Judging by our timelines, it's definitely that time of the year again. You know, the time when Spotify bestows its users with the year's oft-embarassing listening statistics. And for some reason pretty much everyone feels the need to share these streaming habits with their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook followers. We're kind of of the mind that, um, newsflash, your friends probably don't care about your top song of the year. But it's 2020 and we'll let people have their fun.
People are definitely having fun with this year's "Wrapped" on Twitter. The site is absolutely brimming with funny reaction memes and self-deprecating music-related humor. Though a lot of the jokes are self-owns regarding, say, listening to songs from Glee over and over again, there are some memes that employ a bit more wit - or make playful fun of Apple Music users. Both of which we're definitely here for.
We've put together our favorite reactions in this here gallery, but you can find more on Twitter. If you're curious about your own Spotify Wrapped, just follow this link. And make sure you're in a safe and judgement-free zone. These things are sensitive.
Nihilistic memes and self-deprecating humor have completely flooded the internet scene in recent years. For today's roundup, we're focusing on the Tumblr that helped start it all: Screenshots of Despair. Technology sure does seem to enjoy putting us in our place.
The indisputably dominant music streaming titan Spotify, is combining forces with high and widely regarded annotation and lyric site Genius, for a new playlist feature called "Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop)."
The playlist, which debuts today, will provide fans on Spotify the tools to click, then learn more about a particular song's lyrics, writers, and meaning for the full-fledged historical rundown. The playlist features artists such as but not limited to, Pusha T, Diplo, and Tinashe.
"I've partnered with Genius and Spotify to take you 'Behind The Lyrics' of my greatest songs because every word that I write means something to me," Pusha T says in a statement. "Together we've found a way to bring my fans a deeper listening experience and raise the bar for songwriters."
"Spotify and Genius are creating a really cool connection between me and my fans on another level than I normally can connect with them," Tinashe says.
"I have always been a person that dissects music and studies it," Diplo says. "I was a sample spotter and I learned how to make music by listening to it. Genius on Spotify breaks down the music to the bare bones and gets deeper into it's true core."
Take it from these three artists; the whole Genius weds Spotify business is something to get very amped about. The next playlist is slated to arrive in coming weeks, and will focus on hit songs from a wealth of differing genres.
President Obama's tech savvy staff want you to know the Commander in Chief is up on modern music, so they released his Spotify playlist Aug. 14.
According to the description in the playlist:
President hand-picked his favorite songs for a summer playlist. Take a listen to his 20 picks for a summer night.
With that description, it's a little strange that the first song listed is John Coltrane's My Favorite Things. Don't get me wrong, this is actually one of my personal favorite Coltrane songs, but it's most definitely a Christmas-time song, right?
Things pick up a little bit, getting way more modern with a Beyoncé track from her newest album featuring the incredible Frank Ocean.
It's an eclectic list of oldies and contemporary-ish songs from a broader variety of artists that we would expect. There's Nina Simone, Erika Badu and some Miles Davis. Never would have picked Obama for a Leonard Cohen fan, either. That's some good taste.
Things mostly stay at an easy, grooving pace with The Lumineers Stubborn Love as the wildest song on the list.
The weirdest track to us is Frank Sinatra's The Best is Yet to Come. Nothing against Ol' Blue Eyes, it just doesn't seem to fit the rest.
You can rock along to some presidential jams over here and tell us what you think about the President's musical tastes.