Pop Music Became More Moody in Past 50 Years: Scientific American

We blast the upbeat tunes for parties and workouts at the gym, and we save the low-key ballads for romantic or pensive moments. It’s hardly a new idea that music is intertwined with our emotions. But how have our favorites changed over the decades, and what do these changes say about America’s shifting emotional landscape?

Even though this article can be seen as US-centric, you can extrapolate the data to match the climatic landscape of Australia.

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