Here are the top music artists that dominate each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter

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The Beatles perform in November 1963.
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As the seasons change so do people’s musical tastes, according to streaming leader Spotify.

The most obvious change is the flourishing of Christmas music every year during winter, but there are a bunch of other changes in what people listen to. To learn more about these trends,Spotify’s data scientists looked at 100,000 of the most popular artists on its platform over a two-year period.

Here are a few of the insights Spotify gleaned about the different seasons:

    Fall: “People really like traditional, orchestral, acoustic music.” Winter: Spoken word recordings, “mellower” subgenres, and music associated with particular countries. Spring: “Sunny, upbeat genres like Melbourne bounce, happy hardcore, and Eurovision.” Summer: Audiobooks and “beach-oriented genres like deep tropical house and ragga jungle.”

Spotify also took a look at which particular artists dominate each season. No surprise that old-school crooner Bing Crosby shows up in winter.

Here are the top 4 artists that dominate each season, according to Spotify:


FALL: No. 1 — R. City

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No. 2 — Pentatonix


No. 3 — Nico & Vinz


No. 4 — Michael Bublé


WINTER: No. 1 — The Beatles*

*”The Beatles released their music on Christmas Eve 2015, which likely explains their appearance at the top of this winter chart” (from Spotify).


No. 2 — David Bowie


No. 3 — Bing Crosby


No. 4 — Yellow Claw


SPRING: No. 1 — T-Wayne


No. 2 — Natalie La Rose


No. 3 — Madeon


No. 4 — Wiz Khalifa


SUMMER: No. 1 — Mike Perry


No. 2 — FRENSHIP


No. 3 — Joel Adams


No. 4 — Kungs