More examples of "word power" = quantity.
Kanye West has a larger vocabulary than Bob Dylan, according to study
"The results are fascinating: Eminem has the largest vocabulary, and it’s not even close. His 8,818 words are nearly 2,000 more than second place finisher, Jay Z (6,899). Tupac is No. 3 at 6,596 words. Sensing a trend yet? Of the top six artists with the largest vocab, five are hip-hop acts. No. 4 is Kanye West (5,069) — though it’s not clear if musixmatch counts made-up Yeezus words like “swagoo” and “cray” as part of that number. No. 6? The Black Eyed Peas, sigh.
Bob Dylan is the only non-rapper in the top six with a lexicon of 4,883 words. Bilingual musicians Julio Inglesias and Andrea Bocelli follow in the No. 7 and 8 positions.
Other noteworthy placements: Prince (No. 11), Pink Floyd (18), R.E.M. (21), Madonna (24), Queen (36), Taylor Swift (40), Rihanna (49), and Led Zeppelin (62). As for The Beatles? They have the 76th largest vocabulary of top-selling artists, proving that popularity and word power aren’t necessarily correlated."https://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/ ... abs-music/
"Love, Love, Love": The Beatles Kept It Simple, Word-Wise
"The Fab Four used just 688 words in their first three albums compared to 1890 used by Elvis Costello and 1748 by David Bowie.
In the Beatles' defense, it can be noted that they used these words effectively — and that they used them correctly.
The Beatles can claim no generational excuse, as bands of their era were using richer vocabularies than they are today, following a steady, decade-by-decade decline. Perhaps the Beatles's early verbal economy might be chalked up to regional custom?"https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/blo ... word-wise/