So to answer Euphonik's question of what constitutes a hits song, here's a formula that has been followed by many songwriters who have either made or attempted to write a hit song.
A hit song is usually 3 to 5 minutes long:
Always take into consideration how long your song will be, but this duration is up for debate, after-all we have House songs that are well over 7 minutes.
This is another crucial element to consider when writing or producing a song that you would like to be a hit.
The song structure also includes a number of sub-structures that make it become a successful hit song. These sub-structures include the hook, melody, beat, riff, call and response and lead.
As you can see, there are many elements that are involved in making a hit song, it is a topic that can go on for days on end. But then again, sometimes the true definition of a hit song depends on how the public responds to that particular music.
There have been many stories about how an artist excluded a particular song from their album as they did not believe that the song was worthy enough to be a hit or to even be on their album.
However, after much deliberation with their producers and other song writers involved in making the album, the black-listed song then eventually makes the cut and surprisingly becomes one of the most popular songs on the album.
So yes, the topic of what makes a hit song is quite tricky and sometimes unpredictable but following a certain formula does sometimes guarantee a hit song.
We hope we've answered your question as best as we can Euphonik.