Some statistics about the music I listen to.!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few times that I absolutely love stats and my curiosity was sparked when I came across this post on tumblr. I’ve added some bits and removed others, however.

Unless stated otherwise all the following exclude podcasts and audiobooks and I’ve excluded all songs that aren’t properly tagged and as such would have technically appeared before others in the alphabetical lists. This also doesn’t include anything I listen to on my iPod as I’ve still not found a way to scrobble that for

General stats:

Number of Songs: 12769
Number of Artists: 2,883 [Some mislabelled though, so probably only about 2500. This number also includes some podcasts/audiobooks]
Number of Albums: About 900 [There are also compilations and songs I’ve added in folders]
Number of Plays: 34627 [since January 2008]
Number of loved tracks: 166 [Only started ‘loving’ tracks a few months ago though and don’t always bother]


Most Played Songs:

  • Busta Rhymes ft. Linkin Park – We made it.
  • Razorlight – Wire to Wire
  • Ludovico Einaudi – Calm [Calmo]
  • Linkin Park – Nobody’s listening [Evil Genius Remix]
  • Linkin Park – P5hng Me A*wy

First Songs Alphabetically:

  • David Arnold – “3” send [James Bond/Tomorrow Never Dies OST]
  • Garbage – #1 Crush
  • Justin Timberlake – (And she said) Take me now
  • Jennifer Lopez – (Can’t believe) This is me
  • Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t fear) The Reaper

Last Songs Alphabetically:

  • マキシマム ザ ホルモン – 絶望ビリー [It’s from the Death Note OST, link]
  • Söhne Mannheims – Zurück zu dir
  • Die Fantastischen Vier – Zu geil für diese Welt
  • Mew – Zookeeper’s Boy
  • Feisty Stevens – Zombies are inside out

Shortest Songs:

  • Xbox360 Achievement unlocked. Yes, that’s the sound that is made when unlocking an achievement on the 360! Link to MN’s blog to download.
  • In the same sense my second shortest song is the Agility Orb sound from Crackdown. Link to MN’s blog to download.] They’re both just a second long.
  • Christopher Lennertz – A losing Hand/Poker Face. They’re both four seconds long and from Gun.
  • Steven Wright – Home of Rock. This five second long song is from the Reservoir Dogs OST.

Longest Songs:

  • Vice City – VCPR [With Maurice Chavez!] – 86 minutes
  • Oasis – Better Man – 38 minutes
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast – Once more with feeling [all the songs from the musical episode] – 29 minutes
  • Christophe Beck – Buffy Season 2-5 score remix – 29 minutes
  • Dream Theater – A change of Seasons – 23 minutes


Most played Artists:

  • John Williams [1697 plays]
  • Linkin Park [1511 plays]
  • Howard Shore [1242 plays]
  • Ludovico Einaudi [494 plays]
  • Murray Gold [366 plays]
  • Hans Zimmer [366 plays]

First Artists Alphabetically:

  • !!! [Not made up! link]
  • (The Real) Tuesday Weld
  • *NSYNC
  • 10Cc
  • 12 Volt Sex

Last Artists Alphabetically:

  • マキシマム ザ ホルモン [It’s from the Death Note OST, link]
  • ZZ Top
  • The Zutons
  • Z-Trip ft. Chester Bennington
  • Zookeeper


Most Recently Added Albums:

  • Duffy – Rockferry [Special Edition songs]
  • Amanda Palmer – Who killed Amanda Palmer
  • Jimi Hendrix – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Halo Wars OST
  • Santogold – Santogold
  • The Killers – Day and Age
  • Noisettes – What’s the time Mr Wolf
  • Katy Perry – One of the boys
  • Atonement OST
  • Weeds Season 3 OST

First Albums Alphabetically:

  • A-M Classical [Classical compilation]
  • Oasis – (What’s the story) Morning Glory
  • Britney Spears – …baby one more time
  • The Beatles – 1
  • Air – 10.000 Hz Legend

Last Albums Alphabetically:

  • Xavier Naidoo – Zwischenspiel [Alles für den Herrn]
  • Söhne Mannheims – Zion
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Yours truly, Angry mob
  • John Barry – You only live twice [James Bond OST]
  • Stereophonics – You gotta go there to come back

Songs listened to:

And finally, these are the songs I’ve listened to whilst writing this blog post. Quite a few, I hear you say? Well, if you knew how long a short post takes me to write and post you could imagine how long a long one takes, especially if I have to look things up!

  • Duffy – Fool for you.
  • Fort Minor – Kenji
  • Dirty Pretty Things – Bang Bang You’re Dead
  • Panic Ensemble – spring in your heart
  • Amy Macdonald – Mr. Rock And Roll
  • Buddy Holly – Rave On
  • Jack Penate – Have I Been A Fool
  • Girls in Hawaii – This farm will end up in fire
  • The Future Sound of London – Omnipresence
  • James Horner – Leaving Port [Titanic OST]
  • N’Sync – Tearin’ up my heart
  • Lift – Even if [it’s love]
  • Avril Lavigne – How does it feel
  • Jean Martinon – Orchestre De Paris – Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Glenn Miller – Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Darkness – Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  • Arctic Monkeys – Leave Before the Lights Come On
  • Sia – Breathe Me (Four Tet remix)
  • Murray Gold – Rose’s Theme
  • Dario Marianelli – Elegy for Dunkirk
  • Linkin Park – Hunger Strike (Live From Projekt Revolution 2008)
  • Clocks – Old Valve Radio
  • Electric Six – Down at Mcdonnelzz
  • Howard Shore – Moria
  • Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
  • Zubin Mehta: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra – Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma” – 12. G.R.S.
  • Foo Fighters – Weenie Beenie
  • The Future Sound of London – Moscow (remix)
  • Rhett Miller – Our Love
  • Zero 7 – Today
  • Norah Jones – The Long Day Is Over
  • Lemon Demon – The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
  • The Verve – I see houses
  • The Cat Empire – Bugaloo
  • Echobelly – Mouth Almighty
  • Elf Power – Paralyzed
  • Howard Shore, Emiliana Torrini – ”Long Ways To Go Yet”
  • Ray Charles – I got a woman
  • Prokofiev – Romeo and Julia – The people continue to make merry
  • Dido – Let’s do the things we normally do

I might write a post on how my listening behaviour has changed over the last years soon..


  1. bukolae
    Posted March 8, 2009 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Nice song collection. I see that you’re also a fan of Linkin Park ;)

  2. Posted March 8, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Oh yes, definitely! They’re brilliant and I’m really looking forward to their new album, even though I didn’t like ‘Minutes to Midnight’ all that much.

  3. Posted March 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I love stats and music too, so I especially enjoyed this post. I think a post about changing listening habits would be very interesting. Have your tastes changed at all too?

    Good stuff, Cat!

  4. Posted March 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    They have and I am writing up a post on that meaning it’ll be posted whenever! ;)

    But it should be sooner rather than later as I am curious myself and I’ll be digging through old diaries and the like.

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