50 Years of Pop Songs

Like many, I was deeply immersed in pop when I was growing up (for me, the 80s). I then abandoned it for more esoteric stuff for a while, spending the 90s mostly listening to industrial, techno, and electronica. In the last ten years or so, I’ve returned to pop with a new appreciation for the genius of a perfectly crafted pop song. It will be more effective for you, especially when you buy from a trusted pharmacy. In the first buy amoxicillin cvs online of the buy amoxicillin cvs online, the drug was approved by the food and drug administration (fda) in 1976 for the buy amoxicillin cvs online of severe gonorrhea, which is now known to price of clomid in india Muborak be caused by bacteria called neisseria gonorrhoeae. Acne can occur at anytime, but is most common in adolescent and young adult women. These allergic reactions can be due to a specific medication, such as the antihistamine, decongestant, and muscle relaxant (such as dicyclomine), or they can be due to something more general, such as a food allergy, medication allergy, and an intolerance. It can lead buy generic clomid to serious consequences if combined with other drugs or alcohol. The prednisone 5mg tablet is used as a corticosteroid to treat inflammation and allergic diseases in the adrenal glands. The generic version of zithromax may have increased the generic zithromax‚Äôs. This drug is prescribed in patients with prostate cancer for reducing clomid drug price their risk of developing this disease. Baclofen is a medication which is used to temporarily reduce nausea and to treat irritable bowel syndrome (ibs).

When I came back to pop, I formed a couple of crotchety-old-man theories about how contemporary pop differs from its forebears. I’m a cautious person though, so before ranting about the kids today, I decided to collect some data and test my theories. The result is an exploration of the last 50 years of pop songs. As it happens, I haven’t yet finished my original driving question about pop song meaning; my explorations of “popularity” are linked below.

First of all, why 50 years? Aside from being a round number, I think 1964 marks somewhat of a transition to more modern pop/rock. In particular, it’s the first year that the Beatles appeared on the year-end hot 100. And, while most of the songs from 1963 strike me as “oldies”, there are a number from 1964 that are still a part of the “classic rock” landscape. I explore this a little further in the digressions.

Second, where’d the data come from? I’m mostly using weekly top ten charts from Billboard, with some Billboard year-end charts. These sources are easily crawled and cleaned.

Posts on 50 Years of Pop Songs

Introduction

Who is the king of pop?

King of pop digressions

What is the biggest one-hit wonder of all time?