Valentine’s Day seemed like a good enough day to start this project. My Social Media handle was U2 Love and Logic, so half of it made sense. But should I at least have a plan? Stop being so Logical, and just get going.
Ok, ok, here I go.
Love, Love, Love
I had already played with the data for quite some time and knew that there could be a tie in with Valentine’s Day and Love. What is U2 but not Love. But can Love make Logic sexy?
Perhaps Twitter and Instagram aren’t the best tools to display histograms, even when I use a sexy pink color. Love appears in 73 of the 159 songs used in the analysis, but it would be impossible to display this on Social Media. Wait, ‘love’ is in 45.9%, almost 50%, of U2 songs!
|Song||Love Count||Song||Love Count|
|Hawkmoon 269||67||Zoo Station||3|
|Stand Up Comedy||62||Acrobat||2|
|Until The End Of The World||31||All I Want Is You||2|
|Red Light||30||Get Out Of Your Own Way||2|
|So Cruel||18||Helter Skelter||2|
|When Love Comes To Town||18||In God’s Country||2|
|Pride (In The Name Of Love)||17||Like A Song…||2|
|Summer Of Love||17||Miami||2|
|God Part II||12||Moment Of Surrender||2|
|Love And Peace Or Else||12||The Playboy Mansion||2|
|Love Is All We Have Left||12||Tomorrow||2|
|Magnificent||12||Two Hearts Beat As One||2|
|Ultraviolet (Light My Way)||12||Vertigo||2|
|Love Is Blindnes||11||Walk On||2|
|A Man And A Woman||9||Yahweh||2|
|Exit||8||A Day Without Me||1|
|Love Rescue Me||8||Beautiful Day||1|
|Where The Streets Have No Name||8||Do You Feel Loved||1|
|Drowning Man||7||Elvis Presley And America||1|
|Mysterious Ways||7||Get On Your Boots||1|
|Angel of Harlem||5||I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight||1|
|California (There Is No End To Love)||5||Lights Of Home||1|
|Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way||5||No Line On The Horizon||1|
|Miracle Drug||5||One Tree Hill||1|
|If God Will Send His Angels||4||Original Of The Species||1|
|In A Little While||4||Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of||1|
|Dirty Day||3||The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)||1|
|Every Breaking Wave||3||The Showman (Little More Better)||1|
|I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For||3||White As Snow||1|
|Red Hill Mining Town||3||Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses||1|
|The First Time||3||Wild Honey||1|
|The Unforgettable Fire||3||With A Shout||1|
|You’re The Best Thing About Me||1|
Again ‘Love’ is in 45.9%, almost 50%, of U2 songs! This is a rather stunning statistic for a Rock n Roll band that was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame the first year they qualified. Is there any other major band that puts so much love out there?
With so much love, how could I resist a custom heart box to share with the world.
Word clouds are fun, not very analytical, but fun. They are also a bit tricky. If the words are too long, they don’t fill out the shape well. If there are not enough words, again, the shape won’t display properly. But when they work, they look great, and make you smile. And every time you reload them, the words change up, so you can find one that is very visually appealing.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
U2 Love and Logic