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Hit Songs Deconstructed Returns to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast

IMMERSION, Trends, and the Craft Behind Don’t Let Me Down, No, and When Doves Cry

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Hit Songs Deconstructed founders Dave and Yael Penn returned to Billboard for their second appearance on the Chart Beat Podcast. Sitting down with Billboard’s Co-Director of Charts, Gary Trust, they discuss recent hit songwriting trends, explain why a full understanding of the what, how, and why behind today’s hits is so important, introduce their new IMMERSION hit songwriting searchable database, and dive into the craft behind some of today’s recent hits.

Featured analysis includes a deep look at The Chainsmokers Don’t Let Me Down and Meghan Trainor’s No, and how Prince’s When Doves Cry and Macklemore and Lewis’s Thrift Shop broke the rules in the same manner almost 30 years apart.

For the full Billboard article click here.