The Billboard Hot 100. In Spotify.

Inspired by Oscar’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die …. in Spotify I put together an app that gets the Top charts from Billboard (using the nifty Billboard API) and resolves them to a Spotify ID – giving you a top 100 chart that you can play.

The Billboard Hot 100 in Spotify

Here’s the Top 10:

  1. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
    Weeks on chart:16 Peak:1
  2. Down by Jay Sean Lil Wayne
    Weeks on chart:13 Peak:2
  3. Party In The U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus
    Weeks on chart:7 Peak:2
  4. Run This Town by Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
    Weeks on chart:9 Peak:2
  5. Whatcha Say by Jason DeRulo
    Weeks on chart:7 Peak:5
  6. You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift
    Weeks on chart:23 Peak:2
  7. Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
    Weeks on chart:5 Peak:7
  8. Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon
    Weeks on chart:35 Peak:4
  9. Obsessed by Mariah Carey
    Weeks on chart:12 Peak:7
  10. Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
    Weeks on chart:3 Peak:5

Note that the Billboard API purposely offers up slightly stale charts, so this is really the top 100 of a few weeks ago.  I never listen to the Top 100, and I hadn’t heard of 50% of the artists so listening to the Billboard Top 100 was quite enlightening.  I was surprised at how far removed the Top 100 is from the music that I (and everyone I know) listen to every day.

To build the list I used my Jspot – and a (yet to be released) Java client for the Billboard API. (If you are interested in this API, let me know and I’ll stick it up on google code).  Of course it’d be really nifty if you could specify get and listen to a chart for a given week (i.e. let me listen to the Billboard chart for the week that I graduated from High School).  Sound like something to do for Boston Music Hackday.

Update: I’ve made another list that is a little bit more inline with my own music tastes:

The Spotified Billboard Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums


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