"Fake track" won't delete!

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I tagged a track incorrectly, and to fix the problem I attempted to delete the whole artist, however, this does not remove the track! It is infuriating and it's sitting as one of my top tracks.
As you can see, it's claiming 156 scrobbles but when I visit the track page, they are nowhere to be seen! How can I remove the track?
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This is caused by an artist correction, you should be able to delete it from these pages:  

https://www.last.fm/user/PoisonBanquet/library/music/Major+Lazer+&+DJ+Snake/Peace+Is+the+Mission...
https://www.last.fm/user/PoisonBanquet/library/music/+noredirect/Major+Lazer+&+DJ+Snake/_/Lean+O...



As I understand it:

You  scrobbled this track as X (Major Lazer & DJ Snake), and it's been corrected it to Y (Major Lazer).
You now try to delete Y, and it's telling you that you have no scrobbles of Y (because you scrobbled them as X). >_>

If you look in your library, you might notice that you actually have two entries for Major Lazer:

On page 1 (rank 40, scrobbles 262)
On page 2 (rank 68, scrobbles 156) - this should actually be Major Lazer & DJ Snake, but it's 'corrected' the name to Major Lazer.

However if you click through both, they take you to the same page, because it's corrected the name and url.


In the short term, for other people seeing this issue, I'm afraid the only way to remove these now is to locate the track as you originally scrobbled it.

e.g. Looking at the albums page, you can see the Major Lazer & DJ Snake album here (at #72): https://www.last.fm/user/PoisonBanquet/library/albums?date_preset=ALL_TIME&page=2 .  

In the medium term (~4 months), we're replacing the service that's causing these kind discrepancies in your library (e.g. albums and artists being listed twice, not being able to delete stuff / unlove tracks, etc), and is also blocking us from adding / removing new corrections.  This work has already been started, and once complete I'm expecting these issues to finally be resolved. Again, sorry for any inconvenience caused in the meantime, I know it's frustrating when you can't amend your library.
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