Year in Music 2016


Year in Music 2016


Is the year in music different this year? Last year, it told me my top artists by season, my top albums of the year, first song I listened to all year, and a bunch of stuff.. This year it told me my total minutes, gave me my top 100 playlist and that's pretty much it 😞



Hey Community,


We understand there are a lot of questions around Wrapped – this year’s take on Year in Music. So we’ve put together the following FAQ to help clear up any confusion!


What is Wrapped?

Wrapped is this year’s answer to Year in Music. It consists of three different things:

  • A hub in Browse > Genre & Moods full of playlists that highlight the best music 2016 had to offer.
  • A personalised ‘Your Top Songs 2016’ playlist. You can find yours in the Wrapped hub. Make sure you follow it!
  • Personal listening stats delivered directly to your inbox.


Why didn’t I get a Wrapped email?

To receive an email, you needed to meet the following criteria:

  • Have opted into News & Offers email notifications.
  • Have enough listening history from January – late October for us to serve up your stats.
  • Have a valid email address registered to your Spotify account.
  • There are some other scenarios that could mean you don’t receive an email. For example, if you’ve ever marked a Spotify email as spam, or we received a bounceback when sending you an email in the past. Unfortunately, this is out of our hands.

Update: We’ve finished rolling out a new batch of Wrapped emails. If you still haven’t gotten yours, it may be due to one of the reasons listed above. You can also check Browse for the "Your Top Songs 2016" personalised playlist.


Why did you change Year in Music?

We’d hoped to reach more people with this year’s campaign and we believe we have. We also really appreciate all the feedback you’ve given us here in the Community. We’re taking it all on board for next year.



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could it be resent? 


Aw this sucks. I was having a competition with friends and coworkers on who could listen to the most this year and see the trends of artists and songs. I was really looking forward to doing that again this year.  😞


Can you bring it back? I loved to be able to quantify my listening and genre preferences.


Also, same as someone else said, I get a billion emails, and since Spotify sends random irrelevant promotions like speakers etc. I unsubscribed from your emails, but that doesn't mean I'm any less of a fan of your service, I've been using you for the past 7 years without fail. Best music service out there. 

Casual Listener

I really hope that you can resend out this summary for everyone. If not, create an side site with possibility to manual enter mail adress and get stats sent. 

Why there was absolutely no notification that you'd need to opt for the email updates? It's so disappointing. It's my first year of using Spotify, I have the premium account, and I was so looking forward to my stats. That's what you call customer service?

I would much rather have a list same as 2015 of info over a top tracks Playlist. I was looking extremely forward to seeing how many hours I've spent listening. How many times I've listened to my most listened songs etc. Instead I got a Playlist of the songs I listened to most over the past year. If they're my most listened to songs all year long what makes you think I want to listen to them more than I already have? If you couldn't give a list same exactly as 2015's year in music, could've at least given my most underplayed songs since the shuffle feature alot of the time has me listen to the same songs I always listen to.
Edit: I did find my email, last year's was better though.

I want my real year in music!! I pay for spotify premuim for my family and this is just a disappointment compared to the past years information

I find it amusing that the Spotify staff is quiet about this. They must be aware of how bad they've messed up but not a single word except the bull**bleep** explanation from a staffer earlier. There's 100 people here who are disappointed, imagine the amount of disappointed people who are not writing on the forum.

Spotify really messed up on this one. 😂

I can report that after about a week with Google Play Music I couldn't be happier!

Casual Listener

The playlist (Best of 2016) is not what I'm looking for, I have that as well and have had that for a few weeks. It's the stats etc, like the first song I listened to in 2016 and so on. I was looking forward to this since last years! This is honestly a huge disappointment. Every little thing you try to do to "improve" things takes you steps back! And for the record I still miss being able to see what's playing when you hover over the minimized screen!

Casual Listener

This is total **bleep**! I definitely fall into all the criteria you mentions. I have my notifications on both via emai and push for the offers and news. I haven't changed my email at all since I joined. I was so looking forward to this. You really missed the mark on this one Spotify, really bad!

Casual Listener

I went looking for my year in music this morning and all I could find was just generic stuff with a top songs playlist. Confused, I started looking for answers, however it seems I am 3/4 weeks too late!


I can't believe what I've been reading here and across certain threads of the Spotify community. Like many people, I was looking forward to the year in music feature and, as I remember from 2 years ago, it was the positive social media reaction that brought my attention to it and so I went looking for it on my Spotify profile page. I was amazed at the detail of this feature, it was amazing!


There was no talk of ever having to opt in for e-mails and yet here I am finding out - too late - that there is no way of receiving the information. How frustrating and annoying! All these loyal customers who have lost out. It is baffling that Spotify think have reached more people, when it is obvious they haven't! Why not send the link to those who have opted in for e-mails and then allow those who haven't to access it as in previous years? That way you reach EVERYONE!


This could be a genuine mistake, or on a more cynical level, they are punishing people who opt out of e-mails in order for them to increase the number of people that receive their e-mails. I doubt we will find out the truth...


Well Spotify, I have opted in for your 'news & offers' and I am looking forward to an apology e-mail over this. In the meantime, I will try Apple music's free trial period and see how I get on.



Casual Listener

I have had all email notifications turned on and never received an email.  I also don't have a personalized playlist in Wrapped.  Is there anything I can do to get my playlist and / or this email? I would really like to see my stats, but just the playlist would be nice.

Casual Listener

That playlist is now available for me - but I am still very disappointed the stats are not available like in previous years.

Casual Listener

I don't understand what the problem is here. It's an email. It can't be resent or

regenerated? Technology in the 21st century should be able to handle resending emails by now. This is extremely dissapointing. The playlist doesn't cut it. I like to look at my stats. I am seriously looking at other streaming options for the new year with the rest of my family, as are some of the other users I read in this thread.


What a huge bummer. I loved comparing these reports each year with my coworkers. This was honestly one of the things I loved most about using Spotify. Seeing how they use their big data and provide it back to their users in a meaningful and personal way spoke a lot about the type of company I thought you were. Please reconsider bringing this feature back. 


What a miscalculation on Spotify's behalf in this matter. I mean, personalisation is key in pretty much everything nowadays. How did you come to the conclusion that instead of personal listening data people would be more happy with only general data of 2016? Poor work on understanding customers expectations and meeting them. For months every now and then I've thought about how my data will look this year, what genres I've listened to most etc. and now I feel like "meh"... 


Just want to say I'm quite disappointed with "2016 Wrapped" compared to the awesome year review last year It's much less detailed this time. And much less personal 😕


I hope you can do better next year Spotify.


But good job on the app and features otherwise, I ❤️ Spotify.

Casual Listener
It's New Year's Eve! Still no email!



WoW i thought we would get it like the other Years and now i see i had the email notifcation off and the mails are already out.
Pls make it clearer next Year and pls give us a Chance to get our Stats in a other way now.
Really wanna now mine


This is beyond dissapointing. I really enjoyed watching my progression of listening to music over the years and finally this year I got premium. This "Wrapped" thing is a huge mistake on Spotify's part. 

Casual Listener
Really? I spend all this money all year long, and you won't give me a way to request a duplicate email because YOU automatically set my notifications to a state that didn't let me get the first one? Really? That's how you plan to address this systemic problem? That's your idea of customer service? REALLY?