OK, so some of you may have noticed the last.fm feed that I have on the bottom of my blog, and also on a few of my profile sites. I get one or two messages a week asking about it, and so I figured that I’d share the genius of this gadget for anyone who’s currently unaware of it.
What is Last.fm? [taken from the FAQ’s at Last.fm]
Last.fm is a service that keeps track of what music you listen to, and then produces a large number of features personalised to you.
Scrobbling a song means that when you listen to it, the name of the song is sent to Last.fm and added to your music profile.
Once you’ve signed up and downloaded Last.fm, you can scrobble songs you listen to on your computer or iPod automatically. Start scrobbling yourself, and see what artists you really listen to the most. Songs you listen to will also appear on your Last.fm profile page for others to see.
Millions of songs are scrobbled every day. This data helps Last.fm to organise and recommend music to people; we use it to create personalised radio stations, and a lot more besides.
You can use Last.fm to listen to music, find out about artists you may like, other people with similar music taste, gigs in your local area, charts and quilts for your personal site, as well as much more.
Simply put, this is a fab application which I highly recommend procuring, especially as it’s free to download and run! It’s an amazing way of keeping track of your listening habits and sharing them with friends. Each week, I am going to post my Last.fm charts to my blog I think so that we can see how awful my music tastes are hehe! Rather than go back over historical data, the info below is for the week ending Sunday 13th April 2008.
Thanks for reading! xx
Full listing available HERE
1 Mika – Happy Ending 6
2 Sweet Charity -Rhythm of Life Broadway Cast 2
2 Queen – I Want to Break Free 2
4 Will Young – Out of My Mind 1
4 Hi Tack – Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) 1
4 Freemasons – Love on My Mind (King Unique remix) 1
4 Queen – Play the Game 1
4 Girls Aloud – The Show 1
4 Billie Ray Martin – Honey (Queen B Full Length Mix) 1
4 Meat Loaf – Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste 1
4 DHT – Listen To Your Heart 1
4 Boyzone – Picture Of You – Boyzone 1
4 Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs 1
4 Janet & Rocky – Touch-A-Touch-A-Touch-A-Touch Me 1
4 Pink – Don’t Let Me Get Me 1
4 Kylie Minogue – I Believe in You 1
4 Brad; Janet; Riff-Raff & Company – Over at the Frankenstein Place 1
4 Elton John – Crocodile Rock 1