Rexha & Hit Songs Deconstructed analyze the record-breaking hit Meant To Be

Hit Songs Deconstructed returns to Billboard’s Chart Beat, along with special guest Bebe Rexha, to analyze her smash with Florida Georgia Line (Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley), Meant To Be. Sinc...

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First Look: Highlights from the Q3 Trend Report

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Quarterly Trend Report provides an in-depth look at the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. To download a PDF with highlights from this repo...

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Duet Capitalization: Meant To Be

Duets and group vocals have been growing in popularity in the Top 10 of the Hot 100. Since 2016, songs with multiple lead vocalists have increased from one-third of songs to just over half through the...

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Meant To Be’s Prosody Perfection

Meant To Be is a collaboration between Pop artist Bebe Rexha and Country duo Florida Georgia Line. At just 2:41 in length, this record setting song (40 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs c...

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Hit Song Moneyball: Using Compositional Data to Make Strategic Songwriting, Production and Business Decisions

Hit Song Moneyball was first presented by Hit Songs Deconstructed at the Music Business Association’s Annual Conference, MusicBiz 2018. Today’s music industry has become more and more reliant ...

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Highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Mid-Year Trend Report

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Mid-Year Trend Report provides an in-depth look at the compositional trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during the first half of 2018. What follows are select highlig...

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The Middle’s Melody Magic

The Middle, Zedd’s most recent megahit, has been a long time coming. A collaboration with electronic duo Grey (who Zedd also worked with on 2016’s Starving), the song had been in production for qu...

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Billboard Chart Beat Podcast: Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Deconstructed

Billboard Chart Beat's Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson welcome back Dave and Yael Penn, co-founders of Hit Songs Deconstructed, as they analyze the compositional characteristics and songwriting and pr...

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Highlights from the Q1 2018 Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Report

On the surface Havana might seem like just another Pop song, but when you look under the hood you can see how meticulously well-crafted and clever it really is. Not only does it capitalize on some of ...

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