The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas celebrates his birthday today. With his band a household name around the world and an ever-expanding array of solo projects and guest spots it’s likely to be many happy returns for the 32year-old musician.
Last.fm Trends turned to your playlists’ to check out how his music’s been scrobbling among listeners as a little present to the birthday boy.
Casablancas has more than his fair share of well-loved tracks ot choose from, after 202,405 listeners have scrobbled his tracks a total of 3,175,802 times. But The Strokes, perhaps unsurprisingly, have just a few more scrobbles than that; 65,769,903 to be exact, from 1,765,633 listeners.
With no new records since 2006’s First Impressions Of Earth the last six months of plays show a broad selections of the songs his fans keep coming back to. “Last Nite“, the band’s breakout single, has seen 97,428 listeners since March, all contributing to the 3,427,467 scrobbles it’s had since Last.fm started counting.
First Impression’s Of Earth tracks pepper the top of the chart, with “You Only Live Once” coming out on top from that set after 101,190 scrobbles in the last six months.
It’s laid back anthem “Someday” from Is This It that really tops the chart though. 3,074,660 scrobbles from 507,584 listeners is no mean feat, and to keep 147,812 of those listeners coming back for more after four years without a release is truly impressive.
Scrobbles are how Last.fm record the number of times listeners play tracks, making them the most accurate way of finding out about the music you’re really playing. To make your playlist count and access a whole world of music recommendations just download the scrobbler for free from Last.fm.