I’m going through old post drafts for this little bloggie-blogg, and I’ve deleted about 20 of them so far. They were too good for this world.
But I came across a post-that-never-happened about mainstream chipmusic. As an initial research I was lurking around last.fm, to see which artists were the most popular. At the time those stats were pretty boring and pointless, but today they seem more interesting. Who remember anything about 2009 today?
As you can see the selection is pretty narrow, and there’s tons of important artists missing obviously. But these were the ones I checked before I found better things to do:
- Slagsmålsklubben (Sweden) 3,500,000
- Sabrepulse (UK) 1,400,000
- She (Sweden) 900,000
- Bondage Fairies (Sweden) 850,000
- Dubmood (Sweden/France) 750,000
- YMCK (Japan) 700,000
- Anamanaguchi (USA) 550,000
- Nullsleep (USA) 450,000
- Random (Sweden) 400,000
- Bitshifter (USA) 350,000
- Goto80 (Sweden) 200,000
There were a few popular artist at the time that I didn’t include, since they werent’s popoular at last.fm at all, despite big popularity elsewhere. DJ Scotch Egg, Meneo and Patric Catani were three of them.
Also, I guess there were bots to improve the last.fm-statistics, right? Iirc, some people (on this list) used those kinds of bots for MySpace.