Check out all my musical favorites with My Year in Music 2019!
I love the end of the year because it gives me the opportunity to look back on all of the incredible things that the year held for me. 2019 was a crazy year full of ups and downs, but overall, it was a year of growth. I always feel like the music I listen to is very reflective of the way I’m feeling. In years past, I’ve had playlists full of heartbreak, loneliness, falling in love, or feeling lost. This year, my playlists were full of feel good songs about happiness and love, girl power, and self-love, but mostly Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.
I spent a ton of time listening to audio books this year, so the amount time I spent listening to Spotify was the lowest it’s ever been. I spent 24,425 minutes listening to Spotify in 2019. I also listened to 154 new artists this year, the top one being Lizzo.
To no one’s surprise, my most played artist of 2019 was Taylor Swift. I spent 74 hours listening to her on Spotify, and my most played song was “ME!” When she put that song out, I held onto for months in anticipation of her new album.
My top five artists of 2019 were:
1 | Taylor Swift
2 | Ariana Grande
3 | Lizzo
4 | Khalid
5 | Miley Cyrus
Most of the songs in my top 10 were by Taylor Swift because I seriously didn’t listen to anything else for months after Lover came out #noshame. These are a few of my top songs of 2019:
1. ME! feat. Brendon Urie by TAYLOR SWIFT
2. YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN by TAYLOR SWIFT
3. LOVER by TAYLOR SWIFT
10. 7 RINGS by ARIANA GRANDE
12. TRUTH HURTS by LIZZO
13. HOME WITH YOU by MADISON BEER
14. NEEDY by ARIANA GRANDE
16. MOTHER’S DAUGHTER by MILEY CYRUS
17. SUE ME – MARIAN HILL REMIX by SABRINA CARPENTER & MARIAN HILL
21. TALK feat. Disclosure by KHALID
You can listen to my full 2019 Spotify Wrapped playlist below:
I also spent a lot of time listening to podcasts on Spotify. I’ve only been a fan of podcasts for a few years now, and I shared a few of my favorites in October 2018. I spent 8,821 minutes listening to podcasts this year.
My top 5 podcasts in 2019 were:
1 | Wine and Crime
Three best friends from Minnesota get drunk and talk about true crime. There’s a different theme every week, some more interesting than others.
2 | The Clearing
This is another true crime podcast. It follows April Belascio, the daughter of infamous murderer, Ed Edwards. It digs into her past and follows her emotional journey as she comes to terms with the fact that her father was a murderer.
3 | Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
This was actually one of the first podcasts I listened to because I’ve been a huge fan of Grace Helbig for years, but I didn’t listen regularly because I wasn’t super into podcasts. Now, I love to put an episode on when I’m doing the dishes or other mundane tasks. I’ve been working my way through some of the older episodes.
4 | Educators 2 Educators Podcast
Since I’m working on my teaching degree, I’ve been trying to find ways to get plugged into the teaching community outside of my studies. I’ve been following a few teacher YouTubers, but I also wanted to find some teacher podcasts. I haven’t found many that I’m in love with but Educators 2 Educators is a decent one that gives some actionable tips and advice for teachers.
5 | Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith
As a fan of Amy Schumer, it’s no surprise that I’m in love with this podcasts. The four of them have the strangest and most amazing dynamic, and I’ve loved seeing how the podcast has changed and grown over the past few seasons.
MY DECADE WRAPPED
Since the end of 2019 also marks the end of a decade, I thought it would be fun to share some of my decade stats as well. I’ve been a member of Spotify since 2011, and I’ve been a Spotify Premium member since 2013.
Amount of time spent listening to music:
2019: 24,425 minutes
For whatever reason, it only included those years in my Spotify Wrapped.
Top songs and artists each year:
2011 Top Song: “Wish You Were Here” by Avril Lavigne
2011 Top Artist: Demi Lovato
2012 Top Song: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
2012 Top Artist: Train
2013 Top Song: “Wings” by Cimorelli
2013 Top Artist: Lorde
2014 Top Song: “All About You” by Hilary Duff
2014 Top Artist: Lorde
2015 Top Song: “Good For You” by Selena Gomez
2015 Top Artist: Alex & Sierra
Click here to see my 2015 Spotify Wrapped
2016 Top Song: “Get Around” by Haley Whitters
2016 Top Artist: Marian Hill
2017 Top Song: “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift
2017 Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Click here to see my 2017 Spotify Wrapped
2018 Top Song: “no tears left to cry” by Ariana Grande
2018 Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Click here to see my 2018 Spotify Wrapped
2019 Top Song: “ME!” feat. Brendon Urie by Taylor Swift
2019 Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Top artists of the decade:
1 | Taylor Swift (obviously)
2 | Kelsea Ballerini
3 | Marian Hill
4 | Ariana Grande
5 | Demi Lovato (not fully convinced that she belongs on this list, but sure)
What was your favorite song of 2019?