Phish Song Rankings As Of Dick’s Summer 2016

Who would have thought it, but a more or less mundane Dick’s weekend. Granted, I’m going by the setlists and lack of gag or prank. Listening to the Helping Friendly Podcast and the guys mention that Dick’s is quite good. I’ll take their word for it. I gave up a long time ago at being a completist when it comes to Phish so I won’t be ferreting out every show.

As far as milestones go, Bathtub Gin hit 250 times played. This is some pretty rare air, but only good for a tie of 35th place at present. Which does make me think about the top of the rankings. There are quite a few songs that have fallen out of favor, yet for years (literally!) they were in heavy rotation. I mean they played Golgi Apparatus A LOT throughout the nineties, now it is a pretty irregular visitor. It definitely has given me another idea for a deep dive during the off-season. What is the age of the songs at the top? What is the youngest? What is rising the fastest? What is going to fall?

I mentioned last time I thought 46 Days would displace Love You in the Top 100, but considering The Wedge only needs one more to tie and it has been getting (relatively speaking) a lot of play, it will probably be The Wedge.

As far as the averages from the shows at Dick’s, here’s what we got:

Show one featured only 1 song from the Top ten; 7 from the Top 50; 8 from the Top 100 and 12 from over 100. The average rank was 142.

Show two featured 0 songs from the Top Ten; 7 from the Top 50 and 10 from the Top 100. Eight were ranked over 100. The average rank was 93.

The finale of the weekend featured 3 songs from the Top Ten; 6 from the Top 50 and 10 from the Top 100. Seven songs had ranks above 100. The average rank was again 93. ¬†All things considered, the last two shows were about as close to a “greatest hits” style show we are probably ever going to see.

Your Top Twenty as of Dick’s:

1   You Enjoy Myself Р577
2    Possum Р510
3 ¬†¬†¬†Mike’s Song – 489
4   Weekapaug Groove Р458
5   Bouncing Around the Room Р456
6    Golgi Apparatus Р453
7    Chalk Dust Torture Р448
8    David Bowie Р439
9    Cavern Р438
10   Run Like an Antelope Р437

11   Suzy Greenberg Р415
12   Divided Sky Р408
13   Stash Р406
14   Reba Р374
15   Runaway Jim Р373
16   Harry Hood Р363
17   Tweezer Р353
18   The Squirming Coil Р347
19   Foam Р341 (22%)
20   I Am Hydrogen Р335

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