Top 10 most played artists of the last 12 months
1. Garbage, 821 plays
2. Iron Maiden, 766 plays
3. Mötley Crüe, 743 plays
4. Marilyn Manson, 741 plays
5. The Wildhearts, 705 plays
6. The 69 Eyes, 594 plays
7. Florence + the Machine, 470 plays
8. Reckless Love, 424 plays
9. Stam1na, 395 plays
10. Alice in Chains, 386 plays
Of my 2009 top ten, only Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden and The 69 Eyes made it to the list for the second year in a row.
I finally saw Maiden live in August 2010 which, alongside the release of (surprisingly good) The Final Frontier, got me into listening to them more than I had done for years.
I've been a casual fan of Garbage for a long time but during the last year they completely took over my heart (and my charts).
Marilyn Manson is the most unexpected name on the list. I had a peculiar out-of-the-blue three-week obsession with their music in Spring; before that I only really knew a handful of their songs.