Saturday, March 16, 2013

Infographic: Brands in Songs

My earliest memory of a brand in a song must be "Hotel California" by the Eagles. I remember that every single road trip would necessarily include this song (we were quite the air musicians), and the best part was the "Mercedes Benz" mention, followed by a particularly funny sigh. Despite the countless mentions of brands I have heard since, it would still make my list of brands in songs I can recall.

Disappointed with the information I could find on the subject online, I decided to do some research of my own. I reviewed the year-end Billboard Hot 100 for each of the last 10 years, and analysed 1,000 songs. The long hours of pouring over endless lyrics definitely satisfied my curiosity! I summarized the data in an infograpic for your viewing pleasure. Please note: For an optimal experience, Chrome or Firefox is recommended.  

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