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My music trends in 2020 with Last.fm

It looks like this year I really liked Hamilton again with Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda tracks swapping places and both passing The Orion Experience, which was number one for the past two years yet fell to fourth this year. Jack Stauber’s Micropop and Shawn Wasabi are newcomers to the top!

Here’s my top 10 (as shown above but put into text in case the image breaks):

RankArtistScrobbles2019 Rank2019 Scrobbles
1 Leslie Odom Jr.175398
2 Lin-Manuel Miranda1642105
3 Jack Stauber’s Micropop115
4 The Orion Experience1001111
5 Shawn Wasabi811617
6 Royal & the Serpent75
7 Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton621221
8 Daveed Diggs601816
9 Звери592015
10 SilverLetomi performing a WoW parody of I’m Still Standing by Elton John (but scrobbling from YouTube yields an incorrect artist name)57

My top albums aren’t a surprise given the artists

RankAlbumScrobbles2019 Rank2019 Scrobbles
1Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by Lin-Manuel Miranda 394
2Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by Various Artists 2271350
(Above two combined)621
3Micropop by Jack Stauber’s Micropop 99
4Cosmicandy by The Orion Experience 752110
5Overwhelmed by Royal & the Serpent 74
6 (tied)Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum by Tally Hall 49353
6 (tied)Лучшие by Звери 49915
8Otter Pop (feat. Hollis) by Shawn Wasabi 41982
9In Character by Blood and Water 38
10‘Cause I’m a Liar (Kokichi Oma Fan Song) by Mcki Robyns-P 28

My top tracks are mostly Hamilton!

RankTrackScrobbles2019 Rank2019 Scrobbles
1Overwhelmed by Royal & the Serpent75
2Guns and Ships by Leslie Odom Jr.60544
3 (tied)I’m Still Standing by SilverLetomi57
3 (tied)Right Hand Man by Lin-Manuel Miranda57168
5Guys Don’t Like Me by It Boys!49535
6Aaron Burr, Sir by Lin-Manuel Miranda481413
7Otter Pop (feat. Hollis) by Shawn Wasabi41
8Sleep It Off by Blood and Water381172
9What’d I Miss by Daveed Diggs371213
10The Reynolds Pamphlet by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton34425

I certainly saw less live bands in 2020, which obvious.

  1. Koo Koo Kanga Roo with Kepi Ghoulie at Chain Reaction

Wait, where’s number 2? There is no number 2.

But there were some virtual shows:

  1. The Aquabats!: Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!
  2. The Aquabats!: Kooky Kristmas Party

I really hope we can get back to seeing live music next year!

My music trends in 2019 with Last.fm

Every year, I like to examine my music tastes from the previous year. The image above was generated a couple weeks into 2020, so the actual data from 2019 is slightly different.

Here are my top 10 artists from 1/1/2019 through 12/31/2019. It has a lot of good stuff on it – but of course I’d think that, right? And in case images break in the future:

  1. The Orion Experience – 111 scrobbles (1st place in 2018 too)
  2. Lin-Manuel Miranda – 105 scrobbles
  3. Leslie Odom Jr. – 98 scrobbles
  4. Tally Hall – 54 scrobbles
  5. Ariana Grande – 45 scrobbles
  6. It Boys! – 35 scrobbles
  7. Phillipa Soo – 35 scrobbles
  8. Queen – 32 scrobbles
  9. Keke Palmer – 29 scrobbles
  10. Regina Spektor – 24 scrobbles

The Orion Experience was number 1 last year also, and It Boys! and Regina Spektor have been on my top 10 previously. The rest appear new!

In the image above, you can see my top albums of the past year; again, it’s a little inaccurate given that it was generated a couple weeks into 2020.

Here’s the actual top 10 album list for 1/1/2019 through 12/31/2019. Hamilton won, by a ton. I didn’t want to listen to it much before seeing it live. I waited until I had my ticket, listened to the album once, watched the show, and then listened to the album a ton. And to ensure I have it written in case the image breaks:

  1. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – 350 scrobbles
  2. Cosmicandy by The Orion Experience – 110 scrobbles (down from 1st place in 2018)
  3. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum by Tally Hall – 53 scrobbles
  4. So Uncool by Keke Palmer – 29 scrobbles
  5. My Everything (Deluxe) by Ariana Grande – 28 scrobbles
  6. Guys Don’t Like Me – Single by It Boys! – 25 scrobbles
  7. Soviet Kitsch (U.S. Version) by Regina Spektor – 23 scrobbles
  8. Absolute Music 64 by Ariana Grande – 17 scrobbles
  9. Лучшие by Звери – 15 scrobbles (down from 2nd place in 2018)
  10. Steven Universe, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack) – 13 scrobbles

And here are my top 10 tracks:

  1. Right Hand Man by Lin-Manuel Miranda – 66 scrobbles
  2. The Cult of Dionysus by The Orion Experience – 45 scrobbles
  3. The Queen of White Lies by The Orion Experience – 43 scrobbles (down from 1st place in 2018)
  4. A Winter’s Ball by Leslie Odom Jr. – 38 scrobbles
  5. Guys Don’t Like Me by It Boys! – 35 scrobbles
  6. Break Free (feat. Zedd) by Ariana Grande – 33 scrobbles (not present in 2018 but 10th in 2017)
  7. Bottoms Up by keke Palmer – 29 scrobbles
  8. Helpess by Phillipa Soo – 21 scrobbles
  9. Eye to Eye from A Goofy Movie – 18 scrobbles
  10. Your Obedient Servant by Leslie Odom Jr. – 15 scrobbles

Overall, a lot more Hamilton and a lot less ska. And a surprise showing by A Goofy Movie, which really amuses me.

And I saw some live shows as well:

  • Sweeney Todd at South Coast Repertory
  • Heathers: The Musical at Cal State Fullerton
  • The Little Mermaid: Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Anamanaguchi concert at SDCC
  • Shrek: The Musical at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center
  • Half Past Two in Anaheim
  • Codename: Rocky, Skapeche Mode, Suburban Legends, Voodoo Glow Skulls, “Save Ferris”, and The Aquabats at OC Brew Ha Ha
  • We Will Rock You at the Microsoft Theater
  • R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium: The Musical at the Chance Theater
  • Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway
  • Anastasia at Segerstrom Hall
  • Suburban Legends in Downtown Disney twice
  • Frozen: The Musical at the Pantages
  • The Aquabats with PPL MVR and Dirt Farm at the Fonda Theatre

It was a pretty great year for music for me!