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The Beatles

What can I say about The Beatles?. The most iconic band ever.

For this visualization I took the lyrics of 290 Beatles song’s and I analyzed the most used words. Do you guess wich one is the most used?… by far: LOVE.

The most used: love (701), know (464), oh (347), baby (293), go (281), well (264), say (259), come (251), get (239), can (232), want (226), now (225), got (222), see (216), like (199), yeah (186), just (184), girl (180), hey (173), tell (167), little (162), day (160), one (157), way (154), make (153), time (147), back (144), take (130), said (127), feel (125), good (125), right (125), look (121), never (121), cry (120), home (117), need (115), long (110), yeh (109), night (107), things (105), think (104), man (103), leave (99), waiting (94), please (93), mine (91), yes (89), hold (88), away (87), better (86), try (86), dance (84), heart (83), much (80), mind (76), ever (73)…

In the first image the words size are proportional to the number of times a word appears. In the next images the most used are bigger but there is no relationship between the word size and the visualization data.

Lot of songs, lot of data… I will post again about The Beatles.

5 Responses to “The Beatles”

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  2. Jeff Clark says:

    Hello Juan. Nice work with the word images. There is a nice balance between readability and clarity of the base image. Keep it up!

  3. juanosborne says:

    Thank you Jeff!!, It’s an honor to have a comment from you.

    We miss new posts from you in Neoformix.com!!!

    All the best!

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  5. [...] war. Ganze 701 Mal, um genau zu sein, taucht es in 290 ihrer Songs auf. Es muss ein wahrer Beatles-Fan sein, der diese Zahl – vermutlich in Dauerrotation sämtlich vorliegender Alben der Band – [...]

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