Weekly top tracks on Last.fm: "Bad Romance," "TiK ToK"

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Lady Gaga and Ke$ha had the most popular tracks of the week on Last.fm, the internet radio station that lets users in more than 200 countries listen to any tracks in the site's music library. Three tracks by Lady Gaga, plus Ke$ha's hit single "TiK ToK," had the most listeners on Last.fm for February 21-28.

South London band The xx has two of the week's most popular tracks, including one, "Islands," that has just climbed into the top ten. Both tracks are off the band's debut album, 2009's xx, which earned the band international praise. The band's song "Intro" was used in a commercial for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, moving the band further into the mainstream spotlight.

Other top spots are held by American electronic act Owl City, rock band Kings of Leon, and British band Muse.

Last.fm's top tracks:

1. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance" (position unchanged from previous week) (47,305 listeners)
2. Ke$ha - "TiK ToK" (unchanged) (35,394)
3. Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (unchanged) (30,880)
4. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (unchanged) (28,162)
5. Owl City - "Fireflies" (unchanged) (28,087)
6. The xx - "Crystalized" (unchanged) (26,763)
7. Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire" (+1) (24,712)
8. The xx - "Islands" (+4) (24,444)
9. Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody" (-2) (24,357)
10. Muse - "Uprising" (-1) (24,014)

The most popular artists tend to see little variation, and this week is no exception. Users are choosing long-time favorite artists such as The Beatles, Radiohead, Coldplay, and Nirvana to fill out their playlists.

Last.fm's top artists:

1. The Beatles (116,639 listeners)
2. Radiohead (111,781)
3. Muse (109,492)
4. Lady Gaga (106,021)
5. Coldplay (102,235)
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers (83,515)
7. Metallica (78,811)
8. The Killers (78,468)
9. Nirvana (73,965)
10. Kings of Leon (72,945)

Last.fm claims more than 30 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for users in the UK, the US, Ireland, and Germany, elsewhere, a subscription costs €3.00 per month.