Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" ranked among the most simple, while her song "E.T." was among the smartest.(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/AFP)
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The research took lyrics from 225 songs that topped U.S. charts since 2005 and used standard tests that determine the reading difficulty.On the flip side, the only song that scored below a first-grader's reading level was Canadian metal band Three Days Grace's "The Good Life".Pop star Katy Perry also had songs on both extremes.Among genres, Mariah Carey's songs were the smartest among pop artists, while Eminem ranked on the top of the hip-hop chart.The study looked at songs that spent at least three weeks on the Billboard singles charts for pop, rock R&B and hip hop or country.
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