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Spotify is clearly keen to bring 2017 to an early close, and to hurry proceedings up the streaming service has launched Your 2017 Wrapped. This is Spotify’s look back at your listening habits over the past 12 months, with statistics to peruse and a 100-song playlist full of your favorites.
It would be a boring world if we all liked the same music. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, and while one person can happily rock out to metal all night, someone else will prefer to chill out to jazz. Music is a personal thing, and that’s what makes Spotify’s Your 2017 Wrapped so interesting.
Your 2017 Wrapped According to Spotify
Spotify has launched its annual assessment of your listening habits, and it makes for interesting reading. Before you sign into Your 2017 Wrapped, Spotify describes 2017 as “a year that many wanted to tune out,” insisting “music gave us a reason to keep listening”. And they’re not wrong.
You’ll then find out the number of minutes, songs, artists, and genres you listened to. And then be quizzed on your favorite artist, favorite song, and favorite genre of 2017. Thankfully there’s no penalty for getting these wrong, but a certain amount of satisfaction from getting them right.
Then comes the fun stuff in the form of playlists. First up is your top songs of 2017 collected into one 100-song strong playlist. Then there’s a second playlist packed with songs that trended in 2017 that Spotify thinks you might like. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t like any of them.
There is some other trivia included for good measure, such as the average age of listeners of your preferred genres, and the number of songs you skipped through the year. But the playlists are the main reason for clicking through Your 2017 Wrapped. Even if you don’t then share your results.
Making Music-Based Resolutions for 2018
Spotify can only succeed by persuading existing subscribers to stick around while encouraging others to dip their toe in too. And these end of year roundups are a good way of keeping people interested. And my resolution for 2018? To listen to less bands whose names begin with M.
Do you use Spotify? How many minutes did you rack up in 2017? Who was your most-listened to artist? And what was your most-listened to song? Are you going to share your 2017 Wrapped results on social media? Or are you too embarrassed? Please let us know in the comments below!
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