Justin Bieber’s #1 Hits

With Justin Bieber racking up his eighth #1 hit this week, we're taking a look at the composition and evolution of the singer's chart-toppers over the course of his career....

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Male Duets/Groups in the Hot 100 Top 10

With 40% of this week’s Hot 100 Top 10 being comprised of all-male duets/groups, we decided to take a closer look at this year’s all-male pairings....

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Artists Who Write for Other Artists

With both of this week's new entries being co-written by veteran performing artists - Ed Sheeran on Permission to Dance and Charlie Puth on Stay - we decided to spotlight other performing artists w...

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Funky #1’s

This week, BTS’s Butter racked up its seventh consecutive week at #1 in the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running funk-influenced #1 hit since Uptown Funk! way back in 2015. Funk’s infl...

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Penn’s Picks: Female Punk Trailblazers, Vol. 1

With breakout superstar Olivia Rodrigo currently topping the charts with two punk-inspired songs – good 4 u and brutal – it’s the perfect time to pay homage to some of the female punk trailblaze...

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Female Duets in the Hot 100 Top 10

With Doja Cat and SZA's duet, Kiss Me More, reaching a new peak in the Hot 100 Top 10, we decided to take a closer look at all-female duets....

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Olivia Rodrigo Hits: Notable Commonalities

Many fans tout the stylistic range of Olivia Rodrigo’s music, noting her impressive flexibility in shifting from heart-wrenching ballads to all-out pop punk to indie folk with ease. But just how div...

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Technique Spotlight: Astronaut In The Ocean’s Hook Technique

In this Technique Spotlight we’re taking a look at the hook technique in Masked Wolf's Hot 100 Top 10 hit, Astronaut In The Ocean....

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Technique Spotlight: Save Your Tears (Remix)

In this Technique Spotlight we’re focusing on The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s recent #1 hit, Save Your Tears, spotlighting three techniques that take its impact to the next level....

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