Image Source: Joely Chilcott Spotify Pie Chart
When I consider the soundtrack to my 12 months to date, I think about Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lizzo. I contemplate myself to have a finger on the heartbeat with new music and have danced in my kitchen to the sounds of “As It Was” extra instances than I care to depend. But the brand new Spotify Pie Chart has served me a giant slice of, effectively, humble pie. My musical style is, in truth, embarrassing.
Every December, Spotify’s end-of-year Wrapped feature particulars the music every person listened to on the app probably the most within the 12 months, and I all the time suspected mine was skewed due to the cheesefest I flip to the second the festive season arrives. But due to a brand new device, the Spotify Pie Chart, created by UCLA scholar Darren Huang, I can see in black and white that I am firmly caught within the noughties with a sprinkling of hip-hop and jazz. I by no means mentioned my style was one-dimensional.
The third-party function has been going viral because it gives a pie chart of the genres a person listens to most, break up into areas which might be significantly particular. From post-teen pop to West Coast rap, there are classes for all. A listing of artist names is then displayed beneath so as of the preferred. And this updates month-to-month so you may commonly examine in in your personalised chart. It does solely work for Spotify customers, so Apple Music-lovers, you are secure. For now.
Top of my record is Adele. The chart went “Easy on Me” right here. I unashamedly love her album “30” and have listened to it on repeat. Next is Kendrick Lamar. Again, to date, so good. He’s headlining Glastonbury Festival, so a particular 2022 win. Little Mix, Drake, and Calvin Harris function in my most-listened-to artists, as does Michael Bublé, who I will ceaselessly love as a result of I’m a Rat Pack crooner at coronary heart.
But Christina Aguilera? Robbie Williams? Olly Murs? All three function on my record, and I am cringing. Hard. That’s to not say these artists aren’t nice, however have I been listening to Aguilera’s 20-year-old “Stripped” album in my sleep? Williams hasn’t had an album out since 2019, and is not Murs a TV presenter now? I’m not making an attempt to save lots of face, I have loved their music in years passed by, however I was unaware I was harboring a deep nostalgic love for them.
So, whereas the Spotify Pie Chart is undoubtedly enjoyable, it comes with a warning from me. If you thought your musical style was on the zeitgeist of popular culture, you may be in for a sudden awakening. Now, who needs to hearken to “Genie in a Bottle” with me?
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