Music from WWDC 2012

Apple is known for its love of music and each year WWDC is filled with a great selection of music played before and after the Keynote, between sessions and during the Beer Bash. It’s a combination of old classics and new tunes, though I find that it’s not exactly Top 20 radio hits (which is a good thing!).

Each year I attend, I collect songs I hear using Shazam or SoundHound. Using SubEthaEdit I share a document and ask that other attendees help fill the playlist. In my experience, there seem to be a playlist of about 50 songs each year that are played throughout the week, some more than others. Since it’s impossible to be in every room, some songs may be missing from the playlist, but hopefully through collaboration, most are there. Feel free to let me know in a comment and I’ll add it to the playlist!

In previous years the band that plays at the Beer Bash gets a number of plays throughout the week, but this year I didn’t hear a single song from Neon Trees. Apple did announce the band early in the week and gave everyone a code to redeem two of the band’s hits through iTunes. While most people didn’t seem to have a clue who they were, I think a lot of people knew them from those two hits. I have included ‘Animal’ and ‘Everybody Talks’ in the playlist below (and on rdio).

Here’s the rdio playlist:

And a .txt version of the SubEthaEdit file: from WWDC 2012.txt

Thank you to the following contributors (Name, Twitter, Email):

  • Rune Madsen @runmad
  • Ola Rönnerup @fnolis
  • David Wolf @davidwolf
  • Grant Burry @grantburry
  • Scott Andrus @scottandrus
  • Charles Ying @charlietuna
  • Mike Park @mikevpark

These were individuals who added their names to the SubEthaEdit document.

I went to one session where they played a track from Best of Bootie 2011 (listed as Titus Jones below). Since it’s a mashup, they may have played more than that one song. It’s a great CD regardless – and free – so worth downloading.

Here’s the playlist, sorted alphabetically (artist – song):

  • Beirut – Santa Fé
  • Beck – Gamma Ray
  • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Exodus
  • Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
  • Cake – Short Skirt/Long Jacket
  • Coldplay – Paradise
  • Coldplay – Talk
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire
  • Ellie Goulding – Lights
  • Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank (Mulder’s Urban Takeover Mix) / 2 PAC + Dr. Dre
  • Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
  • Foster The People – Helena Beat
  • Foster The People – Houdini
  • Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
  • Fun. (feat. Janelle Monae) – We Are Young
  • Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
  • Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used To Know
  • Here – Man on Fire
  • Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
  • Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hotstepper
  • Jack Johnson – From The Clouds
  • Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – On The Floor
  • Julian Casablanca – 11th Dimension
  • K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
  • Kasabian – Fire
  • LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  • We Own The Sky – M83
  • Mat Kearney – Ships in the Night
  • Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead – Hey Hey Hey
  • Neon Trees – Animal
  • Neon Trees – Everybody Talks
  • No Doubt – Underneath It All
  • OK GO – This Too Shall Pass
  • Owl City – Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust
  • Phoenix – Long Distance Call
  • Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell
  • Regina Spektor – Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
  • Rooney – When Did Your Heart Go Missing
  • Sara Bareilles – Uncharted
  • Snow Patrol – Take Back the City
  • The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
  • The Black Keys – I Got Mine
  • The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1 [Japanese Version]
  • The Hit Crew – I Can See Clearly Now
  • The Killers – Read My Mind
  • The Police – Walking on the Moon
  • The Shins – Simple Song
  • The White Stripes – My Doorbell
  • Train – Drive By
  • Titus Jones – Hello Girl, Let’s Party Til The End (not on rdio, download link above)
  • TV on the Radio – You
  • Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
  • Tycho – Hours
  • Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof
  • Vampire Weekend – White Sky
  • Under the Influence of Giants – Mama’s Room

If you’re interested in last year’s playlist, you can find it here.