#459.5: 2015 Year-End Lists, part 5 – site stats!


2015 Year-End Lists, part 5 – site stats!

In the annual tradition, let us have a look at the mikeladano.com site stat highlights for 2015!


I was really hoping that one of those legendary Joey Tempest Conspiracy (™) posts would have made the Top 5 posts of the year by hits. Sadly, none did — but one did make it to #6!  So close!

Even though they did not come in with the #1 spot, 2015 was clearly the year of Van Halen.

Top 5 posts of 2015

REVIEW: Trailer Park Boys – Season 8 (Netflix) 1 3,414
GUEST REVIEW: Van Halen – Tokyo Dome Live in Concert (2015) 2 3,397
REVIEW: Van Halen – Zero (1976) 3 3,078
REVIEW: KISS – Greatest Live Hits (2015) 4 2,361
REVIEW: Van Halen – Tokyo Dome Live in Concert (2015 – LeBrain’s review) 5 1,576
GUEST REVIEW: Europe – War of Kings (2015) by Jesse A. Jones 6 1,293

2015 kiss


In 2015, there were 370 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,707 posts!  Despite my pledge to slow down, that’s still a post a day on average.

The most commented-on post in 2015 was GUEST REVIEW: Europe – War of Kings (2015) by Jesse A. Jones, with 162 comments from a, err, variety of interesting and possibly unstable personalities!

Top 5 most active commenters of 2015

Ooooh.  Deke takes a mighty fall!  But a big thanks to him just the same, and everybody who dropped even just one comment here!  Especially Joey Tempest…I think.  But seriously, thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  I don’t always have time to respond to every comment but I appreciate them all!


Top 5 personal highlights of 2015

  • It is always a pleasure to be asked to be a guest on the radio.  I love doing radio and this year my highlight was appearing twice with Rob Daniels on his program Visions in Sound, talking about Star Wars music.  I’m happy to announce that I’m booked to do it again this month for Rob’s anniversary show.
  • 23 of the biggest music fans on the web participated in the Top 15 on the 15th, a collection of top 15 music lists from around the world.  What a fun experiment that was!  (Thanks to Geoff Stephen, Aaron & Deke for coming up with it!)
  • A Holy Grail item was acquired at a reasonable price.  I have not discussed this publicly yet (two people know what it is), but there will be a review in 2016!
  • Sausagefest 2015 was another successful raging boner of rock.
  • Every year, you can count on the Mike and Aaron go to Toronto expeditions.  This year was probably my most fun yet.  I say that every year!  But I think it’s true.

Final words

I predict that 2016 will be a simply destructive year!  #gnr2016


  1. Super-cool stats, dude! I love how two of your top posts were Guest Reviews. Community!! Also, I comment a lot. Holy hell. Haha!

    Seriously man, all the best to you and yours in 2016. Get in there and give ‘er, buddy!

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    1. Sarca, next year you are guaranteed a spot. I’m going to disqualify Mr. Books because he’s won so many times, and also I will limit the contest to human beings — no more Lego figurines. If I had done that this year, both you and Deke would have made it!

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  2. Excellent stuff, Mike! I am psyched I discovered you in 2015, it makes me realize that there is hope for my beloved ‘Weirdo Nation’ after all. Regardless of that fact, YOU have an amazing blogsite that I greatly admire and you ROCK. Have a grand METAL New Year, METAL Buddy! \m/\m/


        1. “BACK TO YOUR CAGE!!!!!” she yells. “We have a Final Countdown video to redo, with the real Joey on vocals.” “My videos are the best everrrrrrr.”
          “Now, before we start filming, would you rather watch Misery, or the interview of Sammy Hagar abducted by aliens?”

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  3. That’s some serious numbers crunched! Hahahaha…Mr Books is the top commentator at my site! Mr Books cooks the Books!
    Ok so,what I’m gonna do is this..


    1. Well Deke, I’m just doing my part to maintain the community, which I wholly support and encourage! I do comment a lot. It’s awesome. You’re all awesome.

      What’s great is, I’m listed at 1168 comments on this site. That’d be 584 comments that say GIVE ‘ER! and 584 comments that say THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!


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