SLIPKNOT and Machine Gun Kelly are among top artists who use swear words in songs, new study finds.
The experiment was conducted by Lottie.org, which surveyed thousands of songs from the 1950s to the 2010s across various genres. Their findings show that song lyrics in the 2010s have 14 percent less “love words” in them than songs in the ’50s did. And, on the contrary, song lyrics had 7 percent more swear words in them in the 2010s than the ’50s.
“Sh*t” was the most-commonly used swear word in songs in the 2010s, followed by “b*tch” and “hell.” Lil Wayne was ranked the No. 1 artist who uses curse words in their lyrics. No rock or metal artists made their way into the Top 10, but SLIPKNOT were ranked No. 33 and MGK was No. 41, according to a report.
In 2019, one SLIPKNOT fan created a word cloud out of all of the band’s song lyrics found that the most commonly used word is ‘never.’ Runners up include ‘away,’ ‘inside,’ ‘just,’ and, of course, ‘f*ck.’