This compilation will show you exactly how much popular music has changed over the last 80 years

Popular music is always changing, evolving, and being reshaped by the state of society. How much it has changed isn’t always apparent until you go back and listen to songs through the decades.

Video editor Sutherland (Via Laughing Squid) created this compilation of the most popular songs–i.e. #1 chart hits–in the US from 1940 to 2017.

https://youtu.be/bAsmNoOQbko

And now, the UK version.

https://youtu.be/9cfrXNS3DVM

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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