iTunes Voting

Apple’s iTunes software has a voting feature that works with the iTunes DJ. I have music hooked up to my backyard via iTunes, an Airport Express, and a cheap receiver hooked up to outside speakers.

iTunes DJ works with various remotes such as the “Remote” software available for iPhone/iPod Touch. Using the Remote application, any one of my guests can login to my WiFi, connect to my music library, and begin to vote on songs. The universe of songs is defined by me and this can range from a single playlist to my entire music library. Unfortunately, the system doesn’t allow guests to stream their own music into mine so it can be played from their iPod Touch all the way through and out the speakers. That said, I’ve had a lot of fun with this voting feature.

Here is one of the playlists created by myself and friends as we voted. This is not necessarily the order that the songs were played. Enjoy!

American Pie	Don McLean
Peace Train	Cat Stevens
Soul to Squeeze	Red Hot Chili Peppers
Knockin' On Heaven's Door	Guns N' Roses
Vivi O Preferibilmente Morti - Monty and Ted	Gianni Ferrio
Let's Dance	David Bowie
The Heart Of Rock & Roll	Huey Lewis
Aloha 'Oe	Tia Carrere
Freedom	Wham!
No More Words	Berlin
Ezekiel 25-17	Samuel L. Jackson
Just Can't Get Enough	Depeche Mode
With A Little Help From My Friends	Joe Cocker
Time	Hootie & The Blowfish
Send Me ON My Way	Rusted Root
Thunder Road	Bruce Springsteen
Shake a Leg	AC/DC
The Guitar Man	Bread
Tragedy	Bee Gees
Devil Inside	INXS
Shining Star	Earth Wind & Fire
Lola	The Kinks
Welcome to the Jungle	Guns N' Roses
"A Bunch of Muppets"	Dialogue
Stumblin' In	Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
Fool In The Rain	Led Zeppelin
Edge Of Seventeen	Stevie Nicks
Mercedes Benz	Janis Joplin
You	Candlebox
The Chain	Fleetwood Mac
She Hates Me	Puddle Of Mudd
Werewolves of London	Warren Zevon
More Than A Feeling	Boston
Talk Dirty to Me	Poison
I Just Want To Be Your Everything	Andy Gibb
Dancing In The Moonlight	King Harvest
Sex and Candy	Marcy Playground
Lightning Crashes	Live
September	Earth Wind & Fire
Here I Go Again	Whitesnake
You're My Wicked Life	Kill Bill Soundtrack
Hungry Heart	Bruce Springsteen
Synchronicity II	The Police
Runaway Romeo	Duane Carleton
Sky High	Jigsaw
Brothers Johnson - Stomp	The Brothers Johnson
Eleanor Rigby	The Beatles
Running On Empty	Jackson Browne
Smooth (Feat. Rob Thomas)	Santana
Again	Duane Carleton
Poison	Alice Cooper
Long Distance Runaround	Yes
Ramblin' Man	The Allman Brothers Band
Creep	Radiohead
Disappear	INXS
Cruel to Be Kind	Nick Lowe
Girls Talk	Dave Edmunds
Minnesota Clay - Minnesota Sky	Piero Piccioni
Promises In The Dark	Pat Benatar
Burnin' For You	Blue Öyster Cult
Shakey Ground	Don Henley
Bawitdaba	Kid Rock
Photograph	Def Leppard
Amazing	Aerosmith
Rio	Duran Duran
Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough	Michael Jackson
Go All the Way	The Raspberries
Amanda	Boston
Under the Bridge	Red Hot Chili Peppers
Daydream Believer	The Monkees
Behind Blue Eyes	The Who
When I'm With You	Sheriff
Unwell	Matchbox Twenty
Champagne Supernova	Oasis
Hanging On The Telephone	Blondie
Home Town	Joe Jackson
Summer Days	The Partridge Family
Radio GA GA	Queen
Misty Mountain Hop	Led Zeppelin
If It's Love	Train
Bastille Day	Rush
Buddy Holly	Weezer