Love, swearing, sex and money! How lyrics are changing

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
May 1 2022 - 8:30pm
SING ME A LOVE SONG: Swearing, money and sad words have increased in song lyrics over the decades, while love songs have declined but remain the most popular.

Those of us who lived through the '50s and '60s - and that, I suspect, would be most of the readers of The Senior, including I admit, Yours Truly, enjoyed the loved-up, positive, happy vibe which resonated through the music scene.


Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm the senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487495 805