Ah, the season of Spotify Wrapped, where Instagram turns into a musical confessional booth, and we half-expect trophies for our top-notch, albeit occasionally suspect, music choices. Because what better way to ring in the New Year than psychoanalysing each of your friend’s playlists, guessing if their top artist is a metaphor for a secret love affair or just a phase of intense air guitar solos in the living room?
So, let’s dive into the sonic landscapes of 2023, decode the vibes, and maybe, just maybe, uncover the mysteries behind that one friend’s inexplicable taste in driving music.
If T-Swift dominates your Wrapped, you’ve likely been through a rollercoaster of emotions this year. Congratulations on surviving the tumultuous love affairs and surviving to tell the tale. Your heartbreak is legendary, and your taste in music, impeccable.
If Arijit’s soul-stirring melodies echo in your Wrapped, you’re probably the romantic protagonist of your own Bollywood film. Your year has been a lyrical journey of highs and lows, filled with emotions that can only be expressed through the perfect blend of tabla beats and Singh’s velvet vocals.
Teen angst, anyone? If Olivia Rodrigo’s anthems are your go-to, 2023 has been a coming-of-age movie, complete with teen angst, dramatic plot twists, emotional rollercoasters, and maybe a few rebellious hair dye experiments. You’ve successfully navigated the minefield of adolescence, and Rodrigo’s anthems have been your battle hymns. Bonus points if you’ve dramatically sung ‘Good 4 U’ into a hairbrush in front of the mirror.
Queen Bey rules your playlist? Brace yourself for a year-in-review soaked in confidence, empowerment, and an unapologetic swagger. Your 2023 has been a journey of fierce self-love, complete with power poses and anthems that could move mountains.
If Harry Styles is your most-played artist, congratulations on a year well-dressed and well-listened. Your Wrapped exudes style, charm, and a dash of quirkiness. Your 2023 has been a fabulous journey where even the mundane felt like a scene from a stylish music video.
Lost in the symphony of Coldplay? You’ve likely spent your year in contemplation, seeking meaning in the ordinary. Your Wrapped is a tapestry woven with nostalgia, hope, and a touch of existential pondering. Who knew that “Fix You” would become the anthem of your 2023?
Feeling good as hell? If Lizzo’s tunes fueled your year, you’ve strutted through 2023 with a twirl and a fierce hair flip. Your Wrapped is a celebration of self-love, confidence, and unapologetic sass.
Tyler, the Creator
If Tyler’s eclectic beats dominated your playlist, you’re the maverick who refuses to be confined by genres. Your Wrapped is a canvas of creativity, pushing boundaries, and challenging the status quo, all while embracing the art of being refreshingly unpredictable.
Listening to Billie Eilish daily is like sipping on a black coffee—it’s an acquired taste, and it probably stains your soul a bit. If Billie’s haunting melodies dominated your nights, congrats on surviving 2023’s emotional rollercoaster. You’ve most likely spent the year wandering through misty graveyards, contemplating the meaning of life, or at least the meaning of Billie’s latest track.
So, you’re wrapped in the glittering embrace of K-pop? Your 2023 was a never-ending dance party, complete with dazzling visuals and lyrics that, let’s be honest, you might not understand. You’ve mastered the art of pretending to know the dance moves, even if you’re just flailing around in your living room. You’re the life of the party, or at least you think you are every time you attempt a BTS routine at a party. Your playlist suggests you’ve mastered the art of turning mundane moments into your own private concert, complete with invisible backup dancers.
Lana Del Rey
Lana’s sultry croons graced your Wrapped? Your 2023 was a year of vintage aesthetics, sepia-toned daydreams, and wistful gazes out of rain-soaked windows (all while entertaining the idea of a love affair with someone who remembers dial-up internet). You probably spent your evenings sipping from a vintage teacup, wondering if life was a tragic love story or just a moody Instagram filter.
Drake dominated your playlist? Congratulations, you’ve successfully balanced swagger and sensitivity, or so you tell yourself. Your 2023 was a lyrical journey through cityscapes, emotional landscapes, and probably a few late-night texts you wish you could unsend. Your love life is either a Drake song or a Shakespearean tragedy, and there’s really no in-between.
Suki indie melodies filled your ears? This year was a bohemian tapestry of indie dreams, obscure coffee shops, and whispered conversations about existentialism. Your Wrapped is a testament to your unyielding commitment to obscurity, and that’s just how you like it. You’ve likely spent 2023 immersed in artistic exploration, poetic musings, and attending underground gigs in venues so cool, they haven’t even been built yet.
SZA’s soulful tunes played on repeat? Your 2023 was a journey through the realms of love, heartache, self-discovery and contemplating sending angry texts to your ex. Your Wrapped is likely a diary of emotions, a soulful exploration of the highs and lows that come with the territory of being human. Your emotional range is broader than SZA’s vocal range, and your life is a series of slow-motion scenes set to soulful beats.
If Bieber’s pop anthems took the stage in your Wrapped, your 2023 was a surprisingly Bieber-licious comeback. Forget what the hipsters say; your playlist shouts, “Sorry, not sorry, I’m a Belieber.” Here’s to a year of catchy hooks, undeniable talent, and just a hint of Bieber fever. Your year was all about unabashed pop fandom, sprinkled with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Abel AKA The Weeknd
The Weeknd’s silky falsetto set the mood for your nights? 2023 was a dark, mysterious journey through the neon-lit streets of your imagination. Your playlist suggests a year of intrigue, seduction, and maybe a few moments when you felt like the protagonist in a poorly made noir film. You’re the one who appreciates the art of a well-crafted atmosphere, where every song is a step deeper into the shadows of your own narrative.
If Bad Bunny was the heartbeat of 2023 for you, your playlist reveals a year of rhythm, rebellion, and possibly a few dance-offs that left everyone else in awe. You’re the one who can seamlessly switch between salsa and reggaeton, and your Wrapped is the auditory testament to a year of embracing your inner reggaeton renegade. You likely dream of being in love with a foreign man who’s a good listener—given that he doesn’t even understand your language. Or, perhaps you’re already knee-deep in a Tinder-induced, long-distance love affair with a language barrier.
If Coke Studio was your musical guide in 2023, your playlist suggests a year of cultural exploration, global harmony, and possibly a few attempts at learning dance moves from around the world. You’re the one who appreciates the beauty of diverse sounds coming together, creating a symphony of unity in a world that sometimes feels a bit discordant.