Are you writing a song? Would you like it to be really catchy? Why not go with what works for everyone, and use the most popular words found in hit songs? I thought it was an absolutely brilliant lyric… My artistic sensibilities are wounded, I tell you. Owing to the stiff critique my first ever song lyric faced, I decided to look for other words that are popular in songs. If I can find enough, I can make a song generator. You know: list of first lines, list of second lines, list of third lines — join the dots between them and combine them anyhow you like, and voila! One perfect song lyric. Before we can start generating phrases, we need the words.
Can you name the 100 most commonly used words in song titles?
Where Did I Get The Data From?
If u ever needed, like , proof that the English language is f--ked , ya need look no further than this chart thang. Put together by David Taylor of Prooffreader , the chart below denotes the most common words used in the titles of songs that ranked on Billboard per decade, from to From the s on, Internet slang like "U," "Ya" and "Thang" have become more popular in song titles, following the rise of the texting and social media. Artists and listeners also seem to be developing a penchant for more crass language as "Hell" and "Fuck" have taken hold in the s.
Top 30 most common words found in 1 million songs.