Looking to recreate the top 100 songs on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time? Well, you’re going to need a guitar, bass, drums…and 55 more instruments.
Thanks to symphonic pop songs from The Beatles and The Beach Boys and pretty much anything involving the giant sound of session musicians The Wrecking Crew, there is much more to popular music than just that simple, three-piece formula.
Berklee did a little bit of research and a lot of listening to come up with this infographic that, as an accordion player, can be a tad disheartening. Just one song??? How did none of weird Al’s polka medleys make the cut?
Source: Berklee Online
Lead Image via Katprimeau/Wikipedia