Our 13th Anniversary!

It's our 13th anniversary!Today is our 13th anniversary! Isn’t that something? We’ve been working in the mobile (and desktop) app game since 1997. And in an industry that changes so often – especially in recent years – we’re very happy to still be here, doing what we love and making software that we’re proud of.

Of course, we know we would never have made it this far without you: our loyal customers, reviewers, friends, colleagues, supporters, partners, beta testers – everyone who has helped us out over the last 13 years, and kept us moving forward. We couldn’t have done this without you, and while we’ll never be able to thank you enough, I’ll put this in all caps so you can tell I’m really serious: THANK YOU!!

You know, some people say that 13 is an unlucky number – but that’s not always the case, especially not today! Hit the jump for some fun factoids about our new favorite number. And did someone say contest? Because we want to celebrate with you and give away some cool prizes.

13 doesn’t always have to mean bad luck – I know someone whose favorite number is 13. After a little bit of digging, I found out some interesting things (okay, granted this is from Wikipedia, but I’m going to assume it’s all roughly true):

  • Some buildings don’t have a 13th floor thanks to superstition (this one I knew – I stayed in a hotel once where the elevator buttons went from 12 to 14!)
  • No driver in Formula One racing has had a 13 on their car since 1976 – I wonder if the 13 car had a bad accident that year?
  • There are 13 cards in a suit
  • Friday the 13th is my favorite horror movie series. Well, right behind Nightmare on Elm Street. Okay, and Evil Dead. So never mind, it’s my third favorite (alright, that’s not on Wikipedia – just wanted to make sure you’re paying attention)
  • Here’s the one I found most interesting: The Apollo 13 mission was launched on April 11, 1970 at 13:13 CST and the explosion happened on April 13th. Lots of 13′s in that instance
  • And this one isn’t from the Wikipedia page either, but Ellen read it while looking up info about the number 13, and it’s another weird little fact so I wanted to share: Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names

So you see? 13 is a complex and interesting number, and not necessarily always bad luck. And now that the lesson is over, let’s move forward to our:

REALLY AWESOME ANNIVERSARY CONTEST

Do you think it’ll have something to do with the number 13? If you’ve picked up on that theme, then you’re absolutely right. It’s pretty simple to enter, all I need is an answer to this question:

Can you name a song with the word ’13′ in the lyrics?

That’s it! But it might be harder than it sounds. I’ve been trying to think for days, and have only come up with one song so far. I won’t spoil it and say the song, just in case you’re thinking it too.

So, how do you enter? Well, you can leave a comment below, of course. Or you can send us a tweet with a reply. Enter as many times as you’d like. In the event of multiple people with the same guess(es), the first person to get their reply in will be put in the random drawing.

I’ll keep this contest open until Friday morning, then I’ll dust off my ol’ contest hat and choose 13 winners . Winners of what, you ask? How about a nice hearty handshake and a great big smile from all of us to you. No good? You want stuff? Okay – each winner will get a $20 Amazon.com gift card so you can buy whatever stuff you like.

So that’s it – dig through your CDs (or shuffle through your iPods, whatever it is people do these days) and start thinking about songs with the word ’13′ in them. Good luck to everyone, and I’ll see you back here on Friday!

22 thoughts on “Our 13th Anniversary!

  1. Scott S

    Congrats on 13 years! I love your software, and even happier that you decided to make your way to Android. Here is to another 13 and beyond!

    How is this song…

    Fifty Nifty United States Lyrics
    By: Ray Charles

    …’Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;’….

  2. Allen S

    Congratulations and thank you for ListPro! Your software is one of the main reasons why I am not jumping ship from Windows Mobile to iPod Touch/iPad.

    Thirteen by The Rubyz
    “I may only be thirteen…”

  3. Rich Racicot

    Song 13 – Ataris
    13 Days – Marion Raven
    Lucky #13 – Nonpoint
    Since 13 – Boyzone
    13 Horses – Alexander Rybak
    13 Hours of Grief – Black Label Society
    13 Miles – Blink 182
    13 Ways – Esham
    Number 13 Baby – Pixies
    Conversations With My 13Year Old Self – Pink
    -also-
    Thirteen – Johnny Cash
    Thirteen – Elliot Smith
    Thirteen – Bowling For Soup
    Thirteen Years – Mystikal
    Thirteen/Crazy – Mushroomhead

  4. Lutz Meyer

    Hi,
    congrats also from me.

    German songs allowed as well ?

    There’s a group called “PURPUR”. Their latest album is called “Dreizehn” (=Thirteen). One of the songs from this album is also called “Dreizehn” (=Thirteen)

  5. Roy

    Congrats on 13 and thanks for the Android viewer. Pls add search to this next :-)

    My thirteen song:
    Blondie – Kidnapper
    “So you took that girl and you put the saddle on her
    Just thirteen”

  6. David

    There is a song named Thirteen by Big Star

    Of course there is Thirteen by Johnny Cash

    Congrats on your Bday!

  7. Adam

    Well… It appears that something else was missed…

    Ilium Software …. has … 13 letters too !

  8. Takeshi Okano

    Congratulations!
    I remember about ten years ago when you released ListPro version 2.0 for windows CE device, I received an OXFORD shirt with your log at home in Japan, because I joined on beta testing for Japanese characters.
    Among ten years, I use ListPro on Casiopear > Palm > Visor > Clie.
    But now I use iPhone.
    I’m waiting for new ListPro for iPhone and iPad.

  9. Singh

    Congrats on the 13th anniversary.

    My list of 13 songs with the word 13 in the lyrics:-
    Cold Missouri Waters by Cry Cry Cry
    Thirteen Valleys by Big Country
    Emotion No. 13 by Suicidal Tendencies
    13 Mile Goodbye By Randy Travis
    Promised Land by Elvis Presley
    Next Thing You Know by Matthew West
    Shut Down by The Beach Boys
    Thirteen at the Table by Jerry Lee Lewis
    I wanna stay alive with you by Ocean Colour Scene
    Scream by L.A. Guns
    Scream Baby Scream by Wednesday 13
    13 Days by Marion Raven
    13 Horses by Alexander Rybak

  10. Frank

    mmmmh, let’s see:

    Conversations with my 13 year old self – Pink
    13 Horses – Alexander Rybak

    Congratulations!
    Frank

  11. Peter

    Thirteen by Johnny Cash was one of the first ones I came up with, though my daughter would be disappointed for not catching the Rubyz song.

    Congratulations on 13 years!

  12. Melvyn

    Congrats!

    I think these are all unique so far:

    Chapter Thirteen by Gorefest
    V. Thirteen by Big Audio Dynamite
    Thirteen Grand by The Wrens
    Thirteen Ovens by Ativin
    Station Thirteen by Delinquent Habits
    Thirteen Angels by A Silver Mt. Zion
    Thirteen Nights by The Monkeywrench
    Thirteen Autumns And A Widow by Cradle of Filth
    Thirteen Years Theme by Alejandro Escovedo
    Thirteen by Wilco
    Thirteen by Evan Dando
    Thirteen by Danzig
    Thirteen by Ben Kweller
    Thirteen by Garbage
    Thirteen by Forward, Russia!
    Thirteen by Organized Konfusion
    Thirteen by The Human League
    Thirteen by Kind of Like Spitting
    13 Steps to Nowhere by Pantera

  13. Mark S (OZ)

    Hi
    Congratulation!!! on 13 yrs, that’s old…

    Well “Lucky 13″ by the Smashing Pumpkins from around 2001 if the number 13 is required.
    or how about “Thirteen Women” by Bill Haley from 1955 at nearly the other extreme if you need it spelling out.

    or if you want a good album Luck Thirteen by Neil Young.

    Best wishes for the Next D years, what the Hex will you come up with next?

    Sorry Mark :)

  14. ..d..ecay

    How about Death Cab For Cutie’s “Styrofoam Plates”? Here are the pertinent, excised lyrics:

    …hole in your belly.

    Thirteen years old in the suburbs of Denver

    Standing in line for Thanksgiving Dinner…

    When ARE you guys going to release ListPro for iPhone? :-D

  15. ..d..ecay

    Here are a few more:

    Tori Amos – “Secret Spell”
    Taylor Swift – “The Best Day”
    Eminem – “I’m Back”
    Ramones – “Main Man” and “When I was Young”
    Neil Young – “Time Fades Away” (This one’s really appropriate! :))
    Pink Floyd – “Nobody Home”
    Natalie Merchant – “Tell Yourself”

    Howzat?

  16. Mark S (OZ)

    To make up for the Smashing Pumpkins how about
    Jim Lauderdale “Lucky 13″
    3rd time Lucky

    Mark

  17. Kaur

    Congratulations on the anniversary.

    My list:-

    Since 13 – Ronan Keating
    Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys) – Big Country
    Sweet Thirteen – Lead Into Gold
    Got Two Again – Roger Miller
    Colony 13 – Primal Fear
    If You Like The Sound – Snow

  18. Aliaksei Papou

    Hi, well, lots of songs :-) Just one – ahh beautiful!

    (Johnny Cash)

    Bad luck wind been blowing at my back
    I was born to bring trouble to wherever
    I’m at Got the number thirteen tattooed on my neck
    When the ink starts to itch, then the black will turn to red

    I was born in the soul of misery
    Never had me a name
    They just gave me the number when I was young

    Got a long line of heartache
    I carry it well
    The list of lives
    I’ve broken reach from here to hell
    Back luck been blowing at my back
    I pray you don’t look at me, I pray I don’t look back

    I was born in the soul of misery
    Never had me a name
    They just gave me the number when I was young

    I was born in the soul of misery
    Never had me a name
    They just gave me the number when I was young
    They just gave me the number when I was young

    Although I would rather prefer to get discount for your programs than Amazon vouchers :-)

    Cheers,

    Alex

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