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Most-Recorded Tunes of the 2000s

This list ranks the top 10 most-recorded tunes during the 2000s. By carefully comparing the 6,548 individual tune recordings dated as from the 2000s which appear on the indexed recordings, I identified a total of 3,362 musically distinct tunes. The top ten of those tunes are listed below, in order of how many albums they appear on. When tunes have the same number of recordings, tunes having the oldest recordings appear first. Note that reuses of a particular cut in other anthologies are counted, which is fair, since the popularity of a recording is a good indicator both of the popularity of the tune and of the likelihood that musicians will learn the tune from that recording.

Of related interest:
RankNumber of
Recordings
Explanation
Rhythm
Title (and link to tune details)
115Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of Galway RamblerGalway Rambler
215Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of George White's FavouriteGeorge White's Favourite
314ReelTranscription of first 2 bars of Lucy CampbellLucy Campbell
412Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of Pigeon on the GatePigeon on the Gate
512Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of Flogging ReelFlogging Reel
612JigD
Transcription of first 2 bars of LuachrachánLuachrachán
711JigD
Transcription of first 2 bars of Scatter the MudScatter the Mud
811Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of Bag of SpudsBag of Spuds
911JigD
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rambling PitchforkRambling Pitchfork
1011Reel
Transcription of first 2 bars of Bucks of OranmoreBucks of Oranmore