KEY SHIFTS IN SUB-GENRES, LYRICAL THEMES, INSTRUMENTATION & MORE
The first quarter of 2013 yielded some key shifts in Hit Songwriting Trends that went into shaping the 23 songs that landed in the Billboard Pop Songs top 10 during the quarter.
Some of the categories most affected in Q1-2013 include:
- Primary Sub-Genre Influences: Which 2 sub-genres made a return appearance to the top 10 after a long absence, and which saw a moderate decline?
- Lyrical Themes: Which lyrical theme saw a decline in number for the first time in over a year, and which has been steadily increasing over the last couple of quarters?
- Lead Vocal Gender: Did songs featuring a female lead vocal finally make a comeback during the first quarter of the year?
- Instrumentation: Are acoustic and electric/acoustic combo songs the wave of the future in the Pop genre?
Read this report to see what’s in, what’s out and what trends are shaping today’s top charting Pop songs!