tov-lo

Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category loses ground this week as a result of "Anaconda's" exit from the top 10. It remains on top, albeit not by much, accounting for 50% of songs.The gainer of the week is the ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO category thanks to the entry of…

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taylor-swift-2

First Chorus Occurrence

The MODERATELY LATE (0:40 - 0:59) first chorus occurrence category takes over at #1 this week thanks to the entry of"Don't" into the top 10. Currently, 30% of songs have their first chorus hitting within this range. The loser of the week is the CHORUS…

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meghan-trainor

Genre

The POP genre's lead at the top increased this week thanks to the entry of "Don't" into the top 10. Currently, 50% of songs are first and foremost Pop songs. The loser of the week is the HIP HOP/RAP genre, which drops to #3 as…

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sam-smith

Intro Length

The three-way tie between the SHORT (0:01 - 0:09), MODERATELY SHORT (0:10 - 0:19) and NO INTRO categories was broken this week thanks to the entry of "Don't" into the top 10. This resulted in theMODERATELY SHORT category taking sole possession of the top spot…

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ed-sheeran

Lead Vocal

The SOLO MALE lead vocal category is back on top for the first time in 10 weeks thanks to the entry of "Don't" into the top 10. Currently, 40% of songs feature a solo male lead vocal. On the flip side, last week's #1, the…

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Iggy-and-Ora

Lyrical Themes

The LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS lyrical theme category strengthened its lead at the top this week thanks to the entry of "Don't" into the top 10. Currently, 60% of songs feature the theme either as a standalone or in conjunction with other themes. The losers of the week…

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Jeremih

Primary Instrumentation

The SYNTH and PROMINENT BASS categories remain constant at the #1 and #2 spots this week as a result of the entry of "Don't" into the top 10, and "Anaconda's" exit. Both songs feature these instruments prominently within the mix. The gainers of the week…

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tove-lo-2

Record Labels

REPUBLIC loses ground for the second week in a row due to "Anaconda's" departure from the top 10. It continues to remain on top, however, for the 10th consecutive week accounting for 30% of songs. Def Jam and Epic are close behind, each accounting for…

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meghan-trainor-2

Song Length

The 3:00 - 3:29 song length category remains on top for the sixth consecutive week, accounting for 50% of songs. The gainer of the week is the 3:30 - 3:59 category, pulling into the #2 spot thanks to the entry of "Don't" into the top…

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sam-smith-2

Song Title Word Count

The THREE WORD title category holds steady at the top spot for the third week in a row, accounting for 40% of top 10 hits. The TWO WORD category follows at the #2 spot, and the ONE WORD TITLE category remains constant at #3 due…

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Taylor-Swift

Songwriters

The THREE WRITER category takes a hit this week as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. It remains on top for the ninth week in a row, however, accounting for 40% of songs. On the flip side, the ONE WRITER category…

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Bobby-Shmurda

Sub-Genres & Influencers

HIP HOP/RAP remains constant at the top spot this week due to the entry of "Don't's" entry into the top 10, and "Anaconda's" exit. Both songs feature a Hip Hop/Rap influence within the mix. The gainers of the week are R&B and POP/ROCK thanks to…

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maroon-5

Title Appearances

The 6 - 10 title appearance category remains tied at the top with the 21+ category for the second week in a row, each accounting for 30% of songs.The gainer of the week is the 16 - 20 appearance category thanks to the entry of…

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