The UAE's workout music habits revealed

The UAE's workout music habits revealed

11 Jan 2020

And what is to come in 2020

Through 2019, Spotify gathered plenty of info on the UAE's workout trends and how we like to listen to tunes while pumping iron, running or unwinding. 

Here are some of the fun facts about the UAE's 2019 listening habits. 

Listeners have created more running playlists than any other workout type and yoga follows in popularity! There was a 113% increase in streams of meditation playlists in the past year, higher than for any other workout and wellness type.

Pilates and weight-training playlists were also very popular, and it is expected they will all continue to grow in popularity in 2020.

Focusing on self-care will continue to reign supreme in 2020. Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”, Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself” are popular female empowerment anthems on people’s “self-care” playlists.

And here are the most-streamed workout songs on Spotify in the UAE (based on streams from around September 16 - around December 15, 2019):

1. “I Don't Care” - Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
2. “If I Can't Have You” - Shawn Mendes
3. “Beautiful People” - Ed Sheeran, Khalid
4. “Polaroid” - Jonas Blue, Lennon Stella, Liam Payne
5. “i'm so tired…” - Lauv, Troye Sivan

The UAE's workout music habits revealed