Pop music isn't as happy as it used to be and that's rather upsetting 2 years ago

Pop music isn't as happy as it used to be and that's rather upsetting

Ah, god.

We've all seen the Eurovision, there's nothing happier than pop music.


It's fun, it's lighthearted, it's probably got an autotune in there somewhere.

Nope, nothing happier than pop music at all.

Except, there sort of is because pop music just isn't a happy as it used to be... and that's rather upsetting, really.

Ed Sheeran announces

According to a new study conducted by the University of California, the happiness in pop songs these days is far less than the happiness that used to exist in them way back when.

Instead, people are all about sadness and despair now.



Associated Press reports that researchers analysed 500,000 songs released in the UK between the years 1985 and 2015 which is, you know, a load of songs.

And they found out that they're simply not as happy as they used to be. Shame.

The study's co-author Natalia Komarova, said: "Happiness is going down, brightness is going down, sadness is going up."

How fun.


Still though, it's not the absolute end of the world because these days, there's more "successful" pop music coming from female artists.

Every cloud, and all.

Oh well, let's just go listen to some Adele or Ed Sheeran or whatever sad mess the kids are into this days.