One Direction divides the country

One Direction: Loved in the north, loathed in the south

Boyband One Direction are loved in the north of England and loathed in the south, according to charts compiled by Spotify.

Zayn, Louis, Niall, Harry and Liam are one of the most popular bands in Manchester but they don't even feature in the top 100 in London. Northerners, generally loved acts from reality TV, including Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson. Olly's Dance With Me Tonight being especially popular in Manchester.

Southerners were more likely to listen to emerging acts with Londoners loving Lana Del Rey.

But there were two acts which united the nation – Gotye and David Guetta, both of which occupied the top two most-played spots in the country.

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