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Spotify’s 2020 Wrapped: The Most Popular Songs This Year

Spotify 2020 Wrapped | Illustration by Kayli Thompson | The Wright State Guardian

With many of us stuck inside for most of this year, we have consumed more media than ever.  The most popular of all media for 2020 was of course, music. Music is everything today, and Spotify announced its most popular music in this year’s 2020 Wrapped.  

Around the world 

With over 8.3 billion streams across all of his songs, Puerto Rican Rapper Bad Bunny picked up the most streams in the world on the platform in 2020 after releasing two albums this year in February and November.   

His most recent hit, DAKITI, first released on Oct. 30, already has over 330,000 listens on the site alone, and his first album released this year YHLQMDLG was the most streamed album of the year. 

For single songs, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lightspicked up the most streams globally, with over 1.6 Billion streams alone. 

For Podcasts, it couldn’t be anyone else but the king of podcasting itself, Mr. Joe Rogan.  The man with big ideas in “The Joe Rogan Experience” earned himself the top spot for 2020 podcasts, with “TED Talks Daily” and “The Daily” following behind. 

Other popular music 

American singer Billie Eilish has been the most popular female artist in the world for 2 years in a row, with her latest single Therefore I Am picking up over 135 Million streams in one month. 

With the political situation in the U.S., independent listeners created over 64,000 playlists using “BLM” or “Black Lives Matter” in the title. 

While 2020 was a rough year for many of us, music seemed to be a happy outlet around the world. The amount of self-care music listened to jumped to an all-time high, and playlists based around gardening or cleaning reached record numbers as well. While 2020 was an insane year, the music in 2020 Wrapped seemed to have kept us all sane. 

Noah Kindig

Sports Reporter

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