I’ve listened to 150,000 songs and podcasts since October 20, 2010. This is the first in a set of three music stats posts celebrating these 150,000 Scrobbles on LastFm. Going with songs first, followed by top artists, then top albums. Since October 20, 2010, I have kept track of nearly 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 over the past nine and half years:

1. “I Am Not a Robot” – MARINA (née Marina & the Diamonds) (167 Scrobbles)

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

2. “Call It What You Want” – Foster the People (128 Scrobbles)

“You’ve taken your words and you take your judgments
And stick them onto everything
If it don’t conform to what you were born into,
Then you run the other way
You say, “now what’s your style and who do you listen to?” who cares?
Well that rat race ladder-climbing fake-face smile’s got nothing on me”

3. “Only If For a Night”- Florence + the Machine (126 Scrobbles)

“And the only solution was to stand and fight
And my body was bruised and I was set alight
But you came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning, you’re the only light
Only if for a night”

4. “This is What Makes Us Girls” – Lana Del Rey (115 Scrobbles)

“Yo, we used to go break into the hotel
Glimmering, we’d swim
Running from the cops in our black bikini tops
Screaming, “Get us while we’re hot, get us while we’re hot”
(C’mon, take a shot)”

5. “What Kind of Man” – Florence + the Machine (113 Scrobbles)

“To let me dangle at a cruel angle
Oh, my feet don’t touch the floor
Sometimes you’re half in and then you’re half out
But you never close the door”

6. “Punching in a Dream” – The Naked and the Famous (111 Scrobbles)

“Wait, I don’t ever want to be here
Like punching in a dream breathing life into the nightmare
Wait, I don’t ever want to be here
Like punching in a dream breathing life into the nightmare”

7. “The Hills” – The Weeknd (111 Scrobbles)

“I only call you when it’s half past five
The only time that I’ll be by your side
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, yeah”

8. “National Anthem” – Lana Del Rey (106 Scrobbles)

“I sing the National Anthem
While I’m standing over your body hold you like a python
And you can’t keep your hands off me, or your pants on”

9. “No Light, No Light” – Florence + the Machine (105 Scrobbles)

“You want a revelation
You want to get it right
And it’s a conversation
I just can’t have tonight”

10. “Summertime Sadness” – Lana Del Rey (104 Scrobbles)

“Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby, you the best”

150,000 Scrobbles: Top 100 Songs Playlist:

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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