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    What Do Billboard Hit Songs Have in Common?

    Every song in the Billboard top five from the last two years has some interesting trends.

    What Do Billboard Hit Songs Have in Common?

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    It's Time to Rethink the Banjo

    The banjo was, at one time, the most popular instrument in America.

    It's Time to Rethink the Banjo

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    From Mozart to Weird Al: The Evolution of Parody

    The history of parody music from the 1700's to the Youtube parodies of today.

    From Mozart to Weird Al: The Evolution of Parody

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    How The Exorcist Changed the Sound of Horror

    Why do so many horror film scores today sound similar to The Exorcist from 1973?

    How The Exorcist Changed the Sound of Horror

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    Pitch Shifting in Music: From Chipmunks to Kanye

    Have you heard the conspiracy theory that Nicki Minaj songs are just Jay-Z pitched up?

    Pitch Shifting in Music: From Chipmunks to Kanye

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    How Trap Music Took Over

    Gucci Mane and T.I. both claim to be the creators of trap music, but are they?

    How Trap Music Took Over

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    How James Brown Invented Funk

    Get on up! What is it about James Brown's music that makes it sound so funky?

    How James Brown Invented Funk