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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#1 Hit Focus: Mid-Year Review

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


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Mid-Year 2023 Hits With 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 35 songs that ...


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Q2 2023 New Arrivals

Of the 20 songs that charted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during the second quarter of 2023, 11 charted in the Top 10 for the very first time and nine carried over from Q1....


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State of the Hot 100 Top 10: Q1 2023

In Q1 2023 there were 23 songs that charted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. Shaping the sound and vibe of those songs were seven primary genres, 25 sub-genres and influences, 15 prominent instruments...


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Hip Hop vs. Non-Hip Hop Hits Deconstructed: 2022 In Review

Hip hop took top honors when looking at 2022's Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 with 38% of songs, followed close behind by pop at 35%. R&B/soul, dance/club/electronic, Latin, rock and country followed...


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