Hit songs may be brainwashing you to drink more

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Drinking songs date back to the Middle Ages. So it’s not particularly surprising that a study of recent hit recordings finds nearly a quarter of them mention alcohol—and almost always in a positive light…

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“Many of the artists of these songs—particularly within the urban genre—have agreements with alcohol companies to promote their brand. Thus, alcohol companies may be indirectly promoting brand-specific alcohol use among underage youth through sponsorship of popular artists.”

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