What happens when you add up and compare 500 hip hop & 500 country music lyrics from top-charted US songs spanning decades? You get the worlds first Periodic Tables of Hip Hop and Country Music: where the top 118 words make up over 60% of each genre by volume, ranked by decreasing frequency.

Catching Karens Custom built periodic table of hip hop showing top 118 words by frequency used in 500 top-10 raps songs
Periodic Table of Hip Hop / Rap
Catching Karens Custom built periodic table of Country Music showing top 118 words by frequency used in 500 top-10 raps songs
Periodic Table of Country Music

Periodic Table of Hip Hop

Includes 500 top-charted songs between 1980 & 2016:

  • 332513 Total Words
  • 13610 Unique Words (4.1%)
  • These 118 words make up 60% (199,016) of all rap lyrics sampled (singularized)
Catching Karens Custom built periodic table of hip hop showing top 118 words by frequency used in 500 top-10 raps songs

Periodic Table of Country Music

Includes 500 top-charted Country songs between 1998 & 2016 (one song 1982)

  • 142398 Total Words
  • 5085 Unique Words (3.6%)
  • These 118 words make up 63% (89,867) of all country music lyrics sampled (singularized)
Catching Karens Custom built periodic table of Country Music showing top 118 words by frequency used in 500 top-10 raps songs
HIPHOPCOUNTRY
WORDFREQUENCYLYRICAL MASSRANKWORDFREQUENCYLYRICAL MASS
I126213.801I61004.28
The124803.752The48203.38
You96782.913You43623.06
*A77122.324*A39972.81
It72032.175And37462.63
And68582.066To28952.03
To61511.857It25901.82
Me52571.588Me21531.51
My50631.529In19231.35
That44971.3510That18661.31
I’m41261.2411My17441.22
In38711.1612On16171.14
On38501.1613Of14171.00
Like31980.9614I’m12660.89
Up29410.8815Your11570.81
We26010.7816Be11250.79
Got25420.7617All10500.74
Your25190.7618But9680.68
Get24560.7419Like9620.68
With23800.7220Don’t9600.67
N*gga21490.6521Just9570.67
Of21180.6422Up9140.64
All20580.6223For8850.62
Know20490.6224Know8710.61
So20370.6125When8350.59
What19870.6026We8190.58
For19790.6027This8150.57
Don’t19760.5928With8150.57
But17900.5429Love7960.56
This17590.5330Down7520.53
Be17420.5231So7500.53
Do16830.5132She6770.48
Just16260.4933Her6670.47
She16150.4934Go6540.46
They15990.4835There6500.46
Aint15930.4836Baby6280.44
Now15450.4637What6270.44
When14780.4438Out6190.43
No14690.4439Yeah6120.43
Cause14410.4340Got6020.42
Out14160.4341Do5800.41
If13070.3942Was5730.40
Can12560.3843Little5730.40
Down11870.3644Can5710.40
Make11790.3545Get5660.40
Go11650.3546Time5650.40
Yeah11570.3547Oh5520.39
Her11270.3448Girl5470.38
See10900.3349One5310.37
Bitch10800.3250If5200.37
Ya10400.3151Back5190.36
At10260.3152You’re4730.33
Let10220.3153Gonna4710.33
Shit9740.2954No4700.33
One9630.2955Now4600.32
Back9630.2956Way4550.32
Girl9470.2857Have4500.32
Baby9320.2858He4480.31
Was9060.2759Good4400.31
Say9000.2760Right4400.31
From8890.2761Make4360.31
Love8810.2662Wanna4220.30
Want8560.2663Night4210.30
Fuck8130.2464Ain’t4180.29
Right7710.2365Let4160.29
He7650.2366Never4070.29
Way7600.2367At4050.28
How7420.2268Were4010.28
Time7390.2269Take3950.28
Man7370.2270Here3950.28
Some7320.2271Can’t3940.28
Can’t7230.2272Want3930.28
Come7220.2273I’ve3840.27
Em7130.2174Day3830.27
Oh7010.2175Come3780.27
Money6920.2176Man3760.26
Then6740.2077Say3760.26
Them6580.2078Cause3650.26
Take6500.2079Where3630.25
Never6280.1980Been3590.25
Off6280.1981See3440.24
Yo6160.1982From3370.24
Give5960.1883Think3280.23
Wanna5950.1884Said3250.23
Here5920.1885About3190.22
Keep5610.1786I’ll3140.22
Not5580.1787Life3120.22
Ass5570.1788How3110.22
About5510.1789Well3080.22
There5490.1790Thing3080.22
Who5320.1691Feel3030.21
Or5310.1692Every3030.21
Tell5300.1693By3000.21
Put5300.1694Heart2950.21
Rock5190.1695More2920.21
NEed5190.1696Are2880.20
Hit5180.1697Not2860.20
Have5010.1598They2770.19
These4960.1599Could2730.19
Gottum4860.15100Around2600.18
Real4780.14101Long2510.18
Life4710.14102Gone2470.17
Said4700.14103An2440.17
Where4690.14104Old2440.17
Why4620.14105Need2420.17
Stop4570.14106Some2380.17
Are4550.14107Had2340.16
Look4370.13108Still2300.16
You’re4340.13109Home2220.16
I’ll4250.13110Too2210.16
Thing4240.13111Look2160.15
Wit4200.13112Keep2130.15
Think4140.12113His2110.15
Day4120.12114Who2100.15
Yall4120.12115Away2050.14
Call4120.12116Will2020.14
Us4110.12117Through2000.14
Could4080.12118Would2000.14
SUM 11819901659.85SUM 1188986763.11
ALL WORDS332513100ALL WORDS142396100

*Note: “A” & “As” may get lumped together due to singularity functions; Source code and lyrical data used available upon request.

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