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Spotify Helps Kick-Start Your Resolutions

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As we enter the New Year, updating your workout and self-care routine are likely top of mind.

With more than 54 million workout-focused playlists on Spotify, they’re taking a closer look at trends – and sharing their 2020 fitness predictions based on current listening habits globally.

Some key highlights from Spotify’s data can be found below:

  • 2020 Predictions: Focusing on self-care will continue to reign supreme in 2020. Ariana Grande’s thank u, next, Lizzo’s “Good as Hell and Hailee Steinfeld’s Love Myself are popular female empowerment anthems on people’s “self-care” playlists.

And we saw a 113% increase in streams of meditation playlists in the past year, higher than for any other workout and wellness type.

We also saw an increase in streams of pilates (71%) and weight-training playlists (66%), and predict these will all continue to grow in popularity in 2020.

  • Working on Our ZZZzzz’s: Listening to Health & Fitness podcasts increased 145% in the past year. And listeners are falling in love with sleep podcasts.

The most popular podcast in the health & fitness category at the moment is Sleepy, where host Otis Gray reads classic stories to help listeners doze off. Sweet dreams!

  • So what songs do listeners sweat to? Eminem’s “‘Till I Collapse” is the most-streamed track in workout playlists at the moment. 

Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber is the second most-streamed workout song, followed by Dance Monkey” by Tones and IIf I Can’t Have You by Shawn Mendes and Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran and Khalid.

Most-streamed workout songs on Spotify, globally (based on streams from around September 16 – around December 15, 2019):

  1. ‘Till I Collapse” – Eminem, Nate Dogg
  2. I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  3. Dance Monkey” – Tones and I
  4. If I Can’t Have You” – Shawn Mendes
  5. Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran, Khalid
  6. Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
  7. SICKO MODE” – Travis Scott
  8. Higher Love” – Kygo, Whitney Houston
  9. Lose Yourself” – Eminem
  10. i’m so tired…” – Lauv, Troye Sivan

Most-streamed workout songs on Spotify, UK (based on streams from around September 16 – around December 15, 2019):

Dance Monkey” – Tones and I

Higher Love” – Kygo, Whitney Houston

‘Till I Collapse” – Eminem, Nate Dogg

Piece Of Your Heart” – Goodboys, MEDUZA

Lonely” – Flans, MISIA, Mc Kevin

Ride It” – Regard

Ladbroke Grove” – AJ Tracey

Numb / Encore” – JAY-Z, Linkin Park

POWER” – Kanye West

Don’t Call Me Up” – Mabel

Time of day workout playlists stream the most, globally: 

  1. Evening (17:00-21:00)
  2. Early Morning (6:00-9:00)
  3. Morning (9:00-12:00)
  4. Afternoon (12:00-17:00)
  5. Late Evening (21:00-1:00)

Most popular workout and wellness types globally (based on the number of user-generated playlists): 

  1. Running
  2. Yoga
  3. Weight training
  4. Meditation
  5. Spinning

Top-growing workout and wellness types (based on increase in playlist streams in the past year):

  1. Meditation
  2. Pilates
  3. Weight training
  4. Spinning
  5. Hiking

Most active countries (based on the number of workout playlists per listener): 

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Ireland
  5. Canada
  6. Australia
  7. UK
  8. New Zealand
  9. Iceland
  10. USA

Most active age-groups, globally (based on which age-groups stream workout playlists at the highest rate): 

  1. 25-29
  2. 30-34
  3. 35-44
  4. 45-54

  5. 18-24

Get inspired by our Wellness hub or get your heart racing with Spotify’s most-followed workout playlist, Beast Mode.