Spotify Wrapped 2020 recaps this (crazy) year in music streaming

Spotify Wrapped 2020
Spotify Wrapped 2020 (Image credit: Spotify)

Spotify has launched its Spotify Wrapped 2020 campaign, its annual throwback recapping your past 12 months across its music platform. It returns yet again with a deep dive into your top tunes of this year, revealing your top artists, songs, genres, and other stats through an insight into your listening habits. It comes during a year where music, among other forms of online entertainment, has been increasingly fundamental to our lives. Hey, you might even learn something new – or embarrassing – about yourself in the process.

This year you can access your year in review via the Spotify Wrapped webpage or through its mobile apps for iOS and Android under a dedicated Home page tile. This year's story-inspired format talks through your top-played tracks, the discovery of new genres and artists, and other playback statistics collected throughout the calendar year.

Spotify Wrapped 2020

Source: Spotify (Image credit: Source: Spotify)

The streaming service also leveraged the opportunity to share new global statistics. The service named Puerto Rican rapper, Bad Bunny, as its most streamed artist on the platform, while Blinding Lights by The Weeknd became the most-streamed track. And as Spotify further pushes into the podcasts space, it named The Joe Rogan Experience, TED Talks Daily, and The Daily as global favorites.

It also illustrated the abnormality of this year with quirky playlist trends, seeing a 1,400% increase in work-from-home-themed playlists between April and May 2020. Various other at-home chores were highlighted during this period, with a 430% increase in gardening playlists and a 40% increase in those named around cleaning.

Spotify Wrapped remains a popular campaign for the music streaming service, with its personalized statistics and shareability making this a defining end-of-year event for the platform. Let us know your most interesting stats in the comments below.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

4 Comments
  • So there is no way to check out my recap on a PC browser?
  • There are some weird quicks with this.
    First of, the share link is only used to share the link for the 2020 wrapped page, there's no way for friends to see your yearly experience expect a screenshot of your stats. Accessing the link directly on a phone will open the app in its latest state, not show them anything personal you wanted to share. Second it told me I had listened to something 67 months of this year. It may be a 2020-feels-long joke, but it's more confusing than anything else. Finally the text between the wraps goes by so fast only native English reading people can read it. Again Spotify shines as being US-first with no localization and little customization outside of that.
    Still, it's the best, so I stick with it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... and honestly: This new unwrapping in-app experience is one of its kind!
  • Well wrapped up my experience. :)
    Considering how well it went last year, I can do nothing else but wander why they simply couldn't use last year's template instead of managing to mess it up so "well".
  • Yeah... But it *was* cool to listen to the tracks and how the reveal of the tracks was done, the quiz also.
    But on a technical level, it was a mess. Maybe it was rushed?