There are few better ways to gauge internet popularity these days than social media, with Facebook leading the pack.  With the DJ Mag 2013 results right around the corner, many have their own thoughts on who will be Top 10, in what is often debated as being a glorified popularity contest.  This said, while it may be nearly impossible for anyone without a PR campaign to stop Armin from winning his sixth #1 finish in seven years, no amount of marketing would ever get me on that list, and for that…the list deserves at least some credit.

It will be interesting to see how some of this year’s buzzworthy DJs’ “Facebook likes” correspond with their rank on the forthcoming list.  Note: While this list is not the real “Top 17,” these artists all have a pretty reasonable chance of doing well.

Facebook Likes By The Numbers (as of 9/12/13)

40) Krewella – 566,601
39) Major Lazer – 595,360
38) Eric Prydz – 598,106
37) Doctor P – 599,723
36) Headhunterz – 622,760
35) Benny Benassi – 683,044
34) Carl Cox – 757,299
33) Markus Schulz – 773,559
32) Fatboy Slim – 795,634
31) Alesso – 813,369
30) Zedd – 844,332
29) Ferry Corsten – 875,362
28) Kaskade – 985,501
27) Axwell – 993,617
26) Fedde Le Grand – 1,002,372
25) Fedde Le Grand – 1,002,397
24) Steve Angello – 1,024,024
23) Flux Pavilion – 1,024,055
22) Sander van Doorn – 1,065,556
21) Gareth Emery – 1,153,824
20) Knife Party – 1,172,949
19) Nicky Romero – 1,211,416
18) Bassnectar – 1,246,298
17) ATB – 1,290,835
16) Hardwell – 1,348,685
15) Above & Beyond – 1,599,806
14) Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike – 1,800,764
13) Dash Berlin – 1,885,680
12) Afrojack – 2,376,405
11) Steve Aoki – 2,502,499
10) Paul Van Dyk – 2,948,222
09) Calvin Harris – 3,610,181
08) Avicii – 4,839,540
07) Swedish House Mafia – 5,653,629
06) Armin Van Buuren – 5,766,806
05) Deadmau5 – 7,777,307
04) Daft Punk – 10,269,381
03) Skrillex – 13,095,715
02) Tiesto – 15,263,361
01) David Guetta (#16th place for all fb musical artists) – 45,879,691

David Guetta by a landslide.  In fact, he is 500k shy of beating Tiesto, Skrillex, Daft Punk, & Deadmau5 combined.  Hmmm.  Could I have stumbled on a secret formula for predicting success?  Probably not, but the stats paint an interesting picture of some of our most popular DJs out there.

Any other surprises on this list?