Taylor-Swift

Electric Vs. Acoustic

The ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO category holds steady at #1 this week due to the entry of Sugar into the top 10 and the departure of Love Me Harder. Both songs feature a combination of electric and acoustic based instrumentation within the mix. The category has been…

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Hozier

First Chorus Occurrence

The MODERATELY LATE (0:40 - 0:59) first chorus occurrence category remains in control for the 14th consecutive week thanks to the arrival of Sugar into the top 10. Currently, 50% of songs have their first chorus hitting within this range. The LATE (1:00+) category follows…

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Genre

POP is once again the top performing primary genre, accounting for 60% of songs. Its latest representative is Sugar, which entered into the top 10 for the first time this week. R&B/SOUL follows at 30% and the ROCK genre is still represented by just one…

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Intro Length

The NO INTRO category is #1 for the sixth week in a row, accounting for 40% of songs. Its representatives include Thinking Out Loud, Take Me To Church, All About That Bass and Lips Are Movin. The former two immediately begin with the verse, while…

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ed-sheeran

Lead Vocal

The tie at the top between the SOLO MALE and SOLO FEMALE lead vocal categories was broken this week due to the arrival of Sugar into the top 10 and the departure of Love Me Harder. Currently, 40% of songs feature a solo male lead…

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Lyrical Themes

The LOVE/RELATIONSHIP lyrical theme category holds steady at the top spot this week due to the arrival of Sugar into the top 10 and the departure of Love Me Harder. Both songs feature the theme within the mix in addition to HOOKING UP. INSPIRATION/EMPOWERMENT follows…

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Primary Instrumentation

The PROMINENT BASS instrumentation category gains ground this week thanks to the arrival of Sugar into the top 10. Accounting for 40% of songs, it's currently the #3 most popular instrument featured within top 10 hits.The loser of the week is the WIND (SAX) instrumentation…

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Record Labels

REPUBLIC loses ground this week due to the departure of Love Me Harder from the top 10. However, it remains the top performing label for the 25th consecutive week, accounting for 30% of songs.INTERSCOPE reenters the chart this week thanks to the arrival of Sugar.…

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Song Length

The 3:30 - 3:59 song length category holds steady at the top spot due the arrival of Sugar into the top 10 and the departure of Love Me Harder. Accounting for 50% of songs, it's held the position for the past 10 weeks. The 4:00+…

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Song Title Word Count

The THREE WORD title category loses ground this week due to the departure of Love Me Harder from the top 10. It remains at #1 for the eighth consecutive week however, accounting for 30% of songs.The gainer of the week is the ONE WORD title…

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Songwriters

Max Martin's prominence within the top 10 decreased this week due to the departure of Love Me Harder. As a result, he and Shellback are once again tied at the top with two songs each, both of which happen to be Taylor Swift songs. Adam…

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Sub-Genres & Influencers

SOUL, RETRO (80'S) and FUNK gain ground this week thanks to the arrival of Sugar into the top 10. SOUL has been the top sub-genre influence for the past eight week, playing a role within 80% of songs. The losers of the week are R&B…

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Title Appearances

The 21+ song title appearance category remains at #1 for the 10th week in a row, accounting for 30% of songs. Amongst its representatives is the #1 song in the Hot 100, Uptown Funk. The #2 spot is a three-way tie between the 1 -…

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