Blog / Music · December 1, 2022 1

my spotify music year-in-review

Everyone (or at least everyone with a Spotify account) is currently posting their 2022 music streaming activity on social media. Well, I thought I’d join in the fray and post my Spotify year-in-review highlights.

Let’s start off with my number one listened to song on Spotify. It’s from the Venom soundtrack and features Skylar Grey, Polo G, Mozzy, and Eminem.

One thing you’ll notice about my musical taste is that I’m not that much into new music. I couldn’t even begin to tell what songs are in the chart right now or who is the hot new artist that everyone is raving about. Not my jam. Spotify classifies me as The Time Traveler.

I would say that is totally accurate. I tend to listen by genre and whatever comes up in the genre i’m interested in at the time of search is what I listen too. Spotify helps in this with its weekly discovery playlist based on your listening history.

My top artists was no surprise to me. Leading the list is Creed. Part of the reason for that is Human Clay, their second album, really speaks to me and it is one of my go to weightlifting albums. And if you follow me on social media you know I spend a lot of time in the gym. I’m there 5 days a week nearly without fail. It’s how I start my day.

My top 5 songs for 2022 are quite and eclectic mix – rap, heavy metal, 80’s pop rock, grunge, and alt rock.

My top genres was interested to me.

I didn’t realise I listened to that much New Wave Pop! The electronica makes sense if they are counting trip-hop as electronica. The first half 2022, I was co-hosting a music/talk podcast called the Wisdom Experience. In-between the talk, we played really mellow trip-hop from groups like Ancient Astronauts, Wax Tailor, Hooverphonic, and Sneaker Pimps.

I do listen to music on other platforms like Apple Music and Youtube of course, and my favourite app until the corporate fat rats ruined it for UK residents. The app is called Radio Garden. I could listen to thousands of stations from around the world, which was awesome. I especially liked listening to radio stations in New Jersey to get a little taste of home. Hopefully, the developers will be able to sort out the rights issues. I miss channel surfer on the app.

I share that because, according to Spotify, I listened to 38, 431 minutes of music which more than 90% of other listeners in the UK. That 38, 431 is just my Spotify consumption. It would be cool to know my true total of minutes listened.

Anyway, that’s my year in music according to the lovely algorithms over at Spotify.

My Top 100 Songs of 2022

Now that I’ve shown you mines, let me see yours. Send me a link to your Spotify year-in-review.


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