Compare New Yorkers’ listening habits, borough by borough

Spotify released data on each borough’s top tracks streamed over the last month, and the results are both bizarre and foreseeable

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We're a predictable bunch, aren't we, fellow New Yorkers? Today Spotify released the top tracks from the last month in the big city, revealing distinct trends from borough to borough.

The findings were especially eye-roll-worthy in Brooklyn, with headline-grabbing indie-rock troupe Arcade Fire, New Zealand teen phenom Lorde and fashionably weird rapper Danny Brown leading the pack (weirdly enough, Santigold's year-old single "Disparate Youth" ranks in the top three in the borough). Straight-edge Manhattanites like to stream Katy Perry, John Mayer and someone called Asaf Avidan (some selections also overlap with Kings County faves). Staten Island's ranking reflects the Billboard pop charts with two One Direction songs; Bronx residents are getting down to pop en español (Enrique Iglesias) and hip-hop (A$AP Ferg); and, of course, Queens denizens are the most diverse, with Kanye, Sebastian Ingrosso and Breaking Bad (via Badfinger tune "Baby Blue") all represented.

Also, according to the digital-music service's data: Haim is killing it. The Californian sister trio's single "The Wire" is the top track in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Check out the full borough breakdown below, via Spotify.

Bronx
1. Romeo Santos – Propuesta Indecente
2. Prince Royce – Darte un Beso
3. Marc Anthony – Vivir Mi Vida
4. Rich Gang – Tapout
5. A$AP Ferg – Work REMIX
6. Chris Brown – Don't Think They Know
7. French Montana – Ain't Worried About Nothin
8. Enrique Iglesias – Loco
9. August Alsina – I Luv This Shit
10. Drake – The Language
 
Brooklyn
1. Haim – The Wire
2. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
3. Santigold – Disparate Youth
4. Danny Brown – Side A
5. Lorde – Biting Down
6. The xx – Angels
7. Pusha T – No Regrets
8. Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady [feat. Solange]
9. Kanye West – New Slaves
10. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
 
Manhattan     
1. Haim – The Wire
2. The Naked And Famous – Punching In A Dream
3. Lorde – Biting Down
4. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
5. Avicii – Lay Me Down
6. Santigold – Disparate Youth
7. St. Lucia – All Eyes On You
8. John Mayer – Who You Love
9. Katy Perry – Dark Horse
10. Asaf Avidan – One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) - Radio Edit
              
Queens
1. Haim – The Wire
2. Badfinger – Baby Blue
3. Cash Cash – Take Me Home [feat. Bebe Rexha]
4. Romeo Santos – Propuesta Indecente
5. Kanye West – New Slaves
6. The Naked And Famous – Punching In A Dream
7. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness [Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais] - Cedric Gervais Remix
8. Santigold – Disparate Youth
9. Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling (Lose My Mind) - Radio Edit
10. Pitbull – Timber
              
Staten Island
1. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers - The Magician Remix
2. One Direction – Little Things
3. Ciara – Body Party
4. Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin' On
5. The Neighbourhood – Afraid
6. Eminem – Berzerk
7. French Montana – Ain't Worried About Nothin
8. Mac Miller – Donald Trump
9. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
10. One Direction – Kiss You


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