“Music is the universal language of mankind,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, and a new study from Deezer confirms the poet was quite right all those years ago.
After analyzing the Top 10 charts in 88 global cities, the streaming service found that music lovers may be separated by thousands of miles and oceans, but they’re technically twins when it comes what they like to stream.
• The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is felt in Cape Town, South Africa, and Chicago, more than 8,500 miles away
• The Chainsmokers smoke the competition in Leeds, England, and Los Angeles
• Arctic Monkeys reverberate with fans in Glasgow and Moscow, more than 1,600 miles away
• Sia is in the Top 5 in Helsinki and Ibiza, Spain
• Calvin Harris’ beats are beloved from Rio de Janeiro to Guadalajara, Mexico, and from New York to Miami
• J. Balvin is revered from Mexico City and his hometown of Medellín, Colombia, and to Miami and Madrid, Spain
• Red Hot Chili Peppers rock in Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg, Russia
“This data reveals that music is a passion point that transcends both geography and language to bring music fans together, no matter the size of the city or the distance,” Rick Banales, Deezer’s U.S. music editor, said.
The U.S. isn’t without a few twin cities of its own, Deezer also discovered:
• Chicago and Houston share a love of Future’s album, “HNDRXX.”
• New York and Miami both chill with Coldplay, maybe thanks in part to the British rockers’ collab with the Chainsmokers on “Something Just Like This?”
The study also found that rapper Drake is the most-streamed artist across the globe and local talent is tops with listeners in France, Germany and South America.