January 30, 2019 | by: amandamisner

According To Science, Pop Music Is Angrier Now Than In The 1950s

Scientists at Lawrence Technological University studied popular music from the 1950s to 2016.

Joy, confidence and openness were once the main expressions in pop songs, researchers say lyrics now run toward darker expressions of anger, disgust, fear and sadness.

The mid-’50s reflect the happiest period, then anger grew to a peak in 2015.

But there were exceptions.

Songs written in the three years from 1982 through 1984 were the least angry of any period since the ’50s.

The mid-’90s saw an increase in anger that was sharper than in previous years.

This study doesn’t answer why the music changed, or what societal factors weigh in on musical preferences. It simply shows what fans have preferred over time: people wanted to hear more joyful music in the ’50s than they do now.

 

For the most happiest songs on Earth, according to Science, click HERE

For the full study click HERE

Source: Study Finds

~Amanda