Best Selling Music Artists of 1969 - 2019 Source: Data Is Beautiful

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Interesting to see. Elvis was on there for ever! Also neat to see Elton John and Michael climb so quickly and hold the top spots for a while.
Any Drake fans? (Crickets in background....)
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
Here is another one on popular music. Interesting to see various subsets splitting off and becoming their own genres.

a. I had no idea House was so popular.

b. I had to Google Chanson Music.

 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
I likes me some data. :)

I am 'watching' it piecemeal (up to ca. 1986 as I type this) -- one observation so far is that Billy Joel, for a long time (at least a decade) was kinda the Susan Lucci of pop music :rolleyes: by this metric. Sorta always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
 

JohnVF

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Staff member
I likes me some data. :)

I am 'watching' it piecemeal (up to ca. 1986 as I type this) -- one observation so far is that Billy Joel, for a long time (at least a decade) was kinda the Susan Lucci of pop music :rolleyes: by this metric. Sorta always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
I'm surprised, personally, that he was even that notable. One of those artists who's continued appeal I simply do not get. Apparently he's an a-hole to boot.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
So, just watched one "Psy" appear and disappear like flowers in the desert from 2013 to 2014 -- not that I know who or what Psy is or was.
 

JohnVF

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So, just watched one "Psy" appear and disappear like flowers in the desert from 2013 to 2014 -- not that I know who or what Psy is or was.
That was that very strange short-lived fascination every non-music person had with "Gangnam Style" a few years ago because of the goofy video that accompanied it. Kind of a so-bad-its-good thing for a bunch of people. I think it was horrible but then again, I also think Billy Joel is horrible so?
 

gable

Senior Member
Kids are awesome. It's modern kids programming that sucks.



My kids grew up on Spongebob, and my all time favorite: 'Fosters Home for imaginary friends', the art is fantastic, and it's a funny show. Blooregard Q Kazoo is my spirit animal.
 
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