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These Are The Spotify Songs That Londoners Drunkenly Screech Along To In Uber Taxis

“Where Are U Now?” “Take me to church.” “See you Again.”

Earlier this year, this could have passed as a verbal exchange between Uber passenger and driver. Nine months on and thanks to Uber’s Spotify app, which allows users to create a playlist for their journey, it’s more likely to be the soundtrack making the dashboard rattle.

Not that you need us to tell you that: belting up before drunkenly belting out hits has grown as common in Uber cabs as spying what Chicken Cottage to emergency stop at on the way back home, with millions of Londoners employing the Spotify mod-con late into the night. And now we know exactly what songs have been played the most.

The good folk at Vice's music channel Noisey recently contacted the London HQ of the taxi service app, and were given access to the data of the most popular songs played in the capital. We now know millions of you have chosen 4 Non Blondes to have a good wail at, which we’re sure drivers working those bleary-eyed 7pm to 4am slogs absolutely loved...

Power ballads aside, the analytics served to show how passengers aren’t actually as original as you might think, generally choosing songs riding high in the pop charts as opposed to alt or bygone stuff.

Cleverly, Vice were also able to divvy up the data into the four corners of London to see if there’s any real difference between being north, south, east or west when it comes to drunken listening, of which you can see the results below.

Just be sure to pick wisely next time: if you want to get a good star rating from the driver, you’re going to need a good song.

North London

Lean On (ft. MØ & DJ Snake) - Major Lazer 
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding 
Firestone - Kygo
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI 
See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa 
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Where Are Ü Now (ft. Justin Bieber) - Skrillex and Diplo
Take Me to Church - Hozier 
Elastic Heart - Sia

South London

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 
Firestone - Kygo 
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding 
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI 
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson 
Lean On (ft. MØ & DJ Snake) - Major Lazer 
Take Me to Church - Hozier 
King" - Years & Years 
See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa 

East London

King - Years & Years
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa  
Lean On (ft. MØ & DJ Snake) - Major Lazer 
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI 
Take Me to Church - Hozier 
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding 
Firestone - Kygo
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson 
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

West London

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI 
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 
Firestone" - Kygo 
See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa 
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding K
King" - Years & Years 
Lean On (ft. MØ & DJ Snake) - Major Lazer 
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson 
Take Me to Church - Hozier 
Where Are Ü Now (ft. Justin Bieber) - Skrillex and Diplo