Puberté musicale

My younger brother, Noah, and I were recently arguing, again, about music.
So I decided to do something about it the only way I know how: I analyzed data.
In particular, I wanted to see to what extent the year we were born influences the music we listen to, the extent to which different generations are bound to disagree on music.
For this project, the music streaming service Spotify gave me data on how frequently every song is listened to by men and women of each particular age.
It turns out that […] songs that came out decades earlier are now, on average, most popular among men who were 14 when they were first released. The most important period for men in forming their adult tastes were the ages 13 to 16.

What about women? On average, their favorite songs came out when they were 13. The most important period for women were the ages 11 to 14.
[The Songs That Bind sur]

Amusant car si je me base sur mon ressenti, mon morceau préféré est sorti en 2003, l’année de mes 13 ans. Ça fonctionne.

Par contre si je me base sur mes statistiques Spotify; le morceau qui arrive, et de loin, en tête, est sorti en 1997, lorsque je n’avais que 7 ans, soit la moitié du peak influence.

Posté le 13 février 2018 par Jacques Danielle