The end of the year is nigh, and that means only one thing, Spotify’s 2017 Wrapped has arrived! It’s time to look back at a year of music and what we’ve wrapped our ears around over the last 12 months.
Top 5 Artists
1) Bastille (Last year: 1)
2) Lorde (Re-entry from 2015!)
3) Glass Animals (New entry)
4) Paramore (New entry)
5) Dua Lipa (New entry)
This is the first year in which I’ve seen every artist in the top 5 during the period! Bastille I’ve seen a massive 6 times this year (in Milan, NME’s Annual Award show, at two charity fundraisers and two festivals), Lorde I recently saw in London’s Alexandra Palace, Glass Animals at Reading Festival, Paramore at the Royal Albert Hall and Dua Lipa at the NME Awards.
Bastille are unsurprising as my favourite band, nor is Lorde, as my favourite artist. Her album, Melodrama, is something completely special. Glass Animals I became obsessed with this summer, their unique brand of storytelling in song is something I can get behind. Plus I placed a bet in last year’s post that I would become obsessed with an all male band, and here they are. Paramore‘s new album isn’t my favourite of their’s, though I do love a good few tracks from it, and I consistently listen to their older stuff and have done for over 10 years now! Dua Lipa is an amazing addition to the UK pop scene and she’s released hit track after hit track. I don’t think there’s a person left who hasn’t heard New Rules.
So from 2016 we’ve lost a few, Sia, Lady Gaga, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Marina and the Diamonds. All are still artists I listen to regularly, but all are artists with few releases during 2017, or in the case of Sia, right at the end of 2017!
Top 5 Tracks:
Bastille – ‘Basket Case’
My favourite Green Day song covered by my favourite band. An all round winner.
Lorde – ‘Homemade Dynamite’
For me, this is the standout track of Melodrama. Lorde perfectly captures the life and mess of a house party in this track.
Glass Animals – ‘Pork Soda’ (Radio edit)
One of the most bizarre tracks in existence, ‘Pork Soda’ leaves you with a longing for pineapples.
Bastille – ‘Glory’ (Single Ver.)
‘Glory’ was one of the weaker tracks of 2016’s Wild World, or so I thought until the single version dropped earlier this year and I became completely obsessed and realised what an amazing song it actually is.
Glass Animals – ‘Life Itself’
Another track from last year’s How To Be a Human Being, it’s dramatic instrumentals and intoxicating lyrics meant that I couldn’t get enough of it.
The other stuff
Apparently I only skipped 231 songs, less than the average user, am I getting use of my premium subscription?!
The average age of post teen pop is 26, the average age of rock is 35, and I’m 22! I’m beyond my years.
My top genres were pop, modern rock, dance pop, tropical house and metropopolis. I ALWAYS get metropopolis and it’s become one of my favourite words.
I listened for 47,108 minutes, to 2,677 different songs and 870 different artists across 30 genres. In contrast, last year I listened to 29,580 minutes, to 1,270 individual tracks and 565 different artists.
And finally my playlist of my top 100 songs that I’ll have on repeat until next year’s one drops:
Thanks for a cracking year of music Spotify!