Swiping through your phone's camera roll is undeniably an efficient way to look back on what you did over the last year, but music never fails to make people feel incredibly nostalgic. Sometimes, music almost acts as a time capsule, transporting listeners back to what they were doing or feeling when they first tuned in. And that's precisely why we love when Spotify unleashes its end-of-year feature, Spotify Wrapped.
If you've never used Spotify Wrapped, it enables users to peruse their favorite playlists, artists, and tunes from the last year. So if you're looking to experience a serious blast from the past, here's how you'll be able to find Spotify Wrapped 2021, to look back on the year in music.
Here's how to find Spotify Wrapped for 2021:
Your personalized Spotify Wrapped information will show the artists, tracks, and albums you listened to most, as well as how many minutes of music you listened to, top podcast genres, and how many songs you "liked." You'll be able to access all of your personal Spotify Wrapped information as early as Dec. 1. And when it's officially available, accessing it will be incredibly easy.
You'll be able to get in on the fun by logging into Spotify in the app on mobile and tablet, and via the Spotify Wrapped website. Make sure you're logged into your Spotify account via online web player, and once you're in, you'll be able to see all of your music data from the last year. We won't be surprised when Beyoncé is our most-listened-to artist for the fifth year in a row, but it's exciting nonetheless.
Spotify Wrapped has unveiled the most popular music from 2021.
2021 Wrapped lists the top-streamed artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts from the last year, nationally and internationally. The most-streamed artist globally this year was Bad Bunny, who secured the platform's No. 1 spot. The rest of the list includes Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake, and Justin Bieber.
This year, Spotify also included some other interesting statistics about how people listened to music throughout 2021. One interesting tidbit is the importance listeners put on their gardening music this year. According to Spotify, more than 2.9 million playlists exist related to gardening and plants. Furthermore, Spotify's Music for Plants Playlist has grown nearly 1400 percent since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a very vaccine-friendly move, it appears that Spotify users have also streamed vaccine-related playlists roughly 42 million times in 2021. Songs such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar and "The Cure" by Lady Gaga were standout tracks of this pandemic-related music trend.
Podcasts were also a way many still passed the time in 2021. The top podcasts of the year included The Joe Rogan Experience, Call Her Daddy, Crime Junkie, TED Talks Daily, and The Daily.
Music is a great way to look back on the year, so get ready to experience ~all the feels~ through your headphones. We're about to bid the year farewell with the best jam sesh imaginable.