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
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