I was thinking about creating a songbook divided by male/female songs or perhaps by genre, and I noticed that less than 25% of my songs are sung by females. I analyzed The Foundation discs and discovered it to be approximately 33% female.
Why is this? Are there simply more popular charted male songs in the world? Are there any paks or sets I can get to even this out a bit?
[This message has been edited by Grateful (edited December 20, 2002).]
I've noticed that too, and often wonder why myself. It seems like on "Spotlights", there are often more male artists's songs. However, I do have a collection of Star Series for female single artists; Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, The Bangles/Go'Go's, Carole King, to name a few, and other's from different manufacturers. Also, I have taken advantage of the custom disks. I understand why KJ's would prefer the 15 song discs over the Star Series though.
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Speaking strictly from a factual point-of-view - not subjectively - Yes, exponentially more male songs than female. Charted and/or non-charted songs alike. Pop music is a male dominated industry for the past 50 years (business, production, artists). Take a look at the inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or the R&B Hall of Fame, etc.
It would be interesting to see the exact number of male songs vs. female songs that we've done, or that are listed in the Billboard "Hits" books.