You might've thought that music is one thing that can escape the current 'big data' trend of mapping, charting and quantifying everything; but that's where you're so, so wrong — at least according to Flowing Data's Nathan Yau.

He's put together a series of graphs that try to explain the best songs of all time in elegant black-and-white graphs, obtainable in poster form. The probability of Carly Rae Jepsen getting a call from her neighbour? About 70% in three days, according to Yau.


The 24" x 36" poster should be available for $24 late October, for those of you with the requisite wall space/spare cash/culturally well-endowed friends. [Flowing Data via FastCo]