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What is Hit Songs Deconstructed?

In-depth analysis of today’s hit songs. Data and analytics on key emerging trends.

Hit Songs Deconstructed is the only online resource for analytics and in-depth analysis of hit songs at the compositional level. Our reports, videos, and workshops take a deep dive into the inner-workings of hit songs, highlighting the songwriting and production techniques that made these songs so effective. Our robust searchable database provides the industry with valuable trend data and analytics to quantify gut feelings with factual data and benchmark new songs against hits with a proven track record.

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The Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit.

Why study the hits?

By studying today’s hits you become privy to the wealth of songwriting and production techniques that made these songs a success. You gain insight into HOW and WHY these songs are connecting with such a large audience.

These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

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Updated weekly, IMMERSION houses data on the key compositional characteristics and industry trends for songs that enter the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

With over 200 searchable criteria, IMMERSION gives you the ability to easily search for trends quarter over quarter and year over year, with results displaying as charts, tables, line graphs and bar graphs.

Quantify gut feelings with factual data, benchmark songs you are working on against hits with a proven track record and spot evolving trends for sub-genres, influences, seasonal relationships!

Practically every field in the database is clickable.  Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

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Each month we’ll be releasing a video deconstruction of a chart-topping song. This guided deconstruction, led by Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founder and editor-in-chief, David Penn, will analyze the song’s vocal melody, arrangement, lyrics and dynamics using charts, guided listening, and a look inside a representation of the song’s arrangement in Logic Pro X, so you can see the building blocks used to compose the song.

A PDF of the charts and graphs used throughout the video is provided with each video to be used as a quick reference.

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Hit Songs Deconstructed offers two types of workshops: mastery hit songwriting workshops and hit songwriting trend workshops.

The Hit Songwriting Trend Workshops are run quarterly. They are data driven and provide a snapshot of hit songwriting trends for a one-year period. By attending these quarterly workshops, you will gain an understanding of how the hit songwriting landscape is shifting on a quarterly basis.

The Mastery Workshop: Writing, Producing and Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality uses the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology to take a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques being utilized in the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with a special focus on Max Martin hits. By attending this workshop you will develop your critical listening skills and attain a deeper understanding of the trends and techniques relative to today’s hits in order to take your craft to the next level.

Why Hit Songs Deconstructed?

  • Learn directly from songs that have ALREADY topped the charts.
  • Identify key ingredients making current chart-topping songs “tick.”
  • Gain insight into how to successfully channel your creativity into commercially viable songs.
  • Develop an instinctual approach to writing songs for mainstream success.
  • Quantify gut feelings about hit songwriting trends with factual data.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by spotting evolving trends.
  • Understand what current hit songs have in common
    – and what sets them apart.
  • Benchmark songs you are working on against hits
    with a proven track record.

THE LATEST

Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports

Take a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques that make today’s hits so successful with Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports.

Body Like A Back Road Deconstructed

Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s "Body Like A Back Road" was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration "Cruise" back in 2013. It performed exceptionally well on the Country…

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I Don't Wanna Live Forever Deconstructed

Written for the blockbuster film "Fifty Shades Darker", "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" marks the return of Taylor Swift for the first time since her 2014 album, "1989". The song was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, with Antonoff producing the track.…

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Shape of You Deconstructed

It’s safe to say that Ed Sheeran made the right decision when he chose to keep "Shape Of You" for himself as opposed to pitching it to other artists (Rihanna was one that he had in mind). Released as one of two lead singles from…

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Starboy Deconstructed

"Starboy" was the first single released from The Weeknd’s 2016 album of the same name. A collaboration with EDM superstars Daft Punk, this dark, moody, cocky song struck a chord with listeners, landing in the Top 10 on over 40 charts throughout the world, and…

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Side To Side Deconstructed

Released in August 2016, "Side To Side" was the third single released from Ariana Grande’s third studio album, "Dangerous Woman." Co-written by an all-star team of hitmakers, one of whom is Max Martin, "Side To Side" possesses an array of standout features that contributed to…

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PLANS & PRICING

Not sure which plan is right for you?

Hit Songs Deconstructed Offers Three Subscription Tiers.

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$24.99/month or $249.99/year

 

Think “Cliffs Notes.” This subscription level is ideal for the individual songwriter, producer and music industry professional who is looking to stay in tune with the songwriting and production techniques that are making today’s songs a success through our Essentials Report, which features concise take-aways from the PRO report, our quarterly Genre Report and the IMMERSION searchable database.

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$49.99/month or $524.99/year

 

This subscription level is ideal for the songwriter, producer and music industry professional who is committed to seriously studying today’s hits in order to understand the what, how and why behind today’s current chart-topping hit.

You get everything the Essentials Subscriber receives plus the comprehensive Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report and the IMMERSION trend module which includes industry and compositional trend searches.

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$949.99/year

 

If you are planning on attending our online workshops, this plan is right for you. You get everything from Essentials and PRO plus complimentary access to Hit Songs Deconstructed online workshops, which are valued at $299 each.

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Our academic subscription offers flexible and highly discounted yearly licenses. They include unlimited use by faculty and students and the rights to use Hit Song Deconstructed in the classroom. Subscriptions are set up through the academic institution’s library network so that users are automatically logged in when accessing the site from the library network.

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Hit Songs Deconstructed offers flexible site licenses customized to your needs. Pricing is based on the number of users who require access to the site. Site licenses can be set up through a specific IP address or by individual users.

For more information and/or pricing, please contact Yael Penn at yael@HitSongsDeconstructed.com

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