Lyrics that may have skewed the sample

Now, after a computer analysis of three decades of hit songs, Dr. DeWall and other psychologists report finding what they were looking for: a statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music. As they hypothesized, the words “I” and “me” appear more frequently along with anger-related words, while there’s been a corresponding decline in “we” and “us” and the expression of positive emotions.

 

I’m gonna kill you, asshole,
I love me,
I’m gonna kill you asshole,
I love me

from Kill You, Love Me by The New Self Esteemers

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My skin is lookin’ good,
My hair is lookin’ good,
My teeth are lookin’ good,
My nails are lookin’ good

CHORUS:

I’m so (pretty)
I’m so (beautiful)
I’m so (gorgeous)
I’m so (fabulous)
Damn, I’m good

from (‘Scuse Me While I) Kiss This Guy by Steve Loves Steve

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I hold you in low regard
But I think I’m all that
I hold you in low regard
But I think I’m all that
Yeah, yeah, I’m all that
Yeah, yeah, I’m all that
Yeah, yeah, I’m all that
And you suck

from Yeah, I think I’m All That by Sir Obviously

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Bitch, I’m gonna mess you up
Tear off your face
Dry it and use it for an ashtray

from Try a Little Tenderizer by Sandy Aggro