NEAR THE END OF EVERY YEAR, MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES release a slew of retrospectives and best-of lists. After all, your listening habits over the past year have been meticulously recorded by any service you’ve been using.
Not only does this enable applications to play you songs you’ve already shown interest in or could enjoy, but it also allows them to provide forensic data about the songs you’ve played throughout the year. Nonetheless, the annual recaps of the various streaming services are presented in slightly different ways.
Spotify Wrapped can reveal your most-listened-to bands and musicians. Spotify’s yearly report is available online at Spotify Wrapped; nevertheless, the site serves primarily to direct users to the mobile applications. The Spotify app for Android or iOS must be launched in order to access your listening history and reveal your year-long musical obsessions.
When you launch the mobile app, your Spotify Wrapped may already be displayed in the Home section. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to locate 2022 Wrapped if it is not already displayed. (If it doesn’t come up immediately, try searching for it.) You’ll be treated to an animated slideshow set to music that showcases all of your all-time favorite songs, musical genres, and even the specific times of day you listened to those songs the most.
You’ll also be able to review your music listening habits, such as the total amount of time spent listening to music, your most played songs, and the artists you kept returning back to. Spotify will even provide you a summary of your listening habits and assign you a “listening personality” based on that analysis. With just one press, you can create a playlist containing all of your most played tracks.
The year-in-review function for 2022 is named Apple Music Replay. To view your highlights, the internet is your best bet: In order to hear a musical journey through your listening habits over the past year, sign in with your Apple ID and click Get started, then Play highlight reel.
Apple Music Replay presents very conventional listening analytics, including total listening time, most-played tracks, artists, and genres. Please scroll down to view additional details on your listening preferences.
Inexplicably, the Apple Music desktop and mobile apps don’t have this highlight reel. If you go to the Listen Now section of the app, you’ll see a playlist containing some of the songs you’ve listened to the most over the past 12 months; if you like what you hear, you can save the playlist to your library.
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The moment you launch YouTube Music, you could be presented with an invitation to view your 2022 Recap.
YouTube Music has a section in its web app called Recaps where you can find a summary of the year in music. When it isn’t automatically shown, go to Your profile and then Your channel. All four seasons, including the entire year, will have their own summaries here.
Your listening habits are broken down into your preferred songs, artists, and genres, and you’re given access to additional insights like the percentage of songs you listen to more than once and the number of times you favoured live performances of songs throughout the year. You’ll also receive a playlist with the year’s top 100 tracks.
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On the Home tab of the YouTube Music app for Android or iOS, you may see similar recaps. You can also access your recaps by tapping the profile picture in the upper right corner and selecting Your channel. As 2022 draws to a close, the Year in Review section will move to the top of this page; when you see it, tap it. Here’s a look back at all the music you liked on YouTube this past year.