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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pop Music Science

Here's The Surprising Truth About How Pop Music Has Evolved In Recent Years (+Video)

Jacqueline Howard | Mary 11, 2015

Fans of pop music know that it has undergone some pretty dramatic changes in recent decades, and one musical genre seems to be driving this musical evolution more than others.
An exhaustive new analysis of chart-topping songs from 1960 to 2010 shows that hip hop had a bigger effect on pop music than any other pop genre--and that includes the music of the so-called "British Invasion" by The Beatles and other groups in the mid-1960s.
That's right, "hip hop, the hippie, the hippie, to the hip, hip hop, and you don't stop," as Sugarhill Gang puts it.

The Hidden History of Pop Music | Matthias Mauch | TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Published June 16, 2015. Source:

<more at; related links: (+Video) (How Pop Music Has Become A Science. January 4, 2015) and (No, Pop Music Isn’t Getting Dumber. May 19, 2015); further: (First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds. Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together to study the evolution of pop music.  Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date. May 5, 2015)>

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