How Music Charts

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Soccer fans unite: the 2019 Women’s World Cup has been happening in France all month, but what music are Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan listening to going into Friday's quarterfinals?.... @chartmetric #chartmetric #dataallday #soccer #womensworldcup #futbol #uswnt #carlilloyd #alexmorgan #playlists #applemusic #spotify

Show Notes

  • Highlights
    • Soccer fans unite: the 2019 Women’s World Cup has been happening in France all month, but what are U.S. team’s biggest stars listening to as they head into the quarterfinals?
  • Mission   
    • Good morning, it’s Jason here at Chartmetric with your 3-minute Data Dump where we upload charts, artists and playlists into your brain so you can stay up on the latest in the music data world.
  • Date
    • This is your Data Dump for Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
  • Playlisting the Women’s World Cup
    • The World Cup defending champions, the United States, are scheduled to play host nation France in the quarterfinals on Friday, June 28th.
    • The U.S. squad won the last World Cup in 2015 for the third consecutive time in Canada, and are favored to win this year as well, and that’s large in part due to a couple of the team’s biggest stars: two-time US Soccer Player of the Year Alex Morgan and two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd.
    • And guess what? They have playlists!
    • Hailing from Southern California, Co-Captain Alex Morgan has a co-branded “Alex Morgan | Workout Playlist” with Beats by Dr. Dre as the listed curator.
      • The American striker currently has 12 tracks on the list, with mostly mellow and moody pop selections including Maggie Rogers, Hozier, and José González.
      • The playlist’s sonic characteristics are not what you would expect: they are less energetic and more mid-tempo, acoustic jams.
        • The Energy ratings for the songs, which run from 0 to 100, are only moderately high, mostly lying in the 30 to 80 range with tracks from Lauren Daigle and George Ezra.
        • The Acousticness ratings are quite well-distributed from 10 to 90, meaning Morgan seems to appreciate acoustic guitars as much as electronic beats.
        • And dare we say that Morgan likes getting moody with her Beats earbuds on, with one-third of the playlist in the 20-30 Valence range, which measures positive emotional sentiment. Some of these darker vibes come from artists Vera Blue and Leon Bridges.
    • Now hailing from New Jersey, fellow Co-Captain Carli Lloyd’s “Metabolic Kick Mix playlist”, which is curated under the NikeWomen curator profile, is all about that high energy.
      • Currently an attacking midfielder on the US squad, her Spotify playlist has 12 tracks and over 800 followers, featuring amped-up pop and rock records from Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, and Ellie Goulding.
      • Lloyd’s playlist tends towards the electronic side of things and with more emotionally uplifting sentiment:
        • Her tracks rate high on Energy and Beats Per Minute, with seven tracks in the 90-100 Energy range and eight tracks in the 130-140 BPM range, to include Hardwell and a OneRepublic remix.
        • As for Acousticness, Lloyd is not about it! She likes the electronic beats, most tracks in the low 10-20 acousticness range.
        • But for Valence, she likes getting into the darker vibes as well, with most tracks in the 40 to 60 range, including a Betty Who banger and the sole acoustic track from John Mayer, which is positioned last in the playlist, and likely great for a workout cool-down and stretch.
    • So, if you’re looking to sweat with some of America’s top athletes putting it all on the line this week, look no further.
  • Outro
    • That’s it for your Daily Data Dump for Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This is Jason from Chartmetric.
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    • Happy Wednesday, see you tomorrow!

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