What NOLA Listens To (on Spotify)

Spotify has put together a very vague survey about the listening habits of New Orleanians. As unscientific as the piece is, it’s still pretty interesting. Spotify looked at what is “distinctive” in New Orleans and discovered that hip-hop rules the roost.


Rock and pop followed hip-hop on the popularity list. Jazz only ranked in the No. 9 spot for NOLA. However, Spotify pointed out that we listen to 118% more jazz playlists than Baton Rouge. (On the flipside, the Red Stick has 40% more country playlists than New Orleans).


On the track front, Flume’s “Say It (feat. Tove Lo),” Fetty Wap’s “Wake Up,” and Baaba Maal-Mumford & Sons’ “There Will Be Time” respectively landed in the top three. The 16, 18, and 19 spots were occupied by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, presumably in advance of their appearance at the Fair Grounds last week.


The service compared listening habits in different regions and then ruled out the universally popular music. What remained was labelled “distinctive” to the Crescent City.


Check out the full lists below.


Top New Orleans Genres:

    1    Hip Hop

    2    Rock

    3    Pop

    4    R&B

    5    Indie/Alt

    6    Folk/Americana

    7    Blues

    8    EDM/Dance

    9    Jazz

    10    Country


Most Distinctive Songs:

    1    Flume – Say It (feat. Tove Lo)

    2    Fetty Wap – Wake Up

    3    Baaba Maal, Mumford & Sons – There Will Be Time

    4    Post Malone – Go Flex

    5    Kygo – I'm in Love

    6    Sara Hartman – Satellite

    7    Lucas Nord – Don't Need Your Love

    8    Meghan Trainor – Better

    9    Lil Wayne – 3 Peat

    10    NF – I Just Wanna Know

    11    A$AP Ferg – Uzi Gang

    12    A$AP Ferg – Let You Go

    13    Little Mix – Hair

    14    Jeff Lynne, Prince, Dhani Harrison, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    15    Prince – The Song Of The Heart

    16    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh)

    17    The Strumbellas – We Don't Know

    18    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can't Stop

    19    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge

    20    Bry Bry – Jackpot


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