We all have our favorite songs but according to a new study conducted by researchers in London...Nirvana's, Smell's Like Teen Spirit is the most iconic song ever. According the Daily Mail, Computer scientist and musician Dr. Mick Grierson examined songs featured in seven ‘all-time best’ lists from sources like Rolling Stone and NME, and ran them through analytical software to compare their key, BPM, chord variety, lyrical content, timbral variety, and sonic variance. John Lennon’s “Imagine” took second place. U2’s “One,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” rounded out the top five.
According to Grierson, "We found the most significant thing these songs have in common is that most of them use sound in a very varied, dynamic way when compared to other records...his makes the sound of the record exciting, holding the listeners attention. By the same token, the sounds these songs use and the way they are combined is highly unique in each case.”
Keep in mind though, not every song was thrown into the analytical software...so even though we all know Nirvana is great there's a lot of other songs that may or could be beat it at as the top contender.
What do you think of all of this? Do you think Nirvana's Smell's Like Teen Spirit is the most iconic song?