Total number of tracks in iTunes
2,824 songs (10.6 days' worth of music)
Sort by song title
First song: "''Snake ' Plissken' " by John Carpenter, off the soundtrack to Escape from New York. Coming up first because of the strange quotation marks there.
Last song: "Zoom and Bored (1957)" by Carl Stalling & The Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra, from The Carl Stalling Project.
Sort by time
Our iTunes library is full of
The longest non-podcast or antique radio drama file is "Raiding the 20th Century - Words & Music Expansion, starring Paul Morley and a cast of thousands", 59:00. Ubuweb has a page about this attempt to document the history of mashups and bastard pop, and you can download the file itself for free.
Songs by artist
First: "Aquarius - Let the Sun Shine In" by The 5th Dimension. I have no idea how this got inside my computer. Maybe it is infected with the fearsome hairy naked hippy Trojan.
Last: "The Way I feel Inside" by The Zombies.
Most: Ella Fitzgerald (74), then a tie between Elvis Presley and Beck (71 each).
Sort by album
First: 10,000hz Legend by Air. Being computer geeks, Air probably knew what they were doing when they chose the name of this album, and of their band for that matter - I listen to them a lot and it's probably because they come up near the top of several iTunes lists.
Last: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie.
Number of search returns for:
Most: Jazz, then Alternative & Pop (the latter category spans 10cc to Animal Collective, so ???
Least: many "genres" represented by a single track, but among them are such gems as Christian Rap, Sourpop, and Fear & Loathing.