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Wildest Dreams Deconstructed

Taylor Swift teamed up with Pop powerhouse duo Max Martin and Shellback for her dreamy Pop Ballad, "Wildest Dreams." The song fuses sultry, low range alto vocals with Swift’s well-established sopran...


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Cheerleader Deconstructed

OMI’s 2013 single “Cheerleader” found its way to the top of the charts in August 2015 in the form of a remix from young German DJ/producer Felix Jaehn. This remix pairs OMI’s Reggae style with...


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Can’t Feel My Face Deconstructed

Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) hooked up with Max Martin and his team of hitmakers to craft a song with hopes of superstardom. Mission accomplished. The result was Can’t Feel My Face. The song’s...


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Shut Up And Dance Deconstructed

Released as the lead single from Walk The Moon’s sophomore major-label album, "Talking Is Hard," "Shut Up And Dance" has catapulted the band into international stardom. The reason for the song’s s...


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Sugar Deconstructed

Released as the second single from Maroon 5’s “V” album, “Sugar” features the stellar craft fundamentals that you would expect Adam Levine and his team of hitmakers to deliver. Among the ma...


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Love Me Like You Do Deconstructed

Featured within the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie and sung by Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do has gone on to become a global phenomenon. To-date the song has charted within the top 10 on almost 50 ch...


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Uptown Funk Deconstructed

Many key factors contributed to the Uptown Funk's massive success. Some of the most important include an abundance of hooks, payoffs and standout moments, a clever and engaging narrative, a multitude ...


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Blank Space Deconstructed

Released as the second single from Taylor Swifts's 1989 album, Blank Space follows in the footsteps of Shake It Off, further reinforcing her stature as a mainstream Pop superstar. Co-written by Max...


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Animals

Animals Deconstructed

Back to Top Written by team Levine, Blanco and Shellback, Animals was the second single released from Maroon 5’s latest album, “V”. Not surprisingly, the song contains everything tha...


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