29 November 2022
Apple Music Launches New Replay Experience; reveals 2022’s top charts
Starting today, Apple Music subscribers can learn their best songs, artists, albums, genres and more in a redesigned Replay experience. 2022 was an exciting year in music, with listeners delving into new sounds, new languages and new genres more than ever before. Additionally, the 2022 year-end charts show how influential Apple Music listeners were in making 2022 a year to remember, both individually and as a community.
“When we first launched Replay, the feature became an instant fan favorite on Apple Music, and we really wanted to further develop the experience and make it even more special, personal and unique for subscribers,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and beats. “The music we enjoy throughout the year becomes like a soundtrack, and it’s really fun to be able to go back and relive those meaningful and memorable moments all over again.”
The redesigned Apple Music Replay
New for 2022 is a year-end experience complete with expanded listening insights and new functionality, including a fully personalized highlight reel. Users can discover their top songs, top albums, top artists, top genres and more. Superfans can even discover if they are among the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist or genre.
Apple Music listeners can continue to check Replay until December 31 to see if their listening patterns evolve before the start of 2023, and as the new year begins, keep listening on Apple Music to explore and share new 2023 insights every week.
All insights in Replay are optimized for sharing with family and friends, on their social channels or on any messaging platform.
How Apple Music Replay works
Visit replay.music.apple.com and sign in with the same Apple ID used for Apple Music. Play highlights or scroll through the page for more detailed insights. A shortened version of the site is available throughout the year or as soon as a user qualifies.1
How to view listening statistics
- Listen to enough music to qualify. Goal qualification with a personal progress bar on the Replay website. Both playlist and insight authorization takes place with the same listening threshold.
- Once a user is eligible for Replay, they can visit replay.music.apple.com.
- Explore listening stats, listen to the site, and share.
Replay is localized in 39 languages for all 169 countries and regions where Apple Music is available.
Apple Music Replay and privacy
Despite the emphasis on data, Replay maintains Apple’s standard privacy throughout the experience. An individual user’s insights are never shared, sold or used in any marketing material. The user can share their insights at their own discretion if they wish. No other Apple Music subscribers or employees can access their insights outside of their selected snapshots at any time.
Top Charts Insights
Apple Music also revealed its year-end charts, spotlighting 2022’s top songs, top Shazams, top fitness songs and most read lyrics. Delving into the rankings, music lovers will notice the growing presence of non-English-language songs, the rise of once-niche genres, and a number of exciting breakthrough artists stepping into the spotlight for the first time.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber ended the year at No. 1 on the Top Songs of 2022 with their collaboration “STAY.” Released in the summer of 2021, “STAY” spent a staggering 51 days atop the Daily Top 100: Global and remained sticky through 2022. “STAY” has not dropped out of the Daily Top 100: Global since its release, reaching No. 1 on the Daily Top 100 in 69 countries and regions worldwide.
Hip-Hop continued to lead the top songs chart, accounting for 32 of the year’s top 100 songs. Pop followed with 23 songs on the chart, followed by R&B/Soul with 11 songs. Latin came in fourth with eight songs followed by J-Pop with six.
Things looked remarkably different on the list of most read lyrics, led by “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the standout on the soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto. The song list is among the most global charts, with 29 of the 100 songs in a language other than English.
Meanwhile, UK DJ Joel Corry’s “Head & Heart (feat. MNEK)” leads the Fitness Songs chart, which ranks the top songs on Apple Fitness+ and Apple Music’s fitness playlists. “Head & Heart” reached the daily top 100 in 53 countries and regions worldwide, including 12 where it reached the top 20.
Topping the Shazam chart was “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” by Elton John and Dua Lipa, which marked Elton John’s first time at the top of the Shazam global chart. The track was No.1 on 17 national charts – a record for both singers – and both hit the top spot in the UK for the first time. The top five were Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Farruko’s “Pepas” and Acraz’s “Do It To It (feat. Cherish).”
Elsewhere, Bad Bunny – Apple Music’s 2022 artist – became the first Latin artist to have the biggest album of the year with Un Verano Sin Ti. Just four months after its record-breaking release, Un Verano Sin Ti had already become the biggest Latin album of all time by lifetime streams.
Check out Apple Music’s complete list of year-end charts.
- Eligibility is based on a threshold of plays and time spent listening.
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