Song Trending

Heavy Metal Business Intelligence: A Visual Data Exploration of Metallica's 30 Years on the Road

Song trending over time, sliced by album with calculated trend lines. Only songs that were actually played will show up. Click on the album cover to change the graph. It's interesting to note that after the initial promo tours ended, songs from Load and St. Anger practically dropped off the setlists.

Show and song data from, location and distances calculated by Google Maps API, song length data from MusicBrainz database, visualization software by Tableau Public, and putting it all together courtesy of Me.

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  • ReLoadRules!#1

    Beyond Magnetic dot FTW!

    • Ryan Robitaille

       maybe we can add some more dots to that this June!

  • Jhatzi99

    Excellent work and presentation! 
    For song trending, I think a “number of times played in a year”/”total concerts that year” graph would be more meaningful as there is a huge variation of the number of shows per year.

    • Ryan Robitaille

      That is a great idea. Thanks. Makes sense!