The Hubbert's Peak theory of rock n' roll

rock_to_oil_chart Peak music output, 1965. Peak oil production, in 1970. So there’s a five-year lag between good music/good production?

The folks at OverThinkingIt are being true to their name by overlaying Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest rock songs of all time with U.S. oil production history.
Their findings: our decline in oil resources matches the decline in good songs.

“Now, if only we could drill for some new reserves of pop music innovation. Perhaps there’s a new Motown hit machine waiting somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico, waiting to be unleashed. Let’s get drilling.”

I wonder what music is driving the expansion of natural gas production from shales?

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