Is popular music becoming sadder? — marginalrevolution.com — Readability

Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 6:56 am

Is popular music becoming sadder? — marginalrevolution.com — Readability:

Analyzing Top 40 hits from the mid-1960s through the first decade of the 2000s, they find an increasing percentage of pop songs are written using minor modes, which most listeners—including children—associate with gloom and despair.