This is a report on the journal article “Songs as a Medium for Embedded Reproductive Messages”. I love the title – it’s very direct with the fact that sex and romance lead to babies. Songs are categorized by 20 themes ranging from Genitalia to Parenting.
It does give me pause that Country has high levels for parenting, commitment and fidelity assurance, and much lower for others (unlike Pop and R&B).
And this I really love, an analysis of 50 art songs and opera arias found identical thematic emphases to contemporary music!