I Ain’t Worried Deconstructed

Written for the blockbuster film Top Gun: Maverick, I Ain’t Worried marks OneRepublic’s return to the Hot 100 Top 10 for the first time in nearly a decade. In this report, we’ll be analyzing the craft and techniques that contributed to the song’s success, including…

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As It Was Deconstructed

As It Was is the lead single from Harry Styles’ third album, Harry’s House. In this report, we’ll be analyzing the factors that contributed to this success, including the song’s structure, vocal melody and production, instrumental arrangement, lyrics, energy, and much more.

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abcdefu Deconstructed

abcdefu is the breakout hit for Atlantic recording artist and teen sensation GAYLE. Co-written by Taylor Rutherfurd (aka GAYLE), Dave Pittenger, and Sara Davis and produced by Pete Nappi, this scathing breakup anthem has gone viral since its release in the summer of 2021, turning…

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Heat Waves Deconstructed

Heat Waves is the first Hot 100 Top 10 hit for indie rock band Glass Animals. In this report, we’ll be analyzing the factors that contributed to its success, including the song’s structure, vocal melody and production, instrumental arrangement, lyrics, energy, and much more.

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Industry Baby Deconstructed

Industry Baby is the third single from Lil Nas X’s debut studio album, Montero, and features fellow rapper Jack Harlow. The song is triumphant ode to Nas’s return to the spotlight after a nearly two-year hiatus and features a perfect balance of hip hop and…

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Butter Deconstructed

Butter, an up-tempo retro pop track by South Korean boy band BTS, has quickly become one of the biggest hits of 2021 and the most successful song of BTS’s career.  In this report, we’ll be analyzing the factors that contributed to the song’s record-breaking success,…

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Montero (Call Me By Your Name) Deconstructed

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) is Lil Nas X’s most recent #1 hit. In this report, we’ll be analyzing every aspect that contributed to the song’s success, including its structure, vocal melody and production, instrumentation, lyrics, and much, much more.

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Drivers License Deconstructed

Drivers License is the debut hit single from Olivia Rodrigo.  This week, Drivers License joins Hit Songs Deconstructed’s long roster of song reports, which detail each song’s structure, vocal melody and production, instrumental arrangement, lyrics, energy, and much, much more.

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I Hope Deconstructed

I Hope is the first Hot 100 Top 10 hit for breakout country artist Gabby Barrett.  Written by Barrett along with co-writers Jon Nite and Zach Kale, the song is proof-positive that good things can come to those who wait.

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Don’t Start Now Deconstructed

Don’t Start Now is the lead single off of British pop sensation Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, marking the singer’s second Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit. In this report, we take a deep dive into all the elements that contributed to the song’s…

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