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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Technique Spotlight: Leave The Door Open’s Duet Structure

In this week’s Technique Spotlight, we dive into Silk Sonic's #1 hit Leave The Door Open, spotlighting the duet structured used to feature the duo's powerhouse vocalists, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Pa...

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How Max Martin Continues to Top the Charts, From BSB and Britney Spears to ‘Blinding Lights’

'Melody reigns supreme when it comes to mainstream hits, and Max Martin is still the undisputed champion of pop melody,' says Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave Penn....

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Women in the Top 10

In honor of International Women’s Day, we took a look at how the number of female songwriters, artists and producers credited on Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits have changed since 2015....

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