10 Comments on "Swedish Invasion"

  1. It’s interesting how the foreign influences really do come in waves (i.e. that the red spikes can be labeled with one country, not several).

  2. I think that each spike is really just a single song that was #1 for several weeks, which is why it can be labeled with a single country–for the smaller countries at least.

    You can see the Beatle Mountains in this graph too–I thought I should see it in the group-size graph. Although in this one it’s more like the Beatle Canyon.

  3. Shouldn’t there be a be a small UK spike in 2006 for James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”? (as much as we want to deny that that song ever existed…)

  4. You oughta know, because it’s all coming back to me now, but 1996 was a double shot of Alanis and Celine.

    98 was Shania, more Dion, and a bit of Sarah McLachlan. You USians sure seem to like our female vocalists: that last spike must be Nelly Furtado.

  5. 2002’s Canadian bounce must be Avril Lavigne. And the uptick for Australia in 1998 — is that Natalie Imbruglia?

    Oh, and 1994 Sweden: ACE OF BASE

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