2014 Listening Trends

Once again Scarlett had a hand in determining the year’s winners. However, sometime around June she stopped requesting Disney music all the time, allowing others a chance at the spotlight. Still, while other artists were able to take the top artist spots, I didn’t listen to any one song often enough to undermine the Disney songs taking the top spots there.


1. Alan Menken (450 listens) – THE Disney songwriter
2. Mandy Moore (332 listens) – 100% all of these are from the Tangled soundtrack
2. Five Iron Frenzy (332 listens) – I just enjoyed the heck out of FIF music this year.
4. The Beatles (329 listens) – As usual, this is a mix of me picking something different when the family’s together and just enjoying listening to it myself.
5. Anberlin (247 listens) – I had Google Music load all the albums to my phone in preparation for the concert. This means when I listen to music in the car, Anberlin is very likely to come up.
6 .I Fight Dragons (207 listens) – As I mentioned in the Q4 post, most of this is due to the new album coming out this year.
7. Donna Murphy (139 listens) – A great performance on the Tangled soundtrack.
8. Chance the Rapper (116 listens) – Many of these are from early in the year. I still really enjoy Acid Rap, but am also ready for something new.
9. “Weird Al” Yankovic (115 listens) – A new album produced most of these scrobbles. It’d be slightly higher if the Android app didn’t have a problem with the quotation marks in the artist name.
10. Childish Gambino (113 listens) – I went through as part of listening to my music in alphabetical order. It reinforced that I probably am done with him for now. Lyrically my wife can’t stand it and I shouldn’t listen to it in front of the toddler.
11. Celia Cruz (100 listens) – The Queen of Salsa.
12. Brad Kane (97 listens) – From the Aladdin soundtrack.
13. The Beach Boys (96 listens) – I continue to love Pet Sounds.
14. Billie Holiday (93 listens) – She’s so great it’s too bad she isn’t really played on many radio stations anymore.
15. Jonathan Coulton (92 listens) – Wow, didn’t realize I listened to so much JoCo.


No real comments to make here. It’s all Scarlett’s fault.

1. Mandy Moore – When Will My Life Begin (70 listens)
2. Donna Murphy – Mother Knows Best (69 listens)
3. Mandy Moore – When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 1) (64 listens)
4. Mandy Moore – When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2) (59 listens)
5. Mandy Moore – I’ve Got a Dream (53 listens)
6 .Jodi Benson – Part of Your World (51 listens)
6. Mandy Moore – I See the Light (51 listens)
6. Donna Murphy – Mother Knows Best (Reprise) (51 listens)
9. Samuel E. Wright – Under The Sea (38 listens)
10. Daughters of Triton – Daughters Of Triton (37 listens)
10. Idina Menzel – Let It Go (37 listens)
10. Kristen Bell; Santino Fontana – Love Is An Open Door (37 listens)
13. Brad Kane – One Jump Ahead (36 listens)
14. Jodi Benson – Part Of Your World (Reprise) (35 listens)
15. Josh Gad – In Summer (33 listens)

Milestone Scrobbles

75000th scrobble was Chvrches – “Gun”. 80000th was The Cardigans – “My Favorite Game.” Don’t care much for the first, but the second is a lot of fun.

Top Overall Artists

1. Fantastic Plastic Machine (3,570 listens) – No change in rank
2. Five Iron Frenzy (2,502 listens) – No change in rank
3. Anberlin (2,329 listens) – No change in rank
4. The Beatles (1,912 listens) – No change in rank
5. Relient K (1,786 listens) – No change in rank
6. “Weird Al” Yankovic (1,504 listens) – No change in rank
7. Gnarls Barkley (1,086 listens) – No change in rank
8. Fall Out Boy (1,036 listens) – No change in rank, but sure to overtake Gnarls Barkley by this time next year
9. Andrea Echeverri (893 listens) – No change in rank
10. Gwen Stefani (868 listens) – No change in rank
11. DC Talk (859 listens) – Up from
12. Tom Lehrer (851 listens) – Dropped from #11
13. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (803 listens) – No change in rank
14. I Fight Dragons (777 listens) – Came up from below the top 15 and will probably overtake CYHSY and MAYBE Tom Lehrer in the next year.
15. Lostprophets (758 listens) – Dropped from #14

Top Overall Songs

Just lie their continued appearance on the top artist list despite the fact that I nearly never listen to them, it’s crazy that CYHSY, Gnarls Barkley, and Andrea Echeverri dominate the list. However, there are some signs that this may not continue much longer.

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood (116 listens) – No change in rank
2. Fantastic Plastic Machine – Take Me To The Disco [Malibu Mix] (104 listens) – Up from
2. Jonathan Coulton – The Princess Who Saved Herself (104 listens) – Up from
4. Fantastic Plastic Machine – Steppin’ Out (102 listens) – Up from
5. Gnarls Barkley – Who Cares (97 listens) – Dropped from
6. Gnarls Barkley – Just A Thought (91 listens) – Up from #10
7. Andrea Echeverri – Quedate (85 listens) – Up from #8
7. Gnarls Barkley – The Last Time (85 listens) – No change in rank
9. Fantastic Plastic Machine – Love Is Psychedelic (82 listens) – Up from #11
9. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (82 listens) – No change in rank
11. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (81 listens) – No change in rank
12. Andrea Echeverri – Amortiguador (80 listens) – Up from #14
12. Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces (80 listens) – Drop from #11
14. Andrea Echeverri – Menos Mal (79 listens) – Up from
14. Anberlin – Audrey, Start The Revolution! (79 listens) – First time on the list!

Scrobbles at End of 2014: 83632
Total Scrobbles in 2014: 12552. Interesting, I thought I’d listened to less music than last year. Maybe I did, but I listened to more scrobbled music this year? Or maybe I just misremembered. That’s what numbers are good for.