Calvin-Harris

Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category remains constant at #1 for a twenty fourth consecutive week, accounting for 60% of songs within the top 10. This is due to the week's new top 10 arrival, "Latch," and the departure of "Turn Down For What," both featuring primarily…

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First Chorus Occurrence

The LATE (1:00+) first chorus occurrence category sprung back to life for the first time in six weeks thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. On the flip side, the EARLY (0:02 - 0:19) category dropped down to nil as a result of "Turn…

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adam-levine

Genre

POP's stint at the top spot continues for an eighth week in a row, accounting for 50% of songs.DANCE/ELECTRONIC's position remains constant this week as a result of "Latch's" arrival into the top 10 and "Turn Down For What's" departure. The genre is currently tied…

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Nico-and-Vinz

Intro Length

The MODERATELY SHORT (0:10 - 0:19) intro length category holds steady at #1 for the second week in a row thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. The SHORT (0:01 - 0:09), NO INTRO and MODERATELY LONG (0:20 - 0:29) categories follow at the…

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sam-smith

Lead Vocal

The SOLO MALE lead vocal category continues its ride at the top for the seventh consecutive week due to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. Currently, 70% of all songs feature a solo male lead vocal. DUET/GROUP vocals follow at 30%, and for the ninth…

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Magic

Lyrical Themes

LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS increased its lead at the top this week thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. The theme currently plays a role within 70% of all songs. INSPIRATION/EMPOWERMENT trails far behind at the #2 spot for the second week in a row, showing up…

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Primary Instrumentation

PROMINENT BASS and the SYNTH remain tied at #1 this week due to "Latch's" arrival and "Turn Down For What's" departure from the top 10. Both songs feature these two instruments prominently within the mix.PROMINENT DRUMS/BEAT/PERC follows at the #2 spot, and PIANO and WIND…

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Record Labels

INTERSCOPE continued on its hot streak this week thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. The label is currently tied with WARNER BROS. and COLUMBIA at the top spot, each accounting for 20% of songs.On the flip side, COLUMBIA's six week stint as the…

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derulo-and-snoop

Song Length

The 4:00+ song length range moved up into the #2 spot this week as a result of "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. The category currently accounts for 30% of songs, right behind the 3:00 - 3:29 range which remains constant at 40%. The loser…

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Song Title Word Count

ONE WORD TITLES saw their prominence further increased this week as a result of "Latch's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 70% of all top 10 songs feature a single word within their title. Amongst the category's representatives are the top three songs within the…

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Songwriters

The THREE WRITER category's six week stint at #1 came to an end this week as a result of "Turn Down For What's" departure from the top 10. It's now part of a four-way tie along with the TWO, FIVE and EIGHT writer categories, each…

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Sub-Genres & Influencers

ELECTROPOP, SOUL and DANCE (Future Garage and Deep House) are the gainers of the week thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. The loser of the week is CRUNK/TRAP as a result of "Turn Down For What's" departure.STRAIGHT-UP POP, R&B and DANCE continue to…

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Title Appearances

The 6 - 10 time title appearance category saw its lead at the top increased this week thanks to "Latch's" arrival into the top 10. 60% of songs currently have their title appearing within this range.On the flip side, the 11 - 15 category lost…

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