Dutch pop music dominates the Netherlands’ 2022 Spotify Wrapped

Dutch pop music dominates the Netherlands’ 2022 Spotify Wrapped

For many people across the globe, Spotify Wrapped day is one of the highlights of the year (kind of). But aside from just providing listeners with a rundown of their listening habits and their number one tracks and artists from the past year, it also offers a little insight into the listening habits and music preferences of different countries. 

According to this year’s Wrapped, one Dutch singer achieved the rather impressive feat of being named the most listened-to artist in the Netherlands, while Vluchtstrook was revealed as the number-one hit of 2022. 

Popular music in the Netherlands: Top artists and tracks revealed

Similarly to last year, Dutch-language music proved particularly popular here in the Netherlands, with various Dutch acts nabbing spots in the top five lists of songs and artists. In fact, 20-year-old Antoon from Hoorn managed to beat out a number of international stars to be named the most popular artist of the year. 

In fact, the top song of the year, Kris Kross Amsterdam’s Vluchtstrook, also featured Antoon and Sigourney K. Overall, Spotify users in the Netherlands do appear to be extremely fond of local artists and Dutch music, with 11 out of the top 20 artists in 2022 actually coming from the Netherlands.

Another noteworthy aspect of this year’s Wrapped is the appearance of a song from 1985 in the 10th spot. Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill experienced a real renaissance this year after it was featured in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, pushing it back into the charts and making it one of the biggest songs of the year.

Top 5 artists in the Netherlands

Male artists dominate the top five list in the Netherlands, according to Spotify:

  1. Antoon
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Drake 
  5. David Guetta

10 songs the Netherlands streamed the most

Six of the top 10 most popular songs in the Netherlands in 2022 were released by Dutch artists:

  1. Vluchtstrook, by Kriss Kross Amsterdam, Antoon and Sigourney K
  2. As It Was, by Harry Styles 
  3. Dat heb jij gedaan, by MEAU
  4. Ferarri, by James Hype and Miggy Dela Rosa 
  5. Amsterdam, by Christian D, $hirak, Brysa and Ashafar
  6. Hallo, by Antoon
  7. Vanavond (Uit M'n Bol), by Kriss Kross Amsterdam, Donnie and Tino Martin
  8. Heat Waves, by Glass Animals
  9. Amsterdam, by FLEMMING
  10. Calm Down, by Rema

What song or artist did you have on repeat this year? Let us know in the comments!

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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