Song: R Doesn’t Change

A song to be used in discussing how the correlation coefficient is invariant to linear transformations (or just reverses sign when values are multiplied by a negative number). The lyrics were written by Mary McLellan from Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas as one of several dozen songs created for her AP statistics course. The song may be sung to the tune of the 1980 song “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” written by Eddie Schwartz and popularized by Pat Benatar. Also, an accompanying video may be found at

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