Pop music lyrics are more sexualized now than they were in 1959, according to a new Brigham Young University study.
Yes, this conclusion was made through real statistical research - not by just turning on the radio and hearing Katy Perry sing about skinny dipping and a menage a trois in "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
The study, published last week in the journal Sexuality & Culture, looked at Billboard Hot 100 songs in 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009. The researchers discovered that "male artists’ lyrics, non-White artists’ lyrics in 1999 and 2009, and 2009 lyrics, were significantly more likely to contain sexualization."
And that's bad, bad, bad, the study declares, because of "recent research associating sexual content in media with adolescent sexual activity together with findings demonstrating a connection between exposure to objectifying media and self-sexualized behavior."
In other words, that demon rock 'n' roll is still out to get your children. So maybe things haven't changed that much since the '50s.
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