Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics
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|Mon, 09-02-2013 - 11:19am|
According to Health Day News, hit songs celebrate drinking and drinking to excess. "Today's popular music often celebrates excessive drinking as a fun, beneficial pastime, even highlighting select booze brands in many lyrics, a new study finds.
Hip-hop, rap, R&B and country songs included references to Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel's whiskey, which is featured in half of the songs that mentioned alcohol, the study found. But rock songs had no alcohol references at all.
Music can have a particularly powerful influence, the researchers said, because American teens spend about two and a half hours each day listening to music" read more