Iggy-and-Ora

Electric Vs. Acoustic

The PRIMARILY ELECTRIC and ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC COMBO categories remain constant at the #1 and #2 spots this week, accounting for 50% and 40% of songs, respectively. This is due to the arrival of "Shake It Off" and "Anaconda," and the departure of "Fancy" and "Problem." "Shake…

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First Chorus Occurrence

The MODERATELY EARLY (0:20 - 0:39) first chorus occurrence category takes a big hit this week as a result of "Fancy" and "Problem's" departure from the top 10. It remains the most popular, however, accounting for 40% of songs.On the flip side, the MODERATELY LATE…

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taylor-swift-2

Genre

The POP and HIP HOP/RAP genres remain constant at the #1 and #2 spots this week, accounting for 50% and 20% of songs, respectively. This is due to the arrival of "Shake It Off" and "Anaconda," and the departure of "Fancy" and "Problem." "Shake It…

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sia-2

Intro Length

The SHORT (0:01 - 0:09) intro length category holds onto the top spot for the second week in a row, accounting for 50% of songs. The gainer of the week is the NO INTRO category thanks to the arrival "Anaconda." The loser of the week…

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meghan-trainor-2

Lead Vocal

"Shake It Off's" arrival into the top 10 launches the SOLO FEMALE lead vocal category into the top spot for the first time this year. Currently, 40% of songs feature a SOLO FEMALE lead vocal. The loser of the week is the DUET/GROUP category as…

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Ariana-Grande-and-Zedd

Lyrical Themes

The NOVELTY lyrical theme category reenters the chart this week thanks to "Anaconda's" entry into the top 10. It fills the void that "Wiggle" left with its "big butt" natured theme. The HOOKING UP category gains ground as well thanks to "Anaconda's" arrival.The INSPIRATION/EMPOWERMENT lyrical…

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Taylor-Swift

Primary Instrumentation

The PROMINENT DRUMS/BEAT category remains constant at the top this week, playing a prominent role within 60% of top 10 hits. This is due to the arrival of "Shake It Off" and "Anaconda," and the departure of "Fancy" and "Problem." The SYNTH category follows with…

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Nicki-Minaj

Record Labels

REPUBLIC's lead at the top widens this week thanks to "Shake It Off" and "Anaconda's" arrival into the top 10. The label currently accounts for 40% of songs. The loser of the week is DEF JAM as a result of "Fancy's" exit.Hot 100 Top 3…

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Magic

Song Length

The 3:30 - 3:59 song length category takes over at the top this week thanks to "Shake It Off's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 40% of songs land within this range. The other gainer of the week is the 4:00+ category thanks to "Anaconda's"…

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Nico-and-Vinz

Song Title Word Count

ONE WORD TITLES lose ground for the fourth week in a row as a result of "Fancy" and "Problem's" departure from the top 10. The category is currently tied with TWO and THREE WORD TITLES at the top, each accounting for 30% of songs. The…

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sam-smith-2

Songwriters

The THREE WRITER category takes over at the top this week thanks to "Shake It Off's" entry into the top 10. Currently, 40% of songs are written by teams consisting of three writers. Additionally, "Shake It Off" provides Max Martin with his 18th #1 Hot…

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sia

Sub-Genres & Influencers

Last week's #1, R&B, takes a hit this week as a result of "Problem's" departure from the top 10. It's currently tied at the top with ELECTROPOP, each accounting for 40% of songs.The other losers of the week include HIP HOP/RAP, DANCE, RETRO and TRAP.…

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Title Appearances

The 6 - 10 TITLE APPEARANCE category loses ground this week as a result of "Fancy's" exit from the top 10. It remains on top, however, accounting for 50% of songs. The gainer of the week is the 11 - 15 TITLE APPEARNCE category thanks…

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