February 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Facebook Datamine: Top 10 Songs for Hookups and Breakups


Facebook knows when you are in a relationship, when it’s complicated, and when you break up.

It also knows what music you’re listening to, across lots of different apps, because Facebook is the internet’s new mega-scrobbler – a feature it calls “Facebook listen.”

So, as of Valentine’s Day, which are the lovey-dovey-est jams — the ones people play when they’re in a fresh relationship, or at least admitting it to themselves and their friends? Which songs are the lovelorn rocking when they break up?

As they did last year, Facebook has compiled a list of the “top 10 relationship songs and top 10 breakup songs,” now based on data from the past three months. That data “includes songs that were most played across Facebook listen apps during the times people add the beginning or end of a relationship on Facebook in the US.”

The text version of Facebooks datamined list of heartbreak and love is below; the image version is above; and if you click through to Facebook’s post, you can hear them all on Spotify.

Top 10 Relationship Songs
  1. Thrift Shop – feat. Wanz, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. Bandz A Make Her Dance, Juicy J feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
  3. Scream & Shout, will.i.am and Britney Spears
  4. Wanted, Hunter Hayes
  5. Ho Hey, The Lumineers
  6. Beauty And A Beat, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj
  7. I Don’t Want This Night To End, Luke Bryan
  8. Drunk On You, Luke Bryan
  9. A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
  10. F**ckin’ Problems, ASAP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Top 10 Breakup Songs
  1. Wide Awake, Katy Perry
  2. Want U Back, Cher Lloyd
  3. Whistle, Flo Rida
  4. Marvins Room, Drake
  5. Everybody Talks, Neon Trees
  6. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift
  7. One More Night, Maroon 5
  8. Both of Us – feat. Taylor Swift, B.o.B
  9. Payphone, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa
  10. Give Your Heart a Break, Demi Lovato

See also: Our interview with manager of strategic partnerships Ime Archibong