viernes, 2 de octubre de 2015

Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit is the most iconic song EVER

Nirvana's biggest hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, with its distinctive four chord riff, has emerged as the most iconic song ever made according to car manufucturer Fiat, following analysis by a computer scientist. Lead singer Kurt Cobain (pictured), who died in 1994, named the song after some graffiti sprayed on his wall by his friendNirvana's biggest hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, with its distinctive four chord riff, has emerged as the most iconic song ever made according to car manufucturer Fiat, following analysis by a computer scientist. Lead singer Kurt Cobain (pictured), who died in 1994, named the song after some graffiti sprayed on his wall by his friend

It has become an anthem for apathetic, angst-ridden teenagers everywhere and was the biggest hit for the rock band Nirvana during their short career.

Now Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit has been named as the most iconic song ever made following a study that analysed the tracks most often singled out by critics.

Computer scientist and musician Dr Mick Grierson, from Goldsmiths, University of London, examined 50 of the greatest themes to see what features they shared.

His work was then used to produce a list of the top 50 iconic songs ever created.

He then used analytical software to examine what is that appears to make these tracks iconic, including their key, the number of beats per minute, chord variety, lyrical content, timbral variety and sonic variance.

This allowed him to calculate which songs best exploited this iconic ‘cocktail’, with U2’s One and John Lennon’s Imagine coming in close behind Nirvana’s hit record.

Dr Grierson said: ‘We looked at a range of measures for each song and compared them to see if there were similarities in these recordings which occur less in other songs.

‘We found the most significant thing these songs have in common is that most of them use sound in a very varied, dynamic way when compared to other records.

‘This makes the sound of the record exciting, holding the listeners attention.

‘By the same token, the sounds these songs use and the way they are combined is highly unique in each case.’

Dr Grierson was commissioned to conduct the work by car manufacturer Fiat who were hoping to identify a song they could use to promote the FIAT 500.

Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit, with its distinctive four chord riff, came out particularly high for the various features Dr Grierson identified.

Singer songwriter Ella Eyre was then asked to re-master the song to for a TV commercial launching the new model of the car.

By analysing the 50 songs that most often appeared in the greatest ever lists, Dr Grierson found around 80 per cent were in a major key and a similar proportion were in the keys of A, E, C or G

SOURCE : DAILY MAIL UK



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