Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Songs Have Gotten More Verbose

Hat tip to MR.

Average word count of top-ten songs during the 1960s: 176

Average last year: 436

That is from Harper's Index, August issue. Economy of speech, anyone?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yeah, all of a sudden there's way too many words out there.
I miss the days of 'I got you babe.....'