From the swinging 60s to punk, acid house to Britpop, everyone has a favourite era in music. Maybe it came with The Beatles' mould-breaking sonic experiments of , or the mids purple patch where Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson pushed each other to ever-greater heights. If you ask most people to choose a defining year in music, they'll almost certainly name one of their teenage years. In adolescence, our brains are more active, we have more time to listen to music and we're experiencing a lot of things for the first time - all of which makes songs from that period more memorable. When economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz analysed Spotify data on people's listening habits , he found that if you were a teenager when a hit song was first released, it remained popular in your age group 10 years later.
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What was the most popular song the year you were born? While the Billboard Music Awards might have been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic , in honor of the acclaimed music magazine, Wonderwall. We're starting with a somber song all about love that stole the top spot in the country and everyone's heart back in the day…. It's a song that speaks to anyone who's ever had a broken heart: In July , "I'll Never Smile Again" became an instant hit for listeners and lovebirds in the States and remained on the charts for three impressive months. Performed by big band leader Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with smooth vocals by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, the song captured the sorrow of losing the one you love. The song "Chattanooga Choo Choo," which was featured in the movie "Sun Valley Serenade," became the big band hit of The trumpet-heavy track, performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, with vocals from Paula Kelly and The Modernaires, was about traveling from New York to Chattanooga, Tennessee, by rail and captured the hopeful spirit of visiting somewhere new.
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