Go viral on Spotify, we cracked the code!

The VOKAAL Team did a deep statistical dive into the Top 1000 songs on Spotify to find out what exactly all these hits songs have in common… and now this mind-blowing hit making knowledge is all yours, check out these crazy hit making statistics!
Go viral on Spotify, we cracked the code by crunching the numbers!
 
 76% Had Male Vocals
24% Had Female Vocals
 
 Cmaj (Am) = 16%
C#maj (A#m) = 13%
G#maj (Fm) = 11%
Dmaj (Bm) = 11%
Gmaj (Em) = 11%
F#maj (D#m) = 7%
 
 90 BPM to 100 BPM = 26%
121 BPM to 130 BPM = 18%
111 BPM to 120 BPM = 16%
101 BPM to 110 BPM = 13%
131 BPM to 140 BPM = 11%
141 BPM to 150 BPM = 9%
151 BPM to 160 BPM = 5%
161+ BPM = 2%
 
 72% of the top 1000 songs are shorter than 3:46
53% of the top 1000 songs are shorter than 3:30
21% of the top 1000 songs are shorter than 3:00
  
 Average Song Length = 3:46
Average Intro (seconds until vocal) = 7.6 
63% of the top 1000 songs on Spotify have an intro under 8 seconds long
 
See if you can implement these top stats into your next music project. Take one of the top tempos and top keys, add a male vocal with an intro under 8 seconds... and let us know how your stream count improves on this one! We're betting you're gonna taste some sweet sweet success!
 
Sincerely, Parker Thomas @ vokaal.com

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