PLAYLISTICLE - What I Listened To The Most In 2015 - HERC's Year in Review - Part 1 of 3

This isn't one of those year-end favorite album or singles lists full of albums and singles you've never heard of. This is an actual accounting of what I actually listened to in 2015 - more or less* - as tracked by the last.fm scrobbler app. I wrote about my rekindled interest in last.fm back in March - after letting my account lay dormant for nearly six years since I initially signed up in 2006. I didn't jump back on the bandwagon for last.fm's social or music discovery aspects but rather for it's keeping track of what I listen to so I can better understand what exactly my favorite songs, albums, and artists are by how many times I listened to them throughout the past 365 days. Plus you know how much I love analyzing numbers and making lists. I will not mention that the goobers at last.fm have revamped the site this year with seemingly good intentions yet removed a lot of functionality and reporting without adding any value, at least for this user. Still, it does what it needs to do (scrobble songs) so it's all good. Here is the bottom 40 of my 103 Most Scrobbled Songs from the past 365 days, representing the specific period from 12/7/14 through 12/6/15. Surprised myself for sure with some of the songs while missing others and also definitely noticed a few songs in need of more listens going forward. Click on song titles to listen.

#song titleartistyear
103Girl, Cut It Out (Extended Mix)Roger1984
102Climb To LovePróxima Parada2014
101Don't Call it Love - 12" versionZero 72013
100Stars On 45 - Original Single VersionStars On 451981
99(Ghost) Riders In The SkyThe Outlaws1980
98You Don't Own MeGrace2015
97Cool for the SummerDemi Lovato2015
96DelilahFlorence + the Machine2015
95Marvin GayeCharlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor2015
94Want to Want MeJason Derülo2015
93All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Extended Dance Remix)Don Henley1985
92BoondocksLittle Big Town2005
91Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Slow)Neil Sedaka1975
90WaitThe Jacksons1984
89You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody ElseThe Jones Girls1979
88Gimme Gimme Gimme (w/ Patti Austin)Narada Michael Walden1985
87Ooh ChildValerie Carter1977
86Kiss and Say GoodbyeThe Manhattans1976
85I Want You BackThe Jackson 51969
84Turning JapaneseThe Vapors1980
83The VisitorsABBA1981
82Fooled Around And Fell In LoveElvin Bishop1976
81Ah! Leah!Donnie Iris1980
80Oh, Pretty WomanRoy Orbison1964
79Love Is AliveGary Wright1976
78Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'Journey1979
77My LovePaul McCartney1973
75Ain't Even Done With The NightJohn Mellencamp1980
74Dancing in the StreetVan Halen1982
73Key LargoBertie Higgins1981
71Simple ManLynyrd Skynyrd1973
70Grazing In The GrassHugh Masekela1968
69Just Another DayOingo Boingo1985
68He Stopped Loving Her TodayGeorge Jones1980
67Always and ForeverHeatwave1977
66Keep Yourself Alive (long lost retake)Queen1973
65Wreck Of The Edmund FitzgeraldGordon Lightfoot1976
64Rock This TownStray Cats1981
  • Curious what jb, radio DJ and author of the highly-regarded The Hits Keep On Comin' blog, has been listening to over the past nine years?  See the entire list of almost 150,000 songs HERE
  • See what Matt Hinrichs aka Scrubbles, curator of the magnificent series of Spotify playlists called Outside The Top 40 (among many others) has been listening to over the past eleven years HERE
  • I am proud to call DJ Richie Powell a friend of mine. Not only is he a contributor here at The Hideaway, he's also one of the best audio archivists around, currently sharing pristine vinyl rips from his personal collection on his site. In a little over four years, Richie has scrobbled almost 79,000 songs - check them all out HERE.
* = Actually, less. Regrettably, any music I listened to on my portable Apple devices, including all of the music I listened to in my car via Bluetooth was not scrobbled.  Also, no Beatles songs are listed - before their albums were added to Spotify on Christmas Eve 2015, I listened to my 24 Bit hi-resolution Beatles files exclusively on the Onkyo HF app on my iPad Air.

1 comment:

  1. What a very interesting beginning of a list. I cannot wait to see the rest of this. What an excellent idea for a year-end wrap up.