Christmas is a special time for music fans. In the midst of all the year-end closing lists and the re-evaluation of everything that has come out in the last 12 months, Spotify users can use their “wrapped” year-end review statistics to check how often they actually played Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” in the rerun.
Till last year, Apple Music users could not participate in this fun. But now the users of this service can finally see how often they actually listened to “Yummy” or how often they shot Ariana Grande’s last album, with detailed statistics similar to Spotify’s “wrapped” feature.
Apple Music users can access their data in several ways using the “Playback” function. To easily access the playlist of your 100 most played songs, go to the “Listen Now” tab in the Apple Music app and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you’ll see your playlist for 2020 and every year you’ve used Apple Music. While it’s interesting to look back, it probably won’t impress your friends that you listened to 2016 Modern Baseball more than any other artist. (I give myself away, don’t I?) You can also add the playlists to your own music library for easy access.
Once inside, you can see the top 100 songs you’ve heard this year (probably sorted by what you played most often), which might make you think, “Gee, there’s so many songs by Phoebe Bridgers here. I’ve really gone through it, haven’t I?”
To access more details about which artists and albums you listened to most often, you need to go to Replay.Music.Apple.com (or Music.Apple.com/Replay) in a browser. The page will ask you to sign in with an Apple ID or use your thumbprint to sign in if you are not already signed in.
On this page you will find a list of how many hours you have listened to music, how many different artists you have watched and how many albums you have played. At the top, Apple Music notes that the playlist is updated weekly. So if you were really interested in Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts last week, it could appear on your year-end list in the near future.
The breakdown by artist and album is a bit more detailed than the song list. The top artists will show you how many hours you listened to each of your top 20 artists. The top 10 albums will show you how many times you played each album, and if you’re me, you’ll find that Disney+ really made you fall into the Hamilton hype a second time. So much so, in fact, that you apparently played the cast’s album 81 times.