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August 21, 2008 11:06 PM   Subscribe

The Frequency of Body Parts in Songs, by genre. NSFW

The other links on Fleshmap are also fascinating.
Heat maps of where people liked touch/be touched.
Locations by size where people like to touch/be touched.
via waxy
posted by graventy (27 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I highly doubt all those rap references to "head" were talking about the head pictured.
posted by graventy at 11:07 PM on August 21, 2008 [5 favorites]


But isn't that booty perhaps a bit too... too... Caucasian?

Just sayin'.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:14 PM on August 21, 2008


you forgot the "DUH" tag on this post.
posted by dopamine at 11:21 PM on August 21, 2008


What's this -- donkeys appearing in 0.62% of gospel songs?
posted by crapmatic at 11:24 PM on August 21, 2008


Jesus rode on one once, as I recall.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:25 PM on August 21, 2008


flapjax at midnite writes "Jesus rode on one once, as I recall."

A Tyrannosaurus rex, you mean.
posted by orthogonality at 12:01 AM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


That map of desire thing by size is pretty interesting, and definitely backs up common knowledge about the necessity of foreplay for women. The "be touched" map indicates dudes pretty much just want their Mr. Johnson attended to, while women have a wider variety of places they enjoy being caressed.
posted by schroedinger at 12:11 AM on August 22, 2008


I like big hands and I cannot lie?

Also: on the map of desire, apparently we are not only a predominantly right-handed species, but also right-breasted and right-assed. Huh.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 12:20 AM on August 22, 2008


A quarter (23.64%) of all hip-hop songs sampled include the word 'ass'? A quarter of all body-part words mentioned in a sampled hip-hop song are the word 'ass'?
posted by pracowity at 12:24 AM on August 22, 2008


I don't think it means they're talking about ass.
I'm a grown-ass man I ain't calling nobody delicious.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:54 AM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Damn, they don't include dancehall. I was looking forward to investigating pum pum/batty ratios.
posted by jack_mo at 1:45 AM on August 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


From the locations by size link - Select size of desire, woman, front. Now alternate between touch and be touched.

Seems like people like to touch the right boob much more than women like their right boob to be touched. No such disparity on the left boob.

Where's the LOLBUTTS tag?
posted by qvantamon at 2:01 AM on August 22, 2008


Wait until I show Mrs. Maxwelton she's wrong.
posted by maxwelton at 2:47 AM on August 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


schroedinger: "That map of desire thing by size is pretty interesting, and definitely backs up common knowledge about the necessity of foreplay for women. The "be touched" map indicates dudes pretty much just want their Mr. Johnson attended to, while women have a wider variety of places they enjoy being caressed."

Related (NSFW) comic book cover.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 4:57 AM on August 22, 2008


Useless, as it doesn't seem to distinguish between just regular thighs and Americanthighs, nor does it include her motor.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:11 AM on August 22, 2008 [4 favorites]


The method section is pretty weak.
posted by tybeet at 5:27 AM on August 22, 2008


Chuck Berry foiled them with clever double entendre.
posted by peeedro at 5:28 AM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I guess rap is an ass man.....
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:38 AM on August 22, 2008


I refuse to believe that "booty" appeared in only 0.38% of surveyed R&B songs because, in my experience, most R&B songs are actually called "Feelin' On Yo' Booty."
posted by uncleozzy at 5:52 AM on August 22, 2008


I don't know whether it counts as a mondegreen or not, but it was years before I realized that Madonna wasn't actually singing:

"Like a Virgin,
Touched on the crotch for the very first time,
Like a Vir-hir-hi-her-gin,
I feel your hard meat,
Next to mine..."

posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:33 AM on August 22, 2008


Can we get one of these for MeMusic? We'd just need a giant dick and a giant fist.
posted by Freon at 7:42 AM on August 22, 2008


Wow, more beautiful information and dada data . I love Fridays on (m)f.

toenail is in 0.09% of songs (all genres).

Well, that's good to know.

Their methodology doesn't indicate how they handled metaphorical usage of body terms.
I mean, how many countable terms are there in:
You can say 'I pricked my finger',
but you can't say 'I fingered my prick'.
(tip of the topknot to the late George Carlin)
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Oh, nevermind, here it is:

Note: Some body words have multiple meanings. For example, the word “back” tends to be used more as an adverb and adjective than as a body part. In cases like this, we do not treat the term as a body part; it shows up on the rebus as a gray dot.

posted by Herodios at 7:46 AM on August 22, 2008


Mrs. Landers was a health nut...
posted by mandal at 9:38 AM on August 22, 2008


"Mondegreen"

I learned a new word. Cool.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:00 PM on August 22, 2008


I guess it makes sense that Gospel is the least diverse in terms of number of body parts mentioned, what with it being about the Spirit and all. Interesting, though, that Folk is second most-diverse after Rap.
posted by jtron at 12:42 PM on August 22, 2008


what, no humps?
posted by sergeant sandwich at 8:06 PM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I want titles damnit! If I click on a toenail icon I want a pop up list of toenail mentioning songs. They gave us hypertext as if it made up for the lack of flying cars, and now they're not even bothering.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 1:10 AM on August 23, 2008


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