Fun ways to discover new music and artists

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Want to discover what are the most played songs on your favorite streaming service? Generally, at the end of each year, apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer provide a year end review  which show which songs you listened to most in the last 12 months. However, it is also possible to obtain a ranking of the best albums and genres at any time you’d like.

Below are some tips on how to find the most popular songs for some of your favorite music streaming apps  

How to find popular songs on Spotify

  • Access the Spotify website in your browser or in the app .
  • Log in with your Spotify account.

Now just use the filter usually listed at the top to see the most listened to songs you’ve heard on Spotify in the last four or six months, or the most played of all time. In the “Top Artists” tab you can also find the most listened to artists in general.   There is also the Discover Weekly feature which are 30 new songs suggested by Spotify’s AI, these lists are usually created every Monday. It’s often recommended to make sure you save your favorites each week as this list is generated from scratch each week. 

How to find the most listened to music on Deezer

To find the most listened to songs on Deezer, you can use the #MyDeezerMonth tool from the service itself. It is only available via the app.

  • Access the address from your smartphone and choose to open it with the Deezer app;
  • You will be taken to a series of screens with statistics about your usage profile.
  •  It is noteworthy that to be able to view the ranking on the Deezer app, you need to have listened to at least 20 songs and played the same song 4 times in the previous month.

Finding the most relevant tracks on Apple Music

Sign in with Apple Music generally you’ll be able to see the most listened to songs in general or filter your favorite tracks by genre the best way is to swipe through the songs found under ‘New Music’ and scroll down to discover new tracks .

Finding new artists and tracks on Amazon Music

Unlike the rest of the streaming services, Amazon Music works best with Amazon devices this is especially true for it’s version of music discovery called ‘Song ID’. Amazon Music is the first music streaming service to introduce this Shazam like feature, developed to aid in music discovery while listening to stations, playlists on a smart speaker like Echo. To enable this feature all you have to do is ask Alexa to turn on Song ID. Alexa will then confirm the names of tracks and artists before it plays but you can also get the name of the song and artist at any time that the song is playing.

Finding popular tracks on tidal

One of Tidal’s biggest strengths is its ability to help you discover new music however it does this differently than most of the other music streaming apps like Apple Music or Spotify where you can passively discover music. With Tidal you have to be more active and it takes a bit more work that being said, they make some great playlists. Simply go to the explore section or the new section. Check genres, mood and click on “see all” and scroll down in the results to find other artists and tracks .

Finding popular tracks on Pandora 

Pandora offers several different modes depending on what you’re looking for, one of these is the ‘Discovery’ mode which is a great option for those  feeling musically adventurous. Discovery mode will reveal artists and tracks that wouldn’t normally play on your station.

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