Stupid study alert: These are the songs people prefer while sitting on the toilet.

No, really. I get the idea that people are running out of things to study when it comes to music. But let’s look at this, anyway, just because of the gross factor.

Uswitch, a UK broadband provider, commissioned their ad agency to come up with something that would get clicks. They decided to analyze Spotify playlists in an effort to find out which songs are most popular when people are sitting on the toilet. They accomplished this by looking at keywords such as “bathroom,” “toilet,” and “pooping.” Once everything was scraped (sorry; bad imagery), they created two lists.

The first is called Top 20 Songs Listened to While Pooping. Yay, The Neighbourhood!


Song
 
# of times appears in playlists 
1.  Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood 40 
2.  Chanel by Frank Ocean 38 
3.  505 by Arctic Monkeys 36 
4.  Lucid Dreams by Juice WRLD 36 
5.  EARFQUAKE by Tyler, The Creator 36 
6.  SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK by Joji 36 
7.  Redbone by Childish Gambino 36 
8.  See You Again (feat. Kali Uchis) by Tyler, The Creator 36 
9.  20 Min by Lil Uzi Vert 34 
10. goosebumps by Travis Scott 34 
11. Robbery by Juice WRLD 32 
12. The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala 32 
13. Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo) by Wallows 32 
14. I Can’t Handle Change by Roar 32 
15. Wet Dreamz by J. Cole 30 
16. Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD) by Eminem 30 
17. XO Tour Llif3 by Lil Uzi Vert 30 
18. Star Shopping by Lil Peep 30 
19. Potty Song by Little Baby Bum Nursery Rhyme Friends 29 
20. Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People 28 

The second list is The Pop Poop Playlist which ranks artists when it comes to…well, you know. Way to go, Billie Eilish!


Artist
 
# of songs in playlists 
1.  Billie Eilish 154 
2.  The Weeknd 116 
3.  Tame Impala 114 
4.  Bruno Mars 110 
5.  The Neighbourhood 102 
6.  Taylor Swift 96 
7.  Ariana Grande 94 
8.  Elton John 94 
9.  Queen 93 
10. Lana Del Ray 88 
11. Harry Styles 84 
12. Red Hot Chilli Peppers 83 
13. Miley Cyrus 74 
14. The Beatles 74 
15. Coldplay 66 
16. Lady Gaga 56 
17. Katy Perry 54 
18. Nicki Minaj 52 
19. Lil Nas X 52 
20. Justin Bieber 48 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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