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First Look: Highlights From The Q3 Hit Song Trend Report


Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Highlights from its Q3-2018 Hit Song Trend Report

New York, NY - Hit Songs Deconstructed ( today released highlights from its Q3-2018 Trend Report. This report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.
Highlights include:
In Q3 2018, there were 28 songs, 31 credited performing artists, 119 credited songwriters, 48 credited producers, and 11 record labels that landed in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.
Four songs charted at #1. They include three Hip Hop songs - In My Feelings(Drake), Nice For What (Drake), and I Like It (Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin), and one Pop song - Girls Like You (Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B).
Hip Hop’s prominence continues to reach new heights. As a primary genre it accounted for 71% of the Hot 100 Top 10 in Q3 2018, up from 35% during Q3 2017. 
Pop, on the other hand, continues to become less and less prominent in the Hot 100 Top 10, accounting for only 14% of songs in Q3 2018.
Hip Hop as an influence played a role in 75% of songs that are outside of the Hip Hop primary genre
Dance/Club, which was present as an influence in 43% of the Hot 100 Top 10 this time last year fell to just 7% in Q3 2018.
For the first time in at least 5 years we saw a song featuring a combination of both major and minor keys, Sicko Mode.
The number of songs that are four minutes or longer shot up from 14% in Q2 to 35% in Q3, making it the most popular song length range of the Hot 100 Top 10. Over the past 5 years, the four minute or longer range has only surpassed the 3:00 – 3:59 range twice, once in Q1 2014 and once in Q2 2017. 
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About Hit Songs Deconstructed:
Hit Songs Deconstructed ( offers unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind today’s hit songs and empowers music industry professionals with actionable data and analysis that can’t be found anywhere else.
Our mission is to provide cutting-edge tools that help you understand what’s driving today’s hits at the compositional, giving you an edge for success in a fast-changing musical landscape.
Our subscribers include leading industry professionals, include songwriters, producers, publishers and labels, who use our proprietary data and analysis to stay in tune with songwriting trends, hone their craft, benchmark songs, and make strategic songwriting, production and business decisions armed with hit songwriting analytics.

First Look:  Highlights from the Q3 Hit Song Trend Report



First Look: Highlights From The Q3 Hit Song Trend Report

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