It probably won't come as a surprise to find that local hip-hop dominates the list of the Top 100 Most Popular Songs in Houston, although the list also features a number of country, Tejano, Norteño and cumbia songs, as well.
Tracks from Houston hip-hop artists lead the list for July with Z-Ro's "Mo City Don" and "Summertime" by Z-Ro and Slim Thug coming in at No. 1. and No. 2, respectively.
The next two top tracks celebrate the city's old-school roots: Fat Pat's 1998 anthem "Tops Drop" is at No. 3 and No. 4 is "Bang Screw" from Lil C, Big Moe, Tyte Eyez and Z-Ro, which pays homage to Houston legend DJ Screw and his 1996 track "Pimp Tha Pen" (also featured on the list at No. 20).
As a fan of old-school Houston hip-hop, I'm excited to see tracks like Big Moe's "Barre Baby" and "Just a Dog," Lil Keke's Southside" and DJ Screw and Big Moe's "June 27" help fill out the Top 10.
As a fan of old-school Houston hip-hop, I'm excited to see tracks like Big Moe's "Barre Baby" (No. 5) and "Just a Dog" (No. 10), Lil Keke's "Southside" (No. 7) and DJ Screw and Big Moe's "June 27" (No. 8) help fill out the Top 10. Other rappers with Houston ties featured on the list include Sauce Twinz, Propain, ABN (composed of Z-Ro and Trae), UGK (as well as UGK's Bun B and Pimp C, independently), Paul Wall and Lil' Flip.
Although the playlist is predominantly composed of songs from local hip-hop stars, two tracks from Texas-born country music group Randy Rogers Band fall within the Top 10, including "In My Arms Instead" (No. 7) and "Buy Myself A Chance" (No. 9).
Other country acts featured in the Top 100 tracks include Texas artists like Cody Johnson, Pat Green, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbott Band and Charlie Robinson.
In addition to hip-hop and country, the list features songs by Norteño groups Solido, Duelo, La Leyenda and Los Traileros Del Norte, tejano acts Siggno, Emilio Navaira, and Los Palominos, and cumbia groups Tropical Panamá, Grupo Pegasso and Grupo Toppaz.
Overall, Texas country is a trend in major cities across the state, especially in Austin, although people in Dallas and San Antonio listen to a lot of mariachi music, too.
Check out the full "Sound of Houston" playlist to hear what Houstonians are listening to right now.