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Apr 27, 2011, 09:42AM

Songs Lyrics Are Becoming More and More Narcissistic

"The researchers find that hit songs in the 1980s were more likely to emphasize happy togetherness, like the racial harmony sought by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder in 'Ebony and Ivory' and the group exuberance promoted by Kool & the Gang: 'Let’s all celebrate and have a good time.' Diana Ross and Lionel Richie sang of 'two hearts that beat as one,' and John Lennon’s '(Just Like) Starting Over' emphasized the preciousness of 'our life together.'"

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Randall Erkelens


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