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The Changing Sound of Music

THE CHANGING SOUND OF MUSIC Visualizing The Change In Genres Of Top Charting Music TOP CHARTING TRACKS GENRE KEY Example Everything I Do Hips don't lie Shakira & Wyclef Jean 2006 Stand By Me My Sweet Lord George Harrison 1971 That's What Friends Are For Can't Get You Out of My Head Too Young Nat King Cole 1951 Que sera sera Doris Day 1956 Jazz Strangers in the Night Dancing Queen Bette Davis Eyes Wannabe •......: Number one Song/Album artist this year was rock Ben E King 1961 Frank Sinatra 1966 Abba 1976 Kim Carnes 1981 Dionne Warwick & Friends 1986 Bryan Adams 1991 Spice Girls 1996 Kylie Minogue 2001 Rock&Roll You Belong to Me Jo Stafford 1952 Let's Twist Again Chubby Checker 1962 Rock Jailhouse Rock A Whiter Shade of Pale Hotel California Eye of the Tiger IWanna Dance With Somebody I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston 1987 Popular American Pie Candle in the Wind '97 Lose Yourself Umbrella Elvis Presley 1957 Procol Harum 1967 Don McLean 1972 Eagles 1977 Survivor 1982 Whitney Houston 1992 Elton John 1997 Eminem 2002 Rihanna & Jay-Z 2007 World Vaya Con Dios Les Paul & Mary Ford 1953 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 1978 Tom Dooley I Can't Help Falling in Love With You My Heart Will Go On Hey Ya! OutKast 2003 Folk Flashdance.. What a Feeling Devil in Disguise Elvis Presley 1963 Hey Jude Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin 1988 Bleeding Love Angie The Rolling Stones 1973 Dance Number three had mix of Dance, R&B and Pop sounds The Kingston Trio 1958 The Beatles 1968 Irene Cara 1983 UB40 1993 Celine Dion 1998 Leona Lewis 2008 I Just Called to Say I Love You Like a Prayer Streets of Philadelphia Bruce Springsteen 1994 Baby One More Time Britney Spears 1999 Mister Sandman Mack the Knife Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 1964 Get Back Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas 1974 Rhythm&Blues Reggae Heart of Glass Yeah! Poker Face The Chordettes 1954 Bobby Darin 1959 The Beatles 1969 Blondie 1979 Stevie Wonder 1984 Madonna 1989 Usher 2004 Lady GaGa 2009 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 1965 I Can Help Billy Swan 1975 We Are the World USA For Africa 1985 Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O'Connor 1990 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio 1995 Don't Cha The Pussycat Dolls 2005 Pop Hip-Hop Rock Around the Clock Are You Lonesome Tonight? Let it Be Another Brick in the Wall II Music Firework Bill Haley & his Comets 1955 Elvis Presley 1960 The Beatles 1970 Pink Floyd 1980 Madonna 2000 Katy Perry 2010 1951 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 Isle of Wight Festival The Who, Doors, Hendrix, Miles Davis and more play to 600,000 people. Bohemian Rhapsody I Queen make the music video an ! ! important tool Rapper's Delight Rap goes worldwide The Million Dollar Quartet WahWah Pedal Invented The Bends Yellow EDM Parental Advisory Dylan Meets Woody Bob Dylan gets influenced by I Wood ie Guthrie, a folk musician SP-1200 First Supergroup with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and JJ Lewis Radiohead makes the Coldplay the direction of Dance music gains widesprad popularity i Hendrix Experience Jimi Hendrix goes to England, forms a band and changes guitar playing forever The explicit content sticker makes an appearance. The sampler made recording ! convenient and portable Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's falsetto sound cool mainstream rock Dookie Show Me the Meaning Green Day make Punk go from underground to mass popularity Rock n'Roll Becomes Bad Dark Side of the Moon New Edition I The Boy Band is reinvented What I'm Not makes the fastest- 21 The Beatles Stylize Wild Style Little Richard opened rock's transgressive possibilities with a song titled Tutti Frutti Woodstock Walk This Way Rap metal is born as The album begins its 741 week Hammer Time Adele's 21 becomes Backstreet Boys'track defines the era of pop selling debut ever One of the most legendary festivals evertakes place The Beatles develop a certain look long chart run The first Hip Hop MC Hammer and iTunes the best selling album Clapton is God Vampire Weekend Contra exhibits full-scale incorporation of world music to Indie rock music First Rock n'Roll Record starting at a photoshoot, and then as Saturday Night Fever movie is released Aerosmith and Run-DMC Vanilla Ice make Apple launches iTunes in 15 years Hip Hop is Born DJ Kool Herc's set at 1520, Disco becomes ubiquitous as the movie is released Spice Girls Spice girls form and become a pop sensation The song was Rocket 88 their music influences the wor ld so does Eric Clapton joins Bluesbreakers and come together for a song Hip-Hop popular Baby One More Time Strokesmania MDNA strengthens the cult of lead guitarists Sabbath in rock mythology Like a Virgin I Madonna releases a new album and influences Pop I music and Pop culture. Elvis The Pelvis the look. The Modern Age EP Britney Spears becomes a teenpop Icon Madonna becomes solo Elvis Presley goes all out while rocking out on National T.V. Metal is born as Earth rename Sedwick Avenue, New York TB 303 Amnesia Nirvana changed how rockstars artist with the most Drop D Davey Graham inveted gives birth to Hip-Hop, and then break-beat DJing Post-Punk Franz Ferdinand take themselves Black Sabbath Roland TB 303 fails as a bass Nirvana makes DJ Alfredo inspires a generation of DJs and acid house music sounded and looked number one albums The Rock Album Glastonbury ! Orbital plays electronic music I toindie fans at Glastobury changing the festival machine but defines the Grunge mainstream Daddy Cool Boney M define Europop Kind of Blue Drop D tuning, DADGAD A ban on radios playing same Beatles No More sound of electronic music and kills hair metal One More Time post-punk into top 10 Bad Romance Grand Wizzard Sleng Teng Reggae goes digital Daft Punkgives the generation a Miles Davis released key Jazz album. shows on FM and AM led to rock The Beatles disband as Paul Lady Gaga writes the song on a bus, transforms pop and her career. albums getting popular McCartney walks out i Scratching is invented dance anthem with their album 1951 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 TOP CHARTING ALBUMS Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1956 Four Symbols Led Zeppelin 1971 Hotel California Eagles 1976 Falling Into You Celine Dion 1996 Genius of Modern Music Hot Shot Judy At Carnegie Hall Judy Garland 1961 Revolver Tattoo You Graceland Nevermind Stadium Arcadium Thelonious Monk 1951 The Beatles 1966 The Rolling Stones 1981 Paul Simon 1986 Nirvana 1991 Shaggy 2001 Red Hot Chili Peppers 2006 West Side Story Leonard Bernstein 1962 Harvest Neil Young 1972 The Joshua Tree The Eminem Show The Astaire Story Fred Astaire 1952 Elvis' Christmas Album Sgt Pepper The Beatles 1967 Thriller Automatic For The People REM 1992 Let's Talk About Love Back to Black Rumours Fleetwood Mac 1977 U2 1987 Elvis Presley 1957 Michael Jackson 1982 Celine Dion 1997 Eminem 2002 Amy Winehouse 2007 Come On Over St Anger Metallica 2003 Music for Lovers Only Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd 1973 Saturday Night Fever Bee Gees 1978 Synchronicity The Police 1983 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988 The Bodyguard Whitney Houston 1993 Viva La Vida My Fair Lady Frederick Loewe 1958 With The Beatles The White Album Jackie Gleason 1953 The Beatles 1963 The Beatles 1968 Shania Twain 1998 Coldplay 2008 Design and Research: Suren Makkar Data Source:, Wikipedia,, Gaurdian/Data Blog. Genres are not a really clear cut way to study music, but they are interesting to get a broad idea of the sound. Genres are quite dynamic and keep producing new subgenres too. In the end its all music and one enjoys whatever sound moves them and blows their mind. Abbey Road The Beatles 1969 Band On The Run Wings 1974 Unplugged In New York Nirvana 1994 Birth Of The Cool Kind of Blue A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 1964 Like A Prayer Supernatural Santana 1999 The Wall Born In The USA American Idiot Fearless Miles Davis 1954 Miles Davis 1959 Pink Floyd 1979 Bruce Springsteen 1984 Madonna 1989 Green Day 2004 Taylor Swift 2009 In the Wee Small Hours Frank Sinatra 1955 Back In Black AC/DC 1980 Brothers In Arms Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 1970 I Don't Want What I Haven't Got Sinead O'Connor 1990 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1995 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 2010 The Button-Down Mind Rubber Soul Wish You Were Here The Marshall Mathers LP X&Y Bob Newhart 1960 The Beatles 1965 Pink Floyd 1975 Dire Straits 1985 Eminem 2000 Coldplay 2005 BIGGEST CHARTING ARTISTS TILL DATE The Beatles Madonna Nat King Cole Bee Gees Bon Jovi Miles Davis Depeche Mode Genesis The Who Wings Chicago Donna Summer Peak Year 1964 Peak Year 1990 Peak Year 1952 Peak Year 1978 Peak Year 1986 Peak Year 1959 Peak Year 1990 Peak Year 1983 Peak Year 1971 Peak Year 1974 Peak Year 1976 Peak Year 1979 Elvis Presley Bob Dylan Michael Jackson Cliff Richard Stevie Wonder Eric Clapton Mariah Carey Ella Fitzgerald Peak Year 1950 George Michael Peak Year 1987 John Lennon Deep Purple Peak Year 1973 Roy Orbison Peak Year 1956 Peak Year 1965 Peak Year 1982 Peak Year 1963 Peak Year 1973 Peak Year 1992 Peak Year 1993 Peak Year 1971 Peak Year 1963 Abba Peak Year 1976 Ray Charles Peak Year 1962 Frank Sinatra Bruce Springsteen Peak Year 1984 Neil Young Fleetwood Mac Johnny Mathis Peak Year 1958 U2 REM Neil Diamond Metallica Eagles Peak Year 1957 Peak Year 1987 Peak Year 1991 Peak Year 1972 Peak Year 1977 Peak Year 1973 Peak Year 1996 Peak Year 1976 Pink Floyd The Rolling Stones Peak Year 1965 David Bowie Prince Led Zeppelin Santana Dire Straits Paul McCartney The Pet Shop Boys Peak Year 1988 Celine Dion AC/DC Bryan Adams Peak Year 1991 Peak Year 1983 Peak Year 1984 Peak Year 1973 Peak Year 1969 Peak Year 1970 Peak Year 1996 Peak Year 1985 Peak Year 1971 Peak Year 1980 The Beach Boys Billy Joel Peak Year 1979 Elton John Queen Rod Stewart Barbra Streisand Phil Collins Whitney Houston Simon & Garfunkel Iron Maiden Johnny Cash Status Quo 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s Peak Year 1973 Peak Year 1991 Peak Year 1979 Peak Year 1966 Peak Year 1980 Peak Year 1989 Peak Year 1992 Peak Year 1970 Peak Year 199o Peak Year 1969 Peak Year 1975 TOP CHARTING MUSIC GENRES TOP CHARTING ALBUM ARTISTS KEY EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC TOP CHARTING TRACK ARTISTS ALBUM ARTISTS TOP CHARTING TRACK ARTISTS TOP CHARTING HISTORY OF MUSIC KEY EVENTS IN THE

The Changing Sound of Music

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Visualizing the change in genres of sixty three years of top charting music






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