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Year in Music '23


Listening to Music Similarly to last year, here am I again to share with you some statistics about my music listening habits. A few weeks ago, I also published my Spotify Wrapped, but since I do not trust it completely, here am I again, with the full data from

Firstly, some quick statistics: in 2023, I scrobbled 19 256 times, with an average of 52 scrobbles per day. In total, I listened to 42 days, 7 hours of music. My most popular genres, from the most popular to the least popular, are pop, electronic, indie, dutch, rock and dance. I noticed I listened to less music according to However, I’ve also listened to way more physical media, which is not tracked.

🎤 Artists

Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Tove Lo
Eefje de Visser

This year, there’s quite a change on my top artists. My top 10 is now dominated by Dutch artists, namely Froukje, Merol, S10 and Eefje de Visser. This clearly shows that I’ve been putting some effort in listening to Dutch artists, in hopes I can learn quicker. They’re also quite good, and I definitely recommend.

Top 50 Artists
Froukje662 scrobbles
Miley Cyrus563 scrobbles
RAYE528 scrobbles
Lady Gaga424 scrobbles
Tove Lo421 scrobbles
Merol386 scrobbles
S10384 scrobbles
Marina383 scrobbles
Alma297 scrobbles
Eefje de Visser290 scrobbles
Troye Sivan276 scrobbles
Suzan & Freek274 scrobbles
Christiaan Bloo243 scrobbles
Ava Max217 scrobbles
Years & Years213 scrobbles
Lana Del Rey202 scrobbles
Bente180 scrobbles
Tame Impala167 scrobbles
Rina Sawayama142 scrobbles
Florence + the Machine141 scrobbles
ConcernedApe127 scrobbles
Lorde113 scrobbles
Kylie Minogue105 scrobbles
Maan103 scrobbles
Sia100 scrobbles
Mïrändä95 scrobbles
Bazart94 scrobbles
Kim Petras94 scrobbles
Madonna93 scrobbles
Nielson88 scrobbles
Ethel Cain84 scrobbles
Flemming84 scrobbles
Meau84 scrobbles
cassö82 scrobbles
Amor Electro78 scrobbles
Elio78 scrobbles
Wies77 scrobbles
Markella76 scrobbles
Moloko76 scrobbles
Tiësto76 scrobbles
Gregory Dillon74 scrobbles
Lizzo74 scrobbles
Allie X71 scrobbles
Lena Raine68 scrobbles
Charli XCX67 scrobbles
Dua Lipa67 scrobbles
Zara Larsson65 scrobbles
Alexandre Desplat64 scrobbles
Billie Eilish64 scrobbles
LÉON64 scrobbles

💿 Albums

Endless Summer Vacation
My 21st Century Blues
Licht En Donker
Time Machine
Ik Besta Voor Altijd Zolang Jij Aan Mij Denkt
Les Mélodies de la Pluie
Diamonds & Dancefloors
Dirt Femme
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land

Unsurprisingly, most of my top albums are also from my top artists. In opposition to last year, there isn’t a great discrepancy between the top 1 and the remaining ones. I still want to, again, highly recommend RAYE. It’s also nice to see that Marina is still on my top 10 after 3 years. I do hope she releases some new music at some point this year.

Top 50 Albums
Endless Summer VacationMiley Cyrus453 scrobbles
My 21st Century BluesRAYE421 scrobbles
Licht En DonkerFroukje256 scrobbles
Time MachineAlma244 scrobbles
Ik Besta Voor Altijd Zolang Jij Aan Mij DenktS10223 scrobbles
TroostprijsMerol215 scrobbles
Les Mélodies de la PluieChristiaan Bloo208 scrobbles
Diamonds & DancefloorsAva Max168 scrobbles
Dirt FemmeTove Lo167 scrobbles
Ancient Dreams in a Modern LandMarina165 scrobbles
ARTPOPLady Gaga163 scrobbles
Barbie The AlbumVarious Artists139 scrobbles
UitzinnigFroukje136 scrobbles
BLUE LIPS (lady wood phase II)Tove Lo129 scrobbles
BitterzoetEefje de Visser128 scrobbles
Something to Give Each OtherTroye Sivan124 scrobbles
Als Ik Met De Wind Kon DansenBente117 scrobbles
Hold the GirlRina Sawayama117 scrobbles
SlapeloosheidSuzan & Freek100 scrobbles
Palo Santo (Deluxe)Years & Years95 scrobbles
OnderwegBazart93 scrobbles
Stardew Valley (Original Game Soundtrack)ConcernedApe92 scrobbles
ChromaticaLady Gaga85 scrobbles
CurrentsTame Impala83 scrobbles
StormEefje de Visser77 scrobbles
CatalogueMoloko75 scrobbles
Blauwe RegenEefje de Visser73 scrobbles
Het is een WiesWies72 scrobbles
SpecialLizzo69 scrobbles
Adem Je InS1067 scrobbles
Celeste (Original Soundtrack)Lena Raine66 scrobbles
Norman Fucking Rockwell!Lana Del Rey65 scrobbles
patronenMerol65 scrobbles
Ik Wil DansenFroukje63 scrobbles
Preacher’s DaughterEthel Cain62 scrobbles
Pradacassö60 scrobbles
Een TekenFroukje60 scrobbles
Stiekem ft. GoldbandMaan60 scrobbles
Dat heb jij gedaanMeau60 scrobbles
Born to Die – Paradise Edition (Special Version)Lana Del Rey59 scrobbles
SOSSZA58 scrobbles
Natalie Don’tRAYE57 scrobbles
Lion’s DenGrace VanderWaal55 scrobbles
ApplausMerol55 scrobbles
Niets TussenFroukje53 scrobbles
De DiepteS1052 scrobbles
The White Lotus: Season 2Cristobal Tapia de Veer51 scrobbles
Electra Heart (Deluxe)Marina51 scrobbles
The Endless RiverPink Floyd51 scrobbles
So GoodZara Larsson51 scrobbles

🎵 Songs

Song-wise, I still believe in what I said last year: it’s not extremely interesting to see. However, the data is here, and, Unsurprisingly, my top 50 songs come out of my top artists.

Top 50 Songs
OnbezonnenFroukje106 scrobbles
Nooit meer spijtS10105 scrobbles
SlapeloosheidSuzan & Freek104 scrobbles
OnderwegBazart90 scrobbles
StormEefje de Visser78 scrobbles
Black Mascara.RAYE76 scrobbles
Licht En DonkerFroukje74 scrobbles
Zonder GezichtFroukje74 scrobbles
Als Ik Met De Wind Kon DansenBente73 scrobbles
De ParadeEefje de Visser73 scrobbles
Ice Cream Man.RAYE73 scrobbles
GolvenEefje de Visser72 scrobbles
GoudFroukje72 scrobbles
Adem Je InS1072 scrobbles
Dat heb jij gedaanMeau71 scrobbles
Palo SantoYears & Years71 scrobbles
patronenMerol69 scrobbles
volMerol67 scrobbles
StiekemMaan66 scrobbles
Pradacassö63 scrobbles
Ik Wil DansenFroukje63 scrobbles
Minor FeelingsRina Sawayama62 scrobbles
Laat Me LosS1062 scrobbles
MeisjeWies62 scrobbles
Happiness is a butterflyLana Del Rey61 scrobbles
RiverMiley Cyrus61 scrobbles
De DiepteS1061 scrobbles
Een TekenFroukje60 scrobbles
RadioLana Del Rey60 scrobbles
La PluieChristiaan Bloo59 scrobbles
UitzinnigFroukje59 scrobbles
Escapism.Raye59 scrobbles
gemengde signalenMerol58 scrobbles
Environmental Anxiety.RAYE58 scrobbles
Kill BillSZA58 scrobbles
Violet ChemistryMiley Cyrus57 scrobbles
Natalie Don’tRAYE57 scrobbles
Lion’s DenGrace VanderWaal55 scrobbles
ApplausMerol55 scrobbles
FlowersMiley Cyrus55 scrobbles
La Petite DanseChristiaan Bloo53 scrobbles
Oscar Winning Tears.RAYE53 scrobbles
A House in NebraskaEthel Cain51 scrobbles
The Thrill Is Gone.RAYE51 scrobbles
I Will SurviveAlma50 scrobbles
What Was I Made For?Billie Eilish50 scrobbles
Black Hole - Acoustic VersionGriff50 scrobbles
Un Rêve BleuChristiaan Bloo49 scrobbles
Renaissance (Main Title Theme)Cristobal Tapia de Veer49 scrobbles
Niets TussenFroukje49 scrobbles

🎫 Concerts

Last year marked the time I went to my first real concert. This year followed very nicely. I saw quite a few artists live, namely Rina Sawayama, Caroline Polacheck, Pieter de Graaf, RAYE (as a pre-show), SZA and Chappell Roan. I really wished I had managed to get a ticket to RAYE’s actual concert, but not even TicketSwap helped me with that one.

🎁 Spotify Wrapped

As I expected from the earliness of Spotify Wrapped, it did not fully paint the picture of 2023. There were some mistakes. Firstly, my top song was not Slapeloosheid, but Onbezonnen. Also, my top artist wasn’t RAYE, but Froukje. Nevertheless, minimally accurate, except for the last month and a half.

I’m curious to see how’s it going to go for 2024. Maybe I should find some way to automatically track to my physical listenings? It is possible to do manually, but that’s a bit of work that I don’t think I want to take.