How to make an awesome “Track 1’s” iTunes playlist

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*note: this playlist on my computer has about 900 songs in it, this is all that would fit on one screen!*

If you have a large iTunes library, then you have probably had difficulty at times deciding just what to listen to.  Well, I have created a smart playlist in iTunes that is pretty darn awesome.

A smart playlist is similar to a regular playlist that you create in iTunes, only it is one that is based on certain criteria.  For this one, here was the criteria I used: 

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Notice that first item: Track Number is 1

That is the secret sauce to this playlist.  Most albums have a killer first track since it is the opening to the rest of the album, so I wanted to have the playlist contain only 1st tracks off of all of the cds in my library.  That is the most important part of this playlist.

Regarding the other criteria:

Time is greater than 1:00 / less than 6:00: That just makes sure I don’t get a bunch of 16 minute songs off of my Pink Floyd albums, and it also weeds out most of the “transitional” songs some albums have.

Media Kind is Music: This is so no movies or TV Shows get into the mix

Name does not contain intro: You know how some albums have the opening song that is an intro to the album?  They tend to be short and/or instrumental at times.  I want actual real songs in the playlist.

So there you have it.  This criteria should give you a pretty killer playlist.  Have some changes you would make?  Let me know in the comments!

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Rock Band 3 Track list revealed

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Hey Rock Band and Rock Band 2 fans… the (alleged) tracklist has been leaked for the upcoming Rock Band 3.  Looks pretty awesome! (via 1Up)

  • Amy Winehouse — Rehab
  • Anthrax — Caught In A Mosh
  • At the Drive-In — One Armed Scissor
  • Avenged Sevenfold — Beast and the Harlot
  • B-52’s — Rock Lobster
  • Big Country — In a Big Country
  • Bigger, Something Brighter
  • Blondie — Heart of Glass
  • Blood, Sweat, & Tears — Spinning Wheel
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers — Get Up, Stand Up
  • Chicago — 25 or 6 to 4
  • David Bowie — Space Oddity
  • Deep Purple — Smoke on the Water
  • Def Leppard — Foolin’
  • Devo — Whip It
  • Dio — Rainbow in the Dark
  • Dire Straits — Walk of Life
  • Dover — King George
  • Echo and the Bunnymen — Killing Moon
  • Elton John — Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  • Faith No More — Midlife Crisis
  • Filter — Hey Man, Nice Shot
  • Flaming Lips — Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
  • Foreigner — Cold as Ice
  • Golden Earring — Radar Love
  • HIM — Killing Loneliness
  • Huey Lewis and the News — The Power of Love
  • Hypernova — Viva La Resistance
  • INXS — Need You Tonight
  • Ida Maria — Oh My God
  • James Brown — I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Jane’s Addiction — Been Caught Stealing
  • Jimi Hendrix — Crosstown Traffic
  • Joan Jett — I Love Rock and Roll
  • John Lennon — Imagine
  • Juanes — Me Enamora
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd — Free Bird
  • Maná — Oye Mi Amor
  • Marilyn Manson — The Beautiful People
  • Metric — Combat Baby
  • Night Ranger — Sister Christian
  • Ozzy Osbourne — Crazy Train
  • Paramore — Misery Business
  • Phish — Llama
  • Phoenix — Lasso
  • Poni Hoax — Antibodies
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves — Something
  • Primus — Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  • Queen — Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Queens Of The Stone Age –No One Knows
  • Rammstein — Du Hast
  • Raveonettes — Last Dance
  • Rilo Kiley — Portions of Foxes
  • Riverboat Gamblers — Don’t Bury Me? I’m
  • Roxette — The Look
  • Rush — TBD
  • Slipknot — Before I Forget
  • Smash Mouth — Walkin’ on the Sun
  • Spacehog — In the Meantime
  • Steve Miller Band — Fly Like An Eagle
  • Still Not Dead
  • Stone Temple Pilots — Plush
  • Swingin’ Utters — This Bastard’s Life
  • T.Rex — 20th Century Boy
  • Tears for Fears — Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • Tegan and Sara — The Con
  • The Beach Boys — Good Vibrations (Live)
  • The Bronx — False Alarm
  • The Cure — Just Like Heaven
  • The Doors — Break On Through
  • The Muffs — Outer Space
  • The Police — Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  • The Ramones — I Wanna Be Sedated
  • The Smiths — Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
  • The Sounds — Living in America
  • The Vines — Get Free
  • The White Stripes — The Hardest Button to Button
  • The Who — I Can See For Miles
  • Them Crooked Vultures — Dead End Friends
  • Tokio Hotel — Humanoid
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — I Need To Know
  • War — Low Rider
  • Warren Zevon — Werewolves Of London
  • Whitesnake — Here I Go Again
  • Yes — Roundabout

What do you think?