Comedian Breaks Down Famous Hits Into Mathematical Graphs And Charts

It's hard to describe his brilliance.

Some people say music and math are closely related. They point to things linke sound waves, frequencies, and musical intervals. Some of them even argue that Beethoven used mathematics to write his timeless sonatas. 

But nothing compares to this comedian's mathematical approach.

Erik Tanouye, self-described as "America's favorite half-Japanese Twitter person," runs a hilarious Tumblr account called Song Lyrics In Chart Form. As you probably guessed, Tanouye uses his Tumblr to post images all-time greatest hits broken down to graphs and pie charts. His idea might sound simple and geeky at first, but wait till you see some of his images.


"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

"Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles

"Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon

"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters' "The Twist," Chubby Checker's "The Twist," The Top Notes' "Twist and Shout," and Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away"

"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith

"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra

"99 Luftballons" by Nena

"We Are the World" by USA for Africa

Nazareth's "Love Hurts," R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts," Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"

"(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" by the Beastie Boys

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

"Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" by Aerosmith

To see more spot-on examples of song lyrics in chart form, visit Erik Tanouye's Tumblr and follow him on Twitter.

(H/T: Distractify)

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