Listening to my iPhone songs that begin with a number, in order

2 Far, Shivaree

5 and 1/2 Minute Hallway, Poe

6’1”, Liz Phair

9 Crimes, Damien Rice

16 Military Wives, The Decemberists

19th Nervous Breakdown, The Rolling Stones

20 Years of Snow, Regina Spektor*

24, Jem

50ft Queenie, PJ Harvey

100 Days, 100 Nights, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

1000 Oceans, Tori Amos

1901, Phoenix

1963, Rachael Yamagata

2000 Miles, Coldplay

2080, Yeasayer

So if you’re looking for a song title, it’s apparently cool to start with a number below 30, a big round number on the order of 100s or 1000s, or a date within the past or future century. Says a very scientific poll of the songs I could fit on my iPhone last time I synced it with my computer.

*Stones —> Spektor is a particularly awkward transition when you’re listening to songs in title order