If I find a song I like it will be played on repeat until the mood passes. I also usually have one song on repeat if I’m listening to music while working. I often get my car-aoke on and this year while belting out I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeren & Justin Bieber (don’t judge) a colleague hooted at me and tried to get my attention. This was after I finished singing.
I also find myself going back to music I used to listen to as a teenager. Third Eye Blind & Blink 182 have been on heavy rotation this year. So you can imagine my delight when Blink released a new album that didn’t suck. This year I mainly listened to music via Spotify, which I can also play through my Google Home. As soon as I get home in the afternoon, I say “Ok Google, please play Alt J on Spotify” (yes I say please) and Google is like not this again.
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This year Spotify went all out and wrapped up your year in music in Story form (which is a brilliant organic marketing tactic). Here are my top artists and top songs for 2019 – don’t judge. And if you have no interest in that, scroll down to see what the world and South Africa streamed in 2019.
I saw a girl post her Spotify top artists on her Instagram story with the caption “so accurate”. Like yeah it’s accurate… it’s literally data
— 🤠 (@manster_mash) December 5, 2019
Most streamed artists 2019
- Post Malone
- Billie Eilish
- Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift is the 3rd most streamed female artist of 2019.
Top songs 2019
- Senorita by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello (which is also the most liked music video on YouTube)
- Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
- Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee
- 7 rings by Ariana Grande
- Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
Most streamed artists in South Africa
- Post Malone
Most streamed tracks in South Africa
- Sunflower – Post Malone and Swae Lee
- I don’t care – Ed Shereen and Justin Bieber
- Eastside – Halsey, Khalid and Benny Blanco
One of the top breakout artists was Lizzo. Yassss.
Most streamed SA tracks in South Africa
- Drive – Black Coffee
- Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee, Msaki
- Dames – Biggy (SA what is wrong with you? But who am I to judge – the Backstreet Boys made my list)
YouTube Rewind 2019 – top music videos
Last year, YouTube Rewind 2018 became the most disliked video on YouTube. This year YouTube did better. While watching this I realised just how out of touch I am with the youth, I really didn’t know half of the creators. Of course, I know BTS because K-Pop. Duh.
Most Liked Music Videos:
- Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello, Señorita
- BTS, Boy With Luv feat. Halsey
- Blackpink ‘Kill This Love
- Billie Eilish, bad guy
- Lil Nas X, Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus