Twenty years ago, moviegoers around the world first watched “Boy Who Lived” on screen. Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, depending on where you live) became a smash hit at the box office, grossing over $ 90 million in its opening weekend. Since then, Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the entire wizarding world have influenced a generation of wizards and aspiring witches.
To celebrate the beloved series and the fans who have kept the Witch Boy story alive, Spotify took a peek into Dumbledore’s Pensieve to collect streaming data on all things Harry Potter. scroll down to find out what music has been popular in each of the Hogwarts Houses, the characters that have inspired the most playlists, and the fan-made podcasts that have engaged the Potterheads since 2005.
Songs to sing in the common room
Did Spotify’s streaming data sort you correctly? We looked at the thousands of listeners generated playlists on our platform and found a few artists who stood out in every Hogwarts house.
Ten points to the Gryffindors who chose rhythmic rock songs for their house playlists. The favorites among these lionhearted listeners were “Everyone talks” through Neon trees, “Centuries” through Fall out Boy, and “Kiwi” through Harry Styles.
Favorite Slytherin songs were kind of a joke among Draco Malfoy fans, with “Father-related issues” through the neighborhood take the first place. Another evidence was “you should see me in a crown” through Billie Eilish, and to complete the first three was “Why do you only call me when you’re high?” through Arctic monkeys.
The Hufflepuffs took the mission literally, many of them taking inspiration from their house colors and choosing “Golden” through Harry Styles and “Yellow” through Cold game. Faithful and patient badgers have remained consistent with “Ophelia” through The Luminous.
For quick-witted Ravenclaws, the best choices included a juxtaposition of fast paces and cranky lyrics: “The sweater season” through the neighborhood, “Are you still bored? (feat. Clairo)“ through waltz, and “ocean eyes” through Billie Eilish.
As you can see, the data also showed that the playlists have artists in common. Billie Eilish and rock band the neighborhood are popular with Slytherins and Ravenclaws, and Harry Styles is a favorite of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. Only the Sorting Hat can tell which house really claims these artists!
After counting the results of the most listener-generated and dedicated Hogwarts house playlists in the world, the Spotify House Cup has been awarded to Slytherin! This cunning and ambitious group of wizards have created nearly three times as many playlists as Hufflepuff. Ravenclaw and Gryffindor came in third and fourth, respectively.
Not me, not Hermione. . . Draco
But playlists aren’t just about the house theme. Spotify listeners have also created playlists filled with music inspired by some of the show’s most loved and hated characters. Draco Malfoy inspired the most user-generated character playlists, redeeming the Slytherin antagonist. Beloved Fred Weasley came in second and, perhaps most surprisingly, “You know who” (or if you don’t know — Voldemort) came in third.
Overall, the song that featured the most on Hogwarts listeners-generated playlists was “Run away” through DAWN. Coming in second place, the aptly named “Welcome home, son” through Radical face, and finally, “Arcade” through Duncan Laurence came third.
“Hedwig’s theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Original Soundtrack through John williams was the most listened to song of the entire Harry Potter movie soundtrack.
Harry Potter and the Order of Playlists
Since the dawn of podcasting, Potterheads has used audio to continue sharing Harry’s story, culminating in over 1,700 Harry Potter fandom podcasts available on Spotify worldwide. While we’re sure Lee Jordan is Potterwatch, a pirate radio show during Wizarding War II, would have made the cut, today’s top five Harry Potter fandom podcasts continue to woo witches and wizards on Spotify.
They include without potter, what stars Mike Schubert, an adult reading the series for the first time, and Harry Potter and the Holy Text, a Ravenclaw favorite, where the hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts Read carefully the books that inspired everything.
Rounding out the other first three are podcasts devoted to discussing the theories from the book and news in the Potterverse: Swish and Flick: a podcast on Harry Potter, MuggleCast: The Harry Potter Podcast, and PotterCast: The Harry Potter Podcast on Spotify.
Want to keep remembering? No need to find the 9¾ platform. Head over to Spotify to listen to the best Harry Potter podcasts and playlists, or start making your own!
* Streaming data from November 2021