Reading through the latest articles on Coldplay's concept album news, we've come across an interesting set of stats based on Coldplay's Last.fm trends, courtesy of KROQ. The band have amassed almost 200m scrobbles since Parachutes.
With just four albums the band have still managed to rack up an enormous 174,927,900 scrobbles spread across 3,272,423 listeners (that’s an average of 53 scrobbles per listener). 2005's X&Y has proved to be their most popular album to date, taking in 31,055,432 scrobbles, narrowly piping 2002′s sophomore album A Rush of Blood to the Head which has 30,360,549 scrobbles.
2008′s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, despite being home to Coldplay’s most scrobbled track (“Viva La Vida” with 8,752,315 scrobbles), comes in at third with 25,320,204 scrobbles, although we may see it rise to the top over time.
The recent Christmas single, Christmas Lights, which was released on November 30th with an accompanying video, has already gained 104,002 scrobbles and has entered the band’s weekly top tracks, coming in at #9 this week with 12,171 listeners.