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This interactive map offers custom music playlists for Salt Lake City and Provo

What music do Americans like the most? A new New York Times interactive data map offers a clue.
What music do Americans like the most? A new New York Times interactive data map offers a clue.
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What music do Americans like the most? A new New York Times interactive data map offers a clue.

The New York Times reviewed the top 50 most-watched YouTube videos in the United States from January 2016 to April of this year and broke down how popular artists were in various parts of the country.

“If one part of a map is lighter, it doesn’t mean people there weren’t watching the artist’s videos; it just means fans were more likely to listen to a variety of other artists,” according to The New York Times.

For example, artists like Rihanna and Future gained popularity among the South and Northeastern United States.

But Justin Bieber and Twenty One Pilots were more popular in the West.

View the maps and play with the tool over at The New York Times.

As an added bonus, The New York Times allowed people to enter in their own locations into the data to receive a playlist based on what songs were popular in that area.

Note: Both playlists contain songs with mild and mature language.

Salt Lake City’s playlist included the following songs:

  • "Hardwired" by Metallica
  • "Talking to Myself" by Linkin Park
  • "Up&Up" by Coldplay
  • "Now That We're Dead" by Metallica
  • "Apparently" by J. Cole
  • "Hymn for the Weekend" by Coldplay
  • "DNA" by Kendrick Lamar
  • "G.O.M.D." by J. Cole
  • "Heavy" by Linkin Park
  • "King Kunta" by Kendrick Lamar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEkProvo’s playlist included the following songs:

  • Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical cover
  • "Hymn for the Weekend" by Coldplay
  • "Me Enamore" by Shakira
  • "Believer" by Imagine Dragons
  • "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" by ZAYN, Taylor Swift
  • "Chantaje" by Shakira
  • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ