Cool to play with a little: a "moving timeline of the 22,000 songs that hit the top 5 on the Billboard charts from 1958-2016."
Link via kottke.org.
A deep dive into a "crisis" I hadn't previously known about. But linked to here mainly for this vicious snark:
Eventually, fans of legacy rock acts don’t really want the music anymore, they just want to be young again.
Famed Princeton mathematician Persi Diaconis and co-authors say, "No."
The Telegraph offers six theories and actually chooses a couple.
It certainly seems the case. The death of the musician Prince, at the age of 57, just a day after Victoria Wood died from cancer, aged 62, has shocked their millions of fans. But it also appears to prove that 2016 is cursed in some way. The two entertainers are the latest in a long line of celebrities to die in 2016, following Ronnie Corbett, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Sir Terry Wogan, Harper Lee,David Gest, Garry Shandling, Johan Cruyff among others.
I didn't remember but it came back to me. Note that in this case at least it wasn't a Republican who was the prude.
Not that I follow this closely, but there were a lot surprises for me on this list.
Exit question: now that Tay-Tay has gone Goth will she continue to be #1?
I endorse six on this list: The Devil Wears Prada, School of Rock, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clueless, and Dirty Dancing.
It's not much of a surprise that these six are all 10 years old or older.
I, for one, am glad this mystery has been solved.