I downloaded the new iTunes 4.5 and there are three features that I really like:

1) Free songs–one per week, and this first week they’re doing one per day (although I passed up the Courtney Love song–even I have standards, as low as they may be).

2) Party Lists–The mix that iTunes makes doesn’t allow for the wild variation in style between my songs, but it’s nice to hear songs that I’ve forgotten to put into playlists. With my ripped CDs, I have over 2,000 songs in iTunes, and some of them get lost in the shuffle, so to speak.

3) Radio Charts–This is nice, to find my favorite stations and sample their on air playlists, buying the songs I like. I went instantly to Philly and 88.5 WXPN, and it was right there.

Nice. And still .99 per song.