It’s finally December; the holiday season is here, snow is coming, and most importantly, your Spotify Wrapped is out. Your Spotify wrapped tells you everything you already knew about yourself; but puts it in a format that’s bright and colorful, and it allows you to post it as an Instagram story. I love going through everyone’s Spotify Wrapped; it lets you see (or hear, rather) a side of someone that you might not normally.
Unfortunately for me, I have Apple Music. In years past, I have lamented the release of Spotify Wrapped,because I didn’t have anything to show for my love of music. No one would ever know how many hours I listened to Hamilton alone in my room (in retrospect, maybe this is a good thing). But Tim Cook heard my prayers! This year, Apple Music finally rolled out Replay, which gives you your music stats for the year. So, here is a brief analysis of my results:
#1: Taylor Swift
Okay, I know that I said Wrapped tells you everything you already knew about yourself; but I did not know this about myself. Never would I have thought that I listened to Taylor Swift so much this year. I mean, I love Taylor Swift, but she’s definitely not the first thing I listen to most of the time. I quickly realized how I got this result: for probably 200 of the 365 nights of the past year, I have fallen asleep listening to Folklore. Why? I don’t know. It sort of just became routine. So, that took up a lot of my “listening” minutes. Anyways, congrats to Taylor for taking the top spot! I love Midnights, by the way.
#2: Harry Styles
If you know me, you know that this makes sense. Harry’s House is on repeat 24/7.
#3: Simon and Garfunkel
Kind of a 180 from Harry Styles, but I also wasn’t surprised by this. When autumn arrives, Simon and Garfunkel call. I feel like “The Only Living Boy in New York” is the ultimate fall anthem. Some may say that this is grandpa music, but I don’t care.
#4: Bon Iver
Bon Iver is one of the newer artists on my list in terms of how long I’ve been listening to them. I knew a few of their songs but this year I really explored their music and loved it. “For Emma” is the best song ever. I still don’t know how to say Bon Iver unfortunately.
#5: Brandi Carlile
I can’t say enough about Brandi Carlile. She is just the best. Sort of folk-y, sort of country-y, sort of rock-y. Whatever genre she falls into, you will find a song that you love. She’s just so cool. Everyone go listen to Brandi Carlile right now.
Who were your favorite artists? Let me know in the comments because I actually care so much.