Following the US Election? Here’s What Voters Are Listening To

Oh, the things you can do with Spotify data. Looking for a new way to spin voter behaviour in the current US election campaign. Bloomberg looked at the playlists created by self-identified voters and sorted them by musical preferences: “blue” for those who generally vote Democrat, “red” for Republican and “purple” for “I’m not sure who I’m going to vote for yet.” The result was a series of master playlists for each group.

The full list of songs and playlists can be found here. Feel free to parse them for any kind of deeper meaning. Thanks to Roger for the link.

Blue Tracks

Blue tracks - hits copy

Red Tracks

Red tracks - hits copy

Purple Tracks

Purple tracks - hits copy

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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