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taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 12th May '08 10:31 AM

MOST COMMON FIRST WORD IN POP SONGS

My students are doing a school trivia quiz. Anyone know the answer to "Most common first word in pop songs?

If so, thanks!

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 12th May '08 10:37 AM

In this narcisisstic age, I'd wager "I" tops the list.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Mon, 12th May '08 10:52 AM

According to Wiki, the following are the top 10 most commonly used words in English:

1 the
2 be
3 to
4 of
5 and
6 a
7 in
8 that
9 have
10 I

- so one of those is probably your answer.



smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 12th May '08 11:33 AM

Doesn't google, but before I even opened the thread I thought it would be "I"....

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 12th May '08 12:50 PM

Thanks so much! As a result of your help, my class gets chocolate and glazed donuts.

Woohoo!

The answer is "I"

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 12th May '08 12:59 PM

I would have put money on "I," but I don't think it's narcissistic. The majority of songs by far are written about from the composer's viewpoint, so of course the lyrics would start with "I."


smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:47 PM

My second guess was "Virgil Cain"

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:52 PM

I do wish I could cram the donuts through the modum to you guys. Thanks for your help. The trivia game was some sort of advisory class group-building thingamajig.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Mon, 12th May '08 3:36 PM

"I" is a solid answer overall, but taking a closer look at specific music genres-

here are some possible suggestions: Note: none of these has been thoroughly researched or documented:
I usually does appear in the first sentence or verse


Hip Hop- Hey [bro'] or Byoch

C& W: She [e.g - got the gold mine- I got the shaft]

Instrumental: Twang [I got blisters on my fingers]

Folk: Virgil Cain

Sousa Marches: Hail

Game Show theme songs: Splooofus [is the best, the very best]


More feedback is welcome!
Al






















sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 13th May '08 6:45 AM

Smaug, quick come see, there goes the Robert E Lee

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Tue, 13th May '08 8:23 AM

I'd come see, but Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.....

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 13th May '08 8:44 AM

you take what you need and you leave the rest..

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 13th May '08 10:34 AM

I thought of 'I' but I would have guessed 'you'


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