Major Shifts In Lead Vocal Gender, Sub-Genre Influences, Primary Instrumentation & More
The fourth quarter of 2012 yielded some key shifts in Hit Songwriting Trends that went into shaping the 21 songs that landed in the Billboard Pop Songs top 10 during the quarter.
Some of the categories most affected in Q4-2012 include:
- Primary Sub Genre Influences: Are straight-up Dance songs becoming a thing of the past on the Pop Songs chart?
- Primary Instrumentation: Are top-charting Pop songs starting to move away from primarily Electric based instrumentation and the Synth?
- Lead Vocal Gender: Which of the sexes skyrocketed to a 2+ year high, and which plummeted to a 2+ year low?
- Sectional: Are Instrumental Breaks specifically relegated to songs with a Dance/Club sub-genre influence or are they starting to show up in other categories?
Read this report to see what’s in, what’s out and what trends are shaping today’s top charting Pop songs!