I read a report on Yahoo that 37% of top country songs feature references to drugs and alcohol. By comparison, only 14% of rock songs feature such references. I guess what was once “sex, drugs and rock & roll” is now “alcohol, drugs and country & western.”
But don’t worry – rock music is still about sex. Take, for example, Kid Rock’s “So Hott,” Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch,” and Nickelback’s “Figured You Out.”
Now let’s talk rap music. According to the Yahoo article, “a whopping 77 percent” of rap music references drugs and alcohol. And let’s not forget the sex. Just a few days ago protesters gathered against Viacom, parent company of BET and MTV. According to the NYT article, “the orderly, mostly black crowds are protesting music videos that they say degrade women, and black and Latino men.”
But shouldn’t they be protesting the rap artists and production studios themselves?
(Oh, yeah – click here if you don’t know what you get when you play a country song backwards)