2022 NU Wrapped


2022 NU Wrapped

Diving into the music that defines Northwestern.

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Our Top Artists

Taylor Swift

Mac Miller

Frank Ocean

Taylor Swift

Phoebe Bridgers

The Beatles

Taylor Swift dominated our Wrapped — and the charts — this year. The Pennsylvania-born singer started her career at just 14 with a country appeal and transitioned through pop and folk genres thereafter. Alternative beats began to bleed into Swift’s 2017 Reputation and re-emerged with her recent Midnights, which brought soft R&B into the mix. At Northwestern, students have already placed songs like “Anti-Hero,” “Vigilante Shit” and “Snow On The Beach” in their top three beats, proving the strength of Midnights’ range. Just look at “I’m a monster on the hill” and “Lately I’ve been dressing for revenge” to inspire your new, multifaceted personality.

Our Listening Stats

Our Top Genres

Our Best Playlist Names

Our playlists ranged from four to a whopping 9567 songs. Of those playlists, here are some of our favorites:

songs that make you want to break up with your husband of forty years that cheated on you

I put the bi in bitch

strolling in a french new wave dream

songs i’d inject into my veins

teenage white boy who probably vapes

oh so you wanna cry

her son was a hoe & now you’re here

nostalgia for an autumn you’ve never lived


brb, eating froot loops with mcdonald’s sprite instead of milk

Black Girl Magic

shake my ass to mozart

Artists that fuel my musical superiority complex

hitting people with my car <3

Lexapro on crack on ecstasy

organized like a florida walmart

This year, we loved walking back in time on our way to class.


Earth, Wind & Fire

Heavy Metal Drummer



One Direction

Our parties were filled with good beats and fire bars.


Doja Cat

Bad Bunny

If we’re playing music while we study, these are our top three genres.



Movie Soundtracks

We spent our nights yearning for someone who doesn’t love us.

party 4 u

Charli XCX

drivers license

Olivia Rodrigo


Omar Apollo

When asked what songs bring emotional connections, we answered with Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, Maggie Rogers and Tinashe, among others.

The latter performed at Northwestern’s 2022 Dillo Day, bringing her soft, rhythmic tenacity to the Lakefill last spring. Unknown to many, Tinashe was the motion-capture model for “Hero Girl” in The Polar Express.

Listen to our top songs of the year:

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*Data from a survey with responses from 107 Northwestern students.


Writing Iris Swarthout

Editing Brooklyn Moore

Print Design Emma Estberg

Web Design & Development Maren Kranking