1. From Wham! to Sam Smith: Pop Music Study Finds Rise in Sadness Over Past 30 Years

    May 16, 2018 7:17 AM EDT A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith . For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science , researchers at theā€¦