How many unique words are in AWOLNATION’s “Sail!”?

Wed Aug 10 22:11:19 2011 EST (-0500 GMT)

Many have heard me complain that I’m not a fan of AWOLNATION’s hit song “Sail!”.

One thing I often cite is how few unique words are in the song. I finally ran the numbers:

AWOLNATION’s four minute and twenty seconds song “Sail” has 85 words, but, only 36 of those words are unique!

Here’s how those 36 words break down:

sail! 12
my 7
it 6
on 5
blame 5
add 4
baby 4
maybe 4
lalalalala 4
i 3
i’m 2
is 2
should 2
this 2
how 2
myself 1
help 1
kill 1
different 1
listening 1
not 1
breed 1
for 1
a 1
an 1
in 1
made 1
love 1
show 1
mind 1
because 1
pride 1
sick 1
cries 1
angel 1
cry 1

Here’s the PHP script I used to do the analysis mattclare.ca/~mclare/blog/sail.phps

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