Word Frequency Count in Song Fight titles

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Word Frequency Count in Song Fight titles

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We touch on this topic during the Tearing History Down episode of the Two Jerks One Vote Song Fight review podcast so I wanted to post it here.

The word frequency count for all Song Fight titles (not including Tearing History Down and Yes You're A Robot) is listed below. I did not include the words that only appear once, since that probably would have quadrupled the length of this already-lengthy list. For entertainment purposes only:

107 the
51 a
47 of
44 to
38 in
34 you
33 i
26 my
24 it
24 for
20 on
18 me
17 all
15 don't
15 be
14 your
14 and
13 we
13 is
11 i'm
11 at
11 are
10 up
10 man
9 so
9 out
9 not
9 no
9 down
9 day
9 back
8 with
8 time
8 red
8 love
8 like
8 it's
8 come
7 what
7 take
7 life
7 last
7 get
6 this
6 over
6 our
6 new
6 house
6 heart
6 half
6 from
6 do
5 was
5 that's
5 she
5 see
5 one
5 good
4 zero
4 want
4 there
4 that
4 than
4 robot
4 right
4 old
4 night
4 need
4 much
4 looking
4 kind
4 keep
4 here
4 have
4 happy
4 god
4 days
4 can
4 black
4 bad
4 baby
4 away
4 about
3 yourself
3 you're
3 world
3 will
3 who
3 were
3 under
3 turn
3 too
3 three
3 they
3 storm
3 school
3 rock
3 quiet
3 please
3 paper
3 only
3 oh
3 nothing
3 more
3 made
3 machine
3 look
3 let's
3 less
3 know
3 joke
3 if
3 how
3 home
3 hold
3 high
3 having
3 give
3 full
3 free
3 everybody
3 enough
3 dot
3 dog
3 death
3 dead
3 dark
3 dad
3 city
3 car
3 boy
3 blood
3 big
3 better
3 been
3 am
2 zombie
2 youth
2 year
2 words
2 woman
2 without
2 wish
2 why
2 while
2 where
2 when
2 welcome
2 wednesday
2 warning
2 wall
2 waiting
2 vs
2 two
2 tracks
2 top
2 tiny
2 thought
2 think
2 thing
2 thin
2 them
2 texas
2 tears
2 tank
2 sure
2 sub
2 style
2 strong
2 stone
2 steve
2 start
2 stars
2 spirit
2 speaking
2 space
2 soup
2 some
2 snow
2 sky
2 silent
2 seven
2 season
2 sea
2 say
2 save
2 saint
2 said
2 safety
2 run
2 road
2 riot
2 really
2 ray
2 race
2 puppies
2 promise
2 policy
2 pink
2 pill
2 pig
2 phantom
2 peace
2 part
2 other
2 orange
2 off
2 ocean
2 now
2 ninja
2 naked
2 mountain
2 morning
2 moon
2 monkeys
2 mind
2 middle
2 meant
2 mean
2 live
2 little
2 left
2 late
2 lasers
2 kiss
2 kick
2 just
2 island
2 hours
2 hot
2 hope
2 hollywood
2 hole
2 hit
2 his
2 her
2 heat
2 he
2 hat
2 hard
2 hand
2 had
2 gray
2 goodbye
2 going
2 go
2 girl
2 gettin'
2 future
2 funeral
2 fun
2 friends
2 friendly
2 french
2 floating
2 five
2 first
2 fire
2 fill
2 fighting
2 fat
2 fashion
2 far
2 failure
2 factory
2 everything
2 empty
2 ease
2 dreams
2 dream
2 double
2 door
2 disco
2 date
2 darling
2 d
2 crack
2 corner
2 control
2 coming
2 cold
2 circle
2 change
2 calls
2 call
2 bus
2 brother
2 bottom
2 bottle
2 bomb
2 block
2 blank
2 bitter
2 bite
2 before
2 beautiful
2 beat
2 bear
2 beach
2 art
2 april
2 an
2 alright
2 again
2 afternoon
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That's cool! I never thought to do that kind of analysis of the titles before. Made me think about trying to feed them into a word cloud generator:

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Seems like we have lots of red and black but not much in the way of other colors...
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Red is Deep Throat's favorite color, so it only makes sense. And Black Sabbath is the greatest band of all time. So I mean, naturally.
Lunkhead wrote:Seems like we have lots of red and black but not much in the way of other colors...
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The idea came from some curiosity about whether or not "Robot" appeared in SF titles more often than "Love". It doesn't. Love = 8, and Robot = 4 (5 after the Yes, You're A Robot fight).

Other interesting items:

"You" (34) appears a little more often than "I" (33). That seems to contradict the already-dubious claims proposed in that "Has Pop Music Lost Its Fun" BBC article discussed in the Top Scientists: Pop Music Is Getting Worse SFBB thread... until you add "Me" (18) and "I'm" (11) into that mix ["You're" (3/4) and "Yourself" (3) doesn't mitigate it much].

"No" (9) appears much more often than "Yes" (1, after the next fight), but some of that has to do with language instead of negativity. "No Relation" and "No Rush" aren't really negatives in any antipathetic sense, and you wouldn't use the word "Yes" in the converse of either of those phrases - "Yes Relation" and "Yes Rush" are not English language expressions.

Man (10)
Boy (3)
Woman (2)
Girl (2)
Just sayin'.
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OK then, prepare for a lot of titles that are combinations of "yes" + "girl"/"woman" + "{a color other than red}" ;)
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Jerkatorium wrote:Man (10)
Boy (3)
Woman (2)
Girl (2)
Just sayin'.
Updated October count:

Man (10)
Boy (3)
Woman (2) (3)
Girl (2)

Yay, parity achieved.

[jk. Please don't make the next title "Woman Woman Woman Woman Woman Woman Woman Girl".]
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