Top 10 Songs And Artists Revealed

Music tracking service Last.fm has revealed the top songs and artists in its 10 year history. So who were the most popular acts in the last 10 years?

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Music scrobbling service Last.fm has celebrated its 10th birthday by revealing the most popular songs and artists in its history.

The service tracks your listening habits, and became hugely popular because it could recommend new bands and gigs based on your personal listening history, provided you "scrobble" tracks via a plugin for your music apps.

As part of an interactive infographic which documents the musical highlights of the last decade with stats, they have published the top ten tracks and artists.

Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the most popular song at almost 11 million scrobbles, followed by Oasis "Wonderwall". Nirvana also took 4th place with "Come As You Are".

The most popular artist on Last.fm is Coldplay, with almost 5 million listeners playing their songs 260 million times. Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers followed, suggesting that Last.fm has been more popular with rock fans than the average pop listener.

Last.fm Top 10 Tracks Ever:

10. Coldplay "Yellow" 9. Coldplay "Viva La Vida" 8. Radiohead "Karma Police" 7. Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out" 6. The Killers "Somebody Told Me" 5. Coldplay "Clocks" 4. Nirvana "Come As You Are" 3. The Killers "Mr. Brightside" 2. Oasis "Wonderwall" 1. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Last.fm Top 10 Artists Ever:

10. Foo Fighters 9. Muse 8. Kanye West 7. Nirvana 6. Eminem 5. Rihanna 4. The Killers 3. Red Hot Chili Peppers 2. Radiohead 1. Coldplay

52 comments sorted by best / new / date

    elcapitan1800
    I am surprised by how upset you all are. I opened this article fully expecting to see Pop and Rap shit. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Muse, Nirvana, The Killers, and Radiohead? I am fine with it
    Stormfish
    Only Nirvana can save us now! Please, someone, erase Coldplay from history.
    RadioTape
    What is seriously so bad with people liking Coldplay? Sure it's not the music you want to listen to but why do you have to be so ignorant and arrogant?
    TheWarpRider
    I love 'Basis'. They are such a great band.
    RegularMexicola
    Honestly, I don't care about these lists. It's just another article promoting the thought of music being a competition.
    xplosive59
    Nice to see Karma Police in there, still a poor list though, but that was already expected.
    Darth Wader
    All 10 of these songs are great so get over it people!
    Gridlock749
    Cheers to that, what did people want? Three Beatles songs, two by led zep, a who song, smoke on the water, and then 3 from this list? Would they rather it be all pop? Or maybe some newer bands that people hold in exceptionally high esteem? (I'm actually surprised to see people complaining about Oasis, Radiohead, and Foo Fighters, and of those I only really like Foo Fighters) There's no list that wouldn't have people complaining.
    Jozef23
    In their Ten Year History!!!!! Theyve only been around for ten years so their list will obviously be topped by Coldplay who have been the top band of the last 10 years.
    iommi600
    Man, that list is saddening. I can only listen to Take Me Out without wanting to kill people. Anyway, lists gonna be lists.
    Kain Highwind
    Radiohead, The Killers, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Kanye, and RHCP are good. Rihanna is decent Meh to the rest
    DrakeTheOne
    Coldpaly doesn't even write music. they'd rather steal it from actual musicians
    Gridlock749
    You mean like Joe Satriani in Deep Purple? Deep Purple now happily admits how they stole some of their songs. Or all the songs Led Zeppelin stole?
    scrymusic
    Lotsa WTF on this turd of a list... Only a few that are worthy..but it is last fm.
    '93
    its actually a rather good list. i mean i owuldnt expect to see any artists i like on a list like this. at least rock music is still popular, even with mainstream audiences (basically it would have included carly rae jensem and one direction so dont complain rather than radiohead and rhcp so dont complain)
    scrymusic
    Seriously people...Rhianna and Eminem? You are gonna give me shit about what i said on UG?... That is not music or rock or metal but if you think so and it deserves then I have to say WTF!!!
    connor494
    do you really expect to see a death metal band be in a top ten for anything? this list isnt so bad considering the amount of pop compared to rock nowadays
    Kueller917
    I'm surprised to see Muse so high. Also the list isn't that bad. No need to really get upset about it.
    TVHBAND
    with the 2nd law Muse gets bumped down to worst band ever! what a garbage album, same with the resistance.. and we can erase rhianna and kanye out of the artist category maybe if you want to place them in top performers but artists write there own music.