As 2014 comes to an end, I sum up my year in music. Well, according to Spotify. Apparently 45% of what I listened to was pop. I partly blame my kids for that, with whom I occasionally share my streaming account. The artist par excellence was Sam Smith, the top album was his In the Lonely Hour and Calvin Harris’ Summer was apparently the track that I streamed the most. I can vouch for all of that.
On the move a lot, my conception of things is that I don’t listen to much music. 89% through a mobile device comes as no surprise, 26 802 minutes of streaming does.
World wide, these were the most streamed songs of 2014:
- Happy – From “Despicable Me 2″ – Pharrell Williams
- Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
- Summer – Calvin Harris
- Dark Horse – Katy Perry
- All of Me – John Legend
2014 was also the year in which Taylor Swift made headlines by removing her entire catalogue from Spotify.
Here are a few personal spotify playlist recommendations for 2015: