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British People Singing With American Accents Not Just Trying to Sound Cool

Rather, they are doing what comes easiest. "Studies in the past have suggested that non-American singers willfully put on American accents," says a New Zealand–based researcher, but he's found that an "American-influenced accent is the default when singing pop ... We do it automatically; it doesn't require any effort." Science, always doing its part to defend Mick Jagger's rep. [Telegraph UK]