The Hit Songs Deconstructed Wire

First Look: The State of the Hot 100 Top 10


Last week Hit Songs Deconstructed published its quarterly trend report, The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2022 in Review, which provides an in-depth analysis of the compositional qualities driving today’s most successful songs.

This 100+ page report looks at trends relating to genres, influences, tempo, key, lyrical themes, instruments, structure and more, helping you to proactively stay in tune with what’s on the rise, what’s in decline, and how the hit song landscape is rapidly evolving.

Download your complimentary highlights PDF from the report to find out: 
  • Which primary genre accounted for more new songs in the last quarter of the year - hip hop or pop? 
  • Did trap's influence across the Top 10 increase or decrease?
  • Were songs with a solo lead vocalist or multiple lead vocalists more popular?
  • Did songs get faster or slower on average?
  • What intro techniques were more popular in songs with staying power (10+ weeks) compared to the overall Top 10? 
  • What lyrical theme was more than twice as popular in #1 hits compared to the overall Top 10?

What's trending in the Hot 100 Top 10?

Download a PDF with complimentary highlights from this report to find out!