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The Uptick

Spotify likes to remind us every once in a while that their servers record data on what everyone’s listening to—what, when, where, how, and how often.

In the past, they’ve used this data to explore the Bonnaroo bump, to assimilate everyone’s road trip playlists into their tuneful borg, and to gender their top 40 rankings just for fun.

This time, they discovered that the ESA landing Philae on Comet 67P coincided with a surge in listens to “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” from the 1998 Armageddon movie soundtrack. You know, the one where Bruce Willis blows up an asteroid.

The inspiration for the data dive apparently came from this tweet:

Jon Lax’s Tweet

The company has also found spikes coinciding with past near-Earth asteroid events, every Throwback Thursday, and Valentine’s Day.

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