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Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category remains constant at the top this week due the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure of "Latch." Both feature primarily electric based instrumentation within the mix. The ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO category is right on its heels, however, thanks to last week's…

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First Chorus Occurrence

The MODERATELY EARLY (0:20 - 0:39) first chorus occurrence category continues on its upward trend this week thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. Currently, 60% of all top 10 songs have their first chorus occurring within this range.On the flip side, the…

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Genre

The POP genre gains ground for the second week in a row thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival. Currently, 70% of all top 10 songs are first and foremost Pop songs. The loser of the week is the DANCE/ELECTRONIC genre, which drops down to nil as…

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Nico-and-Vinz

Intro Length

The UNDER 3:00 SONG LENGTH category gains ground for the first time in 10 weeks thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. This category currently accounts for 20% of songs, of which "Stay With Me" is also a representative. The loser of the…

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adam-levine

Lead Vocal

The SOLO FEMALE vocal category continues to trend upward for the third week in a row thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. It's currently tied with the DUET/GROUP vocal category, each accounting for 30% of songs. On the flip side, the SOLO…

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Magic

Lyrical Themes

The LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS category remains constant as the most-popular lyrical theme this week due to the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure of "Latch." Currently, half of all top 10 songs feature a love/relationship theme. INSPIRATION/EMPOWERMENT holds tight at #2 following last week's gain thanks…

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Primary Instrumentation

The PROMINENT DRUMS/BEAT/PERC and SYNTH categories remain constant at the #1 and #2 spots this week, each playing a pivotal role within 60% and 50% of songs, respectively. This is due to the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure of "Latch." The loser of…

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Record Labels

ATLANTIC is back on the chart for the first time in 12 weeks thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. The loser of the week is INTERSCOPE as a result of "Latch's" departure. RCA and REPUBLIC remain tied as the top performing labels…

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Song Length

The UNDER 3:00 SONG LENGTH category gains ground for the first time in 10 weeks thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. This category currently accounts for 20% of songs, of which "Stay With Me" is also a representative. The loser of the…

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Song Title Word Count

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category remains constant at the top this week due the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure of "Latch." Both feature primarily electric based instrumentation within the mix. The ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO category is right on its heels, however, thanks to last week's…

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Songwriters

The TWO WRITER category holds onto the #1 spot for the third week in a row, accounting for 30% of top 10 hits. The FOUR WRITER category remains constant at the #2 spot due to the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure of "Latch."…

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sam-smith

Sub-Genres & Influencers

R&B holds onto a narrow lead at the top this week, showing up as a key influence within 40% of songs. ELECTROPOP remains constant at the #2 spot along with GOSPEL, HIP HOP/RAP and SOUL due to the arrival of "Boom Clap" and the departure…

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Title Appearances

The 16 - 20 TITLE APPEARANCE category gains ground for the second week in a row thanks to "Boom Clap's" arrival into the top 10. It's currently tied at the #2 spot along with the 11 - 15 APPEARANCE category, each accounting for 20% of…

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