This site’s got some brilliant visualisations of how often various body parts are mentioned in different genres of music.
Once you’re there you can drill down into the various genres and see what’s occurring.
Which is nice. But the best bit is that there’s a great feature where you can create a Rebus by copying and pasting bits of text into the box and the application pulls out the mentions of body parts and turns them into graphics.
I thought I’d give it a go, so I turned to one of my favourite artists – Craig David. And used his lyrics to create a couple of rebuses for myself. You can see the diversity of emotions that Craig deals with in his songs below.
From the romantic ‘face based’ soulful R&B of Rendezvous:
To the much more posterior focused “Booty Man”:
Simple but effective.