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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Ooh na na! Havana’s Hook Maximization Techniques Deconstructed

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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Hit Songs Deconstructed Adds New Interactive Report to Its Robust Platform

Introducing the Industry Trend Report Artists, Songwriters, Producers, Labels, and Collaborations This new interactive report keeps you in tune with the artists, songwriters, producers, and labels top...

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Hip Hop Vs. Pop: Which Hooks You Faster?

In 2017, Hip Hop/Rap and Pop were the two most prominent genres in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. One of them, however, hooked the listener in with the first chorus faster than the other. Which ...

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Chart Beat Podcast: What songwriting and production characteristics that defined some of 2017’s biggest hits

Yael and Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed return to the podcast for the first of a two-part look back at the songwriting and production characteristics that defined some of 2017’s biggest hi...

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Introducing Three New Powerful Features

We’ve added three powerful new searches to the IMMERSION database! They include brand new producer and song searches and an enhanced power search. These are the first in a series of exciting ne...

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Collaborations are becoming more common in popular music

Ever since the hip-hop group Run-DMC teamed up with Aerosmith, a rock band, to record “Walk This Way” in 1986, record labels have recognised that combining the fan bases of multiple artists can be...

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The Interpolation Phenomenon: 2017

What do diverse 2017 mega-hits Shape Of You, Closer, Look What You Made Me Do, Feel It Still and Body like A Back Road all have in common? They all interpolated a vocal or instrumental melody from a p...

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Feel it Still’s Standout Qualities

In our previous article, Feel It Still’s Wide-Ranging Appeal, we looked at aspects of the song that enabled it to connect with an array of audiences and find success among a diverse group of Billboa...

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