Phish Song Rankings New Year’s Eve 2016

I had plans to couch tour at least one of the NYE shows, but it just didn’t work itself out. There were some fantastic bust outs at the shows and I’m particularly sorry I missed the first Peaches in a long time. I am glad team Phish posted a video from the Petrichor performance. I have trouble calling it a gag because it was no joke! I found it particularly moving and it added to the depth of the song. Kind of like Time Turns Elastic, I think when I see Petrichor live it will be kind of meh. But this version is worth remembering. It was also great to hear horns again. I think every special occasion show should have some horns. Festivals, Mexico, Dicks, New Year’s, at least one show with horns. They just add so much to the sound.

As far as rankings go, bust outs don’t move the needle much really. Take my personal fave, Peaches En Regalia. It has now been played all of 82 times, moving up a spot to 118, not that big. Don’t Bogart That Joint? 2 times played works it into a 75-way tie for 432nd place. Fun to see and hear I’m sure, but on this list, just another song moving from the bottom to the not-so bottom.

I won’t call it a year until Mexico, though I know the calendar has changed. I am interested to see if the high-placed ties remain in place, namely David Bowie and Antelope at number 9 and Stash and Divided Sky at 12th. Also I’m most interested to see if we get a Reba. It hasn’t been played since Chula Vista this summer. That is a pretty long break. I’m sure Phish Stats has a way to see if this is the longest Reba drought, but even so an entire Fall tour and no Reba? Odd. See you after Mexico. Your Top Twenty:

1   You Enjoy Myself Р578
2    Possum Р515
3 ¬†¬†¬†Mike’s Song – 491
4   Weekapaug Groove Р460
5   Bouncing Around the Room Р458
6    Golgi Apparatus Р454
7    Chalk Dust Torture Р452
8    Cavern Р441
9   David Bowie Р440
9   Run Like an Antelope Р440
 
11   Suzy Greenberg Р418
12   Stash Р410
12   Divided Sky Р410
14   Reba Р374
14   Runaway Jim Р374
16   Harry Hood Р366
17   Tweezer Р356
18   The Squirming Coil Р348
19   Foam Р344
20   I Am Hydrogen Р335