Spotify’s Decade Wrapped Podcast Features 10 Years of Pop Music
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When you take into consideration the largest pop song moments since 2010, what involves thoughts? Whatever it can be, we’ve got a sense that Spotify’s The Decade Wrapped podcast options some of the ones viral song phenomenons of the previous decade that you simply nonetheless keep in mind nowadays. Whether it was once One Direction’s giant damage, or Ok-pop’s earliest crossover second with PSY’s “Gangnam Style” song video, Spotify has a podcast episode on its manner that may duvet it.
As for who’s webhosting the podcast, be expecting to hear For Colored Nerd‘s very personal Eric Eddings (a.ok.a HousePlant Papi on Twitter—you’re welcome.) Eddings can be joined via a bevy of critics, comedians, influencers, and writers who devour and canopy the song business. Together, they’re debunking and examining how all of those viral moments got here to be—together with their longstanding affect right through the last decade and past.
Three episodes are already to be had for streaming on Spotify, that includes the aforementioned artists together with the inimitable rapper, Nicki Minaj. Others that experience but to be launched will function the artists and cultural moments indexed underneath. Read Spotify’s descriptions to determine what to anticipate subsequent:
2010: Nicki Minaj Tells Us to “Check It Out”/Female-Driven Pop
“In the early 2010s, girls like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Katy Perry took the level . . . however no person matched the omnipresence of Nicki Minaj. Before even losing a complete album, she was once featured on tracks via Lil Wayne, Kanye, will.i.am, and Gucci Mane. Her debut album, Pink Friday, didn’t disappoint—and through the years she turned into a power in hip-hop.”
2011: One Direction (Re)invents the Stan
“In 2011, British boy band One Direction recorded their first album, released “What Makes You Beautiful,” and completed up their first excursion. One Direction’s teenager target audience was once totally web literate and in a position to make the band their very own. Fanfiction and fanart take flight. So of route we had no selection however to stan.”
2012: “Gangnam Style” Introduces Ok-Pop to the U.S.
“One of the most-watched movies within the historical past of YouTube, “Gangnam Style” set the level for Ok-Pop hits like BTS to come back. The music, which has been streamed over 208 million occasions on Spotify, is credited with bringing Korean tradition into the American mainstream.”
2013: Harlem Shake[s the Internet]
“If there was any year that your grandma might be caught dancing to an EDM song, 2013 was it. The “Harlem Shake” showcased the immense viral energy of crossover attraction and memes, and the music turned into a mainstream number-one hit, with greater than 2.1 million streams on Spotify. The 2010s have been the last decade of user-created content material—and this music embodied that perfect.”
2014: “Uptown Funk” and Taylor Swift Go Retro
“In 2014, the 1980s came back to the top of the charts as Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” that includes Bruno Mars, battled for primary. “Uptown Funk” propelled manufacturers to the vanguard; it turned into one of Ronson’s greatest hits and underscored the more and more key function of manufacturers in song then and nowadays.”
2015: Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly Takes Flight, Drake Has the Biggest Year Ever, and Hamilton Shoots Its Shot
“There have been 3 differing views on what the largest musical tale of 2015 was once. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly cemented Lamar as a cultural icon because it tested race, discrimination, anger, and violence. Meanwhile, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and his diss monitor feud with Meek Mill fueled an enormous 12 months for him. And Lin-Manuel Miranda grew to become Broadway the other way up when his hip-hop musical Hamilton exploded as successful outside and inside the theater.”
2016: Beyoncé Drops Lemonade
With her liberate of Lemonade, Beyoncé solidified her standing as a formidable power in song. Lemonade looked as if it would expose intimate information about her lifestyles whilst on the similar time commenting on black lifestyles in America. It was once universally praised for its non-public and political content material—and in addition for crossing genres. Its debatable snub on the Grammys additionally marked the start of a broader dialog round spotting black musicians.
2017: “Despacito” Gets All the Views
In 2017, “Despacito,” a catchy music from Luis Fonzi and Daddy Yankee, crossed an enormous milestone to grow to be the most-watched video. Not song video. Video. Oh, and it surpassed 1.three billion streams on Spotify, making it the primary Spanish-language music to achieve the billion-stream milestone.
2018: “thank u, subsequent” and the Evolution of Ariana Grande
The 12 months 2018 was once all about Ariana Grande. She returned to song with the One Love Manchester live performance and got here out on best with “thank u, next,” proving that song has the facility to assist us procedure, heal, and face what’s subsequent.
2019: The Yeehaw Agenda
The finish of the last decade gave us massive breakthroughs for 2 artists. For Lizzo, it’s a tale of years of onerous paintings that culminated within the artist’s turning into a mainstay within the mainstream. And for LilNas X, it was once the easiest typhoon of a catchy music on TikTook and a cowboy hat.