Hit Song Secrets Unveiled

Sunday, November 20, 2022
by Toni Pankaluic

Ever wanted to know what’s the secret recipe for writing a hit song? Is it about making something catchy or maybe its something in the lyrics? 4ZZZ’s intrepid reporter, Anita Diamond interviews Dr Amanda Krause, who conducted a recent study revealing what may be the hidden secrets behind hit songs.

For a deep dive...

Here is Dr Amanda Krause’s uni profile page and a link to her full study on the secret of 'Hit Songs'. On Dr Amanda's website, you can find further resources as well as registering your interest in participating in any of her music studies. Professor Adrian North of Curtin University is a co-author of the study: check out his profile page

An intro to their study 'Song popularity and processing fluency of lyrics' can be found here.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line