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My Favorite Bands (A Scientific Approach) Part II

Previously, I listed my favorite bands based on the number of songs they had in my “Favorites” playlist. A highly correlated yet uniquely distinct measurement is a listing (by last.fm) of the songs I’ve listened to. Having been a member for a couple of weeks now, I figure the sample might be apporaching statistical significance, so it must be time to write about it. I say that this list highly correlated because I generally randomly play songs from my favorites list, so of course bands more frequently on this list will show up more often, on average. However, I have been known to want to listen to specific songs as well, which seems to be the reason behind the disporporionately high ranking of Harvey Danger, among others…

Key:
Rank Band Plays

1 Linkin Park 85
2 Evanescence 38
3 Harvey Danger 29
4 Metallica 22
5 Burkhard Dallwitz & Philip Glass 18
6 U2 17
7 Silverchair 16
7 Collective Soul 16
9 The Smashing Pumpkins 15
9 Screaming Trees 15
11 Santana 14
11 Alice in Chains 14
11 The String Quartet Tribute To Linkin Park 14
11 WMEA (Washington Music Educator’s Association — All State!) 14
15 Stone Temple Pilots 12

Yeah, yeah, I know… Linkin Park shows up twice. So sue me.

2 Responses to “My Favorite Bands (A Scientific Approach) Part II”

  1. Dan M. Says:

    Let me guess, Wine, Women and Song?

    Best song ever.

  2. Ryan Says:

    You guessed it. You can see the exact statistics in the link I provided above. As of right now, Wine, Women and Song is my most played-track, followed closely by What You Live By. Interestingly, In The End if the current #1 Linkin Park song, even though it is nowhere near my favorite song by the band (think #10 or so, I haven’t actually figured it out though). So I expect that these song numbers will change significantly with more time.

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