Here in Miniclip’s London office, we’ve got a Sonos system hooked up and that Sonos system is connected to our Last.fm account, which keeps track of everything we play.
For your reading pleasure, I’ve taken a look at what we’ve been listening to and collated all that information into one handy post. Let’s start off by taking a look at our top tracks over the last 12 months.
Top of the list by quite a significant margin… is Eduard Khil’s Soviet classic I Am Glad ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home… more commonly known as the internet’s Trolololololololo.
The song is two minutes, forty three seconds long and in the last 12 months it’s been played one hundred times, so I am pleased to report we have spent four hours, thirty one minutes and twelve seconds playing Eduard Khil’s classic.
That’s not too bad.
Our second most listened track from the same time-period is Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe.
You know, that one that everybody plays the whole time. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but we’ve played it lots too. Seventy seven times, to be exact. Not that we’re ever late picking up on a good meme or anything, but seventy six of those seventy seven plays have come within the last six months.
And at number three — what else — it’s Rebecca Black’s classic Friday. I’d like to be able to say that it gets played every single Friday, and with sixty five plays that’s perfectly possible, but sadly I can’t find the exact data to back that claim up. I’ll try and make sure it happens in future, though.
I was slightly surprised when I looked at our most played albums to find What it Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves [1967 - 1977] [w/interactive booklet] topped the list, with over nine hundred plays. Why was this surprising? I’ve, uh, never heard any funky soul or rare grooves for that matter coming out of the office speakers.
A closer inspection reveals that album’s not actually been played at all during the last twelve months, which explains things a little. When I asked around the office, nobody wanted to take responsibility for playing their funky and soul rare grooves over nine hundred times, so we may never know who was responsible.
One anonymous employee suggested “it’s probably [the people] upstairs.”
I’m slightly disappointed to report that despite the album having been played over a hundred times in the last twelve months, many of my colleagues weren’t able to name Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours in our quiz last month. Other notable items on the top albums list for the last year include Right Said Fred’s Greatest Hits, S Club 7’s debut album S Club and Monty Python’s Monty Python Sings.
So that’s what we’ve been listening to. If you’d like to join us on Last.fm, this is our profile. If you’ve got a Last.fm account, it can tell you your musical compatibility with us. What’s yours? Let us know in the comments