Year in Music '22

02 January 2023

Listening to Music 2022 marked the year that I went to my first actual concert. By actual concert I mean a concert that I paid for for an artist I wanted to see, in an actual concert hall. And, of course, I listened to a lot o songs thorough the year. This is the recap of 2022 in Music. Let’s see what I’ve been listening to this year.

I want to preface this article by mentioning that I mostly use Spotify to listen to music and Last.fm to track (almost) all of my scrobbles. Last.fm is connected to both Spotify and my browser, such that it also detects any other music I may play through my web browser. I am also the owner of some vinyls, but I don’t go through the trouble of adding those scrobbles.

Last.fm has a very nice API that allows me to download all of my history very easily. Even though I use their API to fetch the most data I can about my listening habits, Last.fm also provides a set of statistics on their website. Those statistics are what I am mostly sharing now, since they already provide a very good aggregation of data that I would have to fetch from multiple APIs and then aggregate myself.

🎤 Artists

Years & Years
Marina
Lorde
Tove Lo
Lady Gaga
Allie X
MØ
Rina Sawayama
Troye Sivan
Charli XCX

Regarding artists, we see Years & Years, Marina and Lorde at the top, which does not surprise me. Except for maybe Lorde, most of these artists are somewhat pop-ish style. It’s also quite interesting to see that all the artists I saw live this year are in my top 10, even for artists that I did not know that much, such as MØ.

Top 50 Artists
Years & Years
1269 scrobbles
Marina
1126 scrobbles
Lorde
945 scrobbles
Tove Lo
587 scrobbles
Lady Gaga
584 scrobbles
Allie X
482 scrobbles
364 scrobbles
Rina Sawayama
339 scrobbles
Troye Sivan
285 scrobbles
Charli XCX
253 scrobbles
Froukje
231 scrobbles
Florence + the Machine
227 scrobbles
Colours In The Dark
225 scrobbles
Aurora
199 scrobbles
Gerardo Millán
199 scrobbles
Alma
187 scrobbles
Todrick Hall
159 scrobbles
Kim Petras
158 scrobbles
Dimension 32
157 scrobbles
RuPaul
155 scrobbles
Laurel
150 scrobbles
Jisatsu
146 scrobbles
Laffey
135 scrobbles
Kylie Minogue
134 scrobbles
BANKS
129 scrobbles
Beyoncé
128 scrobbles
Ethel Cain
126 scrobbles
Foxes
121 scrobbles
Elio
116 scrobbles
Doce
114 scrobbles
kainbeats
114 scrobbles
Alaska Thunderfuck
112 scrobbles
Bárbara Tinoco
111 scrobbles
No Spirit
111 scrobbles
Alexandre Desplat
109 scrobbles
fnonose
109 scrobbles
Lenny Loops
109 scrobbles
Adele
107 scrobbles
Maroon 5
107 scrobbles
Pieter De Graaf
107 scrobbles
L'Impératrice
103 scrobbles
Regard
97 scrobbles
Corey J. Beats
95 scrobbles
Socrab
93 scrobbles
Zara Larsson
93 scrobbles
Madonna
91 scrobbles
Sky Ferreira
91 scrobbles
GRACEY
90 scrobbles
Robin Schulz
90 scrobbles
Miley Cyrus
87 scrobbles

💿 Albums

Night Call (Deluxe)
Solar Power
Melodrama
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)
Born This Way (International Special Edition Version)
Dirt Femme
CRASH
Cozy Dreams
Electra Heart (Platinum Blonde Edition)

Unsurprisingly, my top albums of the year are from the top artists I’ve listed to to. It’s quite funny to see that two versions of the same album (Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land) got to the Tpp 10. If I were to count it as one, it would likely go up to second place.

Top 50 Albums
Night Call (Deluxe)
Years & Years
767 scrobbles
Solar Power
Lorde
369 scrobbles
Melodrama
Lorde
303 scrobbles
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land
Marina
293 scrobbles
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)
Marina
265 scrobbles
Born This Way (International Special Edition Version)
Lady Gaga
261 scrobbles
Dirt Femme
Tove Lo
253 scrobbles
CRASH
Charli XCX
193 scrobbles
Cozy Dreams
Sleep Tales
178 scrobbles
Electra Heart (Platinum Blonde Edition)
Marina
164 scrobbles
Hold the Girl
Rina Sawayama
161 scrobbles
Pure Heroine
Lorde
146 scrobbles
Electra Heart (Deluxe)
Marina
144 scrobbles
FEMULINE
Todrick Hall
141 scrobbles
Chromatica
Lady Gaga
129 scrobbles
Dance Fever (Deluxe)
Florence + the Machine
128 scrobbles
Cape God
Allie X
126 scrobbles
Silent Emotions Pt.2
Dimension 32
122 scrobbles
Solar Power (Deluxe Edition)
Lorde
114 scrobbles
Rainy City
Jisatsu
112 scrobbles
Palo Santo (Deluxe)
Years & Years
112 scrobbles
Motordrome
108 scrobbles
CollXtion II
Allie X
103 scrobbles
Night Call (New Year's Edition)
Years & Years
103 scrobbles
Tako Tsubo
L'Impératrice
100 scrobbles
FROOT
Marina
98 scrobbles
Equinox
Pieter De Graaf
97 scrobbles
Still dreaming
Gerardo Millán
96 scrobbles
Coconuts
Kim Petras
96 scrobbles
Cape God (Deluxe)
Allie X
94 scrobbles
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Alexandre Desplat
93 scrobbles
The Moon and the Mind
Laffey
93 scrobbles
Inbred
Ethel Cain
91 scrobbles
Large
Socrab
91 scrobbles
É Demais
Doce
89 scrobbles
IIII
Robin Schulz
88 scrobbles
TRXYE
Troye Sivan
86 scrobbles
30
Adele
85 scrobbles
Poster Girl
Zara Larsson
85 scrobbles
On a Roll
Ashley O
83 scrobbles
Broken Heartbeats
Various Artists
83 scrobbles
Ócio
Colours In The Dark
82 scrobbles
Childhood Memories
Corey J. Beats
81 scrobbles
Death Of Us
Elsie Bay
81 scrobbles
Hallucination
Regard
80 scrobbles
Catch Me In The AIr
Rina Sawayama
79 scrobbles
Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande
78 scrobbles
The Devil Is Human
Aurora
78 scrobbles
Soul Searching
fnonose
78 scrobbles
American Boy
Years & Years
78 scrobbles

🎵 Songs

Not as interesting as the albums and artists, but, for the record, I am also keeping here the top 50 songs of the year. Nevertheless, it is curious to see that the songs I’ve listened to the most are not necessarily by the same order as the albums I have listened to the most. I guess it means that some songs really got stuck in my head thorough the year.

Top 50 Songs
Supercut
Lorde
108 scrobbles
Crave
Years & Years
107 scrobbles
Muscle
Years & Years
101 scrobbles
Coconuts
Kim Petras
96 scrobbles
This Hell
Rina Sawayama
93 scrobbles
Crush
Ethel Cain
91 scrobbles
Electra Heart
Marina
90 scrobbles
Happy Loner
Marina
88 scrobbles
Consequences
Years & Years
88 scrobbles
All This Love (feat. Harlœ)
Robin Schulz
87 scrobbles
Mood Ring
Lorde
85 scrobbles
Hallucination
Regard
85 scrobbles
Hypnotised
Years & Years
85 scrobbles
Helen of Troy - Bonus Track
Lorde
83 scrobbles
Pandora's Box
Marina
83 scrobbles
Pink Convertible
Marina
82 scrobbles
Used to Know Me
Charli XCX
81 scrobbles
Death Of Us
Elsie Bay
81 scrobbles
Immaculate
Years & Years
81 scrobbles
Liability
Lorde
80 scrobbles
See You Again
Years & Years
80 scrobbles
Sooner or Later
Years & Years
80 scrobbles
Poster Girl
Zara Larsson
80 scrobbles
Solar Power
Lorde
79 scrobbles
Goodbye
Marina
79 scrobbles
Lies
Marina
79 scrobbles
The Devil Is Human
Aurora
78 scrobbles
Constant Repeat
Charli XCX
78 scrobbles
2 Die 4
Tove Lo
78 scrobbles
American Boy
Years & Years
78 scrobbles
Into You
Ariana Grande
77 scrobbles
De Diepte
S10
76 scrobbles
20 Minutes
Years & Years
76 scrobbles
Sweet Talker
Years & Years
76 scrobbles
Don’t Forget
Sky Ferreira
75 scrobbles
RAININ’ FELLAS
Todrick Hall
75 scrobbles
Milk
Allie X
74 scrobbles
Devil Side
Foxes
73 scrobbles
2080-luvulla
Sanni
72 scrobbles
I’m to Blame
Tove Lo
72 scrobbles
Summer Really Hurt Us
Alma
71 scrobbles
É Demais
Doce
71 scrobbles
Secrets from a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
Lorde
71 scrobbles
Sorry
Madonna
71 scrobbles
Flowers
Marina
71 scrobbles
A Second to Midnight
Kylie Minogue
70 scrobbles
The Path
Lorde
70 scrobbles
Right Where I Belong
Ashley O
69 scrobbles
chamada não atendida
Bárbara Tinoco
69 scrobbles
Puppet
Faouzia
69 scrobbles

🎫 Concerts

Not only did I go to my first real concert in 2022, but also went to perhaps way too many. I saw Marina, Lorde, MØ, Tove Lo and Lady Gaga. They were all incredible in their own way and I am grateful I was able to attend all of them. Living in The Netherlands, it is very easy to go to a concert because almost all artists end up coming here. It’s a massive difference when compared to Portugal, where only the top of the top may go to Portugal if they’re doing a very very large tour.

🎁 Spotify Wrapped

I always distrust Spotify Wrapped a bit. For one, it is published at the beginning of December. Yes, it definitely is a good way to have an overview about what I listened to during the year. However, it doesn’t include the last month of the year, which can change the statistics. Nevertheless, I am including it here so that I can have a comparison between my own data and Spotify’s Wrapped.

We can see, unsurprisingly, that not everything in Spotify Wrapped matched the actual tops of the year, since it is missing the month of December. However, it is not that far away. Supercut, by Lorde, was the top 1 song of 2022, by 1 single scrobble! The remaining statistics, however, match what I saw through Last.fm.

Finally, some quick statistics: in 2022, I scrobbled 23 823 times, with an average of 65 scrobbles per day. In total, I listened to 54 days, 7 hours of music. My most popular genres, from the most popular to the least popular, are pop, electronic, lo-fi, electropop and indie.

Let’s see how the new year goes in terms of music listening!

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