Do you listen to Spotify? Even if you’re not a daily listener, Spotify knows your music tastes. Every time you skip a song or click + to add a song to your favorites, you’re giving Spotify clues to your likes and dislikes in music. Your stats are compiled even if you aren’t a subscriber and use their free service.
As 2015 comes to a close, Spotify is giving users the opportunity to see what they’ve been listening to in aggregate, pulling together what you’ve listened to the most, by track and by artist. Just go to http://yearinmusic.spotify.com to see your stats.
Here are my stats as an example. (Don’t judge!)
I listened to 820 minutes of music in 2015, which breaks down to 14 hours.
I listened to 111 artists, 35 more than last year.
I listened to 188 tracks, 114 more than last year.
I listened to 204% more music in 2015 than I did in 2014. (That’s because, prior to this year, I was more of a Pandora girl.)
My #1 artist was Katy Perry, who I streamed 109 times.
My #2 artist was Alexandre Desplat, composer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2, who I streamed 12 times.
My #3 artist was Howard Shore, composer of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, who I streamed 11 times.
My #4 artist was Sheryl Crow, with 8 streams.
You can also look at stats for countries around the world. For instance, in the United Kingdom, Ed Sheeran was the top artist, followed by The Weeknd, Drake, Sam Smith and Kanye West. (UK, what the hell are you thinking?)
Head to http://yearinmusic.spotify.com to see what you’ve been listening to.
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