In 2017, Berklee's forensic musicologist Joe Bennett looked at the components of Christmas songs. ⠀ Taking UK's Spotify charts for the week of December 25, 78 of the top 200 songs were Christmas-related. They all had lyrics with the words "home", "love", "Santa", "snow", and etc. ⠀ He also found out that 49% included sleigh bells, 95% were written in major, and the median tempo was 115 BPM (beats per minute). ⠀ With this perfect formula on hand, songwriters Steve Anderson and Harriet Green composed what was supposed to be the ultimate Christmas song – "Love's Not Just For Christmas". ⠀ Unfortunately, the song didn't even make it to the charts. ⠀ Interestingly, I've been thinking about analyzing lyrics of the №1 hit songs and looking at their correlations as a data science project idea. Maybe I will find the formula?
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