It’s Been A ‘Sweary’ Good Year

Posted by Anne-Sophie | December 22, 2015 | arch-MUSIC

We’ve used our  ‘Lyrics’ feature to analyse all the songs on Deezer and determine which artists, albums, songs and genres use the most vulgar, filthy and obscene language. It turns out it’s been a ‘sweary’ good year.

Artists

The ultimate foul-mouthed offender and artist coming in at number one is Lil Wayne. His salacious and raunchy tracks makes up two of the top ten songs with the most swear words including his hit, Beat the S*** taking the number one spot with 188 offensive terms. Also, topping the list of musicians who have the filthiest mouths are Snoop Dogg and his genius lyrics at number two, the arsenal flows of Jay Z at three, the late/great 2Pac at four, with DMX and his nasty language taking the fifth spot. The extensive list of words includes everything from b*stard, f*ck, sh*t and beyond.

Top 10:

  1. Lil Wayne
  2. Snoop Dogg
  3. Jay Z
  4. 2Pac
  5. DMX
  6. Eminem
  7. Rick Ross
  8. Busta Rhymes
  9. 50 Cent
  10.  Ice Cube

Listen to our playlist here:


Albums

Micky Avalon’s self-titled glam rap record about Hollywood’s seedy underbelly and the ugliness of his own life secures the number one spot and smashes the rest, cursing a total of 3,094 times. 2Pac’s albums obtain four places in the top ten list, with All Eyes on Me fortifying its position at number two using more than 1,000 profane expressions. Additionally, the lyric smith that is Lil Wayne, respectively locks the number eight and nine spots with I am Not a Human Being II – followed by Still Smokin and Leaned Out. Lastly, in at ten is Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf by The Game.

Top 10:

  1. Micky Avalon, Micky Avalon – 3,094 curse words
  2. All Eyez on Me (2 disc version), 2Pac – 1,091 curse words
  3. Until the End of Time, 2Pac – 800 curse words
  4. Turn Up Why Turn Down, DJ Dallas Green – 779 curse words
  5. All Eyes on Me, 2Pac – 752 curse words
  6. R U Still Down? (Remember Me), 2Pac – 740 curse words
  7. I Am Not a Human Being (Deluxe Edition), Lil Wayne – 722 curse words
  8. Still Smokin and Leaned Out, Lil Wayne – 700 curse words
  9. Anarchy, Busta Rhymes – 677 curse words
  10.  Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, The Game – 675 words

Genres

Unsurprisingly we’ve also identified rap as the number one genre which uses an abundance of lewd and crude language in 71.8% of its music. This is followed by the spoken word, having profanity make up 9.99% of the lyrics and electric coming in at third with an average of 6.64%.

Top 10:

  1. Rap – 71.8%
  2. Spoken Word – 9.99%
  3. Electric – 6.64%
  4. Rock – 5.57%
  5. R&B – 5.31%
  6. Reggae – 5.06%
  7. Soundtrack – 2.14%
  8. Avant Garde – 2.03%
  9. Folk – 1.74%
  10.  World – 1.35%

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