Lyrics of popular songs have become increasingly simple over time, finds new study analyzing six decades (1958–2016) of popular music in the US. Simpler songs entering the charts were more successful, reaching higher chart positions, especially in years when more novel songs were produced. journals.plos.org/plosone…
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What is the WORST song lyric of all time?
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Cool beat and dark lyrics
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Slumber Party by Ashnikko ft princess Nokia. The lyrics make it even better.
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Do you guys find that you don't memorise lyrics like most people do?

I've heard that a common symptom of ADHD is that you often don't remember lyrics. A neurotypical person may have a few favourite songs and can sing along to them perfectly, even knowing the whole song without it playing.

For me I find that I am highly in tune with music, but much more with the structure, tonality and instrumentals than any of the lyrics. It's for this reason that I couldn't actually sing along to any of my favourite songs, but I know the tune off by heart.

Let me know if this sounds off or if you can empathise with this.

Thanks all.

**edit:

Definitely sounds like a few of you can remember lyrics easily and some reporting knowing 1000's by heart. A significant number of you however agree. Maybe this is more of a pattern among people who focus more of the music rather than the lyrics and the different relationships people have with music. I know personally if I wanted to memorise some lyrics I would have to study them. **

edit 2 This blew up 😲. Thanks for all the really varied and interesting responses. I think this goes to show the dichotomy amongst those with ADHD.

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What's a terrible lyric in an otherwise great song?
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If you're going to insist on turning every barbershop into a 1920's speakeasy because of Peaky Blinders, don't break the immersion by blasting Europop Techno with lyrics sung by an eight year old chain smoker.
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Musicians coming up with lyrics
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What are some terrible lyrics on paper that were saved by the delivery

I've been listening to Wildest Dreams a lot since the BillBoard list of best bridges of the 21st Century.

"He's so tall and handsome as hell. He's so bad but he does it so well" is admittedly not Taylor Swift's finest work but her delivery has just enough post-coital delirium to make the dumb lyrics work.

What are some of other examples of you not caring about the lyrics because the singer has a great delivery

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Without naming the song what's the one lyric that would give it away?
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the lyrics (surely) arent the pinnacle of Eminem's writing, but i think they're funny (plus, the beats are nice)
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Can we start a Taylor song lyric chain here?

Just comment the first verse of your gave Taylor song and others can complete it with you!

Edit 1: Holy shit! 281 comments! 😰 Keep going y'all!! I hope you're having fun! ❀️

Edit 2: OMG THANKS FOR THE AWARD!! <3

Edit 3: TWO MORE?! OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU GUYS!!

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my take on the mask art from the lyric video because it turned out it was traced :(
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TIL that the lyrics to Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" were inspired by the CPR doll Resusci Anne, a dummy used to teach people how to properly perform CPR. Trainees are taught to ask "Annie, are you OK?" while performing CPR on the dummy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
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Green Day - Pollyanna (Lyric Video) youtu.be/CRjNx5kZSsg
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[TOMT][SONG] Elton John song with lyrics misheard as "Roast beef, light of my life"?

My wife and I listened to an Elton John tribute act whilst on Honeymoon and it sounded like he sang "Roast beef, light of my life". I've listened to a lot of Elton John since, trying to figure out what the lyrics actually are and what the song is, but no luck.

Any ideas?

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taylor lyrics that you misheard

i thought this would be fun. what taylor lyrics have you misheard.

β€œlights are off, he’s taking off his clothes” style. i was like damn she’s getting to the point lol

β€œthe interview.” style. y’all i just realised several days ago it’s fade into view

β€œthere’s a lion on the couch” mine

β€œthe first eight men, i didn’t kiss em’ and i should have” our song

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Girl using rice to show lyrics v.redd.it/c0pwo5cl1h071
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The most common words in Metallica lyrics (excluding β€œand,” β€œthe,” etc. I left in β€œyeah” because...well, come on lol)
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Mac teaching Missed Calls lyrics to actress. v.redd.it/kx8hp88uvw271
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What song lyric hit you the hardest?
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The Village demo has the lyrics to 'Creep' written on a bottle.
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Artists' most bizarre/outlandish lyrics?

Two examples that come to mind:

>Flow, flow tighter than a dick in the butt

-Nicki Minaj, Roger That

>Tell that bitch back back, breath smell like horse sex

-Cardi B, Up

What are some other outlandish lyrics that artists have said?

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Is anyone up for a bit of a songwriting competition?! Maybe we get somebody to choose a title or a lyric and we all go away and have a week or two to write a song. No prizes, just for fun and practice!
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new death grips lyrics dropped
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Lyrics where you did a full 180Β°

'Heart full of equity, you're an asset'

  • Intentions by Justin Bieber and Quavo

I swear when I first heard this song, I was like, "Woo! This is kinda brilliant'. Then I joined r/popheads and the rest is history. Now, I honestly don't know how I liked it so much in the first place. Maybe its cos I study accountancy and it was refreshing to hear the words 'equity' and 'asset' in the same line. However, seeing the constant slander of these lyrics and Changes as a whole(I dint like the album, but I liked this song) my perspective changed.

Likewise, what are some lyrics that you loved first then kinda trashed it? Vice versa too. Also, what was the reason for it? Was it self realisation or the collective echo of other people?

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That time Feist changed the lyrics to her song for Sesame Street youtu.be/fZ9WiuJPnNA
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German 'gangsta rap' promotes anti-Semitic and misogynistic attitudes; Researchers in Germany say they have found evidence that young fans find performers "authentic" and are likely to adopt chauvinistic and anti-Semitic world views expressed in rap lyrics dw.com/en/german-gangsta-…
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When listening to foreign music, vocals are more like instrumentals because you can't understand them and treat them more for musicality than lyrics
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If spotify has a 'Lyrics Match' feature, why can't we look up the lyrics for every song.
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Even the security guard knows the lyrics v.redd.it/qwbphve5wb071
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Perfectly normal winter horrorland lyrics v.redd.it/62ti5v5gzdz61
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Blue by Eiffel 65 has the fun pop sound Millennials loved as kids and the lyrics about male loneliness and depression they can relate to as adults
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I just realized that the lyrics are actually kinda wholesome so I made this...
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Beefilton. Any lyric ideas?
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The Virgin vs Chad lyrics
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Anyone heard a song for the first time and the lyrics really hit you that hard that you started to cry?

I just finished a Studio Ghibli's film When Marnie Was There, and at the ending credits there's this OST "Fine on the Outside". The first line really caught my attention - "I never had that many friends growing up". Continuously listening and searching the lyrics on the net, the song just summed up my life. It's my first time hearing this song and it hit me so hard I started to cry. And as I type this, I'm still crying. Never had a song that I really could relate into. It's like my thoughts are reflected and feelings are reflected in this song. And this is what I'm feeling right now. Fine on the outside. πŸ₯Ί

Edit: didn't expect that this will blow up. Anyways, our redditor friend (thank you!), made a playlist on some of the songs that was commented early on. You can check this out:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6bVUaAgVbDUgal8UXKiGc4?si=8e6KQWfjSJWVPzlt14lKTA

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Which language do you prefer in song lyrics?

sorry "native" (English) is missing in line three

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What are some Taylor Swift lyrics wherein she references another song of hers?

These can be direct mentions of other song titles of hers or indirect allusions to other tracks and lyrics.

Off the top of my head, this line from This Love comes to mind:

"In silent screams and wildest dreams I never dreamed of this"

Please share the ones that you can think of!

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What are your favourite lyrics?

I've watched the show twice now, and for me, nothing beats "Darryl is now played by a broom on a stand." Gets me every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkAjUBtn_TM

My favourite complete songs are probably Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too and Let's Have Intercourse - clearly I'm Team Nathaniel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dep0Fq6XnWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Ex9gyOmp0

I've picked my hill to die on. Anyone want to fight me?

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What song are you embarrassed to know all the lyrics to?
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What song lyric makes a hot tune but terrible life advice?
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What songs sound happy but have dark lyrics?
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What's your favourite lyrics from a song in a Disney movie?
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