WATCH: The music we love; is it being ’dumbed-down’?

Have you ever wondered how intelligent you have to be to enjoy your favourite chart hits?

WATCH: The music we love; is it being ’dumbed-down’?

Apparently not all that book-smart.

Texan data-analyst, Andrew Powell-Morse, took a look at 225 recent Billboard chart hits that stayed at the top for three weeks or more.

His findings?

The lyrics of our new favourite songs are written for a third-grade reading level.

For the non-American in us, that’s the reading level of eight to nine year-olds.

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