Spotify Wrapped lists have trended and fizzled and now with their competitor out of the way, Apple has entered the chat. This week, Apple Music released their most listened to songs for 2021 along with individually curated ‘Replay” lists, that we’re sure will be both enlightening and concerning to some.
This year, though both platforms share one top song, the rest of the list differed, with Spotify’s list naming Oliva Rodrigo’s Driver’s License at #1, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name) at number 2, Stay by Kid Laroi (ft. Justin Bieber) at #3, followed by Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo and Levitating by Dua Lipa rounding out the top 5.
“After a year in which much of the world’s population was trapped in their homes, 2021 was all about having one foot out the door,” Apple said in a statement.
“A mix of thrilling new hits that helped shake the world from its stasis alongside favourites we returned to when that jolt felt like too much. What they all have in common, from hip-hop upstarts to a wave of Japanese artists striving in streaming to a K-pop juggernaut primed for planetary domination, is that they brought comfort and catharsis at a time when we all needed them most.”
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So without further adieu, here are Apple Music Top 5 Songs for 2021:
BTS – Dynamite
Oliva Rodrigo – Drivers License
Ariana Grande – Positions
Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby and Dababy – For The Night
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
If you’d like to see their full list of songs, check out the link here, or all you Apple users who were curious to see what you listed to most this year, head over to the app under ‘Listen Now’ and scroll to the bottom – but beware.
What you find will likely be a direct reflection of the year you had, and you might cringe at what you see.
Good luck, folks and may you have a much “cooler”, 2022.