Today I ran across a neat page on Last.fm outlining the songs and artists that are most likely to be deleted from users’ musical histories on the site, which charts its users’ listening habits to come up with a bunch of charts that constitute a musical profile that’s then shared with the world. While the No. 1 artist who’s been deleted from peoples’ listening habits isn’t all that surprising–”[unknown],” who comes up when people don’t fill out their ID3 tags properly before giving songs a spin–and I’m wholly unsurprised by snobbier music types out there being loath to not want to share how many times they’ve listened to “Piece Of Me” and “Girlfriend” with the world, there were some eyebrow-raising inclusions on both lists. Top five on each chart after the jump.
1. Britney Spears – Piece Of Me
2. Nelly Furtado – Say It Right
3. Britney Spears – Gimme More
4. Amy Winehouse – Rehab
5. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
2. The Beatles
4. Britney Spears
5. Avril Lavigne
The Beatles? Radiohead? Do people want their charts to be “original” so badly that they’ll resort to slaughtering the most sacred cows in order for the likes of Grizzly Bear to top the charts?
More importantly, how could people not want to let the world know that they were grooving to “Say It Right”? That song is a pinnacle of tolerability as far as Nelly Furtado’s career goes!