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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

Number One Records: Perfect

Audio: Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” (Duet with Beyoncé) 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