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Billie Eilish tops list of popular artists to listen to while pooping on the toilet…

For some strange reason, energy comparison company Uswitch conducted a study to find out which songs and artists were most popularly played while people were on the toilet.

Before saying ‘Who gives a shit?’ (lol), we must admit we were quite intrigued.

The data showed that Billie Eilish is the top pop artist to poo to, followed by The Weeknd and then Tame Impala.

Retro artists including The Beatles, Elton John and Queen also make the top 20 list. 

In searching for results, Uswitch analysed hundreds of Spotify playlists with relevant terms like ‘pooping’ and ‘pooing’, to reveal an eclectic mix of tracks and artists folks like to listen to whilst on the toilet. Apparently it really is a thing.

The researchers also scraped tens of Spotify playlists that featured the words ‘morning’, ‘working from home’, ‘bathing’, ‘showering’ and ‘cleaning’.  

As for song titles, TikTok hit Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood proved to be the most popular pooping anthem, according to the data, despite the song originally being released in 2013.

Frank Ocean’s Chanel, famed for its chilled-out piano accompaniment, takes second place and features on no less than 38 pooping playlists, followed by 505 by Arctic Monkeys, yet another track with soft keys in the background. It seems a little tinkling helps when we tinkle. 

Interestingly, all three of these songs have openly been labelled as love songs; both ‘Sweater Weather’ and ‘Chanel’ are explorations of fluidity and LGBTQ+ relationships, while ‘505’ literally refers to the hotel room number that Alex Turner’s (Arctic Monkeys frontman) girlfriend was staying in at the time he wrote this song.  

Something worth sitting on the toilet seat and pondering.

Michael Mastess

Top 20 Most Listened To Songs Whilst Pooping  

 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 
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 

Most Popular Artists Listened to Whilst on the Toilet

 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 

To read the full research visit www.uswitch.com.  

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