Jam to all of my favorite songs of the year in my Spotify Wrapped 2020!
Music has always been an important part of my life even though I have no musical ability whatsoever. I love that Spotify does a Spotify Wrapped at the end of each year because it really gives me the opportunity to reflect on all of the songs I loved and the songs that got me in my feels throughout the year. When I look at all of the Spotify Wrapped posts I’ve done throughout the year, I can literally pinpoint what I was going through that year by looking at my top songs of the year. I’ve done a post sharing my Spotify Wrapped since 2015, with the exception of 2016 because I was sharing my Spotify with my now ex so my top 100 was all over the place. If you want to relive all of my musical tastes since 2015, click these: 2015 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Surprise, surprise! Taylor Swift is once again my top artist of the year. The only years she wasn’t my top artist were the ones where she wasn’t on Spotify, so basically since 2017. This year, I spent 4,662 minutes listening to her, which is no surprise because I often put her on as background music, especially on days when I was feeling down. Apparently, I was also in the top 0.5% of listeners, which is kind of a weird flex, but glad to know! 😀
My top 5 artists of the year were:
1 | Taylor Swift
2 | Ariana Grande
3 | Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
4 | Selena Gomez
5 | Lin-Manuel Miranda
I honestly which that they showed who my #6 artist was because I feel like Lin-Manuel Miranda should have been lumped in with the cast of Hamilton since those are the only songs by him that I listened to. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande have been my top two artists for the past three years. My top artists are always dominated by females. I’ve found that the songs I usually have on repeat are the ones sung by female artists who just tug at all of my feelings.
In 2020, I listened to 227 new artists, and I listened to 894 artists total.
My top five songs were all by Taylor Swift. I’m kind of shocked that my top song of the year was “You Need to Calm Down” since that album didn’t come out this year and it’s not even my favorite song on the album, but Lover is one of my favorite Taylor Swift albums in general, so I’m absolutely okay with it. Also, “You Need to Calm Down” was my #2 song last year, so I guess I really love it.
Spotify gave stats on your top song of the year, which I thought was neat. Apparently my first stream of the song in 2020 was on January 9. My 25th stream of the song this year was on June 14. The day I streamed it the most was on May 30. In total, I streamed “You Need to Calm Down” 48 times.
My top 5 songs were:
1 | “You Need to Calm Down”
2 | “the 1”
3 | “cardigan”
4 | “seven”
5 | “the last great american dynasty”
Again, all by Taylor Swift. I’m kind of surprised at #5 because it’s on the lower end of my rankings of songs by the album. The same thing happened last year with her song, “Archer.” That’s on the lower end of my favorites on the Lover album, but it still ended up as my #4 song last year. For this year, I would think “betty,” “mad woman,” and “this is me trying” would be higher on the list for songs from folklore, but I digress.
Some other songs in my top 100 were:
6 | “Like a Girl” by Lizzo
7 | “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK featuring Selena Gomez
8 | “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande
14 | “The Bones” by Maren Morris
18 | “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett
Definitely a lot of female power ballads on the list this year. If you want to see the rest of the songs on my top 100 playlist, you can listen to the playlist below:
Because I listen to so much Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, my #1 genre is always pop. These were my top five genres of the year:
1 | Pop
2 | Show Tunes
3 | Pop Rap
4 | Rock
5 | Contemporary Country
I love that Spotify now includes podcasts in their Spotify Wrapped because I spend so much time listening to podcasts when I’m getting ready, doing chores, driving, etc. My top podcast is the same from last year, which is Wine & Crime. I spent 3,699 minutes streaming their podcast.
My top 5 podcasts of the year were:
1 | Wine & Crime
Wine & Crime is one of the first podcasts I started listening to regularly. I actually got to see and meet them at a live show in Detroit last year, which was so fun. I would totally go see them live again.
2 | Pretty Basic
I started watching Remi and Alisha’s channels a lot this year when I was home alone taking care of foster dogs. I will say that I go in and out of enjoying the podcast, but I still watch their YouTube channels regularly, especially Remi’s.
3 | Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet
This was one of my go-to podcasts for road trips, but this year, it turned into a podcast I listened to whenever I needed a pick-me-up. It’s run by two siblings, and they read funny 1-star reviews that people leave based on their topic for the week. It’s seriously so, so funny.
4 | The Culture Talk Collective
I love that this podcast was in my top 5, but I wish that it was in everyone’s top 5. It’s such an important podcast, and everyone should listen to it. It is run by one of my dear friends that I met through blogging. Her name is Christina, and she no longer blogs, but she is super active on social media. You should 100% go follow her. She is white, and her husband, Pai, is from Zimbabwe, and in their podcast they talk about intercultural and interracial relationships.
5 | 3 Girls, 1 Keith
I think Amy Schumer is freaking hilarious, so for the second year in a row, she is my #5 most listened to podcast.
Some other things Spotify included in Spotify Wrapped 2020 were:
– A throwback decade that I listened to a lot this year was the 2000s.
– In my throwback decade, my most listened to throwback song was “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift.
– My biggest podcast binge was with Pretty Basic. I listened to four episodes in one day.
– 40 people followed my playlists this year. I thought this was interesting because I didn’t even know one person followed any of my playlists, let alone 40. I have no idea which of the playlists they are following. I’m super flattered though!
What were your top songs and artists of 2020?