Monday, February 5, 2018

Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its Q4-2017 Hit Song Trend Report | Music Think Tank

Hit Songs Deconstructed ( today released its Q4-2017 Trend Report. This report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.

Highlights include:

  • Pop, after dropping to its lowest level of prominence in years with 16% of songs in Q2, rebounded back up to 35% of songs in Q4, and once again surpassed Hip Hop/Rap.
  • Hip Hop as an influence remained steady, shaping the sound and vibe of 77% of songs both within and outside of the Hip Hop/Rap primary genre. 
  • Exclusively male lead vocals dropped from 70% of the Top 10 in Q3 to 41% in Q4. 
  • Male/female duet and group vocals almost tripled in prominence from 13% in Q3 up to 36% in Q4.
  • Minor keys continued to further surge in prominence, accounting for 77% of songs.
  • Larger songwriting teams were still by far the most prominent, with songs featuring four or more credited writers accounting for 82% of Top 10 Hits in Q4.

For additional highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Q4 Trend Report, please visit


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