What Makes a Song Popular Over Time?

Pygmalion 06-02-2005 08:33 AM
This website puts up sonograms (charts of frequency vs. time) for sections of songs from platinum albums and shows the common features among them. Very interesting read, if a bit technical. It sure shows the harm that bad mixing can do to a song!

Pygmalion
TanookiJoe 06-02-2005 10:13 AM
Very interesting. I wonder if there's a way to use this information to one's advantage... I wonder if it would actually bear out if certain songs were remixed to fit this pattern, they would sell better. If I were a record producer, I'd be real interested in this.
BethMcBeth 06-02-2005 05:30 PM
Thats pretty neat.

-Beth
Generalissimo D 06-02-2005 07:24 PM
I found this a bit odd since I dont like stairway to heaven. Seriously, I do not like the song like so many others do. However it does explain why so many songs do so well....Thanks Pygmalion! Nice to have a dose of info to give me a little more self-realization.