and I just realised - the first letter of song titles is not distributed uniformly randomly across the alphabet, it is apparently a function of the artist (I'm ignoring the trivial non-randomness of first letters of words).
Different artists tend to have song titles that bunch up in the alphabet. At least that is my anecdotal impression.
This needs quantification... I worry I will now be sample size limited. Maybe iTunes Shop search will aid me here.
Update: sparse sub-sampling supports the conjecture weakly.
I looked at 3 artists with medium sized offerings; Dixie Chicks, Björk and Violent Femmes.
Looked at fraction of songs (eliminating duplicates) with first letter in title starting at "S" or later..
Dixie Chicks: 9/32 ~ 28%
Björk: 22/79 ~ 28%
Violent Femmes: 14/85 ~ 16% !!!
Clearly it now time to pause and come up with muplicity of hypotheses as to what the cause of this is.
Obvious conjectures present themselves, but I think we need to look for subtle causalities, not trivial and politically incorrect generalisations.
Then we need predictions, and vastly more data, including actual authors of the songs since a small percentage are covers.
Quibbling about statistical significance and french fish will be ignored. This could be of cosmic importance!