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Lady Gaga vs other artists: a graph

March 22, 2010

It’s conventional wisdom that songs need to be heard 5-7 times before they ‘register’ on the listener (hence the motivation for payola).

Thanks to, and commiseration with, Mark, who helped inspire this graph.

3 comments

  1. Couldn’t be more true. I have found myself humming Lady Gaga (hey, is there an accepted shortcut for her name?) after one listen. Stupid Grammy’s.


    • Yeah, it’s “LaGa,” not to be confused with the popular foreshortening of LaGuardia, “LaGua,” not to be confused with a Frenchman asking for water in Spain “l’Agua”


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