Facebook’s iPhone app is displaying Spotify and Deezer play counts for a number of music artists, including One Direction, Lady Gaga, Adele and Take That. The counts can be found by scrolling down those artists’ Pages from within the app.
This morning, One Direction’s page (pictured) showed 221,012 plays on Spotify for ‘Live While We’re Young’, a long way ahead of the 81,031 plays for their second most popular track ‘Little Things’, also on Spotify.
There are some even more puzzling examples. Lady Gaga’s Page suggests ‘Bad Romance’ has been played a mere 4,536 times on Deezer. Adele’s Deezer playcount for ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is just 30,408 too. Take That’s ‘A Million Love Songs’ is only showing 425 plays on Deezer.
A Facebook spokesperson tells Music Ally that figures like this “relates to the amount of Facebook connected Spotify/Deezer users that have song publishing turned on and have listened to that song. So it won’t include Facebook connected Spotify/Deezer users who play that song but have song publishing turned off.”