Feel It Still’s Wide-Ranging Appeal

Feel It Still is the second single from Portugal. The Man’s 2017 album, Woodstock. Equally accessible and left-of-center, the song has gone on to become the most successful of the band’s career. W...

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Highlights from the Q3 2017 Hit Songs Deconstructed Quarterly Trend Brief

Hit Songs Deconstructed released its Q3 Quarterly Trend Brief.  This 100+ report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. There were 23 songs in the Billboard...

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Look What You Made Me Do: Standing Out from the Pack

Panned by some and heralded by others, Look What You Made Me Do, the Swift/Antonoff-penned track (with additional credits to Right Said Fred), broke a string of records, including the record for the m...

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Believer: Blending In While Standing Out

Believer, the lead single from Imagine Dragons’ third studio album, Evolve, is the fruit of a collaboration between Imagine Dragons and Pop hitmakers Mattman & Robin and Justin Tranter, who have...

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Hook Maximization: Body Like A Back Road

Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s Body Like A Back Road was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration Cruise back in 2013...

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‘Feel It Still’ Deconstructed

'Feel It Still' is the second single from Portugal. The Man’s 2017 album, 'Woodstock'. Equally accessible and left-of-center, the song has gone on to become the most successful of the band’s caree...

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What Makes ‘Stay’ Stand Out when Compared to its Mainstream Contemporaries?

What Makes Stay Stand Out when Compared to its Mainstream Contemporaries? Released in February 2017, Stay is a collaboration between EDM DJ/producer Zedd and vocalist Alessia Cara, whose emotive voc...

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Variety interviews Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founder David Penn on the Popularity of Featured Artists

David Penn, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed, was recently interviewed by Variety on the rise in popularity of featured artists in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. DJ Khaled...

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TOP 10 HIT SONGWRITING TRENDS: Q2-2017

Hit Songs Deconstructed recently released its Q2-2017 Top 10 Hit Songwriting Trend Report, which provides an at-a-glance look at what’s trending in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 right now.  Songs on...

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