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May 15, 2015 12:44 PM   Subscribe

"With jukeboxes now Internet-enabled and app-accessible to vast song libraries, it’s possible to create a visual map of the tunes New Yorkers seek out, by location."
posted by griphus (20 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
the boys are back in town
posted by p3on at 12:47 PM on May 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Looks like the Rolling Stones maintain a tenuous control of Manhattan while the Romeo Santos empire closes in from the outer boroughs.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:55 PM on May 15, 2015


Looks like the Rolling Stones maintain a tenuous control of Manhattan while the Romeo Santos empire closes in from the outer boroughs.

I would love to re-imagine a Gangs of New York style film based entirely around this comment.
posted by Fizz at 1:01 PM on May 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


This tells me a great deal about the demographics of people who use TouchTunes and the kind of venues their service is installed in, and very little about New York. I would love love love to see similar data from Spotify/Rdio/etc., though. Great idea, tiny weird dataset.
posted by phooky at 1:02 PM on May 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


Looks like the Rolling Stones maintain a tenuous control of Manhattan while the Romeo Santos empire closes in from the outer boroughs.

The Puerto Rican girls are not dying to meet them.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:10 PM on May 15, 2015 [10 favorites]


I do like the idea that Shania Twain’s "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is a big hit in Hell's Kitchen. Now there's a Damon Runyon story for you.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:12 PM on May 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


What have you become, New York? That's a lot of classic rock.
posted by monospace at 1:14 PM on May 15, 2015


LOL @ Lincoln Square, hahahaha, basically exactly what I would have expected. This is cool, thanks for posting!
posted by en forme de poire at 1:25 PM on May 15, 2015


What have you become, New York Music Industry? That's a lot of classic rock.
posted by rocket88 at 1:32 PM on May 15, 2015


LOL @ Lincoln Square

Yeah, the top song is.... Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream?" That was confusing for a hot second.
posted by Panjandrum at 1:41 PM on May 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Considering I basically never have to pay to use the jukebox at my local (it's fun to be a regular who regularly provides the owner with free food) I wonder if there'll be a conspicuous bulge of Judy Garland, Beach Boys, Early Madonna and Bing Crosby songs around me...
posted by The Whelk at 1:50 PM on May 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I think I saw Conspicuous Bulge of Judy Garland open for Nurse With Wound at Southpaw back in '99.
posted by griphus at 1:55 PM on May 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


Hector Lavoe gets top billing in...Rego Park? I never would have guessed.
posted by invitapriore at 1:58 PM on May 15, 2015


Do they send the SWAT team in for too much Tenari Wen?

As Frank Zappa once asked,"Who are the brain police?"
posted by Oyéah at 2:44 PM on May 15, 2015


This is a fascinating ethnography, thanks for posting!
posted by katya.lysander at 3:45 PM on May 15, 2015


Goddamn. That's some shitty fucking music, right there.

Sorry. This survey is meaningless. All it reflects are the tastes of the kinds of people who would patronize establishments with "TouchTunes" jukeboxes. Which is to say, dumbass mooks. Philistines. Unironic consumers of frosty mug brew-ha-has.
posted by the hot hot side of randy at 6:20 PM on May 15, 2015


The writer thinks the Zac Brown Band is metal?
posted by maggieb at 6:26 PM on May 15, 2015


F*ck New York; It's old news (except it is still historically relevant).
posted by rankfreudlite at 6:51 PM on May 15, 2015


I'm from Neponsit, or I was 20 years ago. Zack Brown Band? Dang, times has changed.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:09 PM on May 15, 2015


I don't know how I feel about Queensbridge having Jay Z as #1
posted by laptolain at 12:19 PM on May 16, 2015


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