The Taylor Swift Evolution

Taylor Swift is a master at the art of songwriting. Between 2008 and 2023, Taylor Swift released nine albums and scored an astounding 51 Hot 100 top 10 hits. This report takes a deep dive into the son...


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State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2023 in Review

Seventy-three songs made it into the Hot 100 top 10 in 2023. Shaping their sound and vibe were seven primary genres, 33 sub-genres and influences, 26 prominent instruments, and seven lyrical themes. ...


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#1 Hit Focus: 2023 in Review

In 2023, 17 songs reached the coveted top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Morgan Wallen's "Last Night" led the pack with 16 weeks, setting the record for most time spent by a solo artist and seco...


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Q4 2023 New Arrivals

During the third quarter of 2023, 28 songs charted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. Of them, 18 were brand new to the Top 10 and 10 carried over from Q2....


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State of the Hot 100 Top 10: Q3 2023

Fifty-three songs made it to the Hot 100 top 10 during the first three quarters of 2023. Shaping their sound and vibe were seven primary genres, 31 sub-genres and influences, 23 prominent instruments,...


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Retro Vibes, Acoustic Instrumentation, Female Leads and More: A Look at 2023’s #1 Hits

Along with charting staying power, the ultimate benchmark of a hit is its ability to rise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. During the first three quarters of 2023, 13 songs achieved this feat....


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Q3 2023 Staying Power

While getting into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 is a feat in and of itself, being able to stay there for a substantial period of time – such as 10 weeks or more – is next level. Of the 53 songs that ...


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Q3 2023 New Arrivals

During the third quarter of 2023, 28 songs charted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. Of them, 18 were brand new to the Top 10 and 10 carried over from Q2....


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State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2023 Mid-Year Review

During the first half of 2023, 35 songs charted in the Hot 100 Top 10. Shaping those songs were seven primary genres, 28 sub-genres and influences, 21 prominent instruments and seven lyrical themes....


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