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February 19, 2014

An Analysis Of Money, Love, And Sex In Music

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What is the issue?
What if you could see, in one second, how often a certain word or phrase was used in the most popular songs of the past decades? Guess no longer. Each graph below shows how often certain words have been used for each of the most popular songs since 1960.

The horizontal axis is the year of the song and the y-axis is the song’s popularity according to Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles. Each cell represents a song. The more red a song is, the more often that particular word appears appears in the song. For example, if a song has 5 “love” words and a total of 100 words in the entire song, that song is assigned 5% and a particular shade of color. TC mark

1. Baby

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Baby
image – Nickolay Lamm

2. Body

Body image - Nickolay Lamm
Body
image – Nickolay Lamm

3. Boys

Boys image - Nickolay Lamm
Boys
image – Nickolay Lamm

4. Curse Words

Foul image - Nickolay Lamm
Foul
image – Nickolay Lamm

5. Girls

Girls image - Nickolay Lamm
Girls
image – Nickolay Lamm

6. Happy

Happy image - Nickolay Lamm
Happy
image – Nickolay Lamm

7. Hate, Kill

Hate, Kill image - Nickolay Lamm
Hate, Kill
image – Nickolay Lamm

8. Heart

Heart image - Nickolay Lamm
Heart
image – Nickolay Lamm

9. Home

Home image - Nickolay Lamm
Home
image – Nickolay Lamm

10. I Love You

I Love You image - Nickolay Lamm
I Love You
image – Nickolay Lamm

11. Kiss

Kiss image - Nickolay Lamm
Kiss
image – Nickolay Lamm

12. Lonely

Lonely image - Nickolay Lamm
Lonely
image – Nickolay Lamm

13. Love

Love image - Nickolay Lamm
Love
image – Nickolay Lamm

14. Money

Money image - Nickolay Lamm
Money
image – Nickolay Lamm

15. Rain

Rain image - Nickolay Lamm
Rain
image – Nickolay Lamm

16. Sad

Sad image - Nickolay Lamm
Sad
image – Nickolay Lamm

17. Sex

Sex image - Nickolay Lamm
Sex
image – Nickolay Lamm

18. Sexy

Sexy image - Nickolay Lamm
Sexy
image – Nickolay Lamm

19. Smile

Smile  image - Nickolay Lamm
Smile
image – Nickolay Lamm

20. We, Us

We, Us image - Nickolay Lamm
We, Us
image – Nickolay Lamm

21. Weed

Weed image - Nickolay Lamm
Weed
image – Nickolay Lamm

This post originally appeared at MyVoucherCodes.

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