The Top 100 Songs of All Time as Graphs and Diagrams

Billboard's top 100 list of all time—well, of all time since the Hot 100 list began in 1958 anyway—is a nostalgia trip through American music of the past half century. Even if you're a cold-hearted music snob, Nathan Yau's charts and diagrams are a fun, clever spin on these familiar old songs.

A few months ago, Yau made a poster of the American Film Institute's top 100 movie quotes in charts. Now he's done the same with chart-topping songs, translating the lyrics into abstract and playful data visualizations. The full poster is for your slow perusal below, and it's available to preorder for $29. [Flowing Data]


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