Youngblood: Tying It All Together Through Prosody

HIT SONGS DECONSTRUCTED PRO & PREMIERE SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL YOUNGBLOOD DECONSTRUCTED REPORT HERE. Youngblood is the second single from 5 Seconds Of Summer’s third studio album, which s...

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Youngblood: Heightening Memorability Through Cross-Section Recycling

A true mark of an expertly-crafted Pop hit is that it remains lingering in the listener’s head long after it’s ended. While there are a host of techniques that can be employed to achieve this, suc...

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Then & Now: November 2018

Welcome to November 2018’s Then and Now, a comparison of compositional characteristics for songs that landed in the Hot 100 Top 10 during the months of November 2018, 2017 and 2016.  For a pl...

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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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