The State of the Hot 100 Top 10

2020 in Review


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Today’s hits are changing faster than ever, from the songwriting and production techniques used to craft them to the genre influences and instruments shaping their sound. That’s why now more than ever, it’s so important to proactively stay in tune with what’s driving today’s most successful songs at both the industry and compositional levels.

This 100+ page report will get you in tune with how today's most successful songs, and the players behind them, are evolving, including:

  • Trend data for artists, songwriters, producers and labels
  • Notable compositional shifts for 2020 when compared to 2019
  • The most popular compositional characteristics for songs that charted in the Top 10 for ten or more weeks
  • A deep dive into the most popular compositional characteristics for 2020’s #1 hits
  • An in-depth look at compositional trends for the overall Top 10, as well as Hip Hop and non-Hip Hop genres individually
  • Compositional trend data including primary genres, sub-genres, lead vocal gender and delivery, lyrical themes, instruments, key, tempo, song length, song structure, and much more
  • Whether you want to work with trends or against them, by staying in tune with today's hit song landscape, you'll gain critical insight that can be used to make strategic songwriting, production and business decisions.

    In this competitive musical landscape, it's critical to leverage tools that can help you gain an edge for success and maximize your creative output.

    Hit Songs Deconstructed helps you do just that!
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    Hit Song Deconstructed Reports Yes Yes
    Hit Song Deconstructed Videos Yes Yes
    Songwriting Techniques Archive Yes Yes
    Song Searches Yes Yes
    Compositional Trends Yes Yes
    Industry Trends Yes Yes
    Downloadable Logic Arrangements for Today’s Hits Yes Yes
    Trend Reports Yes Yes
    Video Trend Briefs No Yes
    Writing & Producing with a Hit Song Mentality Workshops (spring & fall – value of $349 each) No Yes
    On Demand Access to Workshops No Yes

    What People Are Saying

    Songwriters, composers, engineers, and producers are utilizing Hit Songs Deconstructed to:

    • Hone their craft by studying proven current hits.
    • Continually update their toolbox with the latest writing and production techniques being used in today’s hits as they become available.
    • Understand WHY today’s hits connect with such a wide audience.
    • Gain insight into how to successfully channel unique creativity into commercially viable songs.
    • Develop an instinctual approach to writing songs for mainstream success.
    • Make more targeted pitches to music libraries and production houses who are looking for current sounding music and/or sound-alike’s for spots.
    • Give themselves an edge in a very competitive music industry.

    Music industry professionals, such as publishers, labels, music libraries, production houses are using Hit Songs Deconstructed to:

    • Make informed decisions in a fast-paced musical landscape.
    • Stay ahead of the curve by spotting current, evolving, and waning trends.
    • Supplement sales, streaming, engagement, and radio airplay data with insight into the compositional trends behind those numbers.
    • Gain insight into what current hit songs have in common – and what is setting them apart.
    • Identify the key ingredients that are making current chart-topping songs “tick.”
    • Improve communication between creative executives / A&R’s and writers.
    • Quantify gut feelings for hit songwriting trends with factual data.
    • Benchmark new songs and artists against those with a proven track record.

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