Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I have a theory that life is less well-mannered and more vulgar than the days of my youth.

Data visualization expert David Taylor decided to plot the trends and find out.

He looked for words in Billboard song titles that appeared during a given decade more than other decades. 

Then he charted usage for the keywords of each decade.

Baby boomer music from the innocent 1960’s?

Baby, Twist, Little, Twistin’ and Lonely.

The 1970’s? 

Woman, Disco, Rock, Music and Dancin’.

The party 80’s?

Love, Fire, Don’t, Rock and On!

And how about since our millennials took over? 

The 2010’s?

We, Yeah, Hell, Fuck and Die.

Happy New Year!

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