Google’s ‘Music Timeline’ microsite visualizes music trends from 1950 to present, by popularity. Besides being informative, it is also interactive, and that makes it fun to mess around with.
In the interactive version you’ll have some really interesting options to choose from. When you click on one of the genres, for example, you’ll get a more detailed visualization of that genre’s popularity along with a list of the most popular albums of the time in that genre.
Interested in how your favourite band’s popularity changed over the years? No problems, you can also search by album or artist. Here’s how it looks for Black Sabbath, for example:
Cool, ain’t it?