Either the folks at Spotify are huge Game of Thrones fans or they’re real good at how they spend their downtime. If you’ll recall, last year just before the premiere of season six, Spotify released 20 GoT character-specific playlists for our listening pleasure. This year, they’ve analyzed the listening data from those playlists and can now definitively identify GoT’s most popular characters and the U.S. cities that love the show the most.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Jon Snow tops out at everyone’s favorite character (or at least everyone’s favorite character’s musical tastes), but in a total upset, the late Robb Stark stole the number two spot from the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. To be fair, it is a dope playlist.
The rest of the list shook out like this;
Most Popular Game of Thrones Characters Globally
1. Jon Snow
2. Robb Stark
3. Sansa Stark
4. Daenerys Targaryen
6. Margaery Tyrell
7. Ned Stark
8. Tormund Giantsbane
9. Joffrey Baratheon
10. Stannis Baratheon
11. Tyrion Lannister
12. Arya Stark
15. Shireen Baratheon
17. Theon Greyjoy
18. Khal Drogo
19. Brienne of Tarth
20. Jaime Lannister
As for which U.S. city holds the most rabid Thrones fans (who experience their fandom through music), get your bragging rights ready, CALIFORNIA, because your very own Santa Clara has claimed the number one spot!
Uh, what the schmuck, Los Angelenos? As the entertainment capital of the world, we expected a little more in the way of fandom from you. But nice work San Francisco, San Diego and… Irvine…
If you have Spotify, we highly recommend you follow Game of Thrones. Not only do they offer access to each season’s official soundtrack, but each character’s playlist is still available. You’ll be able to jam out to Varys’ workout music or reminisce over an imaginary pint with Ned Stark as you argued the merits of Zepplin vs. the Rolling Stones.
Which character’s musical tastes most reflect your own? Let us know in the comments!
Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, July 16th at 9 pm on HBO.