- Every year, Spotify releases a tool that lets users see their personalised top charts for the past year.
- It’s a fascinating look into personal listening habits, and it comes in a very attractive package.
- People are sharing their charts on social media to compare with friends.
2018 was an absolutely killer year for music, and there’s no better way to look back on that year than Spotify’s annual Wrapped tool.
More than a year-end music chart, the Spotify tool offers Spotify users a personalised rundown of their year in music. After entering your Spotify login information, the Spotify 2018 Wrapped website analyses your account and walks you through your past year of listening step-by-step – starting with the first song you played in 2018.
It’s a beautiful audio tour of the year for the tens of millions of Spotify users out there, and it comes with a gift at the end: A playlist of your most-listened to tracks. If you’re anything like me, the playlist is sure to be full of your actual favourite tracks of 2018.
As you might expect, there’s a shareable little placard of information at the conclusion of the tool’s slideshow.
And people are doing exactly that – sharing that information – all over the place.
oh the pleasure was literally indescribable I assure you https://t.co/lwf3ceQBAQ
— PROPAGANDHI (@propagandhi) December 6, 2018
I love these Spotify year-in-review things! Apparently I listened to 40,000+ minutes of music this year.
My top songs of 2018 playlist: https://t.co/wz3joToo5c
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 6, 2018
I'm seeing other people post their spotify wrapped and seeing the minutes listened and uhh…
I'm torn between "those are rookie numbers" and "oh god what am I doing" pic.twitter.com/wGPmB6Rh9B
— Coan (@Coan_Arcanius) December 6, 2018
for every 10 days in 2018 I spent a full 24 hour day listening to spotify pic.twitter.com/yjBEBUkXkJ
— Sam (@sambipom) December 6, 2018
And that’s just the standard chart that Spotify makes easily shareable.
More hilarious are all the reactions to what these personalised charts reveal about listening habits.
I’ve tried really hard to forget how much we had to listen to Kids Bop during camp this summer.
Unfortunately, Spotify isn’t letting me. pic.twitter.com/vm2q67KP2u
— ???????????????????? (@mason_0313) December 6, 2018
Oh good it’s time for my yearly Spotify CALLOUT pic.twitter.com/2UDVs3WTM4
— ????SpookyEclipse???? (@LightningEclips) December 6, 2018
Are you ready to face the hard truth?
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