The Most Commonly Used Words In Billboard Pop Song Titles, By Decade

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Over at Prooffreader, data nerd extraordinaire David Taylor has charted the most-used words from pop song titles by decade, from 1890 (which, who even knew Billboard rankings have existed since the 19th Century?) to present. The most common words from the 2010s? "Hell," "Yeah," "We," "Fuck," and "Die." Sounds about right.

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Taylor has more analysis (including the songs that correspond to the words), and details on his methodology (including the code he used), here. If music-themed data is your jam, see here and here.

[Prooffreader via Animal]

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Gothamite88
Gothamite88

Bout to go throw my new joint "Hell Yeah, We Fuck and Die" on Soundcloud real quick.