The time of the year has come where your Instagram is probably flooded with friends posting their Spotify “Wrapped” listening histories of the past year to their stories, but if you were curious what Torontonians listened to the most in 2023, here it is!
The digital music service released the campaign data to 574 million users across the world on November 29, letting users look back at what artists, podcasts, and songs they listened to the most.
In Toronto, pop, rap, hip hop, pop rap, and rock dominated the most-listened to genres, and the city stayed loyal to supporting its own, with Drake as the top-played artist of the year.
Behind Drake, Taylor Swift was Toronto’s second most listened-to artist, with Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) in third. Country singer Morgan Wallen was a surprising rising star snagging fourth place, with 21 Savage clutching fifth.
The most-listened to song in Toronto for 2023 was Wallen’s “Last Night”, followed by Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers”. “Kill Bill” by SZA took third, “Calm Down” by Selena Gomez and Rema took fourth, and “Creepin'” by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, and 21 Savage in the fifth spot.
Compared to all of Canada, listening habits were mostly the same, although Taylor Swift was crowned the top listened-to artist. Considering how hard it has been for fans to get tickets to her sold-out shows in Toronto and Vancouver, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
As for podcasts, Spotify did not provide data on city to city analyses, though they did list the popular ones in Canada. In first was The Joe Rogan Experience, Call Her Daddy in second, Huberman Lab in third, Armchair Expert in fourth, and On Purpose rounding out the top five.