The Most Popular Spotify Songs In Each NYC Borough Are Totally Fascinating

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In anticipation of this weekend’s New York City Marathon, Spotify released a list of the top 10 most-played songs, by borough. The results are super interesting.

2. In Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, the most popular song is “The Wire” By Haim.

The song you can’t stop listening to tops the list in New York’s three most populous boroughs. But it doesn’t even crack the top 10 in the other two.

3. In The Bronx, it’s “Propestua Indecente” by Romeo Santos.

Latin music is extremely popular in The Bronx, where the population is 54.3% Latino or Hispanic.

4. And in Staten Island, it’s… this Lykke Li remix from 2011.

“I Follow Rivers” (The Magician Remix)

5. Although the number one song is in the same in three boroughs, no two boroughs had the same song in the number two spot.

6. In Manhattan, number two goes to The Naked And Famous’ “Punching In A Dream.”

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The song was actually released in 2011, but the New Zealand-native, LA-based band is getting big now. Check out BuzzFeed’s profile of them here.

7. Hipster Brooklyn hangs on to its stereotypes with Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor.”

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8. Queens, it seems, is still mourning the end of Breaking Bad. The second most popular song there is Badfinger’s 1972 “Baby Blue,” which featured in the show’s finale.

9. And in The Bronx, it’s “Darte un Beso” by Prince Royce, who also happens to have grown up in the borough.

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10. Here are the complete lists:

11. 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

12. The 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

13. 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

14. 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
8. Santigold – Disparate Youth
9. Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling (Lose My Mind) - Radio Edit
10. Pitbull – Timber

15. 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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