The number of songs that can be stored on a 16GB iPod Touch depends on the quality, length, and file format of each song. A 16 GB iPod, according to EveryiPod.com, can carry roughly 3,500 songs.
Longer songs take up more room on the iPod, which means fewer music will fit. Higher-quality tracks sound better, but they take up more storage space. The average MP3 music is roughly 3.5 gigabytes, according to FileCatalyst.com. A 16 gigabyte iPod Touch will carry more than 4,571 tracks at this size, as 16 gigabytes is around 16,000 megabytes.