This is the second in a set of three end-of-year music stats posts. I published my top songs yesterday and will publish my top albums tomorrow. I keep track of every track and podcast episode I listen to on Itunes, my Ipods, Spotify, and Rdio (R.I.P.) by way of Last.fm scrobbling. If you don’t have all your platforms connected to Last.fm, then you’re doing it wrong. 

2015 Top Artists II

Below are my top artists for 2015 paired with the song that I listened to the most by each artist.

*If we discount PBS Newshour, Taylor Swift falls into tenth place. 

*Yes, I know how unfortunate that headdress choice is for Nicki in the above image. 

1. Nicki Minaj

Top Song: “Get on Your Knees” ft. Ariana Grande

2. PBS Newshour

Apparently I listened to “Inside Obama’s Middle Class Tax Plan” four times…such good stuff.

obama pbs

3. Marina & the Diamonds

Top Song Tie: “I’m a Ruin” and “Forget”

4. Britney Spears

Top Song: “Hold it Against Me”

5. Ellie Goulding

Top Song: “Lights”

6. Beyonce

Top Song: “7/11”

7. Florence + the Machine

Top Song: “What Kind of Man”

8. Rihanna

Top Song: “Where Have You Been”

9. Lady Gaga

Top Song: “Sexxx Dreams”

10. The Weeknd

Top Song: “The Hills”

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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