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Ain’t It Fun

Released as the fourth single from Paramore’s self-titled fourth album, “Ain’t It Fun” is one of the band’s most successful songs to date, peaking at #10 on the Hot 100 and hitting #1 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 and…

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The Rise (and Fall?) of R&B, Bass Rules the Top 10

During the second quarter of 2014, 23 songs charted within the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100.  13 were “new top 10 arrivals,” while the others were carryovers from Q1. Amongst the many hit songwriting trend shifts that took place…

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Penn’s Picks: Frontmen & Their Successors: Vol. 1 – Metal

In all genres, but especially Hard Rock and Metal, the frontman plays a pivotal role in defining a band’s image and sound. Vocalists such as David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Dianno, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan were all…

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Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts – July In Review

The weekly Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts provide unique insight into today’s hit songwriting trends by spotlighting the characteristics driving the Billboard Hot 100 top 10. This report shows the trends for the month of July. TOP 10 PLAYLIST >>…

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Problem

Released as the lead single from Ariana Grande’s forthcoming sophomore album, Problem is hands down one of the “hookiest” and expertly crafted Pop songs to come around in quite some time. Every aspect of the song is primed for maximum…

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Genre Fusion: Standing Out from the Pack

Homogenized, unoriginal, and run of the mill.  These are just some of the terms that you’ll hear more often than not used to describe the current state of the mainstream music scene. While this may certainly ring true for the…

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Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts – Month In Review

The weekly Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts provide unique insight into today’s hit songwriting trends by spotlighting the characteristics driving the Billboard Hot 100 top 10. This report shows the trends for the month of June. TOP 10 PLAYLIST >>…

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Intros of the Ages

What do artists from the 1950′s such as The Big Bopper, Elvis and Little Richard have in common with today’s hitmakers such as Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo and Katy Perry?  Some of their most notable hits feature the same proven…

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JJ Appleton on Composing for Film, TV and Advertising

In this presentation from the Music Industry Meetup NYC, JJ Appleton discusses the creative, technical and business skills needed for the world of advertising, TV and film composition.

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Penn’s Picks: Intros of the Ages: Volume 1

The nature of hit songs may change throughout the years, but the core craft fundamentals that make them so infectious, engaging and memorable remain exactly the same. A perfect case-in-point is the intro. Whether its plugging a featured artist, hitting…

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Noteworthy Findings From Our Q1 Trend Report

Solo male vocals dominate, late hitting choruses are on the rise, the synth is in decline and one word titles reign supreme. These are just some of the findings from our Q1 Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Report. The full report…

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Do I Wanna Know

Released as the second single from their latest album (“AM”), “Do I Wanna Know” finds the Arctic Monkeys at the forefront of the Retro Psych trend currently traversing the airwaves. The band’s peers in this particular style include Cage The…

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David Penn’s Presentation – Inaugural Music Industry Meetup NYC

David Penn, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed, shares his hit songwriting tips, techniques and trends culled from the songs that are currently topping charts.

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How to Make a Hit Song Through Collaboration

When thinking about a hit song, whether past or present, it may be easily unnoticed as to how many elements have built up in order to successfully create that record. During the process of deconstruction it’s understood that perhaps up…

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NMS Presents The Beginning Of A New Music Business

Our friends at the New Music Seminar (NMS) are returning to New York next month and this year’s main theme is: “The beginning of a brand new music business.” We’ve arranged for Hit Songs Deconstructed Readers to save 20% off…

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