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Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC category holds steady at #1 this week thanks to "Hot Boy's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 60% of songs feature primarily electric based instrumentation within the mix. The ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO category follows at 30%, and just one song, "Stay With Me,"…

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First Chorus Occurrence

The tie at the top between the CHORUS KICK OFF (0:01) and MODERATELY EARLY (0:20 - 0:39) first chorus occurrence categories was broken this week as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. The former holds steady at 30% of songs, while…

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Genre

HIP HOP/RAP is the gainer of the week thanks to "Hot Boy's" entry into the top 10. The genre currently accounts for 30% of songs, of which "Anaconda" and "Black Widow" are also representatives. On the flip side, the DANCE/ELECTRONIC genre drops down to nil…

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Intro Length

The SHORT (0:01 - 0:09) intro length category loses ground this week as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. It's now tied with the MODERATELY SHORT (0:10 - 0:19) category at the top spot, each accounting for 30% of songs. The…

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Lead Vocal

The SOLO FEMALE lead vocal category drops out of the top spot for the first time in eight weeks as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. In its place the DUET/GROUP vocal category takes over, accounting for 40% of songs. On…

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Iggy-and-Ora

Lyrical Themes

The departure of "Break Free" from the top 10 causes the LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS and INSPIRATION/EMPOWERMENT lyrical theme categories to both lose ground this week. The former remains the most popular, however, showing up within 50% of songs. The gainer of the week is the LIFESTYLE category…

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Jeremih

Primary Instrumentation

The SYNTH and PROMINENT DRUMS/BEATS/PERC categories remain constant at the #1 and #2 spots this week, each playing a role within 70% and 60% of songs, respectively. The gainer of the week is the PROMINENT BASS category thanks to "Hot Boy's" entry into the top…

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Record Labels

REPUBLIC remains as the top performing label for the ninth consecutive week, accounting for 40% of songs. This is despite taking a hit as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. The gainer of the week is EPIC due to "Hot Boy's"…

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Song Length

The 3:00 - 3:29 song length category increases its lead at the top this week thanks to "Hot Boy's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 50% of songs land within this range.The loser of the week is the 3:30 - 3:59 category as a result…

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Song Title Word Count

The THREE WORD title category holds steady at the top spot for the second week in a row, accounting for 40% of top 10 hits. The TWO WORD category remains constant at the #2 spot, accounting for 30%. This is due to the arrival of…

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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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Sub-Genres & Influencers

HIP HOP/RAP moves into sole possession of the top spot for the first time in 26 weeks thanks to "Hot Boy's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 50% of songs feature a Hip Hop/Rap influence within the mix.On the flip side, ELECTROPOP, R&B and DANCE…

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Title Appearances

The 6 - 10 title appearance category loses ground this week as a result of "Break Free's" exit from the top 10. It's currently tied with the 21+ category at the top spot, each accounting for 30% of songs.The gainer of the week is the…

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