Study: Country Music Has More Drug References Than Hip-Hop

It’s funny. One might reasonably think that out of any musical genre, rap, rock, or punk musicians would make reference to drugs in their lyrics the most. But one would be wrong as hell. According to a study conducted by drug rehabilitation and recovery resource site, country music, as it turns out, makes reference to drugs more than any other genre.

From the study:

“Using data collected from Songmeanings API, we first examined whether or not drug references have become more prevalent over time. The data suggests alarmists may have a reason to worry, as the number of illicit substances mentioned in song lyrics spiked between 1970 and the mid-2000s. However, the trend took a curious dip after that time period, approaching similar levels to the early 1990s in 2013… ”

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