Proving intros get shorter, and Popular!
I’m in the midst of trying to prove that intros to popular songs have gotten shorter, by scientifically counting intros to all the #1 songs in 2000 compared to all the #1 songs in 2011.
What’s an intro?
The bit before a songs main hook and/or chorus descends. It’s not as subjective as you think.
Preliminary reports suggest that chorus/hooks kick in ~10s earlier in 2011 than they did in 2000. I will keep you posted.
Which sort of links in to great news that Popular The Greatest Blog On Earth is back!
I did a search recently of ye olde email account, and found @hithomgibbs'exact GChat suggesting i check out said blog:
4/2/08 9:40 AM me: Thom, thank you very much i have added that to my Google Reader what a treat!
4 years later, there’s still years left, hooray!