With another year almost come and gone Spotify has sent all its users their year in music, which means it’s time to talk about how I listened to music in 2016. This time around, Spotify was a lot less revealing having replaced a dedicated site with a simple email with regrettably less detailed statistics, but whatever it’s still interesting (to me) so let’s go with it.In numbers:
This year I listened to 35,330 minutes of music (580 hours, 24 days), which is way up from last year’s 22,000 minutes. And also 1,309 different artists (double last’s year number of 648). However one place I lagged behind is in the number of unique tracks I listened to: 1,720 as opposed to 1,943 last year. Top Tracks:
“Pray to God” – Calvin Harris feat. Haim: you know, while writing this I just realized that this was also my second most played song of 2015.
“Red Eye” – Kid Cudi feat. Haim: this is the year I went from being a passive fan of Haim to them being my third or fourth favorite bands ever, which is my guess as to why they’re featured on both of my top two tracks.
“Oh No!” – Marina and the Diamonds: probably still favorite Marina and the Diamonds song so I’m not surprised.Top Artists:
Marina and the Diamonds
As I mentioned already
, I was so happy when I saw that I’m in the top one percent of Marina fans and CHVRCHES is still one of my favorite bands ever. The Veronicas I discovered this year just in time to see their great new tracks drop “In My Blood” and “On Your Side”. Charli XCX is an old favorite of mine who released a pretty great EP earlier this year and Halsey is a more recent favorite. I’m more than a little surprised not to see Dua Lipa here or even Kyla La Grange, but whatever. Top Genres
: Pop, Post-Teen Pop, Dance Pop, Indietronica, Metropopolis
The only change from last year is that I’ve apparently stated listening to less synthpop and replaced it with Post-Teen Pop.Favorite Day to Listen
(more like the day I have the most time to listen): MondayYour Top Songs 2016 Wrapped:
Finally, Spotify also takes your one-hundred and one most streamed songs and puts them in a single playlist for you, and these are the first ten tracks on that playlist.
“Hummingbird” – Kyla La Grange
“Hotter Than [Karzahni]” – Dua Lipa
“Higher Than Life” – Bella Goldwin
“Chewing Gum” – Nina Nesbitt
“Lush Life” – Zara Larsson
“Love Is the Name” – Sofia Carson
“Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” – Dua Lipa
“Real Love” – Florrie
“Pray to God” – Calvin Harris feat. Haim
Unsurprisingly, many of my favorite songs of this year as well as an obvious old favorite; the other eighty-one songs are about the same.
And that’s all I have to share from this year in music; as I said not as detailed as last year, but then I guess it’s kind of a moot point seeing as I do have a Last.fm account (although unfortunately one I didn't get 'til this past July) so I have some pretty elaborate statistics of my listening habits over there. Either way, I hope you some enjoyment out of this and look out in the coming weeks for all of my music related year-end lists.