It is once again that time of year when Spotify users flood the social media with comments and screenshots of their year in music, provided of course by Spotify’s annual wrapped data.
Spotify’s music streaming service announced on Tuesday that subscribers’ 2020 wrapped data is finally ready and will give users a glimpse of how they spent the year listening to music – the artists and genres most listened to by each person, the top songs and podcasts of the year, how many minutes they spent streaming music in 2020, and much more. There’s even a tab for “a song helped you get through it all” that includes information about when users started listening to a particular song, how many minutes they listened to that song, and on which days they streamed the song the most.
With sharing features that allow users to automatically post stories to their Instagram Stories and Twitter accounts, social media was inundated with insights from countless people who were excited to shed light on their listening habits in 2020. Of course, this made many of these people a curse of the existence of Apple Music users – despite the fact that Apple has also released its own version of Wrapped, the synchronized replay.
For just as many people who have shared their “Spotify Wrapped” information, there are just as many people who have not used the music streaming platform, who exchange memes and messages full of jealousy. Despite claims by Apple Music users that the service is the elite option when it comes to streaming music, many people who use Apple for their daily music dose could not help but feel a little FOMO.
“Me, an Apple music user who sees people talking about Spotify, wrapped,” tweeted a person next to a meme from ESPN’s Michael Jordan-centered documentary The Last Dance.
Me, an Apple Music user who sees people talking about Spotify wrapped pic.twitter.com/vqZHNdvdDP
– JJ the Nerd (@JjJanitor) December 2, 2020
The picture of a sad-looking president-elect Joe Biden helped a Twitter user describe how he felt when he saw all the tweets about Spotify’s “Wrapped 2020”.
Apple Music users rn see @Spotify users posting their #wrapped2020 pic.twitter.com/Pul3GaYGF2
– G. (@GuilleCummings) December 2, 2020
Meanwhile, another person used a memo from office character Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), who was idly peering through the blinds to express how Apple music users think Spotify listeners get access to personalized data based on the music they’ve been jamming to all year.
“Apple Music users looking at Spotify users enjoying our 2020 Wrapped Details,” the tweet said.
Apple Music users viewing Spotify users enjoying our 2020 Wrapped Details pic.twitter.com/pNnLrnDC0i
– #17 (@Father_Church) December 2, 2020
A number of people used a meme from Squidward, who watched Spongebob and Patrick having a great time, to convey the feeling that not all of them… …in all of the “unwrapping”.
Apple music users who watched everyone talking about their spotify wrapped pic.twitter.com/JvII9g6Dxe
– brown (@BrownRapFan) December 2, 2020
If you are at Apple Music and see that everyone is publishing their Spotify 2020 Wrapped pic.twitter.com/WEy51zEipg
– Joey Banks (@joeyabanks) December 2, 2020
DW, from the children’s series Arthur, was also routinely used to show how exuberant Apple Music users feel when the “Spotify Wrapped” season begins.
How people feel about Apple Music with all the Spotify stories pic.twitter.com/CX33bYaZDH
– Rachel from friends (@rach_thegemini) December 2, 2020
Apple music users watching the entire elite as they spotify wrapped for this year pic.twitter.com/agNM9ISIaD
– Holly E H (@Holly_E_H) December 2, 2020
But not only the users of Apple Music feel left out. The subscribers of YouTube Music, Tidal and Amazon Music also suffer from a case of blues, from the fact that they have no musical knowledge of their own.
“I use a local music player instead of Spotify OR Apple Music,” one person wrote.
I use a local music player instead of Spotify OR Apple Music pic.twitter.com/0qaowf8cGy
– Poke (@Pokemanic33) December 2, 2020
the tl: *everyone’s spotify and apple music year-end lists*
me, an amazonian music userpic.twitter.com/rYkbFb1B8s
– gideon || works on a new musical era (@neverwannadie) December 2, 2020