Wednesday, August 03, 2005

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Listening to this song today on the radio, and a thought occurred to me. What is the ratio of words in this song to the length of the song?   So I counted the words (and this doesn't count the number of times that the chorus is repeated) and I found that it has 370 words. I fired up iTunes, and found the length of the song is about 4 minutes, so that would be 240 seconds. Doing the math, and we find that we have a little more than 1.5 words per second. Now, if you figure in the repeats, we probably have closer to 2 words per second.... Pretty amazing, if you ask me. Anyone got a song with more words per second?

1 comment:

MegaManJuno said...

Not sure if it has more or less, but the Barenaked Ladies song "One Week" is probably up there a ways on the list.