Highlights from The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: Q1 2019

In Q1 2019, there were 20 songs, 24 credited performing artists, 108 credited songwriters, 31 credited producers, and 8 record labels that landed in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. For the first time si...

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What are some of the most notable compositional characteristics for Q1 2019’s #1 Hits?

In Q1 2019, 20 songs landed in the Hot 100 Top 10, six of which charted at #1. Below we spotlight a few notable compositional characteristics for the quarter’s #1’s. Stay tuned for our Q...

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God Is A Woman: Embracing & Transcending Trends (Part 1)

Most of today’s hits have one thing in common – they possess just the right balance of “blend in” and “stand out” factors. They possess characteristics that impart a sense of familiari...

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Highlights from The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2018 in Review

In 2018, there were 75 songs, 70 credited performing artists, 264 credited songwriters, 112 credited producers, and 16 record labels that landed in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. 12 songs charted at #1...

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What are some of the most notable compositional characteristics for last year’s #1 Hits?

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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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