It seems like 2020 has gone on for a lot longer than it’s allotted 12 months, but it is coming to an end. After 12 months, it’s time for round ups and Spotify is first cab of the rang with their list of what we’ve been streaming this year.

The Spotify Wrapped 2020 list takes into account all 320 million subscribers who used the Spotify service and contains the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts for the year, with both global and more local results.


The Weeknd topped the list both in Australia, and globally with his single Blinding Lights getting the nod as the most streamed song, while local Tones and I got second place with Dance Monkey.

Juice WRLD got the nod as the most streamed artist in Australia, while globally, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took out the most streamed artist title.

Australian hip hop group the Hilltop Hoods are our favourite local artist to stream, while The Wiggles are the most streamed artist on Spotify Kids.

Billie Eilish getting the nod as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist, with Taylor Swift hot on her heels in second place.

Bad Bunny also gets a nod with the most-streamed album globally of 2020, with YHLQMDLG, though it was followed by The Weeknd’s After Hours and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. 


For those of you who listen to podcasts more than music, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that the behemoth that is The Joe Rogan Experience took out the top spot in podcasts for Spotify this year. If you’re not into MMA, DMT or psilocybin, you can check out the second and third place podcasts TED Talks Daily and The Daily.

This year Australians exhibited a fascination with the current affairs, with From the NewsroomThe Quicky, and Squiz Today named as the top three podcasts streamed in Australia. It all sounds serious, but never fear, our larrikin nature persevered with Comedy podcasts the most popular genre with Australian listeners.

Want the top 5 in each category? Spotify has done the work and broken it down for us both globally and here in Australia:

Most Streamed Artists Globally

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Drake
  3. J Balvin
  4. Juice WRLD
  5. The Weeknd

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Dua Lipa
  5. Halsey

Most Streamed Albums Globally

  1. YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny 
  2. After Hours, The Weeknd
  3. Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone 
  4. Fine Line, Harry Styles 
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa 

Most Streamed Songs Globally

  1. Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  2. Dance Monkey” by Tones And I 
  3. The Box” by Roddy Ricch 
  4. Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN
  5. Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa 

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. TED Talks Daily
  3. The Daily
  4. The Michelle Obama Podcast
  5. Call Her Daddy

Most Popular Podcast Genres Globally

  1. Society & Culture
  2. Comedy
  3. Lifestyle & Health
  4. Arts & Entertainment
  5. Education

Spotify 2020 Wrapped Australia Top Lists 

Most Streamed Artists – Australia

  1. Juice WRLD
  2. Drake
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Most Streamed AU Artists 

  1. Hilltop Hoods
  2. Flume
  3. Tones And I
  4. The Wiggles
  5. 5 Seconds of Summer

Most Streamed Songs – Australia

  1. Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  2. Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek, SAINt JHN
  3. Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
  4. ROCKSTAR (feat Roddy Richh)” by DaBaby, Roddy Richh
  5. Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Most Streamed AU Songs 

  1. Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
  2. Never Seen the Rain” by Tones And I
  3. Live In Life” by The Rubens
  4. Rushing Back” by Flume, Vera Blue
  5. This City” by Sam Fischer

Most Streamed Albums – Australia

  1. Fine Line, Harry Styles
  2. After Hours, The Weeknd
  3. Shoot For the Stars Aim For The Moon, Pop Smoke
  4. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, Lewis Capaldi
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Most Popular Podcasts – Australia

  1. From the Newsroom
  2. The Quicky
  3. Squiz Today
  4. The Joe Rogan Experience
  5. 7am

Most Popular Podcast Genres – Australia

  1. Comedy
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Lifestyle & Health
  4. News & Politics
  5. Education