Bands and Artists I’ve Seen Live, Sorted by Spotify Popularity

For over 20 years, I’ve been logging the bands I’ve seen live in a spreadsheet. Now I have fun playing with stats. This playlist features one song from each artist, sorted by Artist popularity and number of followers. As you scroll down the list, it will be more and more unlikely that you’ve ever heard the song, so maybe it’s a fun discovery adventure for you as it was a fun coding experiment for me.

As of March 2024, there are 461 songs in the playlist. The artist popularity metric is obtained from the Spotify API. Sorting all 461 songs took some easy and quick Python coding thanks to the Spotipy library and Python Code Streamliner, the GPT I created that specializes in delivering quick Python code solutions, with just a little bit of prompting and patience. I share the code to sort the playlist, along with other examples, on this GitHub repository.

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