Beloved annual music retrospective Spotify Wrapped is here. Each year, Spotify offers users a chance to revisit their favorite songs and most embarrassing guilty pleasures, pulling together your most-played songs, artists and podcasts.
This year’s Wrapped goes even further. Wrapped Blend allows you to compare your Wrapped with your friends’ own top streams. There is also TikTok support, a new in-app game, messages from artists to fans and more.
Spotify also hosts a number of playlists gathering up top-performers across a number of genres. Their Global playlists reveal some of the most successful artists and songs of the year, including Taylor Swift, Drake, Justin Bieber and Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).”
Alternative music received its own year-end attention courtesy of Spotify’s regular rock playlist, Rock This. Rock This Presents… Best Rock & Alternative Songs Of 2021 zeroed in on a number of alt musicians, including Avril Lavigne, KennyHoopla, Maggie Lindemann and recently announced AP cover stars Bring Me The Horizon.
They also highlighted songs such as twenty one pilots’ “Shy Away,” Måneskin’s “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE,” WILLOW and Travis Barker’s “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” and Halsey’s “honey.” Many others, including Jack White, Sueco, YUNGBLUD and Machine Gun Kelly, also found a place in the list.
Not to be left out, many artists participated in this year’s Wrapped directly. Wrapped offers musicians a chance to review their own statistics, and many of them took to social media to share.
The Pretty Reckless zeroed in on their fans, thanking them for helping them build a strong year.
— The Pretty Reckless (@TPROfficial) December 1, 2021
Spiritbox similarly gave a nod to their listeners, saying “You guys look what you did.”
— Spiritbox (@spiritboxband) December 1, 2021
KennyHoopla offered a heartfelt declaration to his listeners, saying, “couldn’t even believe it when I had my first 500 plays on a song, so this just feels like photoshop to me lmao 🤯 thank u for sharing urselves with me. Love y’all.”
couldn’t even believe it when I had my first 500 plays on a song, so this just feels like photoshop to me lmao 🤯 thank u for sharing urselves with me. Love y’all.
— raised by wolves. (@KennyHoopla) December 1, 2021
Other artists kept it relatively simple. New Found Glory shouted out their fans and invited them to share their own personal Wrapped lists.
Thanks to all 7,400,000 of you for listening this year! Tag us in your posts if we found a spot in your Spotify Wrapped!
— New Found Glory (@newfoundglory) December 1, 2021
Here is our @spotify wrapped! Thank you all for listening and supporting your boys. It was a weird year or 2 as we know but we hope our music and other artists have helped keep things more sane for you than you would’ve been. pic.twitter.com/OyRtuDfRRb
— DED (@WeAreDed) December 1, 2021
Check out your own Spotify Wrapped results, and listen to Rock This’ playlist of 2021 alternative and rock music.