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Some key points from the Hit Songs Deconstructed report into American chart music trends.

  • Hip Hop as a primary genre was back on top, surpassing pop with 44% of songs. However, hip hop’s influence on pop songs was down compared to 2019
  • Disco’s influence was up five-fold compared to 2019 thanks to notable hits such as Don’t Start Now, Rain On Me and Say So
  • The use of snaps sunk to its lowest level in over five years
  • Top 10 hits got to the chorus faster on average thanks to one specific genre
  • There were fewer love/relationships themes and more lifestyle themes in Top 10 hit narratives

From Music Think Tank

Another in the Spot The Joke’ series.


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