24 Dec 2020

Nostaligia listening: the songs that have comforted us in 2020

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:30 pm on 24 December 2020

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According to research by Dr Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung  from the University of Leuven in Belgium, lockdown has turned many of us into nostalgia listeners!

He analysed data from almost 17 trillion plays of songs on Spotify in six European countries, including the UK, and found that lockdown had a profound effect on the trend of nostalgic listening.

So we asked our listeners to tell us the old songs they've been listening to this year.

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