Shorter Songs


Popular music is shrinking. From 2013 to 2018, the average song on the Billboard Hot 100 fell from 3 minutes and 50 seconds to about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Six percent of hit songs were 2 minutes 30 seconds or shorter in 2018, up from just 1% five years before.

Take Kendrick Lamar. One of the world’s most popular musicians right now.

via QZ

I noticed this in Post Malone‘s new album where has almost half (if not more) of his songs are shorter than 3 minutes long!

And, I love that. I really do.