Spotify Numbers Reveal Brooklyn’s Listening to Exactly What You’d Expect

Kelly Faircloth
HAIM (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Vogue)
HAIM (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Vogue)

Hi Haim (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Vogue)

Sure, Facebook allows you to see the embarrassing songs your friends are listening to at work (Kenny G, all the way), but what about your neighbors? What about neighboring boroughs? You're in luck: Spotify just sent us some numbers revealing what New Yorkers have been streaming over the past month.

Let's get nosy!

Brooklyn's selections are comically on-the-nose: 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."

Funny how that's the same playlist as that party in Prospect Heights last weekend where you lost half your Halloween costume. Weirdly light on the Solange, though.

Meanwhile, in Manhattan, Haim's "The Wire" takes the top spot once again. But Katy Perry ("Dark Horse") and John Mayer ("Who You Love") both make appearances within the top 10. Draw your own conclusions.

The top three songs in the Bronx are Spanish-language jams: "Propuesta Indecente" by Romeo Santos, "Darte un Beso" by Prince Royce, and "Vivir Mi Vido" by Marc Anthony.

Queens' faves are just as varied as the borough's demographics, though it seems we've got a disproportionate number of Breaking Bad fans. Once again Haim's in the top spot, but Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is number two. EDM makes a strong showing, Lana Del Rey puts in an appearance, "Propuesta Indecente" shows again, and Pitbull pops up at number 10.

Staten Island, meanwhile, has not one but two One Direction songs in the top 10. No accounting for taste, I guess.