TTBTGH #600 Stats: Most Played Songs

We’re taking a look back at our first 599 episodes and tallying up our most played albums, songs, and artists.

Our last set of comprehensive stats was compiled around the event of our 10th anniversary on air. Those numbers from 2012 can be found here.

Out of all of the 15297 songs we’ve listed since the show began in 2002, we’ve played 12% local content and a full 58% Canadian!

(you can view the full spreadsheet and crunch the numbers yourself or look for your favourite here)

Here are the songs that we’ve played the most:

# of Plays Song
33 Willie’s Diamond Joe – Willie P Bennett
23 How to make gravy – Paul Kelly
21 Home soon (the cherry song) – Oh Susanna
18 Light Enough To Travel – Geoff Berner
18 Huntsville affair – NQ Arbuckle
17 Step Inside this House – Guy Clark/Lyle Lovett
17 Stone – Nathan
17 Waitin’ Around to Die – Townes Van Zandt
16 If I Needed You – Townes Van Zandt
16 The Waking Hour – David Francey
16 Fine – JP Hoe
15 Sunset Chaser – Nathan
15 Merry Christmas from the Family – Robert Earl Keen
15 Rosie – Scott Nolan
14 All My Tears – Julie Miller
14 Let him Roll – Guy Clark
14 Feel Much Better – Jim Bryson
14 Fleetwood – Jim Bryson
14 Bad Liver / Broken Heart – Scott Nolan
14 Pancho & Lefty – Townes Van Zandt
14 The Lucky Ones – Willie P Bennett
13 Clay Pigeons – Blaze Foley
13 Spring Wind – Greg Brown
13 Wide turn – Greg Macpherson
13 She’s High Water – Matt Epp
13 Mixkin Dancehall Blues – NQ Arbuckle
13 Drive Day – Scott Nolan
13 Reconstruction Site – The Weakerthans
13 Tecumseh Valley – Townes Van Zandt
12 Crash Hard – Dustin Bentall
12 You Come Home – Christina Martin
12 Lace & Pretty Flowers – Willie P Bennett
12 The Cape – Guy Clark
12 In Perfect Time – Jill Barber
12 Somewhere Else – Jim Bryson
12 Without Piano – Jim Bryson
12 Christmas in Prison – John Prine
12 Black Flowers – Lynn Miles
12 Motel 6 – The Brothers Cosmoline
12 Old Man – Neil Young (even though I’ve never played Neil’s version!)
12 My Favourite Chords – The Weakerthans
12 That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T Hall
11 49 Tons – Fred Eaglesmith
11 Election Day – Blaze Foley
11 Wind in the Wires – David Francey
11 It’s not the liquor I miss – Luke Doucet
11 Katie – Michael Johnston
11 Cruelty – Paul MacLeod
11 Giants – Paul MacLeod
11 Not a drop of rain – Robert Earl Keen
11 She’s Leaving Town – Dave Lang
11 One Voice – The Wailin’ Jennys
10 Codeine – Fred Eaglesmith
10 Westby – Kathleen Edwards
10 Bitter beauty – Jason Collett
10 Live Bait – The Warped 45s
10 Country Squall – Willie P Bennett
10 Angel from Montgomery – John Prine
10 Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan (and never once Bob’s version!)
10 Pay Me My Money Down – traditional
10 Not a Doll – Carolyn Mark
10 Anne – Darren Day & The Fading Hopes
10 The Waitress – Del Barber
10 Sleeper – Greg Brown
10 Deliver Me – The Blue Shadows
10 That’s what makes you strong – Jesse Winchester
10 I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash
10 Too Sober to Sleep – Justin Rutledge
10 Over – Kate Maki
10 12 Bellevue – Kathleen Edwards
10 What Are You Waiting For? – Kathleen Edwards
10 This Old House – Kris Demeanor
10 Simple Song – Lyle Lovett
10 Good-Bye – Mary Gauthier
10 I Drink – Mary Gauthier
10 The Country North of Peterborough – Michael Johnston
10 Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis – Tom Waits
10 The Best Job I Ever Had – Mike Plume
10 Let Them Look – Nathan
10 Happy birthday – NQ Arbuckle
10 Sun’s Hanging Low – NQ Arbuckle
10 Won’t you come around – Paul Kelly
10 Paperback fantasy – Reid Jamieson
10 Hiding place – Serena Ryder
10 Even when you fall – Skydiggers
10 If The Creeks Don’t Rise – Sunparlour Players

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