Visualizing Music’s Popularity On Facebook

People love listening to music through Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Songza, and Spotify. As Facebook noted in a Stories post Tuesday, more than 110 million songs, albums, and radio stations have been played 40 billion times through apps that use Facebook’s Open Graph. Facebook took a highly visual at how songs trend across the country.

Facebook mapped out the popularity of these songs over time, played through apps that share Open Graph data:

Facebook notes that there were a few events with notable spikes, such as Feb. 9, when “Scream and Shout” boomed in New York, and March 12, when Chicago went crazy for “Thrift Shop.”

Here’s the video, using old-school synthesizer-type graphics to illustrate how songs trended over time:

Readers: What else caught your eye?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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