Correcting the play count

Ok, you can tell I'm new at this, so I have a stupid question. I just added 3 songs from my computer to my library. I have noticed that the play count is not updating on these songs, is there a way to set it?

Play counts will increment after the song ENDS. So starting the song won't do it. To test, play a song all the way through or play it and slide the slider over the end and just let the last few seconds play. When it is done, it should increment.
Oh, and I am assuming you are talking about in iTunes or do you mean when you play it in the iPod?

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