Iggy-and-Ora

Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category remains constant at the top spot this week thanks to "Maps" reentry into the top 10 and "Boom Clap's" exit. Currently, 60% of songs feature primarily electric based instrumentation within the mix. Hot 100 Top 3 Spotlight - Electric Vs. Acoustic…

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First Chorus Occurrence

The MODERATELY EARLY (0:20 - 0:39) first chorus occurrence category loses ground this week as a result of "Boom Clap's" exit from the top 10. It remains in the majority, however, accounting for 40% of songs.The gainer of the week is the MODERATELY LATE (0:40…

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Taylor-Swift

Genre

The POP genre remains constant at the top spot for the 16th consecutive week thanks to "Maps" reentry into the top 10 and "Boom Clap's" exit. Currently, 50% of songs are first and foremost POP songs. HIP HOP/RAP and R&B/SOUL remain tied at the #2…

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sia-2

Intro Length

The SHORT (0:01 - 0:09) intro length category holds onto the top spot for the fourth week in a row, accounting for 50% of songs. The gainer of the week is the NO INTRO category thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. It's the…

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Lead Vocal

The SOLO FEMALE lead vocal category loses ground this week as a result of "Boom Clap's" exit from the top 10. It remains in the majority, however, accounting for 40% of songs. The gainer of the week is the SOLO MALE category thanks to "Maps'"…

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Lyrical Themes

The LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS lyrical theme category remains constant at the top spot for the second week in a row thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10 and "Boom Clap's" exit. Currently, 50% of songs feature a love/relationship lyrical theme, either as a standalone or in…

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Primary Instrumentation

The SYNTH moves into the #1 spot this week thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. Currently, 60% of all songs feature a synth to some degree within the mix. The other gainers of the week are ELECTRIC GUITAR and CLAPS/SNAPS, each playing a…

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Nicki-Minaj

Record Labels

REPUBLIC holds tight at the top spot for the fourth consecutive week, accounting for 40% of songs. The new arrival of the week is INTERSCOPE thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. The loser of the week is ATLANTIC, which drops down to nil…

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Magic

Song Length

The 3:00 - 3:29 song length category ties at the top spot this week with the 3:30 - 3:59 category thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. Both categories currently account for 40% of songs.The loser of the week is the UNDER 3:00 category…

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Song Title Word Count

ONE WORD TITLES are once again in the majority thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. Currently, 40% of songs feature a one worded title. TWO WORD titles drop down to the #2 spot as a result of "Boom Clap's" exit. Hot 100 Top…

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Songwriters

The THREE WRITER category holds onto the top spot for the third week in a row, accounting for 40% of songs. The new arrival of the week is the FIVE WRITER category thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top 10. The loser of the week…

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Sub-Genres & Influencers

ELECTROPOP takes a hit this week as a result of "Boom Clap's" exit from the top 10. It remains the most popular, however, playing a key role within 40% of songs. The gainers of the week are GOSPEL, DANCE and POP/ROCK thanks to "Maps'" reentry.Hot…

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Title Appearances

The 6 - 10 TITLE APPEARANCE category stabilizes this week following two consecutive weeks of losses. It remains in the majority, however, accounting for 40% of songs.The gainer of the week is the 11 - 15 APPEARANCE category thanks to "Maps'" reentry into the top…

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