10 Apr 2024

Song lyrics have become simpler and more repetitive, study shows

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 10 April 2024

Over the past 50 years, song lyrics have been getting simpler, particularly among rap and rock songs, as what we use music for has changed.

Analysing over 12,000 songs across different genres, researchers found that the lyrics of popular music have also become more emotional and personal.

Eva Zangerle is an assistant professor in the department of computer science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and she joins Emile Donovan to go over her findings.

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