If you listen to music in shuffle mode on iTunes, you may want to check back and see what you’ve heard. You can do this with a Recently Played smart playlist, but this only stores what’s in your iTunes library. If you listen to streaming radio stations or iTunes Radio, the music you hear from those sources won’t be recorded. You can check your iTunes Radio history on its own (see this article), but it would be a lot easier to check a single list for everything you listen to.
Doug Adams has updated an old app that recorded what you listened to in iTunes in a text file, adding the ability to record everything you hear. Not just what’s in your iTunes library, but also from iTunes Radio and streaming radio sources. The free Trackogropher – donation requested; and you really should make a donation for all the great scripts that Doug provides – does all this for you.
Just launch the applet, and leave it running when you listen to iTunes. You’ll find a practical text file listing everything you’ve heard. So when you want to find out what that song was that you really liked, just after a song you do know, you can open the text file and see what it ways, and where you heard it.