Last week, on one unsuspecting Wednesday, the last day of November, Spotify gave us an early Christmas present: Wrapped! We were shocked, happy, and embarrassed by some of the songs and artists that made an appearance in our yearly music listening review, but overall, we’ve come to the conclusion that Spotify Wrapped is, indeed, our favorite day of the year. Here are some of our reflections:
Each year I look forward to seeing my Spotify Wrapped, my top songs and how much I actually listen to music. This year Spotify included some new statistics which I found particularly interesting. Some of the genres that Spotify claimed I listened to I had never heard–has anyone heard of Stomp and Holler? Another new addition was the sunset to sunrise audio day. I personally found that the niche names fit my music style very well. For instance my morning started with laid back hygge golden hour. That’s exactly how I would’ve put it. In all seriousness, I thought it was a funny coincidence that Spotify would use the word hygge to describe my music taste since I am, in fact, studying away in Copenhagen this spring. I felt especially proud of my listening personality–the early adopter. I love to think that I am always at the forefront of new music, but realistically I don’t know if that’s true. This year’s Spotify Wrapped was just as exciting as the past years. I look forward to seeing what Spotify has to say about my listening habits next year!
- Dalia Kaplan ’24
For another consecutive year, Taylor Swift made it to the top of Spotify Wrapped and had about half of my top 100 songs played–“Getaway Car” and “Cruel Summer” have both consistently been in my top 5 since they were released. I wasn’t surprised by that, but was happy to see that some Midnights songs made it to my top 20 songs, even though we’ve had the album less than two months. I loved seeing everyone’s silly little names that Spotify gave them for their morning, afternoon, and night but mine were pretty normal: Nostalgia, Funny, Hopeless, Romantic. However, I got Ominous and Suspense for my mornings which seems like a great way to start the day!
My listening personality was labeled “The Early Adopter,” which means that I’ve been listening to all the newly released songs before they start trending (funny, as none of my top 5 songs were released this year). I look forward to seeing my stats again next year!
- Maria Sell ‘23
To the shock of perhaps no one who knows me well, Taylor Swift dominated my Spotify Wrapped. I have yet to decide whether my 11,279 minutes of listening– not total, but to Taylor alone–is a concerning or impressive statistic, but I suppose it shows my dedication? The jury is out on that one. Midnights dominated my top 100 songs a concerning amount for only being released in late October, but I do think that “Maroon” and “You’re On Your Own, Kid” being the two highest ranked Taylor songs on my Wrapped fits me quite well. Very surprisingly, though, my top song was not by Taylor. Apparently college applications did really weird things to my brain (or maybe I am just a hopeless romantic–again, jury is out), because apparently, I played “I Wanna Be Yours” by the Arctic Monkeys 127 times this year. Not sure how to feel about that one.
In order, my other four top artists were Bastille, Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles, and Ricky Montgomery–honestly, I don’t feel like I listened to any of them an absurd amount, but I do tend to bounce around a lot in terms of who I listen to, so I suppose I just listened to them a bit more than average. I also listened to over 55,000 minutes of music, which… probably isn’t healthy, but alas. Overall, I would rate my Wrapped a 6/10 in terms of how well it represents my personality, and an 8/10 in terms of how embarrassing it is. I am excited to see what the next year brings!
- Caroline Snyder ‘26
I love Spotify Wrapped. I absolutely adore learning what my top song of the year is, because it’s never what I expect it to be. Taylor Swift was, of course, my top artist and was closely followed by the band Caamp. I absolutely love Caamp, they have such a sweet sound and energy, and I managed to see them in concert twice this summer! My top song, however, was by neither artist and was “Wait Just A Little While” by the 502s, which didn’t make a lot of sense to me, but I went with it—it’s a great song! I listened to a lot of music that happened to fall in the category of “Stomp and Holler” which I didn’t even know was a genre! All in all, I’m a fan of my Spotify Wrapped this year. If you are a fellow Stomp-and-Holler listener, let me know!
- Marina Jacob ‘25
It’s that time of the year again when I get to open my favorite, and slightly embarrassing, gift of the year, Spotify Wrapped. This year it was no surprise that Taylor Swift was my top artist, with me being in her top 0.5% of listeners. My Spotify Wrapped always surprises me, like the fact that I apparently seized the day with “delightful gothic feel good” music. I have no idea what genre of music that entails, but it sounds pretty fun. I spent more than enough time listening to music this year with a grand total of 60,294 minutes. I was pretty impressed with my Spotify Wrapped this year, mostly because unlike other years my top songs didn’t include any weird remixed songs I became obsessed with. I hope all my fellow Spotify listeners had a great holiday, I know I did!
- Lauren Bryant ‘25