What’s playing in the headphones of New Yorkers across the boroughs?
According to a new report from Spotify, which analyzed the top 10 tracks shared on social media in the city, the boroughs have totally different musical tastes. And Spotify is raising eyebrows at Staten Island’s musical tastes, which the streaming website described as “off-kilter” from the rest of the city.
Spotify, an online music streaming service, gave a nod to Manhattan for being “ahead of the curve,” for example, sharing the song “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers more than any other song.
Throughout the social media shares, Brooklyn residents lived up to their hipster reputations for neighborhoods like Williamsburg and “dig everything new and cool,” according to Spotify.
They listen to Frank Ocean, Major Lazer and Twin Shadow, for starters.
Bronx residents are soaking up the R&B, listening to Usher and controversial on-again, off-again lovebirds Rihanna and Chris Brown.
And Queens earbuds are more into pop, like Carly Rae Jepsen, queen of the summer hit “Call Me Maybe,” and the band Fun.
The company concedes that “distance matters for Staten Island,” saying their tracks are “off-kilter” compared to the rest of the city.
Staten Islanders’ music tastes leaned toward Of Monsters and Men, Flo Rida and Deadmau5.
Something all New Yorkers can agree on? Favorites like Gotye, summer-hit star Jepsen and relative newcomer Ocean.
Favorite tracks by borough
Manhattan: The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
Brooklyn: Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”
Queens: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Bronx: Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
Staten Island: Of Monsters And Men – “Little Talks”