This “Harry Potter” Character and Hogwarts House Has Inspired the Most Playlists on Spotify
2022 started on a magical note with the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reunion special on HBO Max. But we’re not the only ones reminiscing about the past 20 years. Spotify loves giving us all a look at our listening habits at the end of the year with Wrapped, and it just couldn’t help but do something similar to celebrate 20 years of Potter magic.
If you’re wondering which Hogwarts House has the most playlists or what songs members of each House like to listen to, Spotify has got you covered. It gathered streaming data on all things Potter-related, and in the process revealed which Harry Potter character has inspired the most playlists on the platform.
Doing a deep dive on which artists and songs stood out among different Hogwarts House playlists, Spotify found some interesting tracks, and they’re super accurate, in our opinion.
The top three songs that were found on most Gryffindor playlists were “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees, “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy, and “Kiwi” by Harry Styles. We’d say that if we had to guess what type of music Gryffindors listen to in their spare time, it would be high-tempo rock songs, and this proves it. Slytherins, on the other hand, were being their witty selves, with the Neighbourhood’s “Daddy Issues” being a favorite (which is obviously in reference to Draco’s father, who will hear about absolutely anything and everything that happens at Hogwarts), along with “you should see me in a crown” by Billie Eilish (we bet this would be Draco’s most played tune of the year) and “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” by Arctic Monkeys.
As it turns out, Ravenclaws love listening to up-tempo beats mixed with moody lyrics, which sounds about right. Favorites include “Sweater Weather” by the Neighbourhood, “Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)” by Wallows, and “ocean eyes” by Billie Eilish. Hufflepuffs, being the loyal people that they are, chose songs that represent their House colors, which include “Golden” by Harry Styles, “Yellow” by Coldplay, and “Ophelia” by the Lumineers.
Spotify also tallied up some numbers to figure out which House has the most user-generated playlists on the platform, and the award goes to Slytherin, who has three times as many playlists as Hufflepuff, which came in second. Ravenclaw came in third, with Gryffindor ending in fourth place. To be honest, Ravenclaws probably didn’t want to give up too much of their study time to create the perfect playlist, while Gryffindors were likely way too busy doing ridiculous, adrenaline-inducing activities in the time they could spare. Hufflepuffs were probably too busy volunteering to help others, while Slytherins were in all likelihood doing all these things while creating a playlist to document the experience in real time.
The best part is yet to come, though, because the House playlists are just the beginning. Many characters have also inspired playlists, but there’s one who inspired more than any of the others: Draco Malfoy. Fred Weasley came in second place, and quite surprisingly, Voldemort came in third.
There are also plenty of podcasts that are making waves. The top three podcasts are Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast, MuggleCast: The Harry Potter Podcast, and PotterCast: The Harry Potter Podcast.
If you’re all fired up right now and ready to go make some Potter playlists of your own and listen to some podcasts while you do it, you should check out MuggleNet’s latest podcast, Promptly Potter, which features five- to ten-minute episodes that explore your most asked questions about the Harry Potter novels. Listen to Promptly Potter here, and let us know your thoughts on the latest episode. You can also have a look at all our other podcasts for more magical episodes exploring the wizarding world.