United States of Music

For the month of May, we looked at the top 10 tracks across 18 U.S. cities that had us all singing along. Here are some highlights:

  • Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” was the most popular song in nearly 80% of cities tracked
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” became the Northeast’s summer anthem, coming in at #1 in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston
  • Kanye West’s “Mercy” struck a southern chord, landing on the top 10 lists for Dallas and Houston only
  • One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” kept teens across America sighing, with the track holding firm at #5, #6 or #7 in each city

Check out the top 10 tracks for each of the cities below – what do you think? We
challenge you to make your own city playlist if it doesn’t represent!

Top 10 for May 2012