Are you the kind of person who searches for song lyrics? Here are the lyrics people are looking for.

This survey comes from a site called Word List Finder. It focuses on American searches for song lyrics (they couldn’t be arsed to bother finding out about the literally dozens of people who live outside the U.S.) but it’s still kind of interesting. They do, however, insist that Canadians search for country lyrics than for any other genre.

Let’s start with the most-searched song lyrics in America.

  1. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Eagles, Hotel California
  3. Eminem, Lose Yourself
  4. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  5. Dolly Parton, Jolene
  6. Don McLean, American Pie
  7. Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way
  8. Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
  9. Taylor Swift, Love Story
  10. Britney Spears, Toxic

What about indie rock?

  1. alt-J, Breezeblocks
  2. Mac DeMarco, Chamber of Reflection
  3. Phoebe Bridgers, Motion Sickness
  4. Violet Femmes, Blister in the Sun
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Metal searches look like this.

  1. Metallica, Enter Sandman
  2. Ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train
  3. Black Sabbath, War Pigs
  4. Led Zeppelin, Immigrant Song
  5. Metallica, Master of Puppets

Punk searches shape up this way

  1. Talking Heads, Psycho Killer
  2. Green Day, American Idiot
  3. Green Day, Basket Case
  4. Clash, Should I Stay or Should I Go
  5. Clash, Rock the Casbah

Finally, here are the top rock searches.

  1. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Eagles, Hotel California
  3. Don McLean, American Pie
  4. Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
  5. AC/DC, Black in Black

The whole survey can be found here. In fact, there’s quite a bit more data to be found there.

Alan Cross

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