Where to begin this Friday? I think I start with yesterdays celebration, sadly forgotten by the community. No parades, No Macron speech and not a word from the PM in Sweden… But I reached the goal, 365 days of workout. 365 days in a row! Goal, done! Prize? To allow myself, if needed, to have maximum 2 days of rest each week. Mainly Sundays to be honest.
With the celebrations done let me tell you of this strange morning. Friday mornings usually means a early rush hour, cause people want to go home early if they can. But today, not a car on the streets of Paris. It was so strange I actually started to think I missed out on a public holiday or something.
But I guess the reason is that “working one day from home” mainly is done on Fridays now. Which leads us to todays covid update.
So, we reach the end of this post, and I do that with some music. Still update my iTunes library after Apples decision to “delete” my tracking in iTunes. I have now tried to get as close as possible to how it was before my play count all was set to “0”. Still, after 8 months, still far from done. which gives strange “most played” charts. Not much “new” music there. I present you with the “last 7 days most played songs” & the “last 30 days most played songs”.
With that I give you TGIF, and let you all out to “behave”, and do it “bad”.
So now it’s time to see what kind of music made my decade, 2010 – 2019…
Just let me say that I never would have guessed that my 80s idol Amanda Lear should end up with the most played song between 2010 and 2019. But there she is with “C´est la vie” – most likely cause it is one of the best pre-party songs ever recorded so she never left the playlists.
C´est la vie – Amanda Lear
Something in your eyes – Jenny Silver
Agathe – Roberto Bellarosa
Signed on my tattoo – Army of lovers feat Gravitonas
Can’t take my eyes off you – Jimmy Somerville
All about the bass – Maghan Trainor
Aldrig, Aldrig – Andreas Lundstedt
Story of a heart (7th heaven radio) – Steps
The fire – Elin Bergman
En una vida – Coral Segovia
The list of most played Swedish and French music 2010 – 2019 looks like this
And a quick look at the albums over 10 years then…
Agustin Galiana – Agustin Galiana
Veritas – Agnes
A – Agnetha Fältskog
Monkey Me – Myléne Farmer
Tears on the dance floor – Steps
Désobéissance – Myléne Farmer
Ensemble – Kendji Girac
Undressed – Kim Cesarion
So, maybe you find some new songs finding the once above on your streaming platform, if so let me know
So we finally reached the point when it’s time to award the “Björn Award” – without any red carpet or journalists. People kind of do not care at all when it’s time for the “Björnie”. But still, in my little world of lists I do them and have done so since the 80s. Crazy I know.
So, the most played songs 2019:
So am i – Ava Max
Better than me – Ten Tonnes
L´escalier – The Pirouettes
Vakuum – Orup
Look back at it – A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Goodbye – Jason Derulo & David Guetta…
Ta main – Claudio Capéo
How do you sleep – Sam Smith
Uninivited – Freemasons feat Bailey Tzuke
Happy Thoughts – Felix Sandman & Benjamin Ingrosso
And break this down in most played Swedish songs… (don’t ask why Azucar Moreno is in there, wrongly tagget)
And at the same time, we need to check to most played French songs in 2019…
And the fun thing with making lists of music right now is that it’s time for a 2010 – 2019 lists – but we do them tomorrow.
So we finally there, time to check the iTunes statistics and actually see what I was listen to during 2019 and as natural order I start with the most listen to Melodifestivalen songs followed by the most listen to Eurovision Song Contest songs.
Then upcoming weekend focus on the complete iTunes library and what song, album and artist got my attention passed year.
But today, Melodifestivalen 2019, looking at the amount of playtimes for the Melodifestivalen songs 2019 it was a bad year, a few songs stand out but the rest did not reach a lot of plays.
Mina Bränder – Zeana feat Anis Don Demina
Ashes to ashes – Anna Bergendahl
Känner dig – Anton Hagman
Habibi – Dolly Style
Too late for love (single version) – John Lundvik
Ashes to ashes (Soundfactory radio) – Anna Bergendahl
Somebody wants – The lovers of Valdero
Tempo – Margaret
I do – Arvingarna
Stormbringer – Pegan Fury
I do (English version) – Arvingarna
Too late for love (Palego remix) – John Lundvik
Hello (Remix) – Mohombo & Youssou N´Dour
I love it – Oscar Enestad
Om om och om igen – Omar Rudberg
Norrsken – Jon Henrik Fjällgren
Victorious – Lina Hedlund
Not with me – Wiktoria
Kärleken finns kvar – Ann-Louise Hanson
On my own – Bishara
I think even I will be surprised if any of the songs end up on the general list over most played songs in 2019.