PLAYLISTICLE: What I've Listened To The Most in 2016 - So Far

Once July rolls around, everyone with something to say publishes their Best Of and Worst Of lists for the year - so far. Here at The Hideaway, we're just gonna check my last.fm page and see what my most scrobbled songs were from January 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016. Exactly eighty songs were played five times or more during that period, making for a quick and easy countdown. For the record, only two songs from 2016 have made the cut and the average year of Hideaway Top 80 of 2016 - SO FAR is 1985 which is a bit misleading. The median year is 1979 which is much more like it. You may recall that we have counted down my 100 Favorite Songs each from 1973, 1976, 1979 and 1982 so far this year so the majority of my listening has been from those four years for research. Anything for you, dear viewers.
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80Austin Lucas feat. Cory Branan — Call the Doctor2016
79The Jones Girls — You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else1979
78Hall & Oates — Wait For Me1979
77Genesis feat. Splitbreed — Unstoppable (Original Mix)2014
76War — The Cisco Kid1972
75Thin Lizzy — The Boys Are Back in Town1976
74Rainbow — Since You Been Gone1979
73Wings — Silly Love Songs1976
72Cheap Trick — She's Tight1982
71Bay City Rollers — Rock and Roll Love Letter1976
70Bad Company — Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy1979
69Dr. John — Right Place Wrong Time1973
68X Ambassadors — Renegades2015
67Elvis Costello & The Attractions — Pump It Up1978
66M — Pop Muzik1979
65Starbuck — Moonlight Feels Right1976
64Journey — Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'1979
63Paul Simon — Loves Me Like a Rock1973
62The Psychedelic Furs — Love My Way1982
61Dazz Band — Let It Whip1982
60Divine — Lately1998
59ZZ Top — La Grange1973
58Ramones — I Wanna Live1987
57The Rolling Stones — Hang Fire1982
56The Knack — Good Girls Don't1979
55Gerry Rafferty — Get It Right Next Time1979
54Kraftwerk — Geiger Counter1976
53Billy Squier — Everybody Wants You1982
52The Babys — Every Time I Think Of You1979
51Stevie Nicks — Edge of Seventeen1982
50Sniff 'n' the Tears — Driver's Seat1979
49Michael Jackson — Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough1979
48Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry — Don't Fight It1982
47INXS — Don't Change1982
46G.Q. — Disco Nights (Rock Freak)1979
45Foreigner — Dirty White Boy1978
44Thin Lizzy — Cowboy Song1976
43Little Mix — Black Magic2015
42Patti Smith — Because the Night1978
41Rough Trade — All Touch1981
40The Four Tops — Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)1973
39The Kinks — You Really Got Me1964
38Raydio — You Can't Change That1979
37Moving Pictures — What About Me?1982
36Empire of the Sun — We Are the People2008
35ZZ Top — Tube Snake Boogie1981
34Steve Miller Band — The Joker1973
33Brothers Osborne — Stay A Little Longer2015
32Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats — S.O.B.2015
31Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From1976
30Fleetwood Mac — Rhiannon1976
29Styx — Renegade1979
28Kraftwerk — Radioactivity1976
27Eddie Money — Maybe I'm a Fool1979
26Haircut 100 — Love Plus One1982
25Jefferson Starship — Jane1979
24Cheap Trick — I Want You To Want Me (live)1979
23Night — Hot Summer Nights1979
22Nick Gilder — Here Comes the Night1978
21Quarterflash — Find Another Fool1981
20ABBA — Does Your Mother Know1979
1938 Special — Caught Up in You1982
18Keith Urban — The Fighter2016
17Hall & Oates — Maneater1982
16John Newman — Love Me Again2013
15Wings — Listen To What The Man Said1975
14John Newman — Come and Get It2015
13Billy Thorpe — Children Of The Sun1979
12Cal Smith — The Lord Knows I'm Drinking1972
11Miranda Lambert — The House That Built Me2010
10AWOLNATION — Sail (Unlimited Gravity Remix)2011
9Elton John — Mama Can't Buy You Love1979
8Kim Wilde — Kids in America1981
7Bigbang — BANG BANG BANG2015
6The Motors — Airport1978
5J.D. Souther — You're Only Lonely1979
4Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats — I Need Never Get Old2015
3Bee Gees — Tragedy1979
2The Tubes — Prime Time1979
1Boston — I Had a Good Time2002

Further examination of the data reveals I have listened to 1358 unique artists, 2449 unique albums, and 3379 unique songs during the first six months of 2016. Admittedly, my music listening was severely curtailed in April, May and even June but I have since gotten back into the groove as it were with more than a little help from my friends Mark, Martin, Adam, Richie and Jeff, as well as my lovely and supportive partner for life, my rock that lets me roll. Regrettably, every single song I listened to on my two recent epic road trips were not scrobbled as I was offline the entire time. That's over 3100 miles and nearly 50 hours of tunes, people - approximately 700 songs!

For the ultra elite super stalkerish curious amongst you, here's the link to my most played albums during the first six months of 2016.


  1. Herc, impressive. A bulk of my first half of 2016 listening would have to be devoted to Prince music (and a good bit of Bowie before that). I have not been listening to a ton of late though - trying to get out more and enjoy some of the summer sun.

    1. I don't know about impressive but I enjoy looking at the data and thought maybe someone else would too.

      You inadvertantly brought up the shortcomings of last.fm's scrobbling app: it doesn't scrobble from CDs or vinyl albums I listen to nor the HD music I enjoy from apps on my IOS devices.

      When Bowie passed, I listened to his entire discography, disc by disc, all the way through. I still don't "get" Black Star though and maybe I never will. None of those plays were scrobbled.

      When my father in law quickly took a turn for the worse in early April, I began listening at absurdly high volumes to the first four Ramones albums in their paradoxical HD glory via the Onkyo HF Player app as I commuted the 15 minutes to and from his house every day in The Blueberry. I yelled and screamed along but registered no scrobbles.

      With the passing of Prince, I completely disconnected from the interent for a few weeks and added his first eight albums in HD to the HF Player library while also enjoying the rest of his discography via ALAC from the same app.

      You don't listen to music while outdoors enjoying the Summer? I can't imagine taking my walks without music, grilling without music, swimming without music playing or just chilling under the stars without music but more power to you my man.