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(Short List)   Spotify's 20 most streamed songs of NYE, in the United Kingdom. What's the point in musicians even trying any more?   (shortlist.com) divider line 54
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2013-01-02 07:48:02 AM  
they'll make "most streamed" lists and be grateful for it.
 
2013-01-02 09:00:27 AM  
2012 was the Year of the Gangnam, but now that's all over with and that song need never, ever be mentioned again...ever.
 
ecl
2013-01-02 09:14:16 AM  
I'd be embarrassed to listen to just about anything on the list.
 
2013-01-02 09:17:37 AM  
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2013-01-02 09:18:52 AM  
Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.
 
2013-01-02 09:44:36 AM  
Is Spotify not utter shiat yet? I had it for a few months when it was made available in the states and I canceled after about the millionth time one of my playlists had songs go missing or unavailable.. Spotify seemed to love rearranging shiat constantly.
 
2013-01-02 09:45:41 AM  
That site was utterly unreadable. Terrible design.
 
2013-01-02 09:48:04 AM  
Impossible. British culture and taste is far superior to Amerikkka's.
 
2013-01-02 09:49:52 AM  

styckx: Is Spotify not utter shiat yet? I had it for a few months when it was made available in the states and I canceled after about the millionth time one of my playlists had songs go missing or unavailable.. Spotify seemed to love rearranging shiat constantly.


I've been using it for about a month now. I too tried it when it was brand new in the U.S. and found it largely unusable.

By far my biggest complaint is they have the year the album was added to Spotify as when the album was recorded. As I tend to listen to alot of old Jazz that feature is pretty important to me as it puts it in historical context.

But overall I'm willing to give it a second month to see how it pans out.
 
2013-01-02 10:00:17 AM  

FLMountainMan: Impossible. British culture and taste is far superior to Amerikkka's.


Have you seen American list?
 
2013-01-02 10:22:31 AM  
Ah yes, how dare a bunch of people on a night of the year where most people just want to get drunk and screw play the exact kind of music that most drunk women want to hear.

I might listen to Sunny Day in Glasgow, or Animal Collective, or something else that will give me AV Club or Pitchfork "cool" cred when I'm digging through spreadsheets and the like at work, but derivative pop crap absolutely has a place and purpose.
 
2013-01-02 10:35:31 AM  
I didn't think there would be one song on there that I listened to. after clicking, Right again.


Honey boo boo probably has at least 2 songs on the USA list
 
2013-01-02 11:03:05 AM  

Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.


I can't imagine that wasn't a live performance, given how awful it was.
 
2013-01-02 11:05:51 AM  

styckx: Is Spotify not utter shiat yet? I had it for a few months when it was made available in the states and I canceled after about the millionth time one of my playlists had songs go missing or unavailable.. Spotify seemed to love rearranging shiat constantly.


Never has that problem. Spotify works perfectly for me. One account, like six devices, only restriction is only one at a time streams. You can still download, though, and play it if you're not connected to the Internet.
 
2013-01-02 11:06:17 AM  
until Spotify brings back the classic GWAR albums, we have nothing further to discuss.
 
2013-01-02 11:08:13 AM  

immrlizard: I didn't think there would be one song on there that I listened to. after clicking, Right again.


Honey boo boo probably has at least 2 songs on the USA list


So how do you get internet in that cave?
 
2013-01-02 11:15:14 AM  

LectertheChef: That site was utterly unreadable. Terrible design.


I don't
see what
the problem
is
 
2013-01-02 11:23:27 AM  

FLMountainMan: Impossible. British culture and taste is far superior to Amerikkka's.


Well it is, but that isn't saying much, and hence there is still scope for a list like the one linked.
 
2013-01-02 11:29:27 AM  
Because there are quite a few of us that still give a sh*t and love them for making music? And they have souls and enjoy being musicians regardless of what sells and gets trendy on the charts?

Years ago, this list would have upset me, but I am over it now. The music industry sells a product that happens to contain music. Many people eat that stuff up. That is fine. It is not targeted or designed for me.

/that Taylor Swift song was every genre thrown together for your listening displeasure. It even had a dub-step drop.
 
2013-01-02 11:37:23 AM  
Who doesn't want to listen to this on the dance floor with a bunch of drunk chicks on New Years..
pumping tunes through your phone via spotify, right fella's?

(i use adblock, no idea what surrounds the text) Oh Yea
 
2013-01-02 11:45:21 AM  

Killer Cars: Ah yes, how dare a bunch of people on a night of the year where most people just want to get drunk and screw play the exact kind of music that most drunk women want to hear.

I might listen to Sunny Day in Glasgow, or Animal Collective, or something else that will give me AV Club or Pitchfork "cool" cred when I'm digging through spreadsheets and the like at work, but derivative pop crap absolutely has a place and purpose.


No, don't you see?! There is never a reason for pop music! You can never like things that millions of other people do, even if its honest about being devoid of meaning!
 
2013-01-02 12:10:07 PM  
Who is this guy "feat." and how did he get on everybody's songs?
 
2013-01-02 12:17:37 PM  

Balchinian: [i.imgur.com image 300x450]

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Kid Rock?!?!
 
2013-01-02 12:18:49 PM  
Also, "ZOMGZ! You mean to tell me that music is primarily driven by pre-teens? This never happened in my day.. Elvis, the Beatles, Disco.. they were all mature and substantive."

/can't believe I spelled substantive right, on a guess.
 
2013-01-02 12:29:32 PM  

BHShaman: Who doesn't want to listen to this on the dance floor with a bunch of drunk chicks on New Years..
pumping tunes through your phone via spotify, right fella's?

(i use adblock, no idea what surrounds the text) Oh Yea


Truly one of the great lyrical geniuses.
 
2013-01-02 12:50:19 PM  
 
2013-01-02 12:51:34 PM  

Killer Cars: Ah yes, how dare a bunch of people on a night of the year where most people just want to get drunk and screw play the exact kind of music that most drunk women want to hear.

I might listen to Sunny Day in Glasgow, or Animal Collective, or something else that will give me AV Club or Pitchfork "cool" cred when I'm digging through spreadsheets and the like at work, but derivative pop crap absolutely has a place and purpose.


Indeed. It is the Bud Light of music, if you will. Watered down and tasteless, in large enough quantities it becomes background noise to panties dropping. There is indeed wisdom in this.
 
2013-01-02 01:01:53 PM  

Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.


Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.
 
2013-01-02 01:16:30 PM  

puckrock2000: Who is this guy "feat." and how did he get on everybody's songs?


I would like to understand the feat phenomenon. When did this start, and why? I mean, "Money for Nothing" was not Dire Straits feat. Sting, was it? Or, was it? I just don't know anymore.
 
2013-01-02 01:20:05 PM  
I am proud, DAMN PROUD, that I do not know what any of 2-20 on that list sound like.
 
2013-01-02 01:23:05 PM  

Lex Sluthor:
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.


it is a weird thing. I have been thinking about it a bit because of these threads lately. I guess music is personal and many of us do sort of define ourselves through our music, so it becomes a touchy subject.

Can't like a certain band if you are into a certain scene..and can't like a certain band if you are into that scene. All the rules are weird to me. I understand a bit, but now getting older it doesn't matter to me as much. Even back in the day I tried to always expand what I was into...even if my skater friends didn't like it or whatever. But i was never so into one scene that I couldn't listen to music from a different genre. Sh*t, now with my age getting older I guess I am supposed to give up completely and everything new and be completely ignorant but alas...

But many people hate other people and they like to use music to divide themselves from others. There is a lot of judgment in music. I guess it you want your personal preference to be superior and it seems people feel threatened or "old" when they aren't in the know or something. And they take it personal.

total rant. Anyway, yes music snobbery is a weird thing.

but then someone is judging me for still caring and chasing the dragon.

it's a lose lose. just listen to whatever it is that hits in your soul.

if you like cheesy pop music, rock that sh*t...just not when I'm around. hahahahahahahaha gasp hahaha.
 
2013-01-02 01:25:40 PM  
* and think everything new sucks *
 
2013-01-02 01:31:13 PM  
Add me to the list of people who don't have Spotify issues. I've actually seriously expanded my music library as a result of their service, and I'm grateful for it.
 
2013-01-02 01:31:45 PM  

Skarekrough: styckx: Is Spotify not utter shiat yet? I had it for a few months when it was made available in the states and I canceled after about the millionth time one of my playlists had songs go missing or unavailable.. Spotify seemed to love rearranging shiat constantly.

I've been using it for about a month now. I too tried it when it was brand new in the U.S. and found it largely unusable.

By far my biggest complaint is they have the year the album was added to Spotify as when the album was recorded. As I tend to listen to alot of old Jazz that feature is pretty important to me as it puts it in historical context.

But overall I'm willing to give it a second month to see how it pans out.


You should also look into Rdio. I use that over Spotify. I prefer Rdio's interface. I am not sure what their Jazz selection is like.

I can't remember if Rdio has a true free version; just a set number of songs you can listen to before you have the pay the $5 per month.

/Though I am also biased since one of my close friends works for Rdio.
//I'd still use Rdio over Spotify either way.
 
2013-01-02 01:40:13 PM  
[Newsflash] Popular music is popular

I think I had 8 or so of those songs at my party. Lots of people like non hipster music, sure I could have put Beach House on repeat for 9 hours I don't think that would have gone over well.

Elton John was surprisingly popular. Probably played about 10 of his songs.
 
2013-01-02 01:42:50 PM  

Ecobuckeye: puckrock2000: Who is this guy "feat." and how did he get on everybody's songs?

I would like to understand the feat phenomenon. When did this start, and why? I mean, "Money for Nothing" was not Dire Straits feat. Sting, was it? Or, was it? I just don't know anymore.


Well, he was credited as a writer. The "featuring" thing, though, is a marketing gimmick. New bands / musicians pay an established musician to appear on their album so that radio stations will play it.
 
2013-01-02 01:46:24 PM  

Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.


I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.
 
2013-01-02 01:48:26 PM  

Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.


but, it's not snobbery.

; )
 
2013-01-02 01:59:58 PM  
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2013-01-02 02:01:46 PM  

busy chillin': Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.

but, it's not snobbery.

; )


Because I prefer a steak over McDonald's? Because I prefer a Chimay over Coors Light? Because I prefer James Joyce over James Patterson? Maybe I just think there's more to life than the easily accessible and easily consumed.
 
2013-01-02 02:03:10 PM  
Wait, so the most streamed songs on New Years Eve were also the most popular pop songs of the year?

inconceivable.jpg
 
2013-01-02 02:13:51 PM  

Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.


So you're rejecting new/popular music out of hand? You're confident that the music you haven't heard has no value beyond cheap "flavor of the month" thrills?  Perhaps it isn't snobbery but I will say that you may be missing out.

I think the more varied your taste the better deal you get. No shame in checking out what's popular today. That's an education too and who knows, you might find something you like.
 
2013-01-02 02:24:26 PM  

Skarekrough: busy chillin': Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.

but, it's not snobbery.

; )

Because I prefer a steak over McDonald's? Because I prefer a Chimay over Coors Light? Because I prefer James Joyce over James Patterson? Maybe I just think there's more to life than the easily accessible and easily consumed.


And in the end, you'll realize that no one really gives a shiat that your sophisticated palate likes that stuff and that you wasted all that time and money. No one will care that you were first in line for the iPhone 5, that you liked Sun Kil Moon when they were a garage band, or that you've tasted duck tartare with an avocado gelee and uploaded a photograph of it. Your perceived intellectual superiority will be forgotten as you stumble around alone in a nursing home with dementia.

Really, with the demise of a belief in an afterlife and people not having kids because they don't want to have to "give up so much", I wonder what people are going to find as a purpose in life.

Is it really just all about wringing out every last possible molecule of dopamine from your brain and then decomposing?

/Et in Arcadia ego.
 
2013-01-02 02:30:21 PM  

Skarekrough: busy chillin': Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.

but, it's not snobbery.

; )

Because I prefer a steak over McDonald's? Because I prefer a Chimay over Coors Light? Because I prefer James Joyce over James Patterson? Maybe I just think there's more to life than the easily accessible and easily consumed.


But there is a time and a place for everything. And looking down on people with different tastes is snobbery. I take music serious as well, but there are some super popular cheesy songs that I still enjoy.

It's all good. Your comment just struck me as funny so I replied.
 
2013-01-02 02:46:37 PM  

Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Lex Sluthor: Skarekrough: Had I not heard Taylor Swift lip-sync her way through a performance of that song on NYE I would not have heard any song on that list.

And I consider that a badge of pride.

Truth is, if you haven't heard them you may be missing out on music you might really enjoy.
It's a weird thing, music snobbery. I would have thought ignorance is never a thing to be proud of.

I wouldn't consider it snobbery in the slightest. I much prefer to enjoy music in a larger relevance that what is considered popular just for now.

I consider it a badge of pride because from it I learn more about a culture, society, history and the world as opposed to what happens to make someone's crotch moist and will be forgotten in three weeks time.

In high school my friends walked away from their musical endeavors with Hammerpants. I walked away with a better understanding of pre-depression America through the roots of Blues and Jazz. I think I got the better deal.

So you're rejecting new/popular music out of hand? You're confident that the music you haven't heard has no value beyond cheap "flavor of the month" thrills?  Perhaps it isn't snobbery but I will say that you may be missing out.

I think the more varied your taste the better deal you get. No shame in checking out what's popular today. That's an education too and who knows, you might find something you like.


I don't have any shame in checking out what's modern. I just don't give a shiat and my plate is filled with other things that I find fulfilling and satisfying. Why I'm trying to justify that to anyone is beyond me, but then again this is the internet.....

As a gigging musician I view modern stuff from a work-based perspective. A bandleader brings something in and it's my job to know it. For me that's part of the job and I just don't get all that much out of it (other than getting paid at the end of the night). I don't really care who it is and unless it's something that knocks my socks off I won't actively seek out something else they've done. To me it's a commodity with a typical short-lived lifespan. There's a steady stream of it that comes through and goes. It's just rare that something comes through that trips my trigger.
 
2013-01-02 03:20:12 PM  
Wow, this thread is like a study in the unexamined assumptions of American consumerist postmodernism.
 
2013-01-02 03:38:55 PM  
Honestly haven't even heard of most of these artists so I can't say if they suck or not.
Gaynumb style really needs to go away though.
 
2013-01-02 03:43:24 PM  

Sybarite: Wow, this thread is like a study in the unexamined assumptions of American consumerist postmodernism.


that's what she said
 
2013-01-02 03:59:20 PM  

Sybarite: Wow, this thread is like a study in the unexamined assumptions of American consumerist postmodernism.


Them's fightin' words. Sure, they're big fightin' words, but still...
 
2013-01-02 04:36:47 PM  
Bruno Mars is really really annoying. Worse than Carly Rae Jepsen.
 
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