- Pop music has gotten sadder since 1985, according to a new study.
- Scientists analysed the “acoustic properties” and the “moods describing the sounds” of pop songs over the past 30 years.
- “The public seems to prefer happier songs, even though more and more unhappy songs are being released each year,” the researchers wrote.
A study of 500,000 songs released in the UK between 1985 and 2015 revealed that pop music has sonically decreased in happiness and increased in sadness.
In a report published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at the University of California at Irvine examined hundreds of thousands of songs and categorised them by their mood.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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