Thursday, September 14, 2017

Billboard Hot 100 9/23/17: Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (2)

So now that we have entered the Fall season, I expect things to pick up around here even more. Especially after the slow as Hell Summer where nothing happened much, we finally will see some life being injected into the top 10. So before we get to this week's Hot 100, here are the exits for this week. 

Down- Fourth Melody/Gucci Mane (#99)
Tell Me You Love Me- Demi Lovato (#97)
Carry On- XXXTENTACION (#95)
Save Me- XXXTENTACION (#94)
Depression & Obsession- XXXTENTACION (#91)
No Sleep Leak- Lil Uzi Vert (#90)

LOVE- Kendrick Lamar/Zacari (#85)

UnFazed- Lil Uzi Vert/The Weeknd (#84)
For Real- Lil Uzi Vert (#82)
Two- Lil Uzi Vert (#80)
DNA- Kendrick Lamar (#63)
It Ain't Me- Kygo x Selena Gomez (#44)

100. No Fear- Def Loaf (DEBUT)
99. Reminder- The Weekdn (RE-ENTRY)
98. Somebody Else Will- Justin Moore (RE-ENTRY)
97. Sky Walker- Miguel/Travis Scott (DEBUT)
96. Revenge- XXXTENTACION (#77)
95. Fix A Drink- Chris Janson (RE-ENTRY)
94. Neon Guts- Lil Uzi Vert/Pharrell (#79)
93. X- Lil Uzi Vert (#81)
92. I Could Use A Love Song- Maren Morris (RE-ENTRY)
91. Dark Queen- Lil Uzi Vert (#92)
90. Relationship- Young Thug/Future (RE-ENTRY)
89. Questions- Chris Brown (RE-ENTRY)
88. Most Girls- Hailee Steinfeld (#87)
87. My Girl- Dylan Scott (#88)
86. Greatest Love Story- LANCO (DEBUT)
85. Light It Up- Luke Bryan (#76)
84. Wish I Knew You- The Revivalists (#96)
83. It Ain't My Fault- Brothers Osborne (#100)
82. More Girls Like You- Kip Moore (#98)
81. Bad At Love- Halsey (DEBUT)
80. Do I Make You Wanna- Billy Currington (#78)
79. 444+222- Lil Uzi Vert (#60)
78. Every Little Thing- Carly Pearce (#93)
77. These Heaux- Bhad Bhabie (DEBUT)
76. They Don't Know- Jason Aldean (#89)
75. Drinkin' Problem- Midland (#66)
74. Escapate Conmigo- Wisin/Ozuna (#72)
73. Havana- Camila Cabello/Young Thug (#74)
72. Whatever You Need- Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign (#74)
71. Versace On The Floor- Bruno Mars (#71)
70. Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares- XXXTENTACION (#54)
69. B.E.D.- Jacquees (#86)
68. Glorious- Macklemore/Skylar Grey (#69)
67. All The Pretty Girls- Kenny Chesney (#75)
66. Felices Los 4- Maluma (#70)
65. Fetish- Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane (#58)
64. Back To You- Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals (#62)
63. Unforgettable- Thomas Rhett (#65)
62. New Rules- Dua Lipa (#67)
61. The Weekend- SZA (#68)
60. Magnolia- Playboi Carti (#53)
59. No Such Thing As A Broken Heart- Old Dominion (#46)
58. Butterfly Effect- Travis Scott (#59)
57. Sauce It Up- Lil Uzi Vert (#49)
56. Heartache On The Dance Floor- Jon Pardi (#57)
55. Swish Swish- Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj (#47)
54. Silence- Marshmello/Khalid (#52)
53. Roll In Peace- Kodak Black/XXXTENTACION (#61)
52. Crew- GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy (#51)
51. It's A Vibe- 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko (#48)
50. Do Re Mi- Blackbear (#50)
49. Fuck Love- XXXTENTACION/Tripple Redd (#41)
48. When It Rains, It Pours- Luke Combs (#56)
47. The Way Life Goes- Lil Uzi Vert (#39)
46. Transportin'- Kodak Black (#55)
45. Thunder- Imagine Dragons (#45)
44. The Race- Tay-K (#64)
43. Mask Off- Future (#37)
42. No Promises- Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato (#43)
41. Small Town Boy- Dustin Lynch (#38)
40. What Ifs- Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina (#40)
39. Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur (#34)
38. Jocelyn Flores- XXXTENTACION (#31)
37. Love Galore- SZA/Travis Scott (#36)
36. LOYALTY- Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna (#35)
35. Friends- Justin Bieber/BloodPop (#33)
34. Stay- Zedd/Alessia Cara (#30)
33. Young, Dumb, & Broke- Khalid (#32)
32. What About Us- P!nk (#28)
31. I Get The Bag- Gucci Mane/Migos (#42)
30. Location- Khalid (#29)
29. I'm The One- DJ Khaled's posse (#24) [1 week]
28. Redbone- Childish Gambino (#25)
27. What Lovers Do- Maroon 5/SZA (#73)
26. Praying- Kesha (#27)
25. Something Just Like This- The Chainsmokers/Coldplay (#26)
24. Congratulations- Post Malone/Quavo (#21)
23. Feels- Calvin Harris/Katy Perry/Big Sean/Pharrell (#22)
22. Mi Gente- J Bavlin/Willy William (#23)
21. HUMBLE- Kendrick Lamar (#14) [1 week]
20. Body Like A Back Road- Sam Hunt (#19)
19. XO TOUR Llif3- Lil Uzi Vert (#16)
18. Feel It Still- Portugal. The Man (#20)
17. That's What I Like- Bruno Mars (#17) [1 week]
16. Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran (#11) [12 weeks]
15. Slow Hands- Niall Horan (#15)
14. Strip That Down- Liam Payne/Quavo (#10)
13. Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato (#18)
12. Bank Account- 21 Savage (#12)
11. Rake It Up- Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj (#13)
10. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back- Shawn Mendes (#8)
9. Unforgettable- French Montana/Swae Lee (#7)
8. Believer- Imagine Dragons (#6)
7. Attention- Charlie Puth (#5)
6. Wild Thoughts- DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller (#4)
5. 1-800...- Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (#9)
4. ...Ready For It- Taylor Swift (DEBUT)
3. Despacito- JB (#2) [16 weeks]
2. Bodak Yellow- Cardi B (#3)
1. Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (#1) [2nd week @ #1]

#1 Song One Year Ago: Closer- The Chainsmokers/Halsey (4th of 12 weeks @ #1)

Biggest Drop: Tie between 444+222- Lil Uzi Vert & Revenge- XXXTENTACION (-19)

Biggest Jump: What Lovers Do- Maroon 5/SZA (+46)

Streaming Gainer: 1-800...- Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (#5)

Digital Sales Gainer: What Lovers Do- Maroon 5/SZA (#27)

Airplay Gainer: Slow Hands- Niall Horan (#15)

Hot Shot Debut: ...Ready For It?- Taylor Swift (#4)

New Arrivals:
We get a bunch of country songs I don't care about, a Chris Brown song I actually like, A Weeknd song that I think has already been wasted, and a Young Thug song I don't care about and hate.

I'll be honest, I do actually like this song. For one, it plays more to her R&B side, than hip-hop and rap, which is a good thing I'll admit. It has a good groove, the vibe in nice and relaxing, and I do love the gentle, guitar driven mood. It's a good love song, and I hope this turns out to be a success, because this is pretty good.

I haven't heard from Miguel in a while, and when I heard he was releasing a song with Travis Scott, I was a little worried. And I really don't know how to feel about this. It's has a decent R&B groove, with a decent guitar tone against the thicker bass, and the flash of synths does give this song some atmosphere. But I think the lyrics are too cheesy for me to like the, even if they are funny in retrospect. It worked for Macklemore, but I just can't see it working for Miguel and Travis Scott.

You know what, this has a decent country groove to it. Call me a traditionalist, but I much prefer country's more neo-traditionalist route than bro-country any day of the week. At least they have some organic percussion, decent guitar licks, and AREN'T cringeworthy lyrics that try too hard to appeal to the sleazy rap and hip-hop crowd. I mean yeah, this is a typical neo-traditional country love song, but it's not like that's a bad thing. Taylor's Love Story remains as my favorite song from her, and it's one of the better country songs of the 2000s. But still, this is better than most of the country that was released this year, so I'll take it.

Why Halsey, why must you keep releasing songs that I find to be guilty pleasures? No joke, I do like Now Or Never, and I feel since Closer, she's become a decent artist for me. She's not great, and I actually think this is better than Now Or Never, mostly because it's much more upbeat, the synth is better than that trap percussion, and it doesn't sound like the definition of encapsulated madness. It's not her bets song, I think Strangers with Lauren from Fourth Melody (Yes, that's how I'll continue to call them that) is better, but this isn't half bad.

Okay, why the Hell are we giving the Cash Me Outside girl a hit? This isn't even a meme anymore and it's just her trying way too hard to stretch her 15 minutes of fame even more than necessary. This took part back in Spring, it's Autumn right now, just give it up. And it's not liek the production is any better, a set of shallow synths, and rickety trap beat are something I would expect for Rae Sremmurd to do. And for some ungodly reason, Jake Paul saw fit to give this girl a co-sign because of course he fucking did. And then we have her voice, which is just grating as all Hell, and the lyrics are your, by-the-numbers flexing with forced rhymes, and brings up absolutely nothing interesting. If this is her trying to match the swagger of Bodak Yellow, I'll say this, she is just failing hard, and I hope to never hear this girl ever again.

Again, I just really love Taylor's music, probably more than I actually should. The overblown bass, the catchy trap percussion in the verses, the rap verses, especially the second part, the chanting bridge going "Baby let the games begin" I just really love this. It's catchy, it's fun, and it does feel like a bit of a anthem, especially with the aforementioned bridge. And considering this was what they premiered during Saturday Night Football, I'm not all that surprised.

Are You Blurbing For It?:
I feel as though Bodak Yellow may or may not make it to #1. Taylor is still gaining in airplay, and has more sales, but it took a bite off on streaming, so that could be the deal-breaker. 

I'm glad that we finally have a good Maroon 5 song, it's been too long since V came out and we had greats like Sugar, Maps and Animals. It's better than Don't Wanna Know and Cold, that's for sure.

I think Praying might have peaked already, I don't see it getting much higher. It's such a shame too, I though that Praying could bring some life and emotion, but I guess America thought differently.

Please tell me Mi Gente isn't gonna enter the top 20 next week, I feel it's almost set to do so soon.

Not much to report about the exits, most of them were from XXX and Lil Uzi. But I am sad that DNA and LOVE left this week, but I think both of them are set for the year end list, so I'm happy about that.

I am shocked that Swish Swish is still here, I thought this would have fallen off almost immediately. 
Top 20 Review:

0-Shit
20. XO TOUR Llif3
19. Body Like A Back Road
18. Bank Account
17. Rake It Up
16. Strip That Down

1-Bad
15. Bodak Yellow
14. Despacito

2-Meh
NONE

3-Decent
13. Feel It Still
12. Slow Hands
11. Sorry Not Sorry
10. 1-800...

4-Good
9. That's What I Like
8. Believer
7. Shape Of You

5-Great
6. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
5. Unforgettable
4. Attention
3. Wild Thoughts
2. ...Ready For It?
1. Look What You Made Me Do

Total Score: 56/100 (56%)


Total Hot 100 Score: 200/500 (40%)


Top 10:
1. Look What You Made Me Do
2. ...Ready For It?
3. Wild Thoughts
4. Praying
5. Attention
6. Thunder
7. Unforgettable
8. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
9. HUMBLE
10. What Lovers Do

Bottom 10:
1. XO TOUR Llif3
2. The Race
3. Transportin'
4. Body Like A Back Road
5. Magnolia
6. These Heaux
7. Bank Account
8. Rake It Up
9. Sauce It Up
10. B.E.D.

Throwback Pick:
Mercy- Kanye West/Big Sean/Pusha T/2 Chainz (2012)


QOTW: Thoughts on Sam Smith's new song, Too Good At Goodbye?
It's nothing new or special for Sam Smith. It's basically a reject clone from In The Lonely Hour. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Billboard Hot 100 9/16/17: Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (1)

FINALLY, After 4 fucking months of boring, sludgy nothingness on the Hot 100, we finally get something fast paced action on the charts! And we have a bunch of new songs that I am refusing to cover this week. If you want someone to do the new arrivals for you, I'm not doing it, go watch Spectrum Pulse and do it, because it' not gonna be me who does it. Anyway, before we get to this week's Hot 100, here are the dropouts for this week.


I Could Use A Love Song- Maren Morris (#100)
Know No Better- Major Lazer/Travis Scott/Camila Cabello/Quavo (#99)
Relationship- Young Thug/Future (#98)
Privacy- Chris Brown (#97)
Untouchable- YoungBoy Never Broke Again (#96)
4 AM- 2 Chainz/Travis Scott (#95)
Patty Cake- Kodak Black (#93)
For Her- Chris Lane (#92)
Perplexing Pegasus- Rae Sremmurd (#91)
Questions- Chris Brown (#90)
Flatliner- Cole Swindell (#88)
Reminder- The Weeknd (#87)
Honest- The Chainsmokers (#81)
It's Every Night Sis- RiceGum/Alissa Violet (#80)
Younger Now- Miley Cyrus (#79)
2U- David Guetta/Justin Bieber (#73)
Somebody Else Will- Justin Moore (#69)
Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran (#48)
Drowning- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black (#46)
Everyday We Lit- YFN Lucci/PnB Rock (#43)
Now Or Never- Halsey (#40)

100. It Ain't My Fault- Brothers Osborne (#83)
99. Down- Fourth Melody/Gucci Mane (RE-ENTRY)
98. More Girls Like You- Kip Moore (#89)
97. Tell Me You Love Me- Demi Lovato (DEBUT)
96. Wish I Knew You- The Revivalists (#85)
95. Carry On- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
94. Save me- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
93. Every Little Thing- Carly Pearce (#84)
92. Dark Queen- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
91. Depression & Obsession- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
90. No Sleep Leak- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
89. They Don't Know- Jason Aldean (#86)
88. My Girl- Dylan Scott (#78)
87. Most Girls- Hailee Steinfeld (#70)
86. B.E.D.- Jacquees (#75)
85. LOVE- Kendrick Lamar/Zacari (#71)
84. UnFazed- Lil Uzi Vert/The Weeknd (DEBUT)
83. Havana- Camila Cabello/Young Thug (#94)
82. For Real- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
81. X- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
80. Two- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
79. Neon Guts- Lil Uzi Vert/Pharrell Williams (DEBUT)
78. Do I Make You Wanna- Billy Currington (#66)
77. Revenge- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
76. Light It Up- Luke Bryan (DEBUT)
75. All The Pretty Girls- Kenny Chesney (#76)
74. Whatever You Need- Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign(#64)
73. What Lovrs Do- Maroon 5/SZA (DEBUT)
72. Escapate Conmigo- Wisin/Ozuna (#63)
71. Versace On The Floor- Bruno Mars (#42)
70. Felices Los 4- Maluma (#61)
69. Glorious- Makclemore/Skyler Grey (#68)
68. The Weekend- SZA (#72)
67. New Rules- Dua Lipa (#74)
66. Drinkin' Problem- Midland (#45)
65. Unforgettable- Thomas Rhett (#67)
64. The Race- Tay-K (#49)
63. DNA- Kendrick Lamar  (#65)
62. Back To You- Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals (#60)
61. Roll In Peace- Kodak Black/XXXTENTACION (#53)
60. 444+222- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
59. Butterfly Effect- Travis Scott (#57)
58. Fetish- Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane (#55)
57. Heartache On The Dancefloor- Jon Pardi (#56)
56. When It Rains, It Pours- Luke Combs (#58)
55. Transportin'- Kodak Black (#82)
54. Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
53. Magnolia- Playboi Carti (#47)
52. Silence- Marshmello/Khalid (#52)
51. Crew- GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy (#51)
50. Do Re Mi- Blackbear (#54)
49. Sauce It Up- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
48. It's A Vibe- 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko (#44)
47. Swish Swish- Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj (RE-ENTRY)
46. No Such Thing As A Broken Heart- Old Dominion (#50)
45. Thunder- Imagine Dragons (#59)
44. It Ain't Me- Kygo x Selena Gomez (#37)
43. No Promises- Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato (#39)
42. I Get The Bag- Gucci Mane/Migos (#34)
41. Fuck Love- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
40. What Ifs- Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina (#38)
39. The Way Life Goes- Lil Uzi Vert (DEBUT)
38. Small Town Boy- Dustin Lynch (#36)
37. Mask Off- Future (#30)
36. Love Galore- SZA/Travis Scott (#33)
35. LOYALTY- Kendrick Lama/Rihanna (#32)
34. Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur (#31)
33. Friends- Justin Bieber/BloodPop (#20)
32. Young, Dumb, & Broke- Khalid (#41)
31. Jocelyn Flores- XXXTENTACION (DEBUT)
30. Stay- Zedd/Alessia Cara (#27)
29. Location- Khalid (#26)
28. What About Us- P!nk (#35)
27. Praying- Kesha (#28)
26. Something Just Like This- The Chainsmokers/Coldplay (#21)
25. Redbone- Childish Gambino (#17)
24. I'm The One- DJ Khaled's posse (#16)
23. Mi Gente- J Bavlin/Willy William (#24)
22. Feels- Calvin Harris/Katy Perry/Big Sean/Pharrell Williams (#22)
21. Congratulations- Post Malone/Quavo (#15)
20. Feel It Still- Portugal. The Man (#23)
19. Body Like A Back Road- Sam Hunt (#13)
18. Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato (#18)
17. That's What I Like- Bruno Mars (#8) [1 week]
16. XO TOUR Llif3- Lil Uzi Vert (#25)
15. Slow Hands- Niall Horan (#14)
14. HUMBLE- Kendrick Lamar (#19) [1 week]
13. Rake It Up- Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj (#10)
12. Bank Account- 21 Savage (#12)
11. Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran (#9) [12 weeks]
10. Strip That Down- Liam Payne/Quavo (#11)
9. 1-800...- Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (#29)
8. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back- Shawn Mendes (#7)
7. Unforgettable- French Montana/Swae Lee (#6)
6. Believer- Imagine Dragons (#4)
5. Attention- Charlie Puth (#5)
4. Wild Thoughts- DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller (#2)
3. Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)- Cardi B (#3)
2. Despacito- JB (#1) [16 weeks]
1. Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (#77) [1st week @ #1]

#1 Song One Year Ago: Closer- The Chainsmokers/Halsey (3rd of 12 weeks @ #1)

Biggest Drop: Versace On The Floor- Bruno Mars (-29)

Biggest Jump: Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (+76)

Streaming Gainer: XO TOUR Llif3- Lil Uzi Vert (#16)

Digital Sales Gainer: 1-800...- Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (#9)

Airplay Gainer: Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (#1)

Hot Shot Debut: Jocelyn Flores- XXXTENTACION (#31)



New Arrivals:
Of all the Fourth Melody songs from their album, why did it have to be the worst song off the album?

So Swish Swish re-entered because of the terrible video. And I mean it, the video is awful I cannot stand how cringy it is. It tries way too hard to be funny, and empowering, but it fails, and it just ends up being awful. I miss the videos of RoarTeenage DreamWide Awake and Firework, at least the visuals were decent, and weren't outright cringe-inducing.

No review for the Lil Uzi or XXX songs, because they're all terrible.

Oh, how I miss Demi's more pop-rock era with songs like Cool For The Summer and and Confident. But I'll be honest, the more she goes fro gospel-pop the more I'm inclined to feel mixed about it. It's not bad, but I much prefer her more bombastic pop-rock songs, not to say the bombast her is all that bad. But it feels like the song is lacking in soul, it's too blocky, and her voice just doesn't fit with this over-synthesized production. And I know this is an apology song, but it doesn't flatter her as her pop-rock songs still exists! And yet, I think this is one of the better songs this week.

You know it's a bad sign that trap is becoming more and more prevalent when it starts to cross over to country. And trust me, hearing that trap beat in a Luke Bryan song is never a good thing. That is if you could consider this song remotely country, because I can tell this feels so synthetic and fake, especially with that drum machine which sound louder than the strings of guitar and piano, which might as well sound out of place in this song. And the lyrics of this song have me a bit torn though, because while it's reflective of how many people hook up these days and it's not a bad thing to explore, Bryan plays it desperate and clingy, which doesn't really fit his delivery and sure as hell isn't flattering. It's not bad, it's better than most of the singles off of his last album, but I feel this would work slightly better for a younger artist, not Luke, who is 40 already. And for the lead off single, this isn't promising.

I've seen people hate and love this song, so I might as well say my part. And I gotta be honest, this is pretty damn good. The tropical feel actually works pretty well here, especially when paired with the bass that kicks in with the chorus. And Adam Levine and SZA don't have bad chemistry at all, they're not as good as Adam and Christina on Moves Like Jagger, but good chemistry nonetheless. The song has real groove, and it actualy remind me of Attention in a way. Starts out slow, only to pick up later on in the chorus and 2nd verse. Most of Maroon 5 so far since 2016 has been bad, but this is a step up, hopefully the rest of the album is like this in a way that's actually good.

Blurb It Up:
Finally, a new #1! I've been sick of the same song at #1 for the last 4 months, It's finally great to see a new song for once.

This week was fucking garbage, all thanks to Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTENTACION for making it happen, you pieces of shit!

Also, Shape Of You dropped out of the top 10 with 33 weeks inside the top 10, breaking a nearly 2 decades old record. Congrats Ed.

And since LWYMMD jumped to #1, it is now Taylor's biggest jump to #1 since Bad Blood in 2015.

I find it weird how a Logic song is now in the top 10. 

Top 20 Review:

0-Shit
20. XO TOUR Llif3
19. Body Like A Back Road
18. Bank Account
17. Rake It Up
16. Strip That Down

1-Bad
15. Bodak Yellow
14. Despacito

2-Meh
NONE

3-Decent
13. 1-800...
12. Feel It Still
11. Slow Hands
10. Sorry Not Sorry

4-Good
9. Shape Of You

5-Great
8. Believer
7. That's What I Like
6. HUMBLE
5. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
4. Attention
3. Unforgettable
2. Wild Thoughts
1. Look What You Made Me Do

Total Score: 58/100 (58%)

Total Hot 100 Score: 190/500 (38%)


Top 10:
1. Look What You Made Me Do
2. Wild Thoughts
3. Praying
4. Unforgettable
5. Attention
6. There's Nothing Holdin' Me back
7. Thunder
8. HUMBLE
9. That's What I Like
10. Believer

Bottom 10:
1. XO TOUR Llif3
2. The Race
3. Roll In Peace
4. Body Like A Back Road
5. Transportin'
6. Congratulations
7. Sauce It Up
8. Rake It Up
9. Mask Off
10. Strip That Down

Throwback Pick:
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen (2012) 

QOTW: Thoughts on ...Ready For It?
I'm really loving it, I think Taylor is slaying it right now. I'll have more words for the song when it debuts. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Billboard Hot 100 9/9/17: Despacito- Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber (16) [I hate you America]

God, I hate doing this. We let a fucking unknown Latin artist have to share a record with two of the best acts of the 90s. I have no segway anymore for this shitty Hot 100, here's the exits.

Woke Up Like This- Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert (#100)
El Amante- Nicky Jam (#99)
Fix A Drink- Chris Janson (#98)
It's Goin' Down- Descendants 2 Cast (#96)

Something New- Wiz Khalifa/Ty Dolla $ign (#92)
First Day Out- Tee Grizzley (#84)
Bad Liar- Selena Gomez (#83)

Malibu- Miley Cyrus (#78)
Craving You- Thoma Rhett/Maren Morris (#60)
Slippery- Migos/Gucci Mane (#46)
In Case You Didn't Know- Brett Young (#45)

100. I Could Use A Love Song- Maren Morris (#97)
99. Know No Better- Major Lazer/Travis Scott/Camila Cabello/Quavo (RE-ENTRY)
98. Relationship- Young Thug/Future (RE-ENTRY)
97. Privacy- Chris Brown (#91)
96. Untouchable- YoungBoy Never Broke Again (#95)
95. 4 AM- 2 Chainz/Travis Scott (#90)
94. Havana- Camila Cabello/Young Thug (RE-ENTRY)
93. Patty Cake- Kodak Black (#86)
92. For Her- Chris Lane (#94)
91. Perplexing Pegasus- Rae Sremmurd (#93)
90. Questions- Chris Brown (DEBUT)
89. More Girls Like You- Kip Moore (#88)
88. Flatliner- Cole Swindell (#74)
87. Reminder- The Weeknd (#76)
86. They Don't Know- Jason Aldean (#82)
85. Wish I Knew You- The Revivalists (#87)
84. Every Little Thing- Carly Pearce (#85)
83. It Ain't My Fault- Brothers Osborne (#79)
82. Transportin'- Kodak Black (DEBUT)
81. Honest- The Chainsmokers (#77)
80. It's Every Night Sis- RiceGum/Alissa Violet (DEBUT)
79. Younger Now- Miley Cyrus (DEBUT)
78. My Girl- Dylan Scott (#72)
77. Look What You Made Me Do- Taylor Swift (DEBUT)
76. All The Pretty Girls- Kenny Chesney (#80)
75. B.E.D.- Jacquees (#89)
74. New Rules- Dua Lipa (#81)
73. 2U- David Guetta/Justin Bieber (#64)
72. The Weekend- SZA (#75)
71. LOVE- Kendrick Lamar/Zacari (#70)
70. Most Girls- Hailee Steinfeld (#67)
69. Somebody Else Will- Justin Moore (#59)
68. Glorious- Macklemore/Skylay Grey (#71)
67. Unforgettable- Thomas Rhett (#73)
66. Do I Make You Wanna- Billy Currington (#62)
65. DNA- Kendrick Lamar (#66)
64. Whatever You Need- Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign (#61)
63. Escapate Conmigo- Wisin/Ozuna (#69)
62. You Look Good- Lady Antebellum (#65)
61. Felices Los 4- Maluma (#53)
60. Back To You- Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals (#56)
59. Thunder- Imagine Dragons (#57)
58. When It Rains It Pours- Luke Combs (#68)
57. Butterfly Effect- Travis Scott (#58)
56. Heartache On The Dancefloor- Jon Pardi (#55)
55. Fetish- Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane (#48)
54. Do Re Mi- Blackbear (#63)
53. Roll In Piece- Kodak Black (DEBUT)
52. Silence- Marshmello/Khalid (#42)
51. Crew- GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy (#54)
50. No Such Thing As A Broken Heart- Old Dominion (#50)
49. The Race- Tay-K (#52)
48. Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran (#39)
47. Magnolia- Playboi Carti (#36)
46. Drowning- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black (#41)
45. Drinkin' Problem- Midland (#51)
44. It's A Vibe- 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko (#47)
43. Everyday We Lit- YFN Lucci/PnB Rock (#40)
42. Versace On The Floor- Bruno Mars (#33)
41. Young, Dumb & Broke- Khalid (#49)
40. Now Or Never- Halsey (#32)
39. No Promises- Cheat Codess/Demi Lovato (#43)
38. What Ifs- Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina (#44)
37. It Ain't Me- Kygo x Selena Gomez (#34)
36. Small Town Boy- Dustin Lynch (#38)
35. What About Us- P!nk (#29)
34. I Get The Bag- Gucci Mane/Migos (DEBUT)
33. Love Galore- SZA/Travis Scott (#35)
32. LOYALTY- Kendrick Lamar (#31)
31. Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur (#30)
30. Mask Off- Future (#28)
29. Suicide Prevention Hotline- Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (#37)
28. Praying- Kesha (#22)
27. Stay- Zedd/Alessia Cara (#23)
26. Location- Khalid (#27)
25. XO TOUR Llif3- Lil Uzi Vert (#18)
24. Mi Gente- J Bavlin/Willy William (#21)
23. Feel It Still- Portugal. The Man (#26)
22. Feels- Calvin Harris/Katy Perry/Big Sean/Pahrrell Williams (#20)
21. Something Just Like This- The Chainsmokers/Coldplay (#19)
20. Friends- Justin Bieber/BloodPop (DEBUT)
19. HUMBLE- Kendrick Lamar (#17)
18. Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato (#25)
17. Redbone- Childish Gambino (#16)
16. I'm The One- DJ Khaled's posse (#11)
15. Congratulations- Post Malone/Quavo (#14)
14. Slow Hands- Niall Horan (#15)
13. Body Like A Back Road- Sam Hunt (#10)
12. Bank Account- 21 Savage (#12)
11. Strip That Down- Liam Payne/Quavo (#13)
10. Rake It Up- Yo Gott/Nicki Minaj (#24)
9. Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran (#9)
8. That's What I Like- Bruno Mars (#8)
7. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back- Shawn Mendes (#7)
6. Unforgettable- French Montana/Swae Lee (#4)
5. Attention- Charlie Puth (#6)
4. Believer- Imagine Dragons (#4)
3. Bodak Yellow- Kodak Black (#3)
2. Wild Thoughts- DJ Khaled/RIhanna's could-have-been 15th #1/Drake (#2)
1. Despa-go the fuck away- Justin Bieber (#1) [16th goodamned, unnecessary, and long tied record stealing remixed weeks @ #1]

#1 Song One Year Ago: Closer- The Chainsmokers/Halsey (2nd of 12 weeks @ #1)

Biggest Drop: Flatliner- Cole Swindell (-14)

Biggest Jump: Tie between Rake It Up- Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj & B.E.D.- Jacquees (+14)

Streaming Gainer: Rake It Up- Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj (#10)

Digital Sales Gainer: Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato (#18)

Airplay Gainer: Slow Hands- Niall Horan (#14)

Hot Shot Debut: Friends- Justin Bieber/BloodPop (#20)


New Arrivals:
We have a Major Lazer song that I don't like, we have a Camila Cabello song that I like, and we have Young Thug song that I obviously hate.

Why is Chris Brown still charting? I may hate almost everything involved with this person, but I'll be honest, I actually kind of like the more pop/R&B groove to this song. That and it's so short, there's also that.

Why is Kodak Black relevant at all? I hate Kodak in this song, not even the sample helps matters in this. His voice is just terrible, his rhymes are flubbed, and the lyrics are just the worst. I cannot see why anyone can defend any of his garbage music.

Blatant diss track to Jake Paul. I think that alone could have helped this song, if this song didn't seem like a flex anthem. These vocals aren't bad, but their not good, the disses are fine, but could have been better, but this production and the flubbed rhymes just annoy me, especially the awful trap production. It's better than anything Jake Paul's released, I'll say that.

So, after Malibu flopped (Yes I know it peaked at #10, but it fell pretty damn hard) Miley is back with a new song. And I'll say this, this is much better than Malibu ever was, and thank God for that. It's more catchy, and much better suited for pop in my eyes. Miley has always been good when she's pandering to more of her pop crowd, not indie, urban, rock, etc. I also like her voice, but I do have to admit, it sounds like a regression, and she's going backwards, not progressing at all. I can like it, but I won't fully support it

I am so glad that Taylor is back. I love this song a lot. Yeah, I know it shouldn't be that surprising, but I just love the more darker production of this song, and I love how the melody in the chorus is just I'm Too Sexy, being sung by Taylor. And it's ironic considering that the same guys behind the song, were involved in this song as well. Everything about this just works for me, the pre-chorus, the darker production, and that chorus just fits for me even more now, especially the second and last chorus. This is one of my favorite new songs right now, and I can't wait for that new album Taylor.

Oh great, another Kodak song to cover, end my life please. This song is even more hot garbage than the last one! Seriously, this atonal trap beat is uninteresting, Kodak's whiny tone and his awful bragging, and the fact that XXXTENTACION is actually on this song makes my skin crawl. Why would I want to listen to that new album, which is just sludgy, boring, and sloppy. He is why most people hate this 'mumble' rap for a reason. And he has the balls to outright mention his court cases, which is probably the only way he can try to maintain any sort of relevancy. This is just hot fucking garbage, NEXT

Because we got rid of one Gucci Mane and Migos collab, we have to replace it with another. Even with my lowered expectations, this doesn't interest me at all. I don't like the Metro Boomin beat, Quavo's chorus isn't interesting in the slightest. And yet, the flow is actually good, and Gucci Mane isn't that bad. I may not like the song that much, but it;s better than most other songs anyone involved put out in years.


I think I love this song more than I should. This production is pretty great, especially for BloodPop. From what I do know, he's some writer/producer and he's done some songs for Justin Bieber and Madonna's Rebel Heart album. And I think it's his production that shines here. I may be sick of Justin Bieber at this point in time, but even then he still manages to impress me. This song is about how Justin ended his relationship, but he "still wants to be friends" which I think is kind of nice. Sure, he broke off the relationship, but I think it's Justin reaching out saying I still want to be friends though, which I can appreciate. I think this song has been growing on me more and more, and I think I'm starting to love it.

Oh, Look What You Made Me Blurb:
There is really nothing to talk about this week. I'll say this, next week will be a Hell hole, because I'm most likely gonna be forced to talk about Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert AND, XXXTENTACION next week. So if you want someone to breakdown the entrants next week, I will not be providing that, go listen to Mark from Spectrum Pulse, and find his latest Billboard Breakdown episode next week, I won't cover the entrants next week. Than, and I just started going to college classes, so I may not be on time as much anymore. 


Top 20 Review:

0-Shit
20. Body Like A Back Road
19. Congratulations
18. Rake It Up
17. Bank Account
16. Strip That Down

1-Bad
15. Bodak Yellow
14. Redbone
13. Despacito

2-Meh
12. I'm The One

3-Decent
11. Sorry Not Sorry
10. Slow Hands

4-Good
9. Friends
8. Shape Of You

5-Great
7. Believer
6. HUMBLE
5. That's What I Like
4. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
3. Attention
2. Unforgettable 
1. Wild Thoughts

Total Score: 54/100 (54%)

Total Hot 100 Score: 219/500 (43.8%)
Top 10:
1. Look What You Made Me Do
2. Praying
3. Wild Thoughts
4. Unforgettable 
5. Attention
6. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
7. That's What I Like
8. Thunder
9. HUMBLE
10. Believer

Bottom 10:
1. XO TOUR Llif3
2. Roll In Peace
3. Everyday We Lit
4. The Race
5.  Body Like A Back Road
6. Congratulations 
7. Magnolia
8. Rake It Up
9. Drowning 
10. Patty Cake

Throwback Pick:
Candle In The Wind 1997- Elton John (In honor of the 29th anniversary of Princess Diana of Wales' death)