When it comes to explicit content in music, “clean” and “dirty” can be subjective. What one person considers to be objectionable language could be seen as totally harmless by another. Some of us think “WAP” is hilarious, while others clutch their pearls over it.
Nevertheless, a new report by All Home Connections seeks to crown the cleanest and dirtiest musicians by identifying the top 10 recording artists who swear the most and the 10 who swear the least in their songs. The digital services provider looked at the top 200 songs from the past year on Spotify to determine the most popular recording artists. From there, they removed repeat artists and compiled a list of artists that had been in the top 200 for the past year at least 100 times. Once they determined their list of artists, they used Genius to scrape all of their lyrics and used the word count and number of curse words present in each song to determine the percentage of swears in each artist’s lyrics.