College students across the country have pretty eclectic tastes in music. That much we could probably guess.
However, the music they want to listen to varies based on whatever they’re doing. For example, the tunes sound-tracking a study session probably won’t be the same played for pre-gaming or party purposes. That’s an obvious premise, but now we have proof that it’s true, and what’s more—we actually know what specific tracks are the most popular for students.
Spotify published their list of the 40 most musical schools in the country based on how many users had signed up for their student subscription, and it turns out UC Berkeley was one of them.
Apparently, students at UC Berkeley are the top most “current” in their listening preferences of all the schools surveyed (1st place out of 40), and the second in the importance they place on discovering new music. They’re also the third most likely to love the “hottest” tracks.
They are more inclined to love Disco (?), as well as artists like Haim, The xx, Flume, Disclosure and CHVRCHES than students elsewhere. They’re also favoriting tracks like Sam Smith’s “Latch”, Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast (Rob Orton Mix)”, and “La La La” by Naughty Boy.
The trends Cal students don’t love? ScHoolboy Q and country.
However, the tracks and artists they listen to the most are a bit more pop-oriented: “Problem” by Ariana Grande, “Summer” by Calvin Harris, and “All Of Me” by John Legend, to name a few.
(Via Consequence of Sound)