Spotify this week launched an interactive map that assembles lists of the most-played songs in about 1,000 cities across the world. Each 100-song playlist is generated by what the people in a particular city are listening to the most on the music streaming service. To highlight music that is both popular and “distinctive,” Spotify tailored the city soundtracks to represent songs that are getting a lot of plays in one geographic area, and not others.
Instead of several hundred playlists full of Taylor Swift and “Trap Queen,” you get a look at the musical tastes of cities from Taipei to Jacksonville. Chicago might have Chief Keef on repeat while Honolulu vibes to something called Maoli. Spotify says the playlists stem from analysis of “20 billion listener/track relationships,” and it intends to update the musical map twice a month.
So what is Dallas listening to right now?