92% of Top Ten Billboard Songs Are About Sex
Via Scoop.it – interlinc
Get your heads out of the gutters, America’s musicians. We always knew that with all your nipple-showing and lesbian-kissing and crotch-grabbing that you’re obsessed with sex, and today we have the science to back it up …
Finally some science to back up what we already knew: mainstream music is rife with sexual content. The original study is very academic (yawn), but the results are something everyone in student ministry needs to read.
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Here are some of our other recent posts about the content of mainstream music and what you can do about it.
“This was maybe the most bleeped award show in history, and certainly among the lewdest … “
It seems most of the media outlets are ready to crown LMFAO’s song “Party Rock Anthem” as the feel-good song of the summer of 2011, as it’s spent the last 6 weeks at the top of the Billboard Top 100.
I can think of several examples (most of which I won’t post on this family-friendly blog) of words or phrases that have become “acceptable” to our culture because of their repeated use in music.
It gives me a bit of whiplash to go from “Firework” to Katy’s latest release “Last Friday Night (TGIF).” While I appreciate the homage to all things ’80s, the message of the song is wrong on so many levels that I don’t even know where to start.