Of the 262 polkas played by irishtune.info members – after excluding members who claim less than three tunes – which are the most popular?
|Rank||How many members|
play this tune
|Tune (and link to tune details)|
|1||169||Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches|
|2||163||John Ryan's Polka|
|4||135||Ballydesmond Polka #2|
|6||111||Mickey Chewing Bubblegum|
|7||104||Maggie in the Wood|
|8||103||Denis Murphy's Polka|
|9||66||Maid of Ardagh|
|14||51||Rakes of Mallow|
|17||42||Farewell to Whiskey|
About the sort order: Tunes that are tied with the same number of people playing them are then ranked with the oldest tunes first, based on the post-1900 publication histories of the tune, as documented in irishtune.info.
Caveat: The accuracy of these "session" statistics depend on how carefully each contributor was about entering his or her repertoire. There are known cases when users have hastily grabbed at a wrong tune only because it happens to have the same title as the intended tune, without bothering to read more closely. This behavior should only have a minor effect on these "most popular" lists.