If you’re a Spotify user like me, then you’ve probably just received your Spotify Wrapped, the annual data compilation of users’ activity on the platform!
Not sure how I feel about it, though. On one hand, it makes me anxious to know they’ve kept tabs on everything I’ve listened to for the past “year” (approximately January 1-October 31, 2022). On the other hand, it’s pretty cool how they present the data to you in a brightly animated infographic.
I thought it would be fun to share, so here’s a quick summary of my top five artists, songs, and genres according to the app.
My Top 5 Artists
According to Spotify, my top artists in 2022 were Elton John, Beyoncé, Haley Bennett, Conan Gray, and Bryce Dessner.
I feel fortunate to have been able to see two of my top five artists in concert this year: Conan Gray and Sir Elton John! (I hope I can score tickets to Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour in 2023!🤞🏼)
When I learned that two artists from the Cyrano soundtrack, Haley Bennett and Bryce Dessner, made my top five artists list, I wasn’t surprised.
After all, in February 2022, I had made the bold declaration that Cyrano was my favorite movie of 2022 after seeing it twice in theaters. (It’s December now and it’s still my favorite.) I also had its soundtrack on repeat and Spotify Wrapped confirmed it! In fact, two of my top five songs played this year are from the film’s soundtrack (“Someone to Say – Reprise” and “Overcome”), which were co-written by Bryce Dessner.
By the way, good news if you like Dessner’s music, too: He has co-written new music for the upcoming Netflix film, BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (out December 16, 2022) with the film’s Academy Award-winning director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Milan Records announced that the soundtrack comes out this Friday, December 9. I can’t wait to stream it.
My Top 5 Songs
My top songs in 2022 were: “Stay Gentle” (Brandi Carlile), « Je décolle » (Marie-Mai), “Someone to Say – Reprise” (cast of Cyrano), « Mon amour » (Stromae with Camila Cabello), and “Overcome” (cast of Cyrano).
My Top 5 Genres
Finally, my top genres are: Pop, Mellow Gold, French Pop, Hollywood, and Lilith.
In 1999, I went to Lilith Fair, the all-female music festival founded by Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah McLachlan, so I’m happy to see “Lilith” recognized as a genre of music.
Well, I could go on and on about music. If you’ve read this far, comment below with the name of a song/artist you’re enjoying at the moment. I’d love to hear from you. Thank you for reading! 🎶