Songs of 2021

In 2019 Apple Music added a feature called Replay to compete with Spotify's Wrapped feature. It's not as shareable and viral as Spotify's (I mean, it's Apple, come on), but they include data from years before the feature was launched.

The best part for me is that they let you create a playlist of each year's top 100 songs, and (for now) iTunes has a feature where you can export data about a playlist into a tab-separated file. A little spreadsheet magic, a quick import into a database and now I can display and obsess over my (often bad) musical choices.

The real story of this is that in 2018 my Carly Rae Jepsen super-fandom kicked in, something very apparent in 2019 when I went to see her on the Dedicated tour, bought the album on vinyl and basically drowned my office in Carly Rae via the Sonos.

Speaking of my office, you can't tell from this data, but the Sonos feeds into the info for Replay if you have your Apple Music account linked - and I have mine linked for anyone in the office to use. So even though they don't compare to the depths of my Carly Rae obsession, albums by Chance the Rapper and Brian Fallon rounded out my top 5 most played albums, mostly because of my coworkers. 

Stats for 2021:


Rank Name Artists Listen
1 Super Natural (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Danny L Harle Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
2 Every Night Hannah Diamond ▶️
3 Closer (feat. Halsey) The Chainsmokers Halsey ▶️
4 Boy Problems Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
5 All We Know (feat. Phoebe Ryan) The Chainsmokers Phoebe Ryan ▶️
6 Warm Blood Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
7 Gimmie Love Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
8 3AM (Pull Up) [feat. MØ] Charli XCX ▶️
9 Felt This Way Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
10 This Love Isn't Crazy Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
11 All That Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
12 I Really Like You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
13 Run Away with Me Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
14 Superstar A. G. Cook ▶️
15 It Ain't Me Selena Gomez Kygo ▶️
16 LA Hallucinations Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
17 This Is What They Say Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
18 Stay Away Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
19 Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj Ariana Grande ▶️
20 Baby, I'm Jealous (feat. Doja Cat) Doja Cat Bebe Rexha ▶️
21 Party for One Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
22 Drinks Cyn ▶️
23 Now I Don't Hate California After All Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
24 Heartbeat Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
25 Just Like We Never Said Goodbye SOPHIE ▶️
26 Emotion Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
27 Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) DJ Snake Bipolar Sunshine ▶️
28 Let's Sort The Whole Thing Out Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
29 Window Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
30 Into You Ariana Grande ▶️
31 Backseat (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Charli XCX Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
32 Now or Never Halsey ▶️
33 When I Needed You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
34 Making the Most of the Night Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
35 Solo Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
36 Fake Mona Lisa Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
37 Summer Love Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
38 Good Time Owl City ▶️
39 Bronze Thy Slaughter ▶️
40 The Cure Lady Gaga ▶️
41 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
42 Forgiveness Paramore ▶️
43 Hard Times Paramore ▶️
44 Hello My Loneliness Delaney Jane & Call Me Karizma ▶️
45 Store Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
46 Favourite Colour Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
47 Let’s Get Lost Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
48 A Thousand Ways Phoebe Ryan ▶️
49 Fake Happy Paramore ▶️
50 Told You So Paramore ▶️
51 Rose-Colored Boy Paramore ▶️
52 Millionaire Chlöe Howl ▶️
53 Fine. Carah Faye ▶️
54 I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
55 Middle Finger Phoebe Ryan x Quinn XCII ▶️
56 Chained To the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley) [Hot Chip Remix] Skip Marley Katy Perry ▶️
57 Young and Menace Fall Out Boy ▶️
58 Fantasy Phoebe Ryan ▶️
59 Icimy Phoebe Ryan ▶️
60 Pool Paramore ▶️
61 Like You Alessia Cara ▶️
62 First Time Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
63 Comeback (feat. Bleachers) Carly Rae Jepsen Bleachers ▶️
64 Too Much Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
65 Body Language Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
66 Bangarang (feat. Sirah) Skrillex Sirah ▶️
67 Tell Me How Paramore ▶️
68 No Friend Paramore ▶️
69 Idle Worship Paramore ▶️
70 Caught In the Middle Paramore ▶️
71 Grudges Paramore ▶️
72 26 Paramore ▶️
73 Malibu Miley Cyrus ▶️
74 Long Live (feat. Travis Barker) Travis Barker Lights ▶️
75 Anxiety Anna Clendening ▶️
76 Boys Charli XCX ▶️
77 Man Like That Gin Wigmore ▶️
78 Higher Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
79 Black Heart Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
80 Julien Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
81 More Than a Memory Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
82 good 4 u Olivia Rodrigo ▶️
83 Cool for the Summer Demi Lovato ▶️
84 How I Roll Britney Spears ▶️
85 Cactus SHE'S A SPY ▶️
86 Mittens (Robert Orton Mix) Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
87 Now That I Found You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
88 No Drug Like Me Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
89 Your Heart Is a Muscle Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
90 This Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
91 Now or Never (feat. Phoebe Ryan) Tritonal Phoebe Ryan ▶️
92 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love ▶️
93 Bad Liar Selena Gomez ▶️
94 Lady Killer LeLe XO ▶️
95 Kurt Kelsey Kopecky ▶️
96 Emoji Au/Ra ▶️
97 Miasma Sky Baths ▶️
98 Wanted NOTD & Daya ▶️
99 You Are Losing Me Chelsea Cutler ▶️
100 Your Type Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️

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