Let’s sing about “reproductive messages” baby

Apparently nine out of ten top ten songs in 2009 featured “reproductive messages” – which means they were about sex.

“Approximately 92% of the 174 songs that made it into the [Billboard] Top 10 in 2009 contained reproductive messages,” says SUNY Albany psychology professor Dawn R. Hobbs in Evolutionary Psychology. That’s right–“reproductive messages,” our newest favorite euphemism.”

Here’s how those songs were distributed across “reproductive” categories.

If its your thing – you can read the study of those songs here (pdf).

Via The Atlantic.

1 thought on “Let’s sing about “reproductive messages” baby”

  1. Im a big country fan and for a while i’ve had this ‘philosophy of why country music is better’ which id hypothesised just on what i’ve heard of country and what ive heard on the other radio stations… and this is great as it supports some of my points re: lyrics talking about commmitment and long-term stuff over other such points above. not that country is perfect but i think overall it’s a bit more wholesome and the harmonies are nice and it sounds relaxing and it’s fun live :)
    people don’t like it because it’s cool to not like it, but the top country chart stuff in this decade is really quite different to what you’re probably imagining anyway… eg – everyone seems to like taylor swift – she was just lucky enough to break over into mainstream, there are plenty of others like her!

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