I Listen to Music - Projects

I have a relationship with music, possibly related to whatever is going on in my brain, where I thrash a particular song or small number of songs and then don't lkisten at all for months and months. LastFM asks me to set an obsession. I think I've obessed over a very small number of songs. This is them.

16,661
Tracks played
Tracks played all time is a difficult number

LastFM reports I have scrobbled a different number of tracks than I have in my database from their API. I will go with the data I have

954
Unique Artists
A number of Artists have been played

I bet the distribution of artists is skewed to a very small number that I have played a lot and a large numebr I have played once. Will eventually find a way to figure that out.

Top 30 Artists by Scrobble Count
Artist Scrobbles
Trinity Roots793
Tears for Fears764
Breaks Co-Op597
Roxy Music524
Public Image Ltd.515
Thompson Twins485
Simply Red386
Icehouse343
Seal335
Bryan Ferry302
Gotan Project248
Strawpeople226
INXS221
Nils Frahm213
Paul Simon208
Fat Freddy's Drop192
Kristian Benton185
Dire Straits174
Lemon Jelly171
The Waterboys165
Nik Kershaw160
Simple Minds157
U2154
Emancipator149
The 1975147
Zero 7140
Stereophonics123
Talk Talk114
Deacon Blue113
Phil Collins109

17
Life is a Rollercoaster
The number of times I have played Life is a Rollercoaster by Ronan Keating

Everyone is allowed a guilty pleasure that you don't admit to everyone. Mine is this. But only played 17 times since records began in 2006

Top 30 Songs by Scrobble Count
Song Scrobbles
More Than This, Roxy Music92
Don't Stop the Dance, Bryan Ferry85
Avalon, Roxy Music82
Fade to Grey, Visage77
Greenland, Emancipator75
Fade Into You, Mazzy Star75
Need You Tonite, Mylo74
The Otherside, Breaks Co-Op74
Real Gone Kid, Deacon Blue74
Same Old Scene, Roxy Music74
Spirit Alive (Wandabaa Murrun), Kristian Benton71
Holding Back the Years - 2008 Remaster, Simply Red68
Bohannon, Fat Freddy's Drop68
One Day, Opshop67
Somebody Else, The 197567
Do You Still Love Me?, Ryan Adams65
The Whole of the Moon - 2004 Remaster, The Waterboys63
Egos, Trinity Roots61
Handbags and Gladrags, Stereophonics61
Woman in Chains, Tears for Fears60
Two Thousand And Seventeen, Four Tet60
Sunrise, Simply Red59
Beautiful Girl, INXS58
Ramblin' Man, Lemon Jelly54
True, Trinity Roots54
Ordinary World, Duran Duran53
Sleepyhead, Passion Pit52
Beautiful People, Trinity Roots52
Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me) - 2014 Remaster, Steve Harley52
Fade Out Lines - Marcapasos Remix, The Avener51
515
Public Image Ltd Scrobbles
I played Public Image Ltd all weekend once

I like a very small part of a single song by Public Image Ltd. Their song Rise is a little catchy in parts and garbage, in my view, for the rest of it. I don't care much for any of their other work, it's not my bag

Some how, one weekend, I played Rise to get my fix of the bit that I quite like and then appear to have left Spotify playing their entire back catalogue after changing the amp source to something else. Thus rocketing them to my 5th most listened to artist even though I hate all but about 3 minutes of their entire work.

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