Is Listening to Blake Shelton and Lady A Healthy for You?
Blake Shelton makes the Boston Public Health Commission's list twice.
Could listening to country music be healthy for you? Possibly, according to the Boston Public Health Commission, which released its list of the Top 20 Relationship Songs of 2011. The commission measures lyrical content in songs for "unhealthy" relationship themes such as manipulation, disrespect and the belief in sex as a relationship's main component, and "healthy" relationship themes, such as equality, trust and support.
Newlywed Blake Shelton makes the "healthy" list twice, with his positive love songs "Honey Bee" and "God Gave Me You." Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?" also lands on the "healthy" list, as married duo Shawna and Keifer sing of the various stages of a committed relationship. Rascal Flatts' duet with Natasha Bedingfield, "I Won't Let Go," Lady Antebellum's "Just a Kiss," and "I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery also made the "healthy" list. Scotty's debut song contains the reassuring lyrics, I'll love you to the moon and back / I'll love you all the time.
"Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5, featuring Christina Aguilera, "What the Hell" by Avril Lavigne and "Marvin's Room" by Drake weren't so lucky, landing on the "unhealthy" list.