The music geek in us draws curious pleasure from facts and figures related to our listening habits. We can’t help but sort our iTunes in order of most commonly played tracks, and spend hours (well, minutes) trawling through our very own Top of the Pops.
Google clearly feels the same, as it’s now offering a similar service to that of Last.fm (which collects information on every track you listen to on your computer) called Google Music Trends.
The main difference with Google’s service is that it’ll be anonymous, although your listening habits will still contribute to a chart for everyone to view. From there you’ll be able to click on an artist to be taken to an online store to bag that number one track.
It works via Google Talk, the search giant’s chat service, although users can opt out if the feeling of Big Brother knowing your penchant for Whitesnake (pictured) is just too much.
Google Music Trends