Was an amazing year

Was an amazing year

It gonna take a lot to drag you away from that.

There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do

311,867 minutes is 8 months-ish

OP should probably take a break. Take some time to do the things we never had

Best cover of the song I've heard.

Sung by two dudes in a pizza shop.

I bless the rains down in Africa.

It blew my damn mind the day I realized the bands who did "Africa" and "Hold the Line" were the same band.

Toto is kind of shocking the breadth of music genres they spanned with their hits. But yeah, I could listen to Africa in probably any mood and instantly feel a little better.

Edit: typo (which made somebody think there's a Redditor out there who simultaneously knows the word "breadth" enough to use it casually in a sentence but thinks it's spelled the same way as the act of outward respiration.)

Never gonna run around and desert you!

If you want to find your stats out- 2017wrapped.com

Reminds me of the guy on 4chan who had about a year's worth of listens of "in the end" by Linkin Park.

Mamaaaaaaa, ooohhhhhhhh, I don't wanna die!

I use Spotify every single day at work and there's "not enough data" to put something together for me? Gimme a break...

Can't touch this!

216.6 days.

holy crap those vocals

this one.

I like


A man's gotta sleep.

Not being a grammar Nazi, but the word you're looking for is breadth.

I only bring it up because that word was once the subject of very intense debate among some friends of mine.

This really hits home. When I was in high school my buddy had a small get together when his dad was out of town. We were getting drunk and he started blasting this song on loop as we all got even drunker. My buddy opened his slider to go outside and throw up and the rest of us ended up leaving. Anyways he texts me the next week telling me how his dad found out he “had a party”. It turns out after we had left he fell asleep outside with the slider still open and Toto’s Africa still blasting on loop THE ENTIRE NIGHT... the neighbor ratted on us...

I'm sure when it wasn't playing he could still hear it playing.

They have a lot of reverb on the vocals. Basically it's a slight echo to make the room sound bigger which makes them more pleasing to hear and less "flat" sounding and much more full. Pretty much all professional audio setups do this, they're just pushing it a little more than usual. Probably because the big chorus is done that way in the original.

Who ya gonna call?

If I did the math right, which I most likely did not, that's 71 652 times.

324.67 Days with 8 hours of sleep a day


shocking the breath of music genres they spanned

easier to do when you switch singers

Holy crap, from a web developers standpoint, what a work of art. Coolest webapp I’ve seen this year and the best mobile-optimized thing I think I’ve ever experienced. It even responds to your devices gyroscope

For all intensive purposes, it doesn't matter.

The real slim shady, please stand up.


Try again on a different device, must be some sort of bug. It said the same for me but ended up getting 40,000+ min of music

Poquito poquito, suave suavecito


I always have fun listening to version

Your math is fine.

That would also mean it was listened to 196 times per day. Thats around 14 hours a day.

Going back to the original number, it's 59.3% of the year.

How did this debate start? You've peaked my interest.

It's "I Bless the rains down in Africa"

mine just says i listened to 15.75k different artists but only 637 songs definitely something broken.

A co-worker once "corrected" a memo that contained the word breadth, by marking out the D with a red pen.

The situation quickly devolved into 2 factions of people in the office.

People who thought "breadth" wasn't really a word (they thought it was just the word breath, with another meaning), and people who aren't idiots.

Keep in mind, this was before we all had magic answer devices in our pockets.

Quick maths

this clip.

I always enjoyed hearing Betty White do part of it on

As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.

We Are The World

maybe you were listening to songs like , What's Going On, and Do They Know It's Christmas? that have like a thousand artists collaborating on 1 song

Not 500 miles by the Reclaimers?

EDIT: I have shamed my family. My mistake will stay.

It's a doggy dog world, man.

He obviously has a great voice but there is something about them that sounds a little artificial. They're too smooth or something. Like they've been autotuned. Is it possible to autotune in real time?

I've led some raids down in Africaaaaa


Is that you, Grand Poo Bear?

There's nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever do

No, it's just 216 days.

He can hear the drums echoing tonight.

Allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite. So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder. In your argument you seem to throw everything in but the kids Nsync, and even though you are having a feel day with this I am here to bring you back into reality. I have a sick sense when it comes to these types of things. It is almost spooky, because I cannot turn a blonde eye to these glaring flaws in your rhetoric. I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness. You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go.

Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn't take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once. It's clear who makes the pants in this relationship, and sometimes you just have to swallow your prize and accept the facts. You might have to come to this conclusion through denial and error but I swear on my mother's mating name that when you put the petal to the medal you will pass with flying carpets like it’s a peach of cake.

Is there a longer version?

Ninja Sex Party

Can't believe no one put the cover by yet.

I guess it rains down in Africa.


I shot the planes down in Africa

I member!

Why can't weee be fri-ends, why can't we be friends?

There's ~14.5 days left in 2017. 311687÷60÷340.5 is roughly 15.25 hours a day.

So 8h45min of sleep a day. Not too shabby.

==EDIT== 14, 24, numbers are all the same, right?

Who is this asshole thinking he can bless the rains, right?


Dang, that sucks. You should create an account on last.fm and then select "scrobble" in the spotify settings. After that last.fm will keep track of all of your stats.

I freaking love it.

Edit: Here's what it looks like if you're curious, please don't judge me on my music though lol

Love isn't always on time

Suposably. But I digest.


🎶 I dress the graaaains blown on Aaaaafrica. 🎶

I fucking love Leo's covers. Very few of them fall flat for me.

More Than a Feeling

That video launched Mike Masse's music career to a point where he quit his job as a public defender in his city and now tours and sings full-time as a career.

He's also toured with a couple members of Boston, singing Boston tunes. Here's an example of him covering


This is one of the great things that the internet has done with music. Anyone that's any good can find an audience can make a living doing something they love doing.

You are the devil.

Bless this post. And bless you, OP, for making this post. And bless the rains down in Africa.

It's totolly ridiculous that this is the top comment.

Aaaaaaayyyy Macarena!

You member Greedo shooting first?

There’s not much verb on the vocals, at least there’s very minimal decay on the signal. Before reading your comment I was trying to figure out why it’s so smooth also and ruled out reverb as a main component (IMO). You can hear a chorus unison* effect kick in on the song’s chorus for the lead vocals, not sure if it’s automated or stomp box.

I run a system for live performance that’s completely automated, all FX processing (including occasional pitch correction) kick in at designated points during the song. I’m not saying reverb isn’t helping with that pitch clarity, but more so to not rule out possible further processing.

Either that, or this guy is nearly perfect.

Edit: honestly im still confused, that unison sounds pre-recorded. There’s no way the bassist has a nearly identical voice as the guitarist.

The answer is clearly one space.

Sounds like you work with some barbarians.

What are you? Some kinda heterophobe? Its 2017 man

The fun he's having is everything in this video

I don't know if I should up- or downvote.

That's 216 days straight

A buddy of mine couldn't fathom that the lyrics aren't "I miss the rains down in Africa" when I told him.

That song is honestly one of the best songs

62.3k song repeats too


It's not?

Shit, you should have seen the war that erupted between the 'one space after a period' and 'two spaces after a period' factions in our office a while back. It was a bloodbath that resulted in days of passive-aggressive emails back and forth across 2/3rds of the organization. There was never a clear winner, and people are still salty about it to this day.

Nope, I'm right here.

A few years ago, I found their "25th Anniversary Live in Amsterdam" movie on Netflix (no longer available). I knew Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna, I'll Be Over You, and a couple other hits. I did not know of their older stuff from the 70's or stuff that I hadn't heard on the radio. The intro medley blew me away. There was prog, there was some metal elements, excellent instrument playing, spot on vocals and harmonies ; everything you need to get a crowd pumped.

Spotify "Live In Amsterdam"

311,687 minutes, not times That is about 216 days

Your math is no bueno

I guess that's called a "meme"


If he started with this goal in mind of having this graphic, it would be doable. Maybe he had an old phone he didnt use anymore and just had it playing on repeat with the volume down and checked on it once in a while.

Sooo... 216 days is definitely possible. But, I can't imagine you would come out of 216 days of one song mentally stable. There is more math I'd like to do or see on that. Like average time spent awake per year compared to this number. Was he listening to the song every time he woke up til he went to bed that night?