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Songs South Africans Listened To The Most in 2021 on Spotify 

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Spotify unveiled its annual Wrapped results as they do every year and this is what mzansi was listening to the whole of 2021. Spotify also revealed the top artists, albums, and songs from the creators that helped soundtrack the year for more than 381 million users worldwide.

Amidst a global pandemic, these were the sounds that held the people of mzansi down. AmaPiano continues its domination of streaming lists – AmaPiano Grooves was the most streamed playlist in South Africa. The genre also owned the most streamed local songs list. The top five most-streamed songs were ‘’Umsebenzi Wethu’’ by Busta 929 (#1), ‘’John Wick’’ by De Mthuda (#2), ‘’Izolo’’ by DJ Maphorisa (#3), ‘’Abalele’’ by Kabza De Small (#4) and ‘’Banyana’’ by DJ Maphorisa (#5).

So, what did South Africans listen to this year? Take a look at the list below:

Spotify Wrapped 2021 Top Streamed Lists in South Africa

Top 10 Most Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Juice WRLD
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. Kanye West
  5. The Weeknd
  6. J. Cole
  7. Ed Sheeran
  8. DJ Maphorisa
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Doja Cat

Top 10 Most Streamed South African Artists

  1. DJ Maphorisa
  2. Kabza De Small
  3. Busta 929
  4. De Mthuda
  5. Mr JazziQ
  6. Joyous Celebration
  7. Nasty C
  8. Makhadzi
  9. Appel
  10. A-Reece

Top 10 Most Streamed songs

  1. STAY (with Justin Bieber) – The Kid LAROI
  2. The Business – Tiësto
  3. Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
  4. Umsebenzi Wethu – Busta 929
  5. drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
  6. Heat Waves – Glass Animals 
  7. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  8. John Wick – De Mthuda
  9. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) – Justin Bieber
  10. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X

Top 10 Most Streamed South African Song

  1. Umsebenzi Wethu – Busta 929
  2. John Wick – De Mthuda
  3. Izolo – DJ Maphorisa
  4. Abalele – Kabza De Small
  5. Banyana – DJ Maphorisa
  6. LiYoshona Main Mix – Kwiish SA
  7. Vula Mlomo – Musa Keys
  8. Woza – Mr JazziQ
  9. Mmapula – Busta 929
  10. Siyathandana – Cassper Nyovest 

Top 10 Most Streamed Albums 

  1. Certified Lover Boy – Drake
  2. SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo
  3. “ = ” – Ed Sheeran 
  4. Justice – Justin Bieber
  5. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon – Pop Smoke
  6. Planet Her – Doja Cat
  7. Donda – Kanye West
  8. Legends Never Die – Juice WRLD
  9. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  10. After Hours – The Weeknd

Top 10 Most Streamed South African Albums 

  1. Spontaan – Riaan Benadé
  2. B4Now – Blxckie
  3. Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory: the mixtape – A-Reece
  4. Undisputed Vol 2 – Busta 929
  5. Kokovha – Makhadzi
  6. African Queen – Makhadzi
  7. Subconsciously – Black Coffee
  8. Party With The English – Mr JazziQ
  9. Hardwerkende Man – Appel
  10. To the World & Beyond – Sun-El Musician 

Top 10 Most Streamed Playlists 

  1. AmaPiano Grooves
  2. Today’s Top Hits
  3. Soft Pop Hits
  4. Mood Booster
  5. Deep Sleep
  6. Songs to Sing in the Shower
  7. Sleep
  8. Made in South Africa
  9. All Out 80’s
  10. Slow Jamz

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