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Computers crack the code of pop-song success: It helps to be ‘happy’ and ‘female’

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If you find it hard to predict which songs are destined for pop-chart success and which will flop, try asking a computer.

After analyzing the attributes of more than half a million songs released over a period of 30 years, a computer algorithm was able to sort the successful songs from also-rans…


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