What do the Top Billboard Songs of the Decade have in Common?
In recent times, there has been a global industrial recession owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This development has not spared the music industry either with famous festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury being postponed. There have also been numerous reported instances of album cancellations. Now, most of the events are switching to online platforms as society transitions into the new reality. Musicians are taking advantage of this situation by focusing on coming up with fresh content to keep us entertained for the next few months. It is now almost summer this year, and now it is time to assess and predict what kind of songs will clinch people's attention this year.
'The Pound of Music' recently analyzed the global music charts across 22 countries within the last ten years. The analysis was mostly centered on the factors that the most successful songs share in common with each other. This study was done by the statistical professionals from the Betway Online Casino. The interactive chart includes twenty songs that have stayed at the number one spot for a long time from every one of these countries. It also takes into consideration the diverse characteristics that every song has. Finally, these songs are filtered into different categories, such as Tempo, key, danceability, and energy.
The musical key is a critical aspect from which every song is based. It represents the minor and significant scale such that a minor key is built around a minor scale. The reverse is also true. For instance, a song that is playing within the C primary key is built around all seven notes of the key's scale that is, C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. The key dictates what notes will be present in the song therefore directly influencing the baseline, chords, and melody of the song.
The Tempo is another technical element that a song has to have to be successful. Its unit of measurement is in beats per minute (BPM). It is the parameter that describes how fast or slow the underlying rhythm is in a song. You could view it as the pulse or beat of the music since it works like a heartbeat. If the song has a beat every second, it will equate to 60 BPM. Two beats in a second equal to 120 BPM and so on.
Another equally crucial technical element is the time signature. It is also more commonly known as the meter signature. The time signature seeks to establish the number of beats that can be determined and measured from each bar of the song. It also seeks to reveal what note value matches the beat as well. Among the most widely accepted time signatures in the popular music genres is 4/4. You can often see how it is incorporated in genres such as rock, blues, funk, country, and pop music.
The technical elements in a song are what appeals to us as listeners and help us feel the song's intent. Some of the most successful songs have paid enough attention to these factors, which is why they have continued to be great hits.