Apropos of nothing, I was looking for the theme from Doctor Who in my iTunes library, so typed “theme” into the search box.
I have had an iPod and iTunes for quite a while now, having picked one up once they made iTunes available for Windows. That was something like 9 years ago. I have collected quite a bit of music since then. (But I have only needed two iPods, my original 3rd generation iPod and a 3rd generation Nano that replaced it.)
Just the search term “theme” brought up 73 results. And iTunes can sort them by how many times I have listened to them. So my top ten themes are:
- Theme of the Universe – EVE Online sound track
- Firefly Main Theme – From the show Firefly
- Woke Up This Morning (Soprano’s Theme) – From The Sopranos
- Doctor Who Theme – The enduring music from Doctor Who
- Peter Gunn Theme – From the Blues Brothers sound track
- The Theme from Route 66 – From Route 66
- Kamp Krusty Theme Song – From The Simpsons
- For Pete’s Sake (Closing Theme) – From The Monkees
- The Itchy & Scratcy & Poochie Show Theme – From The Simpsons
- The James Bond Theme – From like 23 movies, alright?
All told I have 5601 tracks in iTunes, for a total of 13.4 days of play time, end to end. And that does not include podcasts (919 items, 34 days) or audio books (610 items, 167 days).
The most played track is actually a tie between The Son of Flynn from the TRON: Legacy sound tack and Below the Asteroids from the EVE Online sound track. The most played theme that doesn’t actually have the word “theme” in it is Greeback Boogie, which is the theme from Suits.
And in all of that, I actually have the Doctor Who theme not once, but twice. But I apparently only listen to one of them.