Have you already viewed or listened to your Spotify Wrapped list of 2020? It may very well be that you do not fully recognize yourself in it. This is why.
You can of course have listened to a certain artist or track a lot, but there are many factors that determine whether it is actually counted as listened to. Consider, for example, offline listening. Perhaps you have been abroad this year or you have listened a lot while on the road to save your data. Now it is sometimes said that the offline listening minutes are actually tracked and are only sent again when the phone is back online, but there are also many people who claim that this is not the case.
When is a song actually labeled as “listened to”? That’s if you’ve been listening to a song for more than 30 seconds. So you can skip a bit at the end if the chorus is repeated too often, or listen to a song again: as long as you listen for 30 seconds again.
November doesn’t count
If you listened to the new album of artist X a lot in November, then you probably won’t see anything of it in your Spotify Wrapped. Wrapped is not entirely about the year, it is about the year up to and including October. At least that’s true of what you’ve been listening to a lot. However, the top artist list is quite different, even looking at previous years.
Don’t forget that this year you were probably more at home, but also gave more parties at home. If a friend of yours takes over, there may just be a song in your Spotify Wrapped that you have never listened to – and in bad cases you may never want to listen again -. Also realize whether you are using your account alone at all. For example, if your loved one / child / mother uses Google Assistant at your home to play all kinds of music, then your profile will of course be affected.