Even if Spotify Wrapped is more streamlined, this is still an improvement.
Starting today, Apple Music users can use a revamped Replay experience to discover their favorite songs, artists, albums, genres, and more. The year 2022 was an exciting one for music, with more listeners than ever exploring new sounds, languages, and genres. The 2022 year-end charts also demonstrate the impact that Apple Music listeners had both individually and collectively on making 2022 a memorable year.
Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats, stated, "When we initially debuted Replay, the feature became an instant fan favorite on Apple Music, and we really wanted to expand the experience further and make it even more distinctive, personal, and unique for subscribers." It's nice to be able to look back and experience those significant and memorable moments over and over again because the music we listen to throughout the year serves as a soundtrack.
Thanks to Apple Music Replay, customers of the service may now obtain a summary of everything they've heard this year. Although it may not yet be on par with Spotify Wrapped, Apple has updated the feature to make it a much cleaner experience.
For one thing, rather than on the Apple Music app, you will only be able to access your complete Replay details online (which does have a playlist of your most-played tracks). You'll see a highlight reel in the form of a story at the top of the page that includes the number of minutes you've spent listening to music as well as your favorite song, artist, album, and genre of the year. The listings of your top 10 songs, artists, and albums, as well as your top five playlists, are further down the page. Additionally, you can check if you rank among an artist's top 100 listeners.
Your highlight video and other statistics are available for sharing with friends or on social media. Replay on iOS has numerous share buttons, and tapping one displays the standard share sheet. It's odd that the desktop online player for Apple Music lacks share buttons, which makes it a little harder for me to communicate how much Rammstein and Taylor Swift I've been listening to this year.
The most Shazamed songs of the year are included in Apple Music's year-end charts, which were also just announced. The most streamed song on Apple Music in 2022 was "Stay" by Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi, while Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti was the most popular album. Hip-hop had 32 tracks, the most of any genre on the top 100 songs chart, followed by pop (23), R&B/soul (11), Latin (eight), and J-Pop (six).