Songs about me: narcissism in popular music
A recent analysis of the last three decades of hit song lyrics shows a trend in recent years toward narcissism and hostility in popular music. Is today's popular music indicative of increasing self-absorption, or is defining a generation by the Billboard charts a bit of a stretch?
- Jean Twenge: Professor of psychology at San Diego State University and co-author of "The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement."
- Tom Moon: Music critic and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He's the author of "1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die."