Scientists discover ‘hit song’ equation

“…you can dance to it” really is a big part of the recipe.

A team of scientists say they’ve discovered an equation that predicts whether a song will be a hit.

Researchers from the University of Bristol claim their “hit potential equation” can predict a Top Five single with 60 per cent accuracy by analysing factors such as volume, tempo, timing and harmonic complexity.

To test the formula, researchers used songs from the last 50 years of the Official UK Singles Charts, taking ...

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If Elvis never died

Interesting article I missed from back in January that seeks to trace the career path of ‘The King’ had he not passed away in 1977. He would have turned 76-years-old this year. ‘He died before a lot of us were even born, so all we know of the man are songs and video clips from days that seem completely foreign to us now. Because of that, it’s easy to forget that he had a lot of years ahead of him ...

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