I’m sure most of us have seen our friends post about their top listened to artists on their Instagram or Snapchat stories in the past week, myself included.
At the end of every year, Spotify compiles a collection of your top artists and tracks from the past year; this has become a growing trend among teens to share across social media platforms during the month of December. Spotify also recently released a percentage showing how close to a “top listener” you were for your most listened to artist in 2020, which has caught the eyes of many Spotify listeners this past year. My friend, Dylan likes to brag that he was in the top 0.001%, or top 10 listeners, of Car Seat Headrest, an indie rock band, this past year. Unfortunately, the whole Spotify Wrapped statistics are only exclusive to people who use Spotify. (Sorry, Apple Music listeners.)
When surveying some of my friends, I found a wide variety of top genres and artists we loved. One top genre that’s popular among many teens was Rap and Indie, which my friend group also found popular in our Spotify Wrapped. Some top artists we listened to in these categories were Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, The Kid LAROI, and Iann Dior from the rap genre, and Joji, Girl in Red, Wallows, Current Joys, and Car Seat Headrest from the indie genre. Here are the top ten most popular artists across the globe in 2020:
10. Travis Scott
9. Post Malone
8. Taylor Swift
7. Billie Eilish
5. The Weekend
4. Juice WRLD
3. J Balvin
1. Bad Bunny
My top Spotify Artists followed pretty closely to these top artists; my number one artist being Lil Uzi Vert with Juice WRLD, second and Joji, third. However, my friend group had some very interesting top artists and songs that stray far from this top list. Bands such as Metallica, Guns and Roses, and My Chemical Romance were popular top artists among my friends, which may seem surprising compared to some top picks for teens nowadays. Similarly, my friend, Cameron had all songs from a popular anime called Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure in his top listened to songs, which also strays far from top globally listened to songs. Here are the top five most popular songs in 2020:
5.“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
4.“Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN
3.“The Box” by Roddy Ricch
2.“Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
1.“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
As the year 2020 comes to a close, Spotify has helped us remember the songs and artists that have helped us through the challenging year. It’s been a fun experience to share and reflect on those artists and songs that have made this year truly something unforgettable.
Still haven’t looked at your Spotify Wrapped for 2020? Check out this link!