The NBA playoffs are here, and everyone is asking the big questions: Who can beat Golden State? Who will be the postseason standout? And most importantly, which teams are name-dropped the most in music?
To celebrate the arrival of the playoffs, LyricFind has pulled together data on team mentions in song lyrics. As a result, they determined which teams and players among playoff qualifiers are mentioned most frequently. In fact, artists such as Drake, Migos and Lil Wayne have all name-dropped teams and players in their music.
According to the statistics, The Golden State Warriors take the crown for the most song mentions. As a matter of fact, they received 39 song mentions. Then, in second place, the Boston Celtics received 31 mentions. Following in third place, the Detroit Pistons received 30 mentions.
As for the players, Golden State’s Steph Curry leads the way as the most name-dropped player currently in the playoffs. In fact, he received 56 song mentions. Next, in second place, Houston’s Chris Paul received 47 song mentions. Check out Lyricfind’s infographic below to see the rest of the results below.
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics. In fact, the company holds licenses with over 5,000 music publishers. These publishers include Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. Another interesting point, LyricFind has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology. The company services clients like Google, Deezer, Microsoft, Pandora, and many more.
LyricFind is also the leading name in legal lyric solutions. Founded in 2004, the company is based in Toronto, Canada. LyricFind is led by founders Darryl Ballantyne and Mohamed Moutadayne.
LyricFind exists to fill the void of the most popular music content on the Internet: lyrics. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis. Additionally, LyricFind has a customized search solution available to licensees. This allows them to view options based on lyrics, and answer that age-old question of “What’s that song?”