Rolls Royce: Most Preferred Brand Name In Pop Song Lyrics

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Rolls Royce officially tops the list of brand names which have made it to the lyrics of pop songs, says Bloomberg study.

We have come across lyrics of Billboard Top 100 which feature car names. From Corvette to Gallardo, there has been brand and model names which got to garnish a chartbusting number in the past and present. So, Bloomberg got down to dig a bit more and find out which brand name is loved by pop song writers. Simply put, which brand name was used the most in pop songs. And Rolls Royce has emerged the winner.

As per the report, eleven out of the top-20 songs in the past three years have mentioned Rolls Royce. Artists like Future, The Weeknd, and Kodak Black are the ones which have preferred to use the Rolls-Royce name in their lyrics. The four cars in Rolls-Royce’s portfolio have got their own mentions, with the Wraith edging out the Dawn, the Phantom and the Ghost to be the most-used model name.

Ferrari comes in with nine song mentions on the second spot. Separating the top two from the rest of the car badges is Hennessy cognac brand. Porsche takes the fourth rank with seven mentions.  Chevrolet and Lamborghini come in fifth, with Bentley, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz wrapping up the top 5.

The Rolls Royce Wraith emerged victorious with four mentions, when pitted against its siblings.

The lyrics of all top-20 songs which featured on Billboard Hot 100 from May 2014 to May 2017, were analyzed to prepare the report which validates that eight of the twelve brands which were mentioned in the lines were of carmakers.

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You do see a lot of Rolls Royce cars in music videos. It instantly adds a lot of bling, show and opulence to the frames. If this list was about the brand which has made the most number of appearances in music videos, we would have had bigger numbers and more contenders fighting for the top honors.

Source: Bloomberg