Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Sing When You're Spinning

"[Musicologist Alisun Pawley] found that pub-goers most enjoyed crooning high-energy songs sung by male vocalists with high chest voices and fewer warbles (these qualities describe something known as an anthemic vocal performance). All the popular songs spent at least four weeks on the UK music charts. Crowds that engaged in sing-a-longs were normally younger and the later it was, the more likely it was they would sing. 'The later on in the evening, the more people sang along and we largely relate that to alcohol,' she says."