The Stairway List (january 2012) (a.k.a. the most played tracks of all time)

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7 Ene 2012, 9:27

It is that time again and here is the updated Stairway List for 2012.

When i started this list, i thought that the most played track of all time is Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven. While is still think thats true, with decades of radio airplay and home plays on vinyl back in the day, nowadays we have a much better understanding of what people are listening to with the help of last.fm.

Since this is an all time list, there is not that much change, but Coldplay did manage to gain two places and is now right behind the ever so strong Mr. Brightside - that Killers uber-track that combines 11 million plays on last.fm now. The other Coldplay tracks manage to gain abit too. Most surprising to me was Kesha's Tik Tok, which i thought was a one hit wonder thing that would burn out fast. But she held her ground and only dipped slightly from last years position. The only new track is Lady Gaga's Alejandro, that just didn't make last years list.

To get onto this list a track had to beat Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven which clocks in at 6.633.312 plays today - and 42 tracks managed to do that, so here they are: the most played tracks of all time on last.fm.

1) (1 on last list) The Killers - Mr. Brightside (11.122.223 plays / 1,68 stairways)

2) (4) Coldplay - Viva la Vida (10.484.553 / 1,58)

3) (2) Muse - Supermassive Black Hole (10.481.734 / 1,58)

4) (3) Lady Gaga - Poker Face (10.386.484 / 1,57)
5) (5) Oasis - Wonderwall (10.265.689 / 1,55)

6) (6) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (9.910.940 / 1,49)
7) (9) Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (9.527.880 / 1,44)
8) (10) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (9.514.036 / 1,43)
9) (8) MGMT - Kids (9.472.198 / 1,43)

10) (7) Muse - Starlight (9.320.754 / 1,41)
11) (13) Coldplay - The Scientist (8.843.434 / 1,33)
12) (12) Radiohead - Karma Police (8.760.586 / 1,32)
13) (15) Coldplay - Fix You (8.469.226 / 1,28)
14) (11) Muse - Time Is Running Out (8.390.278 / 1,26)
15) (16) Coldplay - Clocks (8.355.326 / 1,26)
16) (14) The Killers - Somebody Told Me (8.306.788 / 1,25)
17) (22) Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (8.218.536 / 1,24)
18) (17) MGMT - Time to Pretend (8.186.367 / 1,23)
19) (18) Muse - Hysteria (7.910.715 / 1,19)

20) (28) Nirvana - Come as You Are (7.819.965 / 1,18)
21) (20) Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark (7.810.262 / 1,18)
22) (21) Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (7.783.741 / 1,17)
23) (24) Paramore - Misery Business (7.728.151 / 1,17)
24) (27) Coldplay - Yellow (7.724.551 / 1,16)
25) (26) Radiohead - Creep (7.688.951 / 1,16)
26) (19) The Killers - When You Were Young (7.662.455 / 1,16)
27) (30) MGMT - Electric Feel (7.479.902 / 1,13)
28) (25) Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (7.465.785 / 1,13)
29) (34) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (7.357.094 / 1,11)

30) (31) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (7.311.194 / 1,10)
31) (23) The Postal Service - Such Great Heights (7.299.721 / 1,10)
32) (29) The Fray - How to Save a Life (7.110.286 / 1,07)
33) (32) Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (7.055.590 / 1,06)
34) (33) Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (7.026.907 / 1,06)
35) (39) Ke$ha - TiK ToK (7.012.823 / 1,06)
36) (47) Lady Gaga - Alejandro (6.936.427 / 1,05)
37) (38) Radiohead - Paranoid Android (6.861.548 / 1,03)
38) (41) 30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill (6.766.471 / 1,02)
39) (35) Radiohead - 15 Step (6.748.672 / 1,02)

40) (36) Muse - Knights of Cydonia (6.718.162 / 1,01)
41) (37) Radiohead - All I Need (6.699.794 / 1,01)
42) (49) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside (6.645.683 / 1,00)
43) (45) Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (6.633.312 / 1,00)

I started this list in mid 2007 and was amazed and insanely happy that back then The Postal Service managed to hold the number one spot with their wonderful Such Great Heights (that is still in the list at position 31). Then all the stairway list tracks combined totaled at under 50 million plays - now it is 350 million. And while this is still gaining, it seems we are slowly reaching a peak here.

Hope you enjoyed it.

PS: Isn't it amazing that last.fm still has no all time tracks list? So strange, but well i'll continue till they do :)

Comentarios

  • Yasi94

    thanks for this list!! I think it shows that last.fm listeners have an amazing taste in music :)

    7 Ene 2012, 15:46
  • StrangePooP

    where is linkin park - In the end? it got 7.213.421 plays. Just wondering anyway interesting list :)

    8 Ene 2012, 19:25
  • MyBelchonok

    Amazing work! Thanx for info :) Surprised that Mr. Brightside is the most played track of all time, but the song deserves it!

    9 Ene 2012, 11:34
  • FellipeD

    Ever wondered where the order of songs most often heard today here at Last.fm. The Mr. Brightside I already knew. Of these the one that is never heard Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark: D

    10 Ene 2012, 0:33
  • spacemanE

    Nice list. Still missing a few thousand songs though

    10 Ene 2012, 11:12
  • TheKillerFlower

    Great idea! :) The Killers and Muse belong to my favorites :)

    12 Ene 2012, 10:27
  • Robert161989

    eigentlich nur scheiße dabei

    12 Ene 2012, 13:35
  • janw-fm

    genau meine meinung ;)

    12 Ene 2012, 17:52
  • Robert161989

    haha, geil ja^^

    12 Ene 2012, 18:05
  • alvarorojas4

    Nice :) Thanks for sharing this infoo :D

    13 Ene 2012, 14:40
  • musialmati

    Great :O

    14 Ene 2012, 12:22
  • XVishal7X

    Linkin Park - In The End is missing

    23 Ene 2012, 13:31
  • AlexWooP

    Linkin Park - In The End is missing [2] great list btw.

    28 Ene 2012, 23:39
  • Goldan

    @ChrisTeam thanks for sharing, a great idea. Will you make a last.fm playlist out of this list?

    29 Ene 2012, 17:08
  • JuniorMcCartney

    It shows that the last.fm listeners have a really bad taste in music.

    30 Ene 2012, 20:23
  • bhangraprincess

    All these songs are amazing!

    1 Feb 2012, 5:31
  • Mr_Chris

    Great list but your missing Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

    19 Feb 2012, 11:41
  • M--C

    Adele's Rolling In The Deep finally got on this list. It's (as of this writing) at 6,870,398 scrobbles, and would be around 38th in your next list if you did it today.

    25 Feb 2012, 6:09
  • ChrisTeam

    Adele i am monitoring for some time now and when i made the list she was on #60 with 6.148.352 plays. So in a month she did a 700k jump, which is not supported by the scrobbles. I think there was a mispelled version of the track getting plays too (that i missed) and now that counts toward the real thing, so thats the jump. She is on the list now at #41 (because i had to add some tracks i forgot before). I will post the updated list in a new post now.

    27 Feb 2012, 22:40
  • owl21

    Lots of shit (mostly courtesy of LG), a couple of decent mainstream rock and Radiohead. This is a good idea, keep doing it.

    28 Feb 2012, 19:32
  • reneend

    I really didn't know some of these songs are/were so popular.

    4 Mar 2012, 14:11
  • ChrisTeam

    I made a playlist out of this and you find it here: http://www.last.fm/user/ChrisTeam/library/playlists/66ewh_the_stairway_playlist_2012-02

    10 Mar 2012, 21:50
  • EmanonGirl

    Gotye is almost number one in your list now. Time to update!

    11 Abr 2012, 22:59
  • ChrisTeam

    Gotye's biggest hit is Somebody That I Used To Know and thats still a long way away from making the list. Today its just under 4 million plays, so its nowhere near the almost 7 million it would need to have to make the list. The latest version of this list is here: http://www.last.fm/user/ChrisTeam/library/playlists/66ewh_the_stairway_playlist_2012-02 but Gotye is not on it (yet).

    12 Abr 2012, 15:18
  • ChrisFallout

    Thanks for taking the time and making this list. Says a lot.

    8 May 2012, 15:04
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