🎧Songs I Listened To The Most in 2016🎧

At the end of 2014 and again in 2015, Spotify put together personalized infographics illustrating a user's listening history for the year with statistics like the number of minutes or hours listened, top 5 songs listened to, top 5 artists listened to, top 5 genres listened to and the number of tracks listened to. Here's what my 2014 year end report card looked like:
In case you're wondering why Audionova was number 1, I know someone in the band. And you can see Prince right there at number 3 on my Top 5 Artists because his catalog was still in Spotify's library back then; he pulled his music from all streaming services EXCEPT Tidal on July 1, 2015, so I simply added all of his music via Local Files from my digital library and continue listening unabated - the only difference was no one was getting paid while I listened. For those wondering how many hours or days 29,591 minutes is equal to, the answers are 493 hours or 20½ days. Now onto 2015:
Without even trying, I upped my listening by 133 hours and switched my listening allegiance to Queen's catalog (though in truth Prince remained my number 1 listen) and "Stay A Little Longer" by the Brothers Johnson. Dad's passing in May 2015 put a hard stop to my music listening for about two weeks - it was just too difficult, too painful as every single song reminded me of him so rides with Mom during that time were unnaturally quiet which was a shame because Dad had installed a new stereo in his truck only a week before his fatal heart attack. But the music eventually came to my salvation and I was back on board with Spotify full-time. And for 2016, Spotify offers this on their stand-alone player:
But let me zoom in:
It's a little disappointing to a numbers and stats freak like myself and the Spotify forums are rife with disappointed users complaining about the lack of specific stats. The two things that almost everyone seems to agree on is that the Top Songs 2016 playlist is an accurate representation of the songs they listened to (minus Local File imports like Prince, Taylor Swift, Peter Gabriel, Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Bob Seger) and it is in order from most-played to less most-played, with each playlist containing 101 songs. Before we get to my own Top Songs 2016 playlist, there was a pleasant surprise this year from last.fm of all places. For the first time, they offered a series of year-end graphics based on scrobbles from January 1, 2016, through "December 2016". My issues with last.fm are relatively minor (no widget for The Hideaway, inability to scrobble Spotify offline listening, failure to group all instances of a particular song despite multiple sources - the last two lead to less than comprehensive numbers) and it was kind of cool to see my report anyway and see how it stacked up to the three fellow bloggers I follow on last.fm. Click HERE to see my year in music on last.fm. Here's a small taste of the graphical goodness:
For the chart below, I've listed my Spotify Top Songs 2016 in countdown order from 101 to 1 and also looked up each song's ranking on my last.fm year-end report within the Top 1000. The numbers are wildly off and part of the reason is the aforementioned inability of the scrobbling technology to detect identical songs even though they are played from different albums - nearly thirty songs are represented on the last.fm rundown two, three, four or even five times. But I digress. Here are the 101 Songs I listened to the most within Spotify's massive library:
rankMy Most Listened To Tracks in 2016 (1/1/16-12-1-16)
106101You Can't Change ThatRaydio1979
357100December 1963 [Oh What A Night!]Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons1976
97899Just Can't Get EnoughDepeche Mode1981
98You're So VainCarly Simon1972
36497Do YaElectric Light Orchestra1976
16096Radar GunThe Bottle Rockets1995
4995Know Your RightsThe Clash1982
20394Dancing In The StreetVan Halen1982
14893Love Removal MachineThe Cult1987
6792Can't Hold UsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton2012
92891I Wanna Be SedatedRamones1978
14589Let Your Love FlowThe Bellamy Brothers1976
10288Tube Snake BoogieZZ Top1981
27987Stay With MeFaces1971
4186Walk All over YouAC/DC1979
32085Alone Too LongDaryl Hall & John Oates1975
2984Everybody Wants YouBilly Squier1982
66983Bennie And The JetsElton John1973
4782Find Another FoolQuarterflash1981
69481Call MeBlondie1980
2680The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzy1976
12579Every Time I Think Of YouThe Babys1978
17478The ReflexDuran Duran1983
6677Call the DoctorAustin Lucas feat. Cory Branan2016
376China GroveThe Doobie Brothers1973
5275Lights Come OnLights Come On2016
10474Walk This WayAerosmith1975
5473Listen To What The Man SaidWings1975
4872Hang FireThe Rolling Stones1981
1671The FighterKeith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood2016
19970Burn It To The GroundNickelback2008
7269Don't ChangeINXS1982
24468London CallingThe Clash1979
67FameDavid Bowie1975

66Lost In MusicSister Sledge1979
7065Does Your Mother KnowABBA1979
17264The Edge of HeavenWham!1984
3763RhiannonFleetwood Mac1975
24062Kiss You All OverExile1978
3861S.O.B.Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats2015
27860StayRihanna feat. Mikky Ekko2012
1859You're Only LonelyJD Souther1979
8058Here Comes the NightNick Gilder1978
2157Clean My WoundsCorrosion Of Conformity1994
2356Pump It UpElvis Costello & The Attractions1978
1755TragedyBee Gees1979
13154Girl CrushLittle Big Town2015
53The ForceLettuce2015
29752Turn To StoneJoe Walsh1972
4651Don't You Write Her OffMcGuinn, Clark & Hillman1979
8450JaneJefferson Starship1979
3449Kids In AmericaKim Wilde1981
1348Cat People (Putting Out Fire)David Bowie1983
7747Girl U WantDEVO1980
30346When You Say Nothing At AllAlison Krauss and The Union Station1994
7545Georgy Porgy (disco version)Toto feat. Cheryl Lynn1978
26344Rock 'N' Roll High SchoolRamones1979
46043Little StereoTeddybears feat. Daddy Boastin'2005
2842Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin1969
10541We Are The PeopleEmpire of the Sun2009
20940Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)The Rolling Stones1973
16139RenegadesX Ambassadors2015
3138HushKula Shaker1997
53937Side To SideAriana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj2016
236Dani CaliforniaRed Hot Chili Peppers2006
1435Good Girls Don'tThe Knack1979
8534La GrangeZZ Top1973
5033Let Me Love YouDJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber2016
31532Adventure Of A LifetimeColdplay2015
5531Malaguena SalerosaChingon2003
3230I Want You to Want Me (live)Cheap Trick1978
10129The VisitorsABBA1981
1028Prime TimeThe Tubes1981
727Holy CommotionPretenders2016
5826Stressed OutTwenty One Pilots2015
59825Whiskey LullabyBrad Paisley feat. Alison Krauss2003
4524Crazy On YouHeart1975
823The House That Built MeMiranda Lambert2009
27621Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)Simple Minds1982
2520Sorry (Latino Remix)Justin Bieber feat. J Balvin2015
5119Levels (Skrillex Remix)Avicii2011
6018Talk TalkTalk Talk1982
37317Electric WorryClutch2007
3016Head Over BootsJon Pardi2016
8115Hot Summer NightsNight1979
4314Black MagicLittle Mix2015
2013Children Of The SunBilly Thorpe1979
1212Undercover (Of The Night)The Rolling Stones1983
3911Tennessee WhiskeyChris Stapleton2015
6210Theme From S.W.A.T.Rhythm Heritage1976
369Mama Can't Buy You LoveElton John1979
158Take the First StepBrandon Hixson2016
67Shoot to ThrillAC/DC1980
46Rock and Roll Love LetterBay City Rollers1976
55Sail (Unlimited Gravity Remix)AWOLNATION2012
114Stay A Little LongerBrothers Osborne2015
1033Unstoppable (Original Mix)Revolvr & Genisis feat. SPLITBREED2014
32I Need Never Get OldNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats2015

My sincere thanks to all my viewers, commenters, and friends for helping me survive 2016.

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