Phish Song Rankings As Of Nashville Fall 2016

A bit of a quick take this time around, what with the Thanksgiving holiday and all. But I got the counting done on the Nashville shows and wanted to post the update sooner rather than later. I’m trying to be a busier writer these days. I know, I know I’ve said such things before, but well, my existential crisis over writing and such things seems to be lifting a bit. The realization being, I really like writing. The medium doesn’t mean a great deal, though online seems to be the medium of the moment. As I’ve milled around a bit though, thinking about career and such things, it’s pretty apparent, writing, teaching and learning are my sweet spots. We’ll see where this goes.

As far as where Phish went while visiting the country music capital of the world, not a lot of surprises or landmarks reached, except for one really big surprise on the first night in Nashville. That surprise being Bob Weir sitting in during much of the second set. For me and my Bobby tastes, they couldn’t have picked better songs, Samson and Delilah and Playin in the Band are two of my favorite Bob Weir tunes. Throw in an Estimated Prophet and I would have probably fainted. It was very cool that Bobby played on some of the Phish songs as well and I can’t wait to hear his version of Miss You. Age has given Bobby a certain depth to his voice that I always thought was lacking when he was younger. (written like a stereotypical Jerry fan, I know.)

A couple of things of note occurred from Jacksonville through Nashville. Lawn Boy was played for the 200th time. The Wedge reached the Top 100 and Breath and Burning broke into the Top 300. Though it doesn’t take much, two songs, Petrichor and Waking Up Dead rose to the Top 400. Sure it only takes 3 plays at this point to make it to that number, but considering how many songs haven’t even made it that far it’s still an interesting note. Running Out of Time made its debut. Your Top 20 remains unchanged:

1   You Enjoy Myself Р577
2    Possum Р512
3 ¬†¬†¬†Mike’s Song – 490
4   Weekapaug Groove Р459
5   Bouncing Around the Room Р457
6    Golgi Apparatus Р453
7    Chalk Dust Torture Р449
8    David Bowie Р439
8    Cavern Р439
10   Run Like an Antelope Р438
11   Suzy Greenberg Р416
12   Divided Sky Р408
13   Stash Р407
14   Reba Р374
15   Runaway Jim Р373
16   Harry Hood Р365
17   Tweezer Р354
18   The Squirming Coil Р347
19   Foam Р341 (22%)
20   I Am Hydrogen Р335

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