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With all of these staggering possibilities, why do so many popular songs sound so similar? Especially when it comes to country music.

Surely the number of appealing melodies is far less than the number of unappealing melodies. Would anyone listen to a ten note melody utilizing just 2 notes?

Someone needs to write a program that looks at a music channel containing a million songs to empirically determine the number of unique appealing melodies and the number of repetitious appealing melodies. Then, by exclusion take the universe of unused melodies and see if any of them would be appealing. Since there are vast cultural differences in what constitutes an appealing melody, there must be a genetic component that determines who our brains process sound to sooth the savage beast. Has anyone used this data to assist jurists in deciding copy write infringement suits?