Harry Styles tops year-end Spotify Wrapped rundown with most streamed song of 2022

Harry Styles tops year-end Spotify Wrapped rundown with most streamed song of 2022

Spotify has unveiled its 2022 Wrapped campaign and personalised user experience.

The year-end data reveals the top artists, songs, albums and podcasts for its 456 million listeners around the world. Starting today, eligible users can also access their personalised 2022 Wrapped experience. 

It follows similar rundowns from Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube Music. 

Harry Styles’ As It Was was the most streamed song globally with 1.6 billion streams, followed by fellow UK act Glass Animals’ Heat Waves (1.1bn). Ed Sheeran was the top UK artist globally (at No.6), followed by Harry Styles at No.7.

While catalogue makes its presence felt, as on the Deezer round-up, Spotify is able to engage listeners with new releases too. The Top 5 albums in the UK are all current releases, with Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour the only one over 18 months old.

Following the release of her latest album Midnights last month, Taylor Swift is the most listened to artist this year for Spotify users in the UK. Although only released in October, the album has 805m streams in the UK. The album release was accompanied by a global campaign which saw Spotify billboards appear around the world, teasing new lyrics from the album in the days leading up to release.

Swift is joined in the Top 10 artists listened to by UK Spotify users (see below) by five British acts: Ed Sheeran (No.3), Harry Styles (No.4), Dave (No.7), Arctic Monkeys (No.9) and D-Block Europe (No.10). 

As well as his global victory, Harry Styles takes this year’s top song for UK fans, with As It Was reaching close to 97m streams on Spotify in the UK in 2022. Styles is joined in the Top by Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) on over 63m streams in the UK, following its appearance in Stranger Things.

For the third year in a row, Bad Bunny took the No.1 spot for most-streamed artist globally, with more than 18 billion streams this year. 

Top Artists in the UK

1. Taylor Swift

2. Drake

3. Ed Sheeran

4. Harry Styles

5. Kanye West

6. The Weeknd

7. Dave

8. Eminem

9. Arctic Monkeys

10. D-Block Europe


Top Songs in the UK

1. As It Was - Harry Styles

2. Heat Waves - Glass Animals

3. Starlight - Dave

4. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush

5. Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender

6. Where Are You Now - Lost Frequencies

7. Afraid to Feel - LF System

8. Shivers - Ed Sheeran

9. Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran

10. Baby (feat. Ashanti) - Aitch


Top Albums in the UK

1. Harry’s House - Harry Styles

2. = - Ed Sheeran

3. Encanto - Lin Manuel-Miranda

4. Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

5. Midnights - Taylor Swift


Top Artists Globally

1.    Bad Bunny

2.    Taylor Swift

3.    Drake

4.    The Weeknd

5.    BTS

6.    Ed Sheeran

7.    Harry Styles

8.    Justin Bieber

9.    Kanye West

10.  Eminem


Top UK Artists Globally

1.    Ed Sheeran

2.    Harry Styles

3.    Dua Lipa

4.    Coldplay

5.    Adele

6.    Arctic Monkeys

7.    Queen

8.    One Direction

9.    Calvin Harris

10.  Elton John


Top Tracks Globally

1.    As It Was - Harry Styles

2.    Heat Waves - Glass Animals

3.    Stay (with Justin Bieber) - The Kid Laroi

4.    Me Porto Bonito - Bad Bunny

5.    Tití Me Preguntó - Bad Bunny

6.    Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) - Elton John and Dua Lipa

7.    Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52 - Bizarrap

8.    Enemy (with JID) - Imagine Dragons

9.    Ojitos Lindos - Bad Bunny

10.  Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush


Top Albums Globally 

1.    Un Verano Sin Ti - Bad Bunny

2.    Harry’s House - Harry Styles

3.    Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

4.    = - Ed Sheeran

5.    Planet Her - Doja Cat


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