I know there are a lot of public music databases and I'd like to query one of them(by APIs) to get the most popular/played songs.

The question I want to ask is something like:

Which are the public music database that expose APIs to get most popular/played/listened songs?

What is the correct Stack Exchange community where I should ask this question?

  • May be music.stackexchange.com Sep 1, 2015 at 12:37
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    @HackerKarma I'm looking at the 2 minutes tour and it says that I should not ask "Anything not directly related to music practice, performance, composition, technique, theory, or history" Sep 1, 2015 at 12:41
  • That was the closest one to matching 'music' oh well... lets see if someone else posts something Sep 1, 2015 at 12:45

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If you're looking for public databases then Open Data is probably the place to go. They have a , which would be appropriate, but look at their Help Center before posting.

  • Thanks, I checked the "quick tour" and Help about asking and it seems to me the correct place. I'm going to post my question if I won't be kicked out :D I'll choose this as the correct answer Sep 1, 2015 at 14:11

What advice do you want? If you want technical advice about REST API things, then SO is what you want. If you want advice about which API to choose them Ben's answer is right, SE.OpenData is your best bet.

  • I'm looking for a database that supports this kind of API(getting most popular songs). For example I checked the last.fm APIs and they don't expose methods to get most popular songs Sep 1, 2015 at 12:47

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