Our buddies at Last.fm compiled last Valentine’s Day’s mega-scrobbling data, and then made the amazing discovery that “mega-scrobbling” isn’t a word made up by JK Rowling.
Also discovered: Europeans are listening to more sexy songs, while Americans listen to more romantic ones.
Conclusion: Yes, you are right to fear your girlfriend will be seduced by a skinny guy smoking an even skinnier cigarette during her semester abroad. Unless you go to school in Fresno! Then she’s safer on the Continent, but not as safe as she’d be in Ann Arbor. Apparently the Wolverines would rather watch basketball than get their swerve on.
The really weird finding is that you ladies like a lot of weird ’80s & ’90s pop to soothe your lonely hearts, so long devoid of Richard Marx’s tepid tunes and raging mullet. But that’s not as weird as all the gentlemen who thought the third-most appropriate artist for the holiday was Marilyn Manson.
You can see the gigantic chart in full here. Go enjoy it, and its bizarre David Hasselhoff cameo. But be warned! Once you gaze lustily into its blazing face, you will never love another, because Last.fm will never leave or hurt you, baby.