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Spotify Wrapped 2022: how to discover your biggest songs of the year

Spotify Wrapped is back. Here's how you can access yours.

By Nick Reilly

2022's Spotify Wrapped is here (Picture: Press)

Spotify Wrapped has returned, allowing us all to discover our most popular and listened to songs and artists of the year.

The annual feature from the streaming giant is back for the seventh year in a row, allowing users to break down their listening habits over the last twelve months.

The personalised data includes a specific breakdown of genres and shows users just how many minutes they’ve spent listening to their favourite artists.

If you’re hoping to get involved this year, here’s how to do it.

How can I access Spotify Wrapped 2022?

You can access Spotify Wrapped 2022 via Spotify’s mobile app for iOS or Android. Once you’ve clicked through, you’ll receive a series of animations and personalised slides that break down your listening habits for the year.

“This year’s Wrapped experience is filled with fan-favourite features and exciting new ones that spotlight the many-layered elements of listening that make each and every fan unique,” said a Spotify spokesperson.

“We know that no two listeners are the same – so, from the oddly specific to the unapologetically predictable, 2022 Wrapped encourages listeners to peer into the vibrant kaleidoscope of their listening and show it off to the world.”

What about the year’s biggest songs and artists?

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are leading the charge for the biggest artists of 2022.

Pop icon Swift is the most listened to artist for 2022, helped in part by the release of her latest album Midnights in October. It accelerated her to over 805m streams in the UK, while the album became the streaming platform’s most streamed album in a day.

Styles, meanwhile, bagged the year’s biggest UK song with ‘As It Was’, which notched up close to 97m streams in the UK since its release in April. That success spread to the rest of the world, too, with the track also sitting pretty as Spotify’s biggest global track of 2022 with 1.6bn streams.

The track is the lead single from Styles’ third album Harry’s House, which also became the UK’s biggest album of the year on Spotify.

Similar British success stories came in the form of Glass Animals, who secured the second biggest song both in the UK and globally with ‘Heat Waves’, which secured a staggering 1.1bn streams across the globe.