iTunes has a really great feature which allows you to ‘smartly’ list your songs by genre, artist, rating (favor), etc into a seperate ‘smart playlist’ which can then be syncronized with your iPod. This makes going through thousands of songs a breeze and makes sure you’re always listening to your most favorite songs, and not “We wish you a merry christmas” in July.
I came across a really great article which discusses just this topic, How to make your iTunes playlist ‘smarter’ – Five Tips for Smarter Playlists by David Gagne. Its a great article and helped me get my music sorted out. I already had my music organized in some kind of fashion (I am kinda a control freak with my music collection) but this article made me realize the myriad of features in iTunes which I had totally forgotten about and were underutilized in my playlists.
Check out the article above or find it here, its a great read for any iTunes user.