My Life

Best Album Track

I was listening to 6 Music on the radio when I woke up this morning when a feature came on about how Brett Anderson from Suede thnks that the seventh track from an album is always the best. Each week they play a track 7 to see if this is the case.

There are some classic tracks that do follow this rule such as Sloop John B, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Parachutes or Sweet Home Alabama. But luckily we can get a little scientific about this as I have finally finished rating my music collection in iTunes. You can see quite clearly from the chart that in fact the best track on an album is number 1 with an average score of 68.7% whereas rubbishy track 7 can only muster 65.3%.

Some track 1 songs include I Put a Spell on You, This is a call, London Calling, Firesuite and Godless.

There I think we can all rest a little easier now that we know this for sure.