New Video: When Did the ’80s Die?

Anyone who has been in touch with us here at MusicID over the past few years has likely been walked through one of our favorite examples of a startling insight, in which we look at the Billboard 200 during the early ’90s to see how the hottest new thing in music, Nirvana, did in the charts versus the biggest figure in all of pop at that time, Michael Jackson.

Conventional wisdom tells us that ’80s music officially died out with the rise of grunge. But is this the whole picture?

We recently reworked this discovery into a fresh video, which we’re delighted to share with you now. If you prefer text, you may read the revamped case study as a PDF here.

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