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Oscillations in Americans’ musical tastes (and moods), from Tableau Public

The moments in my life which have impacted me the most are all colored by music. Songs by The Smiths are woven into the fabric of my childhood bedroom, the summers in NYC filled with a fresh smell and Biggie songs, and stressful evenings relieved by the soothing humming of Kid Cudi. 2020 has certainly been no different. I am more aware than ever now of changes bubbling underneath the surface, heightened or brought about by the hectic slew of events which this year has brought. …


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Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, with nearly 300 million users as of 2020. It is also a data analyst’s dream, with publicly available metrics on everything from broad topics such as the top songs in the past month, to minutiae like the “speechiness” (how many words are in a track) of your favorite song. Today, we’ll be looking at how to scrape the Top 200 songs on Spotify for every day for the past year using Python’s Beautiful Soup and Pandas. …

Jennifer Franklin

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