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
23.60Vietnam
24.50Turkey
24.86Lithuania
25.56Pakistan
25.89Bangladesh
26.11Kazakhstan
26.20India
26.48Bosnia and Herzegovina
27.15Morocco
27.23Indonesia
27.30Kenya
27.79North Macedonia
27.81South Korea
27.90Guatemala
28.22Egypt
28.30Paraguay
28.53Saudi Arabia
28.54Honduras
28.66Bolivia
28.67Ukraine
28.69Serbia
28.81Nicaragua
28.94Belarus
29.06Malaysia
29.13El Salvador
29.34Croatia
29.35Philippines
29.50Dominican Republic
29.56Ecuador
30.09Latvia
30.09Slovenia
30.14Panama
30.18Romania
30.54Peru
30.65South Africa
30.70Earth
30.73Mexico
30.74Poland
30.75Colombia
31.15Slovakia
31.35Costa Rica
31.42Bulgaria
31.73Brazil
31.73Czech Republic
31.81Venezuela
31.86Greece
31.96Israel
32.55Argentina
32.67France
32.84Singapore
32.88Estonia
32.91Cyprus
32.91Thailand
32.99USA
33.03Austria
33.22Hong Kong
33.22Uruguay
33.26Italy
33.43Chile
33.43Taiwan
33.47Hungary
33.83Portugal
33.84Japan
34.83Germany
34.97United Kingdom
34.98Switzerland
35.01Canada
35.33Ireland
35.62Australia
35.78Belgium
35.78Finland
36.06Iceland
36.12New Zealand
36.30Spain
36.58Denmark
36.94Netherlands
37.82Norway
39.51Sweden
South Africa    average listener age 30.65   average song age 5.3 kids · 9.5 adults
 
 kids adults
  
current 1Blxckie "Hold" 1Riaan Benadé "Vat 'n Bietjie"
2Venom "Sondela (feat. Yumbs, Raspy, Blxckie, Riky Rick & Tshego)" 2Irene-Louise Van Wyk "Tekkies Brand"
3Mr JazziQ "Hade (feat. Dinky Kunene & Mellow & Sleazy)" 3Big Zulu "Ivolovolo"
4Zan'Ten "Jeke Maan (feat. Malemon, Djy Biza & 10x Guluva)" 4Pieter Smith "Stukkie Van Der Merwe"
5A-Reece "For My Sanity" 5Demi Lee Moore "Kannie Sonder Jou Nie"
6Audiomarc "Why Me?" 6Jay "My Volgende Fout"
7Mas Musiq "Sengizwile (feat. Aymos & Young Stunna)" 7Ricus Nel "Ploeg Jy?"
8Nasty C "Mrs Me" 8Senior Oat "All In You"
9Elaine "Risky" 9Gerhard Steyn "Ons Sal Self"
10Drizzy Sam Rsa "Thatheka" 10Jak de Priester "Sally Williams Nougat"
11Yanga Chief "Ntoni Na (feat. Blxckie & 25K)" 11Makhadzi "Kulakwe"
12Riky Rick "You And I (feat. Mlindo The Vocalist)" 12Eloff "Johnnie Blou"
13TihnomusicGroup "Wena" 13Mduduzi Ncube "Langa Linye"
14Sam Deep "Kusezo Khanya" 14Kabza De Small "Ebusuku (feat. Nkosazana Daughter)"
15Kelvin Momo "Inyembezi" 15FATMAN "Vuil Coke"
16DBN Gogo "Bells" 16Theuns Jordaan "Sal Jy Bly"
17Kabza De Small "Ziwa Ngale (feat. DJ Tira, Young Stunna, Dladla Mshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast & Dj Exit_sa)" 17Kelly Khumalo "Ngathwala Ngaye"
18Sliqe "Intentions (feat. Blxckie)" 18Brendan Peyper "Meisies Soos Jy"
19Lucasraps "Slide" 19Appel "Lemoene"
2025K "Hustlers Prayer (feat. A-Reece)" 20Franja Du Plessis "Bring Dit"
 and more... and more...
 
 
  
classic 1702 "You'll Just Never Know" 1Glenn Jones "All for You"
2Tevin Campbell "Dandelion" 2Chris Walker "Giving You All My Love"
3Glenn Jones "All for You" 3Puff Johnson "God Sent You"
4Karyn White "I'd Rather Be Alone" 4Najee "All I Ever Ask"
5Teddy Pendergrass "Can We Be Lovers" 5Phajja "So Long - Well, Well, Well"
6Tamia "This Time It's Love" 6Tevin Campbell "Dandelion"
7I.P.C.C. "Ho Dula Le Ntate" 7Ge Korsten "Liefling"
8Najee "All I Ever Ask" 8Gladys Knight "End Of The Road Medley"
9Boom Shaka "It's About Time" 9Ashford & Simpson "Til We Get It Right"
10Lundi "Mphefumlo Wami" 10Boom Shaka "Thobela"
11Puff Johnson "True Meaning of Love" 11Teddy Pendergrass "Can We Be Lovers"
12M'Du "Siya Jola (Ok'Salayo)" 12Caiphus Semenya "Matswale"
13The Temptations "Soul To Soul" 13Donna Allen "He Is The Joy - Rocco Underground Mix"
14Luther Vandross "If I Didn't Know Better" 14Karyn White "I'd Rather Be Alone"
15Sam Salter "There You Are" 15Beau Williams "Elvina"
16Chris Walker "Giving You All My Love" 16Worsie Visser "Gee Die Hond Wind"
17Donna Allen "He Is The Joy - Rocco Underground Mix" 17TKZEE "Mambotjie (feat. 2Shot)"
18Fantasia "When I See U" 18Sam Salter "There You Are"
19Gladys Knight "End Of The Road Medley" 19Lundi "Mphefumlo Wami"
20Macecilia A St Paul "Morena Ke Motshehetsi" 20I.P.C.C. "Ho Dula Le Ntate"
 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