iHeartRadio has gotten into the National Championship Game spirit, so we decided to see what music was the most played in both Philadelphia and Michigan.
We have arrived at the 2018 National Championship Game, and everyone is getting into the college hoops spirit, including radio giant iHeartRadio.
The radio conglomerate reached out to us to share some interesting data that was compiled during both the Villanova Wildcats’ and Michigan Wolverines’ runs to the Final Four, and their findings were interesting, to say the least.
So, in a story that you’ll only see here on FanSided.com, here’s a snapshot of what fans in both Philly and Michigan are listening to while rooting their teams on to victory.
Top Musical Genre
According to iHeartRadio’s data, Wildcats fans in Philadelphia will be getting “turnt up” with their hip-hop and R&B. That’s not a surprise, given the fact that some of the best-known acts in the two genres have come from the City of Brotherly Love, and that WUSL Power 99 FM and WDAS 105.3 FM are two of the most listened to stations in the market.
In Michigan, it’s all about pop music. The company’s Top 40 radio stations have become the rallying cry for Wolverine fans in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, with WKQI Channel 955 leading the way in the Detroit/Ann Arbor market.
Villanova and Michigan fans really love their Cardi B, and who can blame them? She’s sassy, beautiful and can rhyme with the best of them. You can just imagine that there will be a ton of Wildcat and Wolverines fans dancing to some Cardi B if their team is able to claim the championship.
These two areas may be different, but at least they love Cardi, Okrrr?
While both Philly and Michigan seem to be on the Bardigang, they go right back to being on different pages when it comes to iHeartRadio’s podcasts.
In Philly, Wildcats fans are more likely to tune into Elvis Duran on Demand to keep the National Championship party going, or, to drown out their tears if Villanova loses. Either way, Elvis (WIOQ Q102) will be the winner in Philly.
He may have a tougher time cracking through with Michigan fans, though, as their main taste when it comes to podcasts is Mojo in the Morning, which is not a surprise given the fact that Channel 955 is the preferred station in the market.
Most Thumbed-Up Songs
It’s “God’s Plan” for the Villanova Wildcats to win the National Championship. Well, at least that how fans in Philly see it.
Drake’s inspirational song is the “Most Thumbed-Up” song in the market, which is iHeartRadio speak for most liked. Drake may like this gesture, and, who knows? Maybe he’ll film his next video in the City of Brotherly Love. Wildcats fans can only dream.
In Michigan, Wolverines fans don’t care as much about “God’s Plan,” though it is the second-most “thumbed-up” song in the Detroit/Ann Arbor market. Remember, it’s all about pop in the Great Lakes State, so the honor of Most Thumbed-Up song in Wolverine Country goes to Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder,” which is not a bad choice, Wolverines fans.