Monday, February 04, 2008

Hit Songs and substance abuse

My TV crapped out the other night (R.I.P.). To help pass the time I watched "Half Baked" the other night...a DVD I ordered on a whim in my undergrad days (oh so long ago). Anyway, I couldn't help but click on a story about the percentage of popular songs that mention substance abuse.

Researchers tracked the top 279 songs as measured by Billboard last year. How many mentioned substance abuse?

1 in 3!

Rap was the top, but Country, interestingly, was in second place. Then again, I can remember swaying along to "There's a Tear in My Beer" at the Tavern on the Beer (yes, a real place, also RIP) in Western New York.

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