This Just In: The Internet Really Likes Radiohead

Oct 18th, 2007 // 4 Comments

inrainbowssssss.jpgOn the “official” album charts this week, Kid Rock kicked and punched his way to No. 1. But Radiohead’s In Rainbows, which allegedly moved 1.2 million copies in its first week on e-shelves, is steamrolling the charts both in the hearts of burn-the-music-industry-down nerds and on the music-networking Web site last.fm:

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To compare, the No. 11 song, “Stronger” by Kanye West, garnered 49,293 plays from 20,402 listeners in that time period. Vampire Weekend and Black Kids–this is what you, as new Internet darlings, have to measure up to! Can you handle it?

Top Track Charts [last.fm]
“In Rainbows” Tops Virtual Charts [Ateaseweb, via RS]

  1. mike a

    In the words of Kid Rock, “I got rich offa keepin’ it real/While you Radioheads were reinventing the wheel.” At the time, I thought this couplet described two parallel worlds; now I’m even more certain.

  2. relaxing

    I love the way the chart order is the same as the album track order!

    With each listen, several thousand people didn’t feel like going on to the next track.

  3. Laurrel

    ” Radiohead – All I Need
    Up 41,620%”

    ” Radiohead – Bodysnatchers
    Up 31,199%”

    etc.

  4. Laurrel

    That was in: “Top track movers for the week of 7 Oct 2007:”

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