The IdolAnalytics Database

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Unlike the Idol database, the song database is very difficult to present in an organized way. The database tracks all songs that charted from 1890 to present on Billboard's charts, in addition to all songs played on the radio for the 15 radio stations I polled during 2015 and all songs ever sung on American Idol. The result is over 40000 songs, each having data about its artist, popularity, and when it was released. This is linked to over 1.2 million song-plays surveyed in my Statistical Snapshot of American Radio, which says how frequently a given song is played. Here I've compiled some of the most interesting ways of displaying the information.