Anyone watching the World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil saw how devastating the 7-1 loss was for Brazilians, Yahoo News reports. Stunned fans cried openly in the stands; photos of tearful Brazilians proliferated; and bleak newspaper front pages dominated the newsstands the next day.
Now here’s another depressing data point from the rout. According to Spotify, in the hours following the World Cup match, the Pharrell song “Happy” was played far more often in Brazil than it had been before the match started.
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