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The first Harry Potter film turns 20 and Spotify celebrates it as well



The first Harry Potter film turns 20 and Spotify celebrates it as well

Between dedicated songs, user playlists and themed podcasts, Spotify celebrates 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter on Spotify: songs, podcasts and playlists dedicated to the most famous wizard in the world

Spotify celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first of eight films dedicated to the Hogwarts wizard. The film, a true cult of the 20th century, kicked off the incredible success of the entire saga, which accompanied an entire generation. Success also from an economic point of view of course: during the first weekend in the hall, in 2001, he collected over $ 90 million at the box office.

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Hence, Spotify has decided to reveal the rankings of all audio content relating to Harry Potter. We start with user-generated playlists for Hogwarts houses. For example, Billie Eilish and rock group The Neighborhood are among the most featured on Slytherin and Ravenclaw house playlists. On the contrary, Harry Styles is more popular in those dedicated to Gryffindor and Hufflepuff.

Here are the top 3 songs included in user-generated playlists globally for each Hogwarts house:

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The top 3 songs included in the user-generated playlists in Italy for each Hogwarts house:

Not just music though: the world of Hogwarts is also particularly popular among podcasts. They are in fact available on the platform over 1,700 podcasts on Harry Potter, among them Potterlessturns out to be the most listened to. In this podcast Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter saga for the first time, converses with some fanatics of the series making irony about the holes in the plot.

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The Top 5 Harry Potter podcasts on Spotify globally and in Italy:

  1. Potterless
  2. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
  3. Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast
  4. MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
  5. PotterCast: The Harry Potter Podcast (since 2005)

Using the Lumos spell, Spotify shows that fans of the saga are very actively present on the platform. Slytherin inspired the more user-generated playlists dedicated to a Hogwarts house globally. Even triple compared to the second classified Hufflepuff. Ravenclaw and Gryffindor finished in third and fourth place respectively. We can therefore award ten points to Slytherin!

Fans have also created playlists on Spotify dedicated to the brave wizards and witches of Hogwarts. Between them, Draco Malfoy is the most popular character on Spotifywith the largest number of playlists dedicated to him globally. The second one most popular character is Harry Potterwhile Fred Weasley and Voldemort they are together in third place.