However, I find it hard not to at least try to draw some possible conclusions.
- The biggest hits are the biggest hits regardless of gender. The best songs win.
- Women like more songs and feel more strongly about the ones they do like.
- Men are more critical of the songs, loving fewer of them and showing lower levels of positive acceptance on the majority of the songs tested.
- Tempo may have a stronger impact on male positives (i.e. Zac Brown Band/Jump, Justin Moore/Point)).
- Ballads seemingly work better with women than for the men. (is that why Eric Church/Jesus, Lady Antebellum/Goodbye and Brantley Gilbert/Miles appears to do better with the females, for example? Or, is it that women understand the lyrical message better than the guys?)
- Six female singers make the male 55% pos+ ranker and five make the female listing, so you can't conclude that men don't like to hear women singers or that women prefer them).
- Sheryl Crow/Easy fails to make the top 25 with the women, but does rank better with the men. Carrie/Again scores more with women than the males, while Gloriana/Shake seems stronger with guys. Is it their personal image/vocal familiarity or the song driving these differences?
- Men don't like songs that flirt with women (Brent Eldredge)? Yet, if that's true, why does Luke do so well?