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Spotify Wrapped Thoughts

Yup, I gotta do it too but mostly because it makes me think of so many things.

My first thoughts are on my Top Genres. I can only assume Hamilton counts as Hollywood but besides that, I have no clue how Hollywood is a genre. Also what the fuck is Otacore and Epicore?! I have never heard of those before. My next few thoughts are yup that makes sense except for Lion of Love, I know it comes up in my shuffle a lot but I could have sworn other songs played more than that.

The Lin-Manuel Miranda part alone makes me start to wonder how many decimal places out the % goes? But even more than that I can’t help but wonder if there is one person out there that has it say “You are the Top Listener” and if so how much do you have to be listening to a person or song to be the top listener?

My last thought is that I wonder how much it would change if I had Premium(which I don’t) because without a doubt I would have been listening to more songs if I didn’t have to be stingy with my skips. Because that’s the main reason I only really listened to my liked songs over and over because I knew I wouldn’t need to skip as much since I knew I liked them. I’m also curious if there would be more or less Hamilton since I would then be able to listen to the whole show in order without interruptions?

Basically so many questions and so little answers.

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To Be Proud or Not To Be Proud

A few months ago I received this email from Spotify and it made me think a lot. After reading the email my first thought was that I didn’t know whether I should be proud or feel called out. On one hand, I was like “Ha! I’m a bigger fan than other people!” while on the other I was like “Oh gosh I’m listening to Hamilton way too much!”. But then that actually made me start to think about the specifics of this email. How many other people got the same email? What separates an average listener from a top listener? Is there a top top listener, like is there one specific person in the world who listens to Hamilton the most?

Basically, I just started wondering what are the criteria that Spotify has for these types of things? Specifically how many more times a day do I have to listen to Hamilton than someone else to be on top. But my biggest question was how many other people got the email too? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions?!?!?! That’s where I wanted to feel proud because I wanted to be in the special club of a select few obsessed fans, and not a vague group of a million people ranging from people who listen to it casually to obsessed fans. I also started to wonder if there are other types of shows or bands that have the same type of fan-first offers? If so I would like to know so I could start a new listing obsession to get those sweet deals.