Apparently I'm not very mainstream


21 Abr 2006, 20:08

So because I had nothing better to do I decided to take part in this latest fad of finding out the 'mainstream percentage' of your music taste. Obviously this only measures what's mainstream on and not in the 'real world'. I also think the only way to really measure what's mainstream is to set a timeframe, like what was most listened in a particular year or week etc. because obviously other artists have been around a lot longer and thus have generated more listeners than current hit artists for example. Anyways, here goes.


Find the number of listeners for each of your top 10 artists and add them up and divide by 10 to get the average.

Heather Nova - 13,973
Kubb - 2,755
Imogen Heap - 46,678
Remy Zero - 38,385
José González - 29,279
Joshua Radin - 3,163
James Blunt - 63,639
Antony and the Johnsons - 35,419
Damien Rice - 87,648
David Gray - 64,163

= 385,102 / 10 = My mainstream rating: 38,510.2

Divide your rating by the highest possible mainstream rating (as seen below) to work out the percentage.

My mainstream percentage: 17%.'s top ten:
Radiohead - 284,162 listeners on
The Beatles - 267,601 listeners on
Coldplay - 277,641 listeners on
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 242,731 listeners on
Death Cab for Cutie - 185,383 listeners on
Green Day - 244,554 listeners on
System of a Down - 203,980 listeners on
Gorillaz - 203,615 listeners on
Nirvana - 226,300 listeners on
Metallica - 196,353 listeners on

highest possible mainstream rating: 2332320 / 10 = 233232


  • ChrisTaylor

    ...3.5%... although I fear most of that might be due to Ash (who i haven't even listened to in ages). If you discount them its a tad higher due to Snow Patrol :P

    21 Abr 2006, 22:25
  • mnoo

    lol. Well done in keeping it close to 0%. :P

    21 Abr 2006, 22:45
  • pebaline

    Hohhei, kesti hiukka laskee mutta top tenin karjessa on nyt Red Hot Chili Peppers, joten laskin niiden mukaan omaksi ratingiksi 1.2% Tulikohan oikein :-|

    6 Jul 2006, 13:30
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