I miss you, Rdio (and some Last.fm stats)

Farewell Rdio 2015-12-15.png

I forgot to post this Rdio farewell screenshot for posterity1. Still sad.

Here are my stats for albums scrobbled to Last.fm between 2012-03-23 and 2015-12-152. The top ten were:

  • Chiodos — Devil — 737 (release date: 2014-04-01)
  • Linkin Park — The Hunting Party — 688 (release date: 2014-06-13)
  • Closure in Moscow — Pink Lemonade — 521 (release date: 2014-05-09)
  • Elevate: I Am — The Ghost Eclipse Sessions — 451 (release date: 2011-06-07)
  • Finch — Back to Oblivion — 394 (release date: 2014-09-30)
  • Pennywise — All or Nothing (Deluxe Edition) — 374 (release date: 2012-04-30)
  • Story of the Year — In the Wake of Determination — 337 (release date: 2005-10-11)
  • Finch — What It Is to Burn — 336 (release date: 2002-03-12)
  • blink-182 — Enema of the State — 330 (release date: 1999-06-01)
  • Story of the Year — Page Avenue (US Non-PA Version) — 330 (release date: 2003-09-16)

  1. The Rdio farewell page is still displayed when signing into your account. 
  2. 2015-12-15 is the date I took the screenshot. 

My ticket-smashing Apple Music playlist

Using Rdio Enhancer, I saved a CSV file of my ticket-smashing Rdio playlist that has 154 songs (which I’ve shared on Cloudup), then manually recreated the playlist on Apple Music.

Four songs weren’t available on Apple Music.

  • Control by Alexisonfire (Rdio)
  • One in a Million by Bodyjar (Rdio)
  • She Broke My Heart, so I Broke His Jaw by Just Surrender (Rdio)
  • Won’t Turn Back by Our Lady Peace (Rdio)

San Dimas High School Football Rules by The Ataris was on the Rdio playlist twice, so I removed that dupe.

Enjoy! 😎


For posterity, here are the details for the playlist:

  • Name: Ticket-smashing (catchy)
  • Description: Catchy rock songs to zone into helping people in support, and everything related.
  • Song count: 151
  • Duration: 9 hours, 50 minutes

Rdio Enhancer

While there isn’t a way to automatically import my favorites from Rdio, I finally installed Rdio Enhancer — a Google Chrome extension — which adds features like Export (Favorites) to CSV1, and several playlist additions, including Remove Duplicates2 and seven sorting options.

I’ll post an Apple Music playlist of my previously posted Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist on Rdio as soon as I can. It has 155 songs now. 🙂


  1.  I have 7,325 items in my Favorites. I say “items” because it includes stand-up comedy by Mitch Hedberg. 
  2. Remove Duplicates removed nine songs from my Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist. Since the list wasn’t in any order, sifting through 164 songs to manually find duplicates would’ve been tedious. Sweet. 

See ya, Rdio

When I opened Rdio today, I saw a link to the message following message: Important information about your Rdio account. I learned about the beginning of their end a couple of days ago through sad colleagues and friends on Twitter. I started using Rdio in 2012 after a recommendation by Andrew Spittle, and I’ve had fun listening to new music.

Gary Pendergast wrote about replacing Rdio. Referring to his post, our three must have items are:

  • Offline sync to mobile.
  • Ability to play from my Mac.
  • Family accounts.

After I read Macworld’s Apple Music FAQ, I started the Apple Music three-month trial, plus Family Sharing for Amy and myself.

Switching from Rdio to Apple Music might mean scrobbling to my Last.fm account will be inconsistent, which makes me sad because I’ve been tracking since 2007. 😢

On July 8, 2015, Florian Eckerstorfer posted, “Apple Music and Last.fm: Does it Scrobble?“. I have Last.fm installed on my Mac, and I just installed QuietScrob – Background Last.fm Scrobbler. Fingers crossed.

Rdio playlists without lyrics

My colleague, Dennis Hong, posted about his music preference while working: Add Some Urgency to Your Daily Workflow. Movie soundtracks are cool, and I wanted to share a couple Rdio playlists or stations — generally without words — that I’ve used for awhile.

Ambient by Timmii is:

Pertaining to or noting sounds that create a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

Concentrate by Trent Walton and 33 collaborators are:

Songs with few or no words. Maybe not too many songs from any one artist.

Occasionally, I’ll listen to the Rdio Baroque station.