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There's lots of ways to work out what makes a song popular, and music theorists use many different techniques to analyze and understand compositions, but how about just asking people what they like? Well, that's exactly what a couple artists in the 90s decided to do, conducting a rigorous, scientific poll in order to identify what people actually wanted in their music and produce what would be, in theory, the most popular possible song. And, in the interest of science (and fun), they also turned their results upside-down, making what should be the most unwanted song ever recorded. So how'd they do?

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Last: https://youtu.be/H8n78hRFSew
The Most Wanted Song: https://youtu.be/jId-qaEwuvI
The Most Unwanted Song: https://youtu.be/ZDh4o0rOvr0

Script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vptOPcAqTXu6OXbjZp7eSU0yEzCJtcTanmGp6wCKKH8/edit?usp=sharing

SOURCES:
survey: http://davesoldier.com/articles/People%27sChoiceSurvey.pdf
http://davesoldier.com/experimental.html
https://www.wired.com/2008/04/a-scientific-at/
http://awp.diaart.org/km/musiccd.html
http://awp.diaart.org/km/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWooMru3-U



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