Settling The Debate On 'The Most Famous' Band.
by People Power Monday, August 1, 2016

If you like music, this is a fascinating flip on how we usually think about bands.

Click through and for any year it will tell you who the most famous band that was formed in that year. Interesting because why? 

Well - though I am not a fan of (say) OASIS - I had kind of expected them to be on the list. But they're not, because the same year that they were founded a little band from the South also got going ... Radiohead. a LOT more famous.

I was also surprised to see that Pink Floyd was not only the most famous band to have formed in 1965 - but actually to be the most famous band form the 60s .... really? The Beatles? Zeppelin? 

And then you think ... The Beatles were formed in 1957 - and yes they were the most famous band formed in 19657 - and indeed there 50s - and of course Zeppelin formed in 1970.

So how do we measure 'famous'? Turns out it isn't really that rigorous - but it's a start ...

'PrettyFamous' created a customized Band Score on a scale of 1 to 100 based on a weighted average of a band's Wikipedia page views in the last 30 days, page views of album releases and total number of Spotify followers.

BTW - The Beatles most popular song on Spotify ?

Here Comes The Sun.

Take that Lennon / McCartney.