The Most Timeless Songs of All Time by Matthew Daniels

Until recently, it was impossible to measure the popularity of older music. Billboard charts and album sales only tell us about a song’s popularity at the time of its release. But now we have Spotify, the streaming service that lets people choose from all music, new and old. Tracks with fewer plays are fading into obscurity. And those with more plays are remaining in the cultural ether. This piece examines every song that ever charted, 1990 - 1999, and ranks them by number of plays on Spotify, today.

Published by Polygraph