The Aqueduct of Youth    intro   global playlist
The songs that define, unite and distinguish kids around the world right now, brought to you so you can be young at any moment.
kids from
 Everywhere
25.41Vietnam
25.48Bangladesh
25.65Pakistan
26.13Kazakhstan
27.01India
27.10Morocco
27.47Bosnia and Herzegovina
28.02Azerbaijan
28.38Saudi Arabia
28.61Egypt
29.04Belarus
29.58El Salvador
29.96Philippines
30.22Malaysia
30.44North Macedonia
30.54Guatemala
30.98Paraguay
31.03Indonesia
31.75Honduras
31.78Bolivia
31.80Mexico
31.94Peru
32.47Turkey
32.89Poland
32.90Kenya
32.95Ecuador
32.96Brazil
32.99Romania
33.02Israel
33.44Earth
33.48Nicaragua
33.56Costa Rica
33.60Ukraine
33.78Singapore
33.83Panama
33.98Argentina
34.01South Africa
34.05France
34.22Greece
34.39Colombia
34.65Dominican Republic
34.69Hong Kong
34.79Slovakia
34.82Latvia
34.88Hungary
34.89Japan
34.94Taiwan
35.09Chile
35.17USA
35.35Czech Republic
35.36Portugal
36.07Austria
36.21Canada
36.53Australia
36.55Thailand
36.84Italy
36.93Lithuania
36.97South Korea
36.97Uruguay
37.29Spain
37.43Germany
37.69Switzerland
37.72Netherlands
38.15Venezuela
38.28Croatia
38.40Belgium
38.40Finland
38.42Ireland
38.49Serbia
38.56Bulgaria
38.57New Zealand
38.83United Kingdom
39.25Denmark
39.80Sweden
40.27Norway
40.35Estonia
41.47Cyprus
42.02Slovenia
46.05Iceland
Ireland    average listener age 38.42   average song age 8.9 kids · 13.2 adults
 
 kids adults
  
current 1Versatile "Prefontaine" 1The Coronas "San Diego Song"
2Fionn Curran "Awooga - Remix" 2The Whistlin' Donkeys "Bee's Wing"
3The Tumbling Paddies "The Way I Am" 3Bagatelle "Summer in Dublin"
4The 2 Johnnies "Sinéad" 4The Tumbling Paddies "The Way I Am"
5Michael Maloney "What Do You Want to Know" 5Bell X1 "Rocky Took A Lover"
6The Coronas "San Diego Song" 6Damien Dempsey "Apple of My Eye"
7Ac3 "Dublin Not London" 7Mundy "July"
8Sean Monaghan "An Dreoilín" 8Christy Moore "Ordinary Man"
9Ruaile Buaile "Maniac 2000" 9Declan Nerney "Stop the World"
10Picture This "Take My Hand" 10Mic Christopher "Heyday"
11Chasing Abbey "That Good Thing" 11The Riptide Movement "All Works Out"
12blk. "I Need a Boiler Room" 12The Wolfe Tones "Grace"
13The Whistlin' Donkeys "Travelin' Soldier - Live" 13Joe Dolan "Goodbye Venice Goodbye"
14Mundy "Galway Girl" 14The 2 Johnnies "Sinéad"
15Brave Giant "Four" 15Delorentos "Petardu"
16Jack Keogh "Dreaming of You" 16Ruaile Buaile "Maniac 2000"
17Pat Shortt "The Jumbo Breakfast Roll" 17The Dubliners "Raglan Road"
18TG Lurgan "Beir Greim Ar Mo Lámh" 18Pat Shortt "The Jumbo Breakfast Roll"
19Declan Nerney "Stop the World" 19The Blizzards "Fantasy"
20Lea Heart "Older" 20Picture This "Never Change"
 and more... and more...
 
 
  
classic 1The Saw Doctors "N17" 1Aslan "Crazy World"
2Richie Kavanagh "Stay Wut Her Johnny (I Am A Rally Driver)" 2Paddy Casey "Saints & Sinners"
3Aslan "Crazy World" 3Stockton's Wing "Beautiful Affair"
4Goats Don’t Shave "Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)" 4The Saw Doctors "N17"
5Paddy Casey "Saints & Sinners" 5The Stunning "Brewing Up a Storm"
6Sharon Shannon "The Galway Girl" 6Christie Hennessy "If You Were to Fall (And I Was to Fall in Love with You)"
7The Stunning "Brewing Up a Storm" 7Dolores Keane "Caledonia"
8Foster & Allen "My Uncle Mike" 8Mary Black "Bright Blue Rose"
9The Fureys "The Green Fields of France" 9Goats Don’t Shave "Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)"
10Calvin Harris "Acceptable In the 80's" 10Paul Brady "The Island"
11Big Tom "Four Country Roads" 11Luke Kelly "The Town I Loved So Well"
12Luke Kelly "The Town I Loved So Well" 12The Frames "Revelate"
13Garth Brooks "Friends In Low Places - Live" 13Sharon Shannon "Blackbird"
14Nikolai "Ready to Flow - Original Mix" 14The 4 Of Us "Mary"
15Dolores Keane "Caledonia" 15The Frank And Walters "After All"
16The Chicks "Travelin' Soldier" 16Paul Harrington "Rock 'n' Roll Kids"
17Dominica "Gotta Let You Go - Club Mix" 17Frances Black "Wall Of Tears"
18The Chieftains "The Foggy Dew (with Sinéad O'Connor)" 18Big Tom "Four Country Roads"
19Oasis "She's Electric" 19Garth Brooks "If Tomorrow Never Comes - Live"
20Mary Black "Bright Blue Rose" 20The Pogues "A Rainy Night in Soho"
 and more... and more...
 
 
alchemy by glenn mcdonald / @everynoise for Pop Con 2020, listening by the world

There is music of youth. It used to be that only kids knew what it was, but now that we have streaming, we all know what any of us knows.

This explorer was originally going to accompany a Pop Conference talk about the streaming patterns of youth. The pandemic moved the conference online, but the streaming patterns were already there, and the main goal of the talk was to give you another way of listening.

So here it is. Kids stream music, and I have engineered an Aqueduct to bring it to you. The Aqueduct of Youth is a playlist, generated weekly by math and listening patterns, of the songs that define, unite and distinguish kids around the world right now. And also an individual playlist for the kids from each country. And also the adults. And also two more for the classic songs from before 2000 (according to not-always-reliable release-date info) that kids and/or adults from each country still play, because I figured memory has to work differently depending on whether you were alive in the past or not.

You were young once. Kids are still young right now, all over the world. Joy is not intended to be secret.

We can all be young at any moment.

Elsewhere...
 
Every Demographic at Once for country/age/gender detail
Every School at Once for student listening
Every Noise at Once for genres sorted by listener age