Unravel the mystery of your Spotify listening habits with these top 12 free third-party apps!
Since Spotify has become a part of our daily lives, knowing how much your listening habits have changed over time isn’t just fascinating. It can also help you discover more about who you are.
But finding in-depth statistics can be difficult. Even though Spotify automatically compiles your top tracks and artists every month, it doesn’t provide any statistics beyond that.
Luckily, some third-party apps can provide a more in-depth and interesting analysis of your Spotify stats. Read on as we discuss the top 12 third-party apps and how to use them in this guide.
1. Stats for Spotify
Stats for Spotify is a free third-party app that can give you an in-depth history of your listening habits over the last four weeks, six months, and all time. This is a simple and to-the-point app where you can find statistics on your:
- Top tracks
- Top artists
- Top genres
- Recently played tracks
Using the app is fairly simple. All you need to do is visit Stats for Spotify > log in with Spotify > click Agree > start exploring your statistics.
Once logged in, you can start browsing your Spotify statistics based on the categories mentioned above. You can also create a playlist from the “top tracks” list that opens directly on Spotify.
Sadly, it doesn’t recommend new songs for you.
If you’re curious about how unique or obscure your Spotify listening habit is, then Obscurify is the app for you. It’s a free web-based app that measures how obscure your music taste is compared to other users.
On this app, you can find out some interesting statistics about your listening habits, including:
- Top 10 genres
- Obscurity percentage
- Top 10 most obscure artists
- Top artists and tracks
- Spotify moods
- Favorite music by the decades
The obscurity percentage is a score that compares how ‘rare’ your Spotify listening habit is compared to other users in your region.
At the bottom, you’ll also get a list of indie and obscure songs that you can turn into a playlist on Spotify. Additionally, you can also share your Obscurify result with friends through a unique link.
Using the app is quite simple; you just need to head over to Obscurify Music > Log in > fill in your Spotify account detail > click on Agree.
Chosic is an online music discovery app that offers a suite of tools to expand your music horizons, including statistics for your Spotify profile and playlists. In the statistics section, you can find information on your:
- Favorite genres
- Music mood
- Obscurity score
- Favorite decades
- Top artist and track
At the bottom of the statistics page, you’ll find a list of songs it thinks you’ll love based on your listening habits. You can also save the top tracks that Chosic generates as a playlist on Spotify.
You can also use other tools like playlist generators, similar music finders, etc. But you need a separate Chosic account to do so.
Stats.fm is a statistics tracker app for Spotify that offers a comprehensive breakdown of your listening habits. It sorts your favorite tracks, artists, and albums using minutes streamed, number of streams, and machine learning. The statistics you can get from Stats.fm include:
- Most streamed songs, artists, and albums
- Favorite genres
- Recent streams
- Track moods
Like other apps, you can track all of the data above from the last month, the last six weeks, and all time.
You get the basic stats above for free, but there’s a $5 one-time premium option. The premium tier unlocks advanced stats such as stream counts, time streamed, and the number of tracks and albums you’ve listened to.
Volt.fm is a web-based app that can showcase your Spotify listening habits with others via a public profile page. On this page, you can share what you’re listening to on Spotify and showcase a Play Favorites button that lets others listen to your favorite tracks.
Additionally, you and other visitors can see several statistics, including your:
- Top genres, artists, songs, and albums
- Listening habit analysis by mood, obscurity, release date, and length
To use Volt.fm, simply log in using your Spotify account. If you have Spotify Premium, you can directly plan songs on Volt.fm.
Since it’s designed as a public showcase for your Spotify, you can also visit others’ pages and compare your statistics. But if you don’t want your listening habit available publicly, you can also set it to private.
A $2/month or $ 48-lifetime Pro plan lets you customize your profile and add a clickable link to your bio.
6. Zodiac Affinity
If you’re into astrology or are just looking for a different way to look at your music, try Zodiac Affinity. It’s a free web-based app that lets you filter out your favorite tracks based on the 12 zodiac signs.
To use Zodiac Affinity, all you need to do is go to their website and log in with your Spotify account. Once you’re in, you’ll select your zodiac sign, and the app will show you five of your favorite songs that align with the sign you picked.
7. The Pudding
If you’re in the mood for some cheeky roasting about your Spotify listening habit, you should try Judge My Music by The Pudding. It looks through your library, judges it with some sass, and then provides some stats on:
- Songs you listen to
- Artists you stan to an uncomfortable extent
- The ‘basic’ percentage of your library
- Your favorite decade
Though the phrases seem very cheeky, The Pudding cannot exactly judge your music taste. It’s a satirical project that uses code to mix jokes in a database with some insights found about the artists, tracks, and genres on your Spotify.
To use this app, go to the Judge My Music page, then click on Find Out. You can choose to log in with Spotify or Apple Music. Once logged in, it will ask questions about your music taste before giving its ‘thoughts.’
MusicScape is a fun way to visualize your Spotify listening habits and mood with various colors and shapes.
Here are some information you can get from the visualization:
- Background color to show the mood of your playlist.
- A sun/moon depending on what time it is now in your region.
- Jaggy/smooth mountains depending on the beats of your music.
The number of mountains also appear differently depending on how active you’ve been in the last 24 hours. They also change shades based on the most dominant musical key in your favorite songs.
To use the app, simply head over to MusicScape and log in with your Spotify account. It will immediately show a visualization of your Spotify.
MusicTaste.Space is an interesting app that lets you get Spotify stats, compare your habit with others, and create a playlist based on your current library. On the stats page, you can find information on the following:
- Top tracks and artists
- Lockdown playlists
- Moods of the songs you listened to
- Obscurify score
- Favorite genres
You can also share your MusicTaste profile with others through a link. When someone visits that link, they’ll be prompted to log in with Spotify and compare their music taste to yours.
To start using the app, go to Musictaste.space and click Sign In With Spotify. After fetching your listening history, head to My Insights to find your Spotify stats.
If you want a festival-lineup-style poster of your listening habits, Instafest got you covered. It compiles all of your favorite artists and presents them on a Coachella-style lineup poster.
Unfortunately, that’s about all you get from Instafest. You don’t get any statistics on your listening habits except for the 0-100 ‘basic score’.
It shows how niche your ‘festival’ is—the lower the score, the more niche it is. But you can choose to hide it from your poster.
All you need to do to use Instafest is head over to their website and log in with Spotify, Last.fm, or Apple Music.
It doesn’t offer any statistics other than how many of your favorite artists, tracks, and albums are in line with NPR’s version of ‘good music’. On the analysis page, you’ll find information on your:
- NPRcore percentage
- Top 3 NPcore songs
- Top 3 NPRcore artists
Using the NPRcore app is relatively straightforward. You just need to visit their website and click Log in with Spotify. It will direct you to the NPRcore score page, as shown above. You can also download the result as an image to share with others.
12. In-app Spotify stats
Though Spotify has in-app stats available for you, they’re limited to your monthly favorite songs and artists.
Aside from your monthly stats, Spotify also provides in-depth statistics on your listening habits, branded as Spotify Wrapped.
Spotify Wrapped is an annual round-up of your activities on Spotify, including the total number of songs played, artists of the year, etc. But it usually has a unique feature every year.
Unfortunately, the complete Spotify Wrapped stats only appear around November – January. But you can still access your old Spotify Wrapped playlists. All you need to do is log in to the Spotify web app, then click any of these links.
Although Spotify doesn’t always give a complete picture of our listening practices, it is still a significant marker of who we are as individuals, depending on our tastes in music. A personal exercise where many of the methods mentioned in this article can help.
Hopefully, you’ll now be able to find out precisely what your Spotify listening habits say about you. Soon, you’ll be on your way to discovering your most played songs and artists on Spotify, finding new songs you’ll love, and other trivia around it to see how unique your taste in music is.
What is your favorite way to track Spotify stats? Did we miss any good ones? Let us know in the comments below!