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a total of 857 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1958 & 2000, summarized as a sequence of 1 second time-lapsed versions for every week the original songs spent at No. 1. the result, called "Billboard," traverses 42 years of pop music history in 37 minutes, with songs appearing & disappearing every few seconds. some intriguing patterns emerge, such as the influence of the different Billboard ranking algorithms & the changing focus on music instruments over time.

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