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‘Call Me Maybe’ most shared song in Queens


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Queens prefers pop, according to social music sharing service Spotify.

An analysis of what songs were shared the most in New York City found that each borough has a distinct taste in music.

In Queens, the most shared song on Spotify from July to mid-September was Carly Rae Jepsen mega hit “Call Me Maybe.” Though the borough’s favorite genre to share was pop,  “Thinkin About You” by R&B singer Frank Ocean tied for the top spot.

The same Frank Ocean song was a favorite among Brooklynites.

Spotify  called Manhattan “slightly ahead of the curve” when it comes to music, and said the borough shared folk rock song “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers the most.

Staten Island also shared a folk rock song the most, but it was Of Monsters And Men’s “Little Talks.”

Finally, in the Bronx, the top shared tune was Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been.”

 

Queens top shared songs:

1.  Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Pop)

1. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (R&B)

3.  Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Indie/Pop)

4. Maroon 5 – Payphone (Pop)

5 . Major Lazer – Get Free (Hip Hop)

6 . Fun. – Some Nights (Pop)

6. Fun. – We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe (Pop)

8.  David Guetta – Titanium – feat. Sia   (Dance)

9.  The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Folk Rock)

9. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up (Pop Rock)

 

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day preview


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Pop-vocal sensation The Wanted, chart-topping singer Carly Rae Jepsen, special guest performer Owl City and from Nickelodeon’s How to Rock, Cymphonique Miller and Max Schneider, will team up with reigning US Open Champion Novak Djokovic, U.S. #1 men’s singles player John Isner, three-time US Open Champion Kim Clijsters and Mardy Fish at the 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented by Hess Saturday, August 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, from 9:30 a.m. – 4p.m.

Hosted by AAKD alumnus Jordin Sparks and TV personality Quddus, the popular full-day tennis and music festival for children and adults alike features interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis activities. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented by Hess will kick off the 2012 US Open, which runs from August 27 – September 9.

From 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., kids and their families can enjoy an exciting schedule of free tennis games, live music and attractions taking place throughout the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Inside Arthur Ashe Stadium from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., the live tennis and music show will feature fun exhibition matches and skills competitions with Novak Djokovic, John Isner, Kim Clijsters, Mardy Fish and other top players and celebrities with musical performances by The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City, Cymphonique Miller, Max Schneider and other talent to be announced.

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day will be broadcast nationally by CBS on Sunday, August 26, from noon – 1:30 p.m (ET). Kids 12-and-under with stadium show tickets will receive a free Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day hat from the USTA and Hess on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We are thrilled to kick off the 2012 US Open with the 17th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess featuring the most popular names in sports and entertainment today,” said Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “The event holds a long-standing history of providing a day of fun-filled family activities as attendees celebrate the life of Arthur Ashe and his mission to empower children of all ages through tennis.”