One of the most popular features of Spotify is the most listened to lists throughout the year , individualized for each user. There is no official equivalent in Apple Music, although there is another very interesting solution. This is a shortcut for the app of the same name, capable of compiling your musical year with your most listened to songs in Apple Music.
The first thing you have to do is download the iOS Shortcuts app if you don’t have it already (it’s free). Then, click on this link from an iOS device (via Adrian). The author of the shortcut is Federico Viticci, well known editor of the MacStories website. Add the shortcut to your gallery and run it. You will have to follow these steps:
- Give him permission to access your Apple Music data, without which it is impossible for it to work.
- Specify the year you want to get your compilation from.
- Specify the number of songs to be collected on the list, in my case I have put 20.
Run the shortcut and you can save the list created in your Apple Music library. In addition, this shortcut will show you in a Safari view information about your musical tastes for the selected year. With your most played song, the total time and times you’ve played it.
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It will also show you other interesting statistics , such as the total duration of this list or the total time played. You’ll see covers of their albums and other additional details. If you’re interested, you can export it to PDF for saving and viewing later.
Little by little, Apple is adding improvements such as searching for songs by their lyrics. And if not, there is a community that adds features on its own, like this shortcut or the unofficial web version of Apple Music. This feature of collecting our musical habits is one of the things we ask Apple to add to its service natively. It’s a great way to see a summary of everything we’ve liked in the past year.
Finally, if you want to know more about shortcuts, we recommend these two articles: one and two.