2020 Spotify Trends: 7 Things Predicted to be Big This Year

As we enter the New Year, updating your workouts and self-care routines are likely top of mind. With more than 54 million workout-focused playlists on Spotify, we’re taking a closer look at trends – and sharing our 2020 fitness predictions based on current listening habits globally.

  • 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 percent 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 percent) and weight-training playlists (66 percent), and predict these will all continue to grow in popularity in 2020.
  • Working on Our ZZZzzz’s:

    • Listening to Health & Fitness podcasts increased 145 percent 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 I, “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes and “Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran and Khalid.

Time of day workout playlists stream the most, globally:

  • Evening (17:00-21:00)
  • Early Morning (6:00-9:00)
  • Morning (9:00-12:00)
  • Afternoon (12:00-17:00)
  • Late Evening (21:00-1:00)

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

  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Weight training
  • Meditation
  • Spinning

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

  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Weight training
  • Spinning
  • Hiking

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

  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • UK
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • USA

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

  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 18-24