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What are the Most Common Words Used in Songs?

alex atkins bookshelf music“What would you think, if I sang out of tune?…” Remember the words of that classic Beatles tune? If you’re the type of music listener that pays attention to the lyrics of songs, ever wonder what are the most commonly used words in all popular songs? Music lover Sam Moreton decided to find out. He wrote an algorithm that analyzed one million pop songs. Presumably if you used all of these words in a song, you might have a top-40 hit. Here is the list of the most commonly used words in songs:

feel
love
take
time
never
life
die
eye
back
day
world
heart
man
night
girl
mind
away
live
dream
again

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