Spotify Reveals Top Work-Out Trends and 2020 Predictions

 New Year, New You

 Working on my Fitness: Spotify Reveals Top Work-Out Trends and 2020 Predictions to Help Kick-Start Your Resolutions

As we start 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, we’re taking a closer look at trends – and sharing our 2020 fitness predictions based on current listening habits globally.

Some key highlights from our data:

 

  • The Most Popular Workout and Wellness type: Listeners have created more running playlists than any other workout type. Yoga follows in popularity, and Sweden might be the world’s most zen nation based on the high number of meditation and yoga playlists Spotify listeners have created.

 

  • 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.

 

  • So what songs do listeners sweat to? Eminem’s‘Till I Collapse” is the most-streamed track in workout playlists, globally at the moment. Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber is the second most-streamed workout song globally and the first in the UAE, followed by, If I Can’t Have You by Shawn Mendes and Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran and Khalid.

 

As we begin to set our New Year resolutions, below are highlights of our key insights and HERE is a downloadable infographic, alongside a piece on our blog, For the Record, HERE.

 

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

 

  1. I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  2. If I Can’t Have You” – Shawn Mendes
  3. Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran, Khalid
  4. Polaroid” – Jonas Blue, Lennon Stella, Liam Payne
  5. i’m so tired…” – Lauv, Troye Sivan

 

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

 

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 “zen” countries globally (based on the number of meditation and yoga playlists per listener):

 

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. Denmark
  5. Switzerland
  6. Australia
  7. Liechtenstein
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Austria

 

Most active countries globally (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 Arabic Gym Essentials playlist or our most-followed workout playlist, Beast Mode.

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