I’ve listened to 100,000 songs and podcasts since October 20, 2010. This is the first in a set of three music stats posts celebrating these 100,000 Scrobbles on LastFm. Going with songs first, followed by top artists, then top albums. Since October 20, 2010, I have kept track of every track and podcast episode I’ve listened to on Itunes, my Ipods, Spotify, and Rdio (R.I.P.), YouTube, etc. by way of Last.fm scrobbling. If you don’t have all your platforms connected to Last.fm, then you’re doing it wrong. The following are my most listened to songs thus far:

1. Foster the People: “Call It What You Want” (109 Scrobbles)

“Yeah we’re locked up in ideas
We like to label everything
Well I’m just gonna do here what I gotta do here
‘Cause I gotta keep myself free”

2. The Naked and Famous: “Punching in a Dream” (108 Scrobbles)

“If it falls apart I would surely wake it
Bright lights turn me clean
This is worse than it seems”


3. Florence + the Machine: “Only if for a Night” (103 Scrobbles)

“And the grass was so green against my new clothes
And I did cartwheels in your honour
Dancing on tiptoes
My own secret ceremonials
Before the service began
In the graveyard doing handstands

And I heard your voice
As clear as day
And you told me I should concentrate
It was all so strange
And so surreal
That a ghost should be so practical
Only if for a night”


4. The Weeknd: “The Hills” (103 Scrobbles)

“When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, yeah”

5. Marina and the Diamonds: “I Am Not a Robot” (98 Scrobbles)

“It’s okay to say you’ve got a weak spot
You don’t always have to be on top”

6. Mumford & Sons: “Winter Winds” (98 Scrobbles)

“And my head told my heart
Let love grow
But my heart told my head
This time no
This time no”

7. Phoenix: “Lasso” (95 Scrobbles)

“Forever is a long long time
When you lost your way
Trying to follow your ideal
Oh sorry but your so-called life
It is such a waste”

8. Two Door Cinema Club: “I Can Talk” (93 Scrobbles)

“A longer sentence brings no more
Than one that I had said before
It’s hard to compromise when I see through your eyes
It’s just a common view, I guess it’s lost on you”

9. Miike Snow: “Animal” (92 Scrobbles)

“In your eyes I see the eyes of somebody of who could be strong
Tell me if I’m wrong
And now I’m pulling your disguise up
Are you free or are you tied up”

10. Lana Del Rey: “National Anthem” (91 Scrobbles)

“Money is the anthem of success
So put on mascara, and your party dress”


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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