The 2018 SoundCloud Playback
This post comes from Spotify’s blog.
We crunched the numbers and now we’re
playing them back. Check out the results from our year-in-review based
on actions from our community (AKA listeners like you). Of note: for the
second year in a row, Two Friends released your favorite DJ set – and
“synthwave” and “phonk” continue to be top genres you’ve tagged.
Want to experience the sweet sounds of ’18 all over again? Get nostalgic with the 2018 SoundCloud Top Tracks Playback playlist, and then stream 2019 Artists to Watch to hear 19 creators who will be storming the scene next year and beyond.
Juice WRLD swept 2018 with most likes, reposts and streams.
And his track “Lucid Dreams” racked up the most plays.
Illenium and The Chainsmokers had the mix that wouldn’t quit.
Bill Burr was your voice of choice.
Top DJ set
#13 wasn’t unlucky for Two Friends Big Bootie Mix; they took the cake for first-rate crossfade.
From phonk to deeptech, these were the top tags on your tracks.
Synthwave, #SCFIRST, Phonk, Chillhop, Deeptech, Afrohouse, Retrowave, Melodictechno
Longest reign on the New & Hot chart
Lil Skies got comfy on the charts with the most consecutive weeks spent topping New & Hot. Next up, world domination?
These tracks spiked in under a day with the most condensed amount of 24-hour plays.
May 25: Drake drops “Duppy Freestyle”
May 29: Pusha-T drops “The Story of Adidon”
September 19: Lil Peep and XXX Tentacion “Falling Down” drops
2019 Artists to Watch
Get these creators on your radar, wherever you are.
*The above information was compiled based on indicators and actions taken from across the SoundCloud community including streams, likes, reposts, and shares.