We don't often think of pop music as educational. It's usually considered to be the very opposite. But, we don't give pop songs enough credit for teaching us about all the important stuff in life: love, loss, and ... spelling.
Yes, spelling, as in Jay-Z's "H to the Izzo" or John Mellencamp's "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A" So, move aside Schoolhouse Rock!, we're looking at hit songs that literally spell out their hooks.
Before we begin, we wanted to spell one thing out: We don't feature any strong language in this article, but note that many of the songs themselves do have explicit lyrics.