Entertainment Pop Music Has Gotten Sadder in the Past 30 Years, New Study Finds

02:11  17 may  2018
02:11  17 may  2018 Source:   pitchfork.com

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A new study has shown that in the past three decades, the trend in popular music has shifted toward sadder songs, according to the Associated Press. In a report from the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at the University of California at Irvine studied 500,000 popular songs released in the UK between 1985 and 2015. They categorized each song according to their mood and found that descriptors like “happiness” and “brightness” have gone down, while “sadness” and, counterintuitively, “danceable” and “party-like” have gone up.

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The study also found that the author is approximately 60 years older than he was in the 50's. So you have 300 songs over 30 years vs. 300 songs over the last 5 years. Then you have the classical Music Stations that has 300 songs over the past 300 years.

“So it looks like, while the overall mood is booming less happy, people seem to want to forget it all and dance,” study co-author Natalia L. Komarova told the Associated Press.

Songs that researchers found with a “high happiness index” included 1985’s “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen, “Freedom” by Wham!, and “Would I Lie to You?” by the Eurythmics. On the lower side of the happiness index were 2014’s “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith, “Unmissable” by Gorgon City, and “Whispers” by Passenger.

The study also found that the most successful genres of music have been dance and pop with a “clear downward trend” in the success of rock starting in the early 2000s. The “maleness” of songs has also declined in the last three decades—“successful songs are characterized by a larger percentage of female artists compared to all songs,” the researchers wrote.



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