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  • The Secret Science of Pop, Tuesday, 21.00, BBC4

    About a decade ago some ABBA clip show on ITV tried to dress itself up by suggesting they had use of a “computer program” that was able to formulate exactly where their singles would have got in the chart had they been released today. This is a bit more scientific as Professor Armand Leroi discusses whether you can actually create a hit without having any great knowledge or interest in pop music – which he doesn’t – by using algorithms and statistical analysis. Among those pondering the success, or otherwise, of this method is that man again, Trevor Horn.

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