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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

Number One Records: Perfect

Audio: Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” (Duet with BeyoncĂ©) After eight weeks in the top spot of Billboard’s Hot 100, Post Malone’s terrible song “Rockstar” (ft. 21 Savage) has finally been dethroned by gnomey little Ed Sheeran and her royal highness Beyonce. “Perfect” sold 181,000 downloads and 34.9 million streams in the week ending Dec. 7, … Continue reading Number One Records: Perfect

Number One Records: Rockstar

Audio: Post Malone – “Rockstar” (ft. 21 Savage) After three weeks with the number one single, Cardi B has been dethroned. Post Malone and 21 Savage knocked her out with their mumble rap hit, “Rockstar.” Is this the first #1 song in 2017 that inarguably sucks? The lyrics are inane, equating being a rock star … Continue reading Number One Records: Rockstar

Number One Records: Bodak Yellow

Video: Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” Poor Tay-Tay. She only spent three weeks at No. 1 with “Look What You Made Me Do” despite her best efforts at gaming the system. Newcomer Cardi B kicks T-Swizz out of the top spot with “Bodak Yellow,” a profane jam about how tough and rich and hard-working she … Continue reading Number One Records: Bodak Yellow

Number One Records: Look What You Made Me Do

Hey everybody, remember this column? It’s understandable if you don’t. It’s been 16 weeks since we had a new number one record in America. Who would have guessed that “Despacito” would spend the entire summer at the top of the chart? After all, 16 weeks ties the all-time record for the most weeks at No. … Continue reading Number One Records: Look What You Made Me Do

Number One Records: Despacito

Okay now this is getting ridiculous. My dumb new column is starting to turn Glorious Noise into a Top 40 blog. This was never supposed to happen. In fact, this is the first time since 1990 that we’ve had four new number one records in four weeks. Audio: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” … Continue reading Number One Records: Despacito

Number One Records: I’m the One

Video: DJ Khaled – “I’m the One” ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne Okay I’ll admit when I started this “Number One Records” series I didn’t expect to be writing a new update every damn week. I mean, looking over the past couple years of number ones, there were only about a … Continue reading Number One Records: I’m the One