Year In Review

2017 in Review Below are highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Report, 2017 in Review. To download the full report, please click here.   2016/2017 By The Numbers Notable Players Arti...


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The Q4 Trend Report

Q4 Trend Report Below are highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Q4 Trend Report. This report details the compositional and industry trends relating to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during Q4 2017...


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Feel It Still Deconstructed

Feel It Still is the second single from Portugal. The Man’s 2017 album, Woodstock. Equally accessible and left-of-center, the song has gone on to become the most successful of the band’s career, c...


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Look What You Made Me Do Deconstructed

"Look What You Made Me Do" is the lead single from Taylor Swift’s 2017 album, "Reputation." Panned by some and heralded by others, the Swift/Antonoff-penned track (with additional credits to Right S...


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Believer Deconstructed

"Believer," the lead single from Imagine Dragons’ third studio album, "Evolve", is the fruit of a collaboration between Imagine Dragons and Pop hitmakers Mattman & Robin and Justin Tranter, who have...


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Stay Deconstructed

Released in February 2017, "Stay" is a collaboration between EDM DJ/producer Zedd and vocalist Alessia Cara, whose emotive vocals bring the lovelorn lyrics to life. While the song possesses many chara...


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Body Like A Back Road Deconstructed

Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s "Body Like A Back Road" was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration "Cruise" back in ...


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I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Deconstructed

Written for the blockbuster film "Fifty Shades Darker", "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" marks the return of Taylor Swift for the first time since her 2014 album, "1989". The song was written by Taylor ...


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Shape Of You Deconstructed

It’s safe to say that Ed Sheeran made the right decision when he chose to keep "Shape Of You" for himself as opposed to pitching it to other artists (Rihanna was one that he had in mind). Released a...


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