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Coldplay Are to Last.fm, as Beatles Were to Billboard


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Leading online music app last.fm has released its most popular songs, albums and artists of 2008. The rankings come from last.fm's database, based on number of listeners. The music had to be released in 2008 to qualify for the charts, reports readwriteweb.com.


The Top 10 tracks is absolutely dominated by Coldplay's Viva la Vida, with 6 songs - including numbers 1 and 2. The title track was number 1, with more than three million listens in about 6 months. Coldplay also features at 5, 6, 8 and 9. This is reminiscent of the dominance of the Billboard singles chart the Beatles enjoyed in April 1964!


MGMT also had multiple tracks in the top 10, with entries at numbers 3, 4 and 10. The New York synthpop group also took the number 1 slot in the Top Artists category, but only because Coldplay didn't qualify - it's limited to artists who released their debut album this year. MGMT's album "Oracular Spectacular" gained it over 398,000 Last.fm fans.


The only other artist to make the top 10 tracks was Katy Perry at number 7 with 'I kissed a girl'.


Guess what's the number 1 album? Coldplay's Viva la Vida. Coldplay did have an impressive online launch for that much-anticipated album, which certainly helped. Indeed the album was also the biggest selling iTunes album download of 2008.


Best Artist (artists who have released their debut album this year)


1. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

2. The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

3. Sara Bareilles - Little Voice

4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

5. Katy Perry - One Of The Boys

6. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement

7. Foals - Antidotes

8. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

9. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into

10. Santogold - Santogold


Best Album


1. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

2. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

3. Portishead - Third

4. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV

5. The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

6. The Kooks - Konk

7. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs

8. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

9. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

10. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust


Best Track


1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida

2. Coldplay - Violet Hill

3. MGMT - Time To Pretend

4. MGMT - Electric Feel

5. Coldplay - Life In Technicolour

6. Coldplay - Cemeteries of London

7. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl

8. Coldplay - 42

9. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing

10. MGMT - Kids


Source: readwriteweb.com

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