righteous Brothers – 2
  • Ringo Starr – 3
  • Ritchie Valens – 3
  • Roberta Flack – 5
  • Rod Stewart – 5
  • Rolling Stones – 5
  • Rosemary Clooney – 11
  • Roy Orbison – 5
  • Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – 2
  • Sammy Kershaw – 2
  • Sarah McLachlan – 1
  • Sawyer Brown – 5
  • Seals and Crofts – 5
  • Simon and Garfunkel – 3
  • Skip and Flip – 1
  • Sly and the Family Stone – 2
  • Smokey Robinson – 1
  • Spanky and Our Gang – 3
  • The Spencer Davis Group – 1
  • Steely Dan – 1
  • The Steve Miller Band – 2
  • Stevie Nicks and Don Henley – 1
  • The Strawberry Alarm Clock – 2
  • Stray Cats – 2
  • The Safaris – 1
  • Sweet – 3
  • The Temptations – 4
  • Three Dog Night – 1
  • Tim McGraw – 3
  • Toby Keith – 5
  • Todd Rundgren – 1
  • Tommy James and the Shondells – 1
  • Tracy Bird – 1
  • Tracey Lawrence – 3
  • Travis Tritt – 1
  • The Trogs – 1
  • Van Morrison – 4
  • Waylon Jennings – 5
  • The Who – 4
  • Willie Nelson – 3
  • Wilson Pickett – 1
  • .38 Special – 1

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