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The Most Popular Rhyme in the History of Pop Music Is …

What do the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, the Rolling Stones and Elton John have in common with contemporary artists like Justin Bieber, Adele and Kanye West? They all have the same favorite rhyme: “You/Do”. Slate has put together this insanely detailed analysis of pop music rhymes over the last 40 years and found that the simple word combination is the most popular rhyme in all of modern music. The story (and interactive charts that showcase the rise and fall of different rhyme combos over the decades) is an interesting look at the evolution of pop music and the timelessness of some songwriting staples …

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