THE Taylor swift evolution

Spotlighting the songwriting trends defined Taylor Swift’s Hot 100 top 10 songs from Fearless through Midnights.

What People Are Saying About Hit Songs Deconstructed Masterclasses

Now that you know the trends behind Taylor Swift’s top 10’s, take a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques used to craft them!

Taylor Swift's captivating storytelling, unforgettable melodies, and genre-defying versatility can inspire and transform your own music.

This masterclass provides unprecedented insight into the masterful songwriting techniques Swift and her A-list collaborators used to craft all her Hot 100 top 10 hits!

  • Learn the art of connecting deeply with audiences through songs that weave personal stories with universal emotions.
  • Master the balance between emotional depth and catchy hooks that make her songs linger in hearts and charts alike.

Using Hit Songs Deconstructed's acclaimed methodologies to analyze her biggest hits, we take a dive deep into:

  • How Taylor Swift hits are structured from intro to outro.
  • The lyricism, narrative structure, and rhyme techniques that Swift uses in her hits.
  • How Swift and her array of A-list collaborators, such as Max Martin, effectively create and structure melodies within and across sections to heighten both catchiness and the listener’s emotional connection with the lyrics.
  • The most effective “hook dressing” techniques Swift uses to turn catchy melodies into earworm hooks.
  • How her hooks are expertly arranged both within and across sections to ensure they get fully ingrained in the listener’s mind without overstaying their welcome.
  • And more!

Understanding how Swift crafts her hits is more than a lesson in songwriting - it's a direct line to enhancing your own music. 

Your Masterclass Includes

  • A 4.5-hour video recording of the live masterclass
  • A PDF with definitions for all the techniques referenced throughout the masterclass
  • A PDF with all the masterclass content
  • A Spotify playlist with all of the songs referenced throughout the masterclass

A 4.5-hour video recording of the live masterclass

A PDF with all the masterclass content

A PDF with definitions for the techniques referenced throughout the masterclass

A Spotify playlist with all of the songs referenced throughout the masterclass

Plus you get over $300 in bonus materials!

When you purchase this masterclass you'll also gain immediate access to:

  • A 100+ page report analyzing the songwriting and production techniques used in "Cruel Summer" (value of $124)
  • A Logic project template for "Cruel Summer" (value of $99)
  • 2023 Year-End Trend Report: The State of the Hot 100 Top 10
  • 2023 #1 Hit Focus Trend Report

"Spot on with the analysis and relevant to any composer, songwriter, or producer in the game now.”

Dr. O
Producer, Young M.A., Chris Brown, Lil Wayne

"Even though I’ve been writing professionally for over ten years, I’ve found several nuggets of gold that have improved my writing already."

Roy Stride
Hit Songwriter, Producer, Artist One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Scouting for Girls

“This is the most thorough master class that I have attended. Recommend it to all."

Sandy Chen
Songwriter, Warner Chappell Music

"I can't stress enough how important HSD is to any serious professional hit songwriter."

Hilton Wright II
Record Producer/Songwriter

"I have written songs for years and although I focus on the story and the method of rhymes, I had know idea what I was missing."

Wendy Elston Davis

“This was one of the most thorough, well-presented and thought-out master classes on pop writing I have ever experienced."

Jay Rodriguez
Grammy nominated musician, film composer, producer and arranger Prince, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Akon, Wu Tang Clan, DJ Premiere, Guru

"A superbly organized and heavily detailed study of all things Max."

Andy Karp
Partner, Artist Haven

"I was blown away by the Max Martin Hits masterclass. So thorough and insightful - a great blend of theory and art."

Amy Sky
Recording Artist/Songwriter/Producer

“Insight like no other into vocal melodic patterns of pop hit songs.”

Pablo Arango

"Hit Songs Deconstructed will equip you with tools that will allow you to make hit songs more consistently."

Lyburn Geldenhuis
A&R/Producer/Songwriter/Mixing Engineer

"I highly recommend all of the courses from Hit Songs Deconstructed. If you're a songwriter, there's always something new to be learned in their workshops and masterclasses!"

Andrew Colyer
Recording Artist/Performer/Composer

"These are not just songwriting tips and tricks; these workshops are a masterclass in hit songwriting."

George Haughton

“The masterclass was so informative! Seeing what I usually hear in a visual form really solidifies things. I love the multiple visual explanations!”

Carrie Cunnignham
Singer, songwriter, live sound engineer, auctioneer, CEO of Sound Barn Publishing

"It opened my mind to a more structured approach to the melody writing part of my own songs. The analysis are deep and logical. Everything in this is very helpful."

Paolo Nanni

"If a McKinsey consultant were to study Max Martin, something like this masterclass would be there deliverable. Excellent, pragmatic , actionable analysis - thank you!"

Kari Loya

"As a longtime songwriter, I learned some new things and some valuable tips and tricks."

Gerald O'Brien

"You combined elements I've tried to put together through hours of studies, videos, and books into something straightforward and easy to understand."

Reanne Howell

"Tons of fantastic tips and information on how to create hit songs. I learned so much!"

Brett Steelhammer

"I am stunned by the WEALTH of information available through this program, and the manner in which it was presented. Very impressive!"

Nick Martin

"I have never seen hit songs broken down in such an accurate and detailed way."

Jerome Baylor
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Topline Writer, Beat Producer

"Well done HSD for providing the songwriting community with invaluable information and analysis."

Carl Corcoran
Songwriter/Broadcaster/Industry Consultant/Director of MA Songwriting Irish World Academy University of Limerick, Board Member Music Network Ireland