Odin Dutton



Rediscovering Your Old iTunes Music

by Odin Dutton

I’ve had the same iTunes library since 2008 when I purchased my first MacBook. This is great because I have metadata of every song I’ve played through iTunes in the last 6 years.

I’ve devised a Smart Playlist for finding songs I’ve forgotten about.

I call this playlist Old.

Match all of the following rules:

  • Last Played not in the last 6 months
  • Plays is greater than 5
  • Last Skipped not in the last 3 months
  • Time is greater than 1.00 (this is to get rid of intro/skit songs)

I generally wait for the playlist to get to around 100 songs then start listening to it. I’ve remembered some great artists and albums through this playlist.

Happy rediscovering!