Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases its Q3-2017 Hit Songwriting Trend Brief
Written by Yael Penn   
Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:51

Hit Songs Deconstructed (www.HitSongsDeconstructed.com) released its Q3-2017 Trend Brief. This 100+ page report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.


Highlights include:

  • There were 23 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and two #1 hits: Despacito & Look What You Made Me Do.
  • After significantly surpassing Pop in Q2 with 40% of the Top 10, Hip Hop and Pop tied in Q3, accounting for 30% of songs, each.
  • Hip Hop as an influence rose to a new high, influencing 78% of all songs, both within and outside of the Hip Hop/Rap primary genre.
  • Men continued to dominate the Top 10 with 70% of all songs featuring exclusively male lead vocals.
  • Minor keys surged in prominence
  • Popularity of claps/snaps held steady, being utilized in 78% of the Top 10
  • Larger songwriting teams were still by far the most prominent, with 83% of songs featuring four or more credited writers.

For additional highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Q3 Trend Brief, please visit https://www.hitsongsdeconstructed.com/hsd_wire/q3-trend-brief/

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:37

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