Tag Archives: Billboard Hot 100

Number One Records: Girls Like You

Video: Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B Single out now on Interscope. This is another terrible Maroon 5 song distinguished by a couple of halfway-fun verses by Cardi B. But hey, at least it’s not Drake. I can’t remember exactly why I’ve always hated Maroon 5. I’m guessing it all comes down … Continue reading Number One Records: Girls Like You

Number One Records: In My Feelings

Video: Drake – “In My Feelings” Directed by Karena Evans. From Scorpion, out now on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. Drake’s “In My Feelings” has been #1 since the week ending July 12, and I’ve been trying to ignore it this whole time. But this week marks eight weeks in the top spot of the Hot … Continue reading Number One Records: In My Feelings

Number One Records: I Like It

Video: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It” Directed by Eif Rivera. From Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, out now on Atlantic. “I Like It” is the first fun number one since Camila Cabello’s “Havana” back in January. (I guess “Nice For What” was upbeat, but Drake is so whiny that … Continue reading Number One Records: I Like It

Number One Records: Sad!

Audio: XXXTentacion – “Sad!” From ?, out now on Bad Vibes Forever. Like probably a lot of middle-aged white people, the first I ever heard of XXXTentacion was when Spotify banned him from its corporate playlists along with R. Kelly. I read “The Real Story of South Florida Rapper XXXTentacion” before I heard any of … Continue reading Number One Records: Sad!

Number One Records: Psycho

Video: Post Malone – “Psycho” ft. Ty Dolla $ign Directed by James DeFina. From Beerbongs & Bentleys, out now on Republic/UMG. What kind of dorkus malorkus gets a tattoo of a neck beard? Why, that would be Post Malone, the guy with the number one song in America right now. I don’t get it. Last … Continue reading Number One Records: Psycho

Number One Records: This Is America

Video: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Directed by Hiro Murai. Single out now. Protest music doesn’t typically reach the top of the charts. A couple notable exceptions: “War” by Edwin Starr (1970) and “Indian Reservation” by the Raiders (1971). Many songs that you may think of as big hits (“What’s Going On” by Marvin … Continue reading Number One Records: This Is America

Number One Records: Nice For What

Video: Drake – “Nice For What” Directed by Karena Evans. Single out now on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. After eleven weeks at the top of the chart, Drake knocks his own “God’s Plan” out of first place with his new single, “Nice For What,” with 60.4 million U.S. streams and 88,000 downloads sold in the … Continue reading Number One Records: Nice For What

Number One Records: God’s Plan

Audio: Drake – “God’s Plan” From Scary Hours, out now on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. Drake knocks out Camila Cabello after only one week at the top of the chart. “God’s Plan” had 82.4 million U.S. streams and 127,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 25, as well as 24 million in all-format airplay … Continue reading Number One Records: God’s Plan

Number One Records: Havana

Video: Camila Cabello – “Havana” ft. Young Thug From Camila, out now on SYCO/Epic. I’ve been secretly hoping this song would go to #1 since New Year’s Eve when I first heard it “live” on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve ’18 with Ryan Seacrest.” Granted, I was loaded, but I just re-watched it on … Continue reading Number One Records: Havana

Teenage Dreams & Liz’s Multitudinous Husbands

The first question you have to ask yourself is this: Does anyone really care about the Billboard Hot 100 chart anymore? Isn’t that measuring something that’s rather irrelevant to anyone who gives a rat’s ass about music? Wasn’t it meaningful to those back in the proverbial day when moving discs from racks is what really … Continue reading Teenage Dreams & Liz’s Multitudinous Husbands