My Top Artists and Songs of 2008, According to Last.fm

Last night, right after midnight, I saved my Last.fm chart data for 2008, so that I could play with it and figure out what my top artists and songs of 2008 were, according to the service. Mainly, it was for my own curiosity, but I figured that I may as well blog about it, for posterity, at least. This is based on the top 500 artists and top 500 tracks, as that is all that Last.fm shows you.

Here are my top 25 most played tracks:

1. “Take You There” by Donnie Klang featuring Diddy.
2. “Need A Wife” by Charlie Wilson featuring Diddy.
2. “Living in Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Nas and Mary J. Blige.
4. “Hot & Wet (Remix)” by 112 featuring Chingy, Ludacris and Diddy.
4. “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix)” by 50 Cent featuring Diddy and Jay-Z.
6. “Hood Figga (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Block, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Yung Joc and Young Jeezy.
7. “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie featuring Fabolous.
8. “Check Your Coat (Remix)” by O’Neal McKnight featuring Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri and Greg Nice.
8. “Justify My Thug” by Jay-Z.
10. “Ignorant S***” by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel.
11. “Through the Pain (She Told Me)” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.
12. “Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos.
13. “Cheat on You” by Mase featuring Lil’ Cease and Jay-Z.
13. “By Faith” by Diddy featuring Fred Hammond.
13. “Rock U” by Ryan Leslie.
16. “Flashing Lights” by Kanye West featuring Dwele.
16. “Official Girl” by Cassie featuring Lil’ Wayne.
16. “Damaged (Remix)” by Danity Kane featuring Fabolous.
16. “Get Buck in Here” by DJ Felli Fel featuring Diddy, Akon, Ludacris and Lil’ Jon.
20. “We Fly High (Remix)” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, T.I., Baby and Young Dro.
20. “Apologize (Remix)” by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic and Gorilla Zoe.
20. “Confessions” by 8 Ball & MJG featuring Poo Bear.
23. “Addiction” by Ryan Leslie featuring Cassie and Fabolous.
23. “Check Your Coat” by O’Neal McKnight featuring Greg Nice.
25. “Apologize” by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic.
25. “The Way I Are” by Timbaland featuring Doe and Keri Hilson.

Analysis: Well, everyone knows I’m a huge Diddy and Bad Boy fan, so that certainly shines through, as 9 of the 25 tracks feature Diddy and 17 feature a current or former Bad Boy artist. I’m a little surprised that Timbaland snuck in there as many times as Ryan Leslie, but I guess he just made it at the end.

Here are my top 25 most played artists, along with the top 3 tracks by them and top 3 tracks featuring them, if there are that many, in either category.

1. Diddy – 2,415 Plays

Yeah, so… I’m a big fan of Diddy.

Released:

1. “Through the Pain (She Told Me)” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.
2. “By Faith” by Diddy featuring Fred Hammond.
3. “Through the Pain (She Told Me) (Instrumental)” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.

Featuring:

1. “Take You There” by Donnie Klang featuring Diddy.
2. “Need A Wife” by Charlie Wilson featuring Diddy.
3. “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix)” by 50 Cent featuring Diddy and Jay-Z.

2. The Notorious B.I.G. – 918 Plays

Released:

1. “Living in Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Nas and Mary J. Blige.
2. “Sexy Love (Dirty Harry Mix)” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Jane Nithrow.
3. “Welcome to Bad Boy” by Diddy and The Notorious B.I.G.
4. “Whatchu Want” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Jay-Z.
5. “Dangerous” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Royce da 5’9”, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss.
6. “It Has Been Said” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Eminem and Obie Trice.

Since 2, 3 and 5 are, more or less, mixtape tracks, I went ahead and included 3 more.

Featuring:

1. “I Like” by Clinton Sparks featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and XL.
2. “Victory (Drama Mix)” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes.
3. “Come to Me (Remix)” by Diddy featuring Nicole Scherzinger and The Notorious B.I.G.

3. Jay-Z – 613 Plays

Released:

1. “Justify My Thug” by Jay-Z.
2. “Ignorant S***” by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel.
3. “Where Have You Been” by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel.

Featuring:

1. “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix)” by 50 Cent featuring Diddy and Jay-Z.
2. “Cheat on You” by Mase featuring Lil’ Cease and Jay-Z.
3. “Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z.

4. Ryan Leslie – 530 Plays

Released:

1. “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie featuring Fabolous.
2. “Rock U” by Ryan Leslie.
3. “Addiction” by Ryan Leslie featuring Cassie and Fabolous.

Featuring:

1. “Like A Radio” by LL Cool J featuring Ryan Leslie.
2. “Just One Night” by Cassie featuring Ryan Leslie.
3. “Sometimes” by Cassie featuring Ryan Leslie.

5. Fabolous – 453 Plays

Released:

1. “Can You Hear Me” by Fabolous.
2. “Breathe” by Fabolous.
3. “Change Up” by Fabolous featuring Akon.

Featuring:

1. “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie featuring Fabolous.
2. “Damaged (Remix)” by Danity Kane featuring Fabolous.
3. “Addiction” by Ryan Leslie featuring Cassie and Fabolous.

6. Kanye West – 417 Plays

Released:

1. “Flashing Lights” by Kanye West featuring Dwele.
2. “Stronger” by Kanye West.
2. “Good Life” by Kanye West featuring T-Pain.

Featuring:

1. “Put On” by Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West.
2. “American Boy” by Estelle featuring Kanye West.
3. “The Bounce” by Jay-Z featuring Kanye West.

7. Mase – 383 Plays

Released:

1. “Cheat on You” by Mase featuring Lil’ Cease and Jay-Z.
2. “If You Want to Party” by Mase.
3. “Intro” by Mase featuring Diddy.
3. “I’m No Killa” by Mase featuring Diddy.

Featuring:

1. “After All” by Mo Money featuring Mase.
2. “Lean Back (Remix)” by Fat Joe featuring Mase, Eminem, Lil’ Jon and Remy Martin.
3. “Love Me” by 112 featuring Mase.

8. Yung Joc – 313 Plays

Released:

1. “Cut Throat” by Yung Joc featuring The Game, Jim Jones and Block.
2. “Play Your Cards” by Yung Joc.
3. “Hell Yeah” by Yung Joc featuring Diddy.

Featuring:

1. “Hood Figga (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Block, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Yung Joc and Young Jeezy.
2. “Call U Out” by Cassie featuring Yung Joc.
3. “So Fly” by Slim featuring Yung Joc.
3. “Like This” by Marques Houston featuring Yung Joc.

9. Danity Kane – 297 Plays

Released:

1. “Damaged (Remix)” by Danity Kane featuring Fabolous.
2. “Bad Girl” by Danity Kane featuring Missy Elliott.
3. “Strip Tease” by Danity Kane.

Featuring:

1. “Ain’t Going” by Day26 featuring Danity Kane and Donnie Klang.

10. Dream – 284 Plays

The avalanche of unreleased Dream material that came out this year helped this along, as all 3 tracks listed were made available.

Released:

1. “Keep On Dancing” by Dream featuring Diddy.
2. “Baby” by Dream.
3. “What It Is You’re Feeling” by Dream.

11. 112 – 268 Plays

Released:

1. “Hot & Wet (Remix)” by 112 featuring Chingy, Ludacris and Diddy.
2. “Goin Down Tonight (Remix)” by 112 featuring Diddy and Black Rob.
3. “Intro” by 112 featuring Diddy.
4. “112 Intro” by 112.

2 is basically a mixtape track, I believe, so I went ahead and included another one.

Featuring:

1. “The Things That You Do (Bad Boy Remix)” by Gina Thompson featuring Missy Elliott, 112 and Diddy.
1. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Diddy featuring Faith Evans and 112.

12. Donnie Klang – 265 Plays

Released:

1. “Take You There” by Donnie Klang featuring Diddy.
2. “Dr. Love” by Donnie Klang.
3. “Which One” by Donnie Klang.

Featuring:

1. “Ain’t Going” by Day26 featuring Danity Kane and Donnie Klang.

13. Black Rob – 244 Plays

Released:

1. “Live at the BBQ 2007” by The Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, D-Dot, Ness, Black Rob and Aasim.
2. “You Know What” by Black Rob.
3. “I Dare You” by Black Rob featuring Joe Hooker.

Featuring:

1. “Goin Down Tonight (Remix)” by 112 featuring Diddy and Black Rob.
2. “And We” by Diddy featuring Big Azz Ko, Black Rob, Craig Mack, Foxy Brown, G. Dep, Kain Cioffie and Mighty Ha.
3. “Godfather” by Diddy featuring Black Rob and G. Dep.
3. “Feel it in a Dream” by Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Black Rob and Phil Collins.
5. “This is The Thanks I Get” by Mario Winans featuring Black Rob.
5. “No Way Out” by Diddy featuring Black Rob.

Since 1 and “Feel it in a Dream” are mixtape tracks, I went ahead and included 2 more.

14. Loon – 237 Plays

Released:

1. “Ain’t No Gangsta” by Loon featuring Diddy.
2. “P. Diddy Intro” by Loon featuring Diddy.
3. “Like a Movie” by Loon featuring Claudette Ortiz.

Featuring:

1. “I Need a Girl, Pt. 1” by Diddy featuring Usher and Loon.
2. “Crazy” by Dream featuring Loon.
2. “That’s OK” by Dream featuring Loon.
2. “Young & Sexy” by Lyric featuring Loon.
2. “Just Friends” by LSG featuring Loon.

15. T.I. – 217 Plays

Released:

1. “Big Things Poppin” by T.I.

Featuring:

1. “We Fly High (Remix)” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, T.I., Baby and Young Dro.
2. “Hi Hater (Remix)” by Maino featuring T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss and Fabolous.
3. “Kiss Your A** Goodbye (Remix)” by Sheek Louch featuring Fabolous, Beanie Sigel and T.I.

16. Nas – 214 Plays

Released:

1. “Hero” by Nas featuring Keri Hilson.
2. “NY Millionaires” by LL Cool J, Nas and Diddy.
3. “Hate Me Now” by Nas featuring Diddy.
4. “One Mic” by Nas.

2 is a mixtape track.

Featuring:

1. “Living in Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Nas and Mary J. Blige.
2. “Journey Through the Life” by Diddy featuring Beanie Sigel, Joe Hooker, Lil’ Kim and Nas.
3. “Everything I Love” by Diddy featuring Ceelo and Nas.

17. Lil’ Wayne – 202 Plays

Released:

1. “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne featuring Static.
2. “Lollipop (Instrumental)” by Lil’ Wayne featuring Static.

Featuring:

1. “Official Girl” by Cassie featuring Lil’ Wayne.
2. “When I Grow Up (Remix)” by Pussycat Dolls featuring Darkchild, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne and Fatman Scoop.
3. “Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil’ Wayne.

18. Beanie Sigel – 191 Plays

Released:

1. “What it’s Like” by Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E.
2. “Shake it for Me” by Beanie Sigel featuring Diddy, Ghostface Killah and Peedi Crakk.
3. “Wanted (Dead or Alive)” by Beanie Sigel featuring Cam’Ron.

Featuring:

1. “Ignorant S***” by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel.
2. “Where Have You Been” by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel.
3. “Journey Through the Life” by Diddy featuring Beanie Sigel, Joe Hooker, Lil’ Kim and Nas.

19. Young Jeezy – 190 Plays

Released:

1. “Put On” by Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West.
2. “Go Getta” by Young Jeezy featuring R. Kelly.
3. “Put On (Remix)” by Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z.

Featuring:

1. “Hood Figga (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Block, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Yung Joc and Young Jeezy.
2. “Love in This Club” by Usher featuring Young Jeezy.
3. “5,000 Ones” by DJ Drama featuring Nelly, Diddy, T.I., Yung Joc, Willie The Kid, Young Jeezy, Twista and Jazze Pha.

20. Jim Jones – 188 Plays

Released:

1. “We Fly High (Remix)” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, T.I., Baby and Young Dro.
2. “What You Been Drankin’ On?” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, Jha-Jha and Paul Wall.

Featuring:

1. “Hood Figga (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Block, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Yung Joc and Young Jeezy.
2. “Cut Throat” by Yung Joc featuring The Game, Jim Jones and Block.”
2. “Wipe Me Down (Remix)” by Boosie featuring Foxx, Jim Jones, Webbie, Fat Joe and Jadakiss.

21. Mario Winans – 178 Plays

Released:

1. “I Don’t Wanna Know” by Mario Winans featuring Diddy and Enya.
2. “What Can I Do” by Mario Winans.
3. “This is The Thanks I Get” by Mario Winans featuring Black Rob.

Featuring:

1. “Through the Pain (She Told Me)” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.
2. “Through the Pain (She Told Me) (Instrumental) by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.
3. “Best Friend” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans.

22. Mary J. Blige – 177 Plays

Released:

1. “Never Been” by Mary J. Blige featuring Diddy.
2. “Be Happy (Puffy Remix)” by Mary J. Blige featuring Keith Murray and Diddy.
3. “I’m Goin’ Down (Remix)” by Mary J. Blige featuring Smif-N-Wessun.
3. “Hooked” by Mary J. Blige featuring Diddy.

Featuring:

1. “Living in Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Nas and Mary J. Blige.
2. “Tell Me Why” by Will Smith featuring Mary J. Blige.

23. Will Smith – 166 Plays

Released:

1. “Tell Me Why” by Will Smith featuring Mary J. Blige.
2. “Mr. Niceguy” by Will Smith.
3. “Lost & Found” by Will Smith.
3. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith.
3. “Chasin’ Forever” by Will Smith.

24. Total – 166 Plays

Released:

1. “Intro” by Total featuring Diddy.
2. “Sittin Home (Waiting for You) (Remix)” by Total featuring Shyne and Diddy.
3. “Crave” by Total.

Featuring:

1. “Loungin (Who Da Ya Luv Remix)” by LL Cool J featuring Total.
2. “What You Want” by Mase featuring Total.

25. TLC – 157 Plays

Released:

1. “Hat 2 da Back” by TLC.
2. “Give It to Me While It’s Hot” by TLC.
3. “What About Your Friends” by TLC.
3. “So So Dumb” by TLC.
3. “This Is How It Works” by TLC.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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