Friday, September 22, 2017

A Review Of My Opinions

Hey! I've been gone for a while. For now, this is gonna be more of a "post when I feel like it blog". I may start posting regularly again sometime, but not too soon. I promise this isn't the end of this blog though. I thought it would be cool to review all these songs I've missed.  Some I may have given an opinion on already, some not. It's a combination of songs from the Weekend Countdown and Billboard. I'll put some songs that have grown on me a lot as well. Here we go:



Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry: The production gets me here. The vocals are great as well though. This grew on me a lot. (Rate: 9.5-10)


All American Rejects – Sweat: I didn't care much at first, but this grew on me a lot as well. I really like the sound of it. (Rate: 9-10)


P!nk – What About Us: I like the vocals, but this just feels pretty underwhelming, especially for P!nk. Not too interesting. (Rate: 6.5-10)


Halsey – Bad At Love: This sounds pretty similar to Now Or Never. It could grow on me like that song, we'll see. (Rate: 6.5-10)


Hey Violet – Hoodie: I think this is a step down from their first 2 songs on Hits 1. It's a cool song, but not necessarily good. (Rate: 6-10)


Harry Styles – Two Ghosts: I personally like this better than Sign Of The Times even if it's much more simple. The vocals are good along with the guitar. I actually loved this at first, it's fading on me a bit. (Rate: 9-10)


Justin Bieber/Bloodpop – Friends: I think the vocals and production are both good. It's nothing amazing, but I like this for what it is. (Rate: 8-10)


PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind: I didn't like this too much at first, but it grew on me. I think this group has great chemistry and it's a very enjoyable song. (Rate: 9-10)


Camila Cabello/Young Thug – Havana: It's at least better than Crying In The Club. The feature is unnecessary, but this is actually somewhat catchy. (Rate: 7-10)


Camila Cabello/Quavo – OMG: This is unfortunately worse than Crying In The Club. This is just a mess. (Rate: 2-10)


Mono Minds – Save Me A Place: It's weird how this debuted so high on Hits 1 when no one knows them. This is creative and pretty good. That's all I have to say. (Rate: 8-10)


Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do: It's not amazing, but pretty good. I love the build up, the verses are pretty good, and the chorus is okay. (Rate: 8-10)


Evaride – Heartless: This is amazing considering no one knows them. This is super fun and very catchy. (Rate: 9.5-10)


Maroon 5/SZA – What Lovers Do: This is a great comeback after 2 very weak singles. It's got a great groove, and it's awesome overall. (Rate: 9.5-10)


Demi Lovato – Tell Me Love You Me: This is a good song and I think it's catchy with good vocals. (Rate: 8-10)


XXXTENTACION – Revenge: Everything else on the album sucks, but this is actually a tolerable acoustic song that I can handle. (Rate: 5-10)


Zayn Malik/Sia – Dusk Till Dawn: They sound amazing together. It build up perfectly into that amazing chorus and I like the lyrics. (Rate: 10-10)


Taylor Swift – Ready For It: Wow this makes Look What You Made Me Do seem bad. I love everything about this. (Rate: 10-10)


The Script – Rain: This is close to green I will say. I like the guitar and the vocals are decent, but their losing their creativity. (Rate: 7.5-10)


Hailee Steinfeld/Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/Watt – Let Me Go: I actually like the drop. This is really good for now overall despite the unnecessary feature. (Rate: 8.5-10)


Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes: I actually really like this one. I think he sounds great, the chorus is catchy, and so is the production. (9-10)


Why Don't Why - Something Different: I can barely remember this after each listen which is a problem. It sounds decent, but is very forgettable. (Rate: 5-10)


Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft: Wow, everyone is underwhelmed by this, but I think this is a fantastic comeback. It's different for her, but I love it. (Rate: 10-10)


DeJ Loaf – No Fear: This has got a catchy beat and she's got a unique voice. This is a good song overall. (Rate: 8-10)

Ed Sheeran – Perfect: This is much better than Thinking Out Loud because it's smooth and he actually uses his very good voice. (Rate: 8-10)




Well I hope you enjoyed this! Ask me if you have any questions on opinions. I'll be back soon!


#LiveLife2TheFullest

-Graham :)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Update

Hello guys. Believe it or not, my Summer has been busier than my school year usually is. I'm gonna skip the Billboard for last week as I am in Mexico right now and want to enjoy the vacation instead of spending almost 3 hours in a row blogging. I'll review last week's new entrants this week. I promise I'll post more soon. 

-Graham :) 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: Luis Fonsi (13) Week Of August 19, 2017


Hello fam! Well we have reached 100k page views and thank you so much! I'll have part of that special out tomorrow. Well Despacito has now spent the most weeks at #1 since Uptown Funk. You know, I'd actually give Wild Thoughts a chance overtaking it in 2 weeks as Despacito is falling faster than songs like Closer did, but is still ahead by so much. I still really like it, but I don't want it to keep being at #1. Here are the songs leaving us:

  • Linkin Park – Numb (#34)
  • The Chainsmokers/Halsey – Closer (#36) [12 Weeks At #1]
  • Linkin Park – In The End (#37)
  • Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (#47)
  • Meek Mill – Issues (#77)
  • Meek Mill – Wins And Losses (#79)
  • Meek Mill – 1942 Flows (#83)
  • Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It (#87)
  • Romeo Santos – Imitadora (#91)
  • Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (#95)
  • Meek Mill – We Ball (#96)
  • Meek Mill/Lil Uzi Vert – F**k Up That Check (#97)
  • Meek Mill – Heavy Heart (#99)

Last Week's #1 Song: Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito 
The Hot 100
100. Drake – Signs (#98)
  99. Chris Lane – For Her (DEBUT)
  98. Kenny Chesney – All The Pretty Girls (DEBUT)
  97. Kesha – Learn To Let Go (DEBUT)
  96. Linkin Park/Kiiara – Heavy (#45)
  95. Florida Georgia Line/Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me (#89)
  94. Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing (DEBUT)
  93. The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You (DEBUT)
  92. Nicky Jam – El Amante (#94)
  91. Enrique Iglesias/Sean Paul – Subeme La Radio (#92)
  90. Dua Lipa – New Rules (DEBUT)
  89. SZA – The Weekend (DEBUT)
  88. The Chainsmokers – Honest (DEBUT) 

  87. Jason Aldean – They Don't Know (DEBUT)
  86. Brothers Osborne – It Ain't My Fault (#93)
  85. Luke Combs – When It Rains It Pours (DEBUT)
  84. China Anne McClain – What's My Name (#61)
  83. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott – 4 AM (#88)
  82. Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla (#86)
  81. Drake – Passionfruit 
(#81)

  80. Fifth Harmony/Gucci Mane – Down (#90)
  79. Tee Grizzley – First Day Out (#84)
  78. Chris Brown – Privacy (#77)
  77. Descendants 2 Cast – It's Goin' Down (#81)
  76. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious (#85)
  75. Blackbear – Do Re Mi (RE-ENTRY)
  74. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (#40)

  73. The Weeknd – Reminder (#100)
  72. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari – LOVE. (#75)
  71. Wisin/Ozuna – Escapate Conmigo (#71)
  70. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (#70)
  69. Justin Moore – Somebody Else Will (#76)
  68. Thomas Rhett – Unforgettable (DEBUT)
  67. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (#54)
  66. GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy – Crew (#74)
  65. Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (#72)
  64. Khalid – Young, Dumb, And Broke (#82)
  63. Jon Pardi – Heartache On The Dance Floor (#73)
  62. Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign – Whatever You Need (#51)
  61. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect (#65)
  60. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. (#59)
  59. Old Dominion – No Such Thing As A Broken Heart (#66)
  58. Maluma – Felices Los 4 (#56)
  57. Dylan Scott – My Girl (#52)
  56. Cole Swindell – Flatliner (#67)
  55. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (#42)

  54. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#69)
  53. 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko – It's A Vibe (#62)
  52. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid – 1-800-273-8255 (#57)
  51. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato – No Promises (#68)
  50. Midland – Drinkin Problem (#60)
  49. Ayo And Teo – Rolex (#50)
  48. Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina - What Ifs (#63)
  47. Billy Currington – Do I Make You Wanna (#58)

  46. Bruno Mars – Versace On The Floor (#53)
  45. Thomas Rhett/Maren Morris – Craving You (#48)
  44. David Guetta/Justin Bieber – 2U (#29)
  43. Brett Young – In Case You Didn't Know (#44)
  42. Dustin Lynch – Small Town B
oy (#49)

  41. Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane – Fetish (#41)
  40. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black – Drowning (#43)
  39. Julia Michaels – Issues (#35)
  38. Future/Nicki Minaj – You Da Baddest (DEBUT)
  37. SZA/Travis Scott – Love Galore (#46)
  36. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit (#36)
  35. Playboi Carti – Magnolia (#33)
  34. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (#55)
  33. Migos/Gucci Mane – Slippery (#31)
  32. Kesha – Praying (#38)
  31. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna – LOYALTY. (#64)
  30. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (#26)
  29. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (#25)
  28. J Bavln/Willy William – Mi Gente (#30) 

  27. Khalid – Location (#27)
  26. Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (#32)
  25. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go (#24)
  24. Kygo/Selena Gomez – It Ain't Me (#22)
  23. Future – Mask Off (#20)
  22. Halsey – Now Or Never (#19)
  21. Calvin Harris/
Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean – Feels (#23)

  20. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3 (#17)
  19. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay (#14)
  18. 21 Savage – Bank Account
 (#21)

  17. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#15)
  16. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down (#16)
  15. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (#18)
  14. Carbi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) (#28)
  13. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (#12)
  12. Childish Gambino – Redbone (#13)
  11. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations (#11)
  10. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road (#10)

    9. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (#7) [12 Weeks At #1]
    8. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#8)
    7. Charlie Puth – Attention (#9)
    6. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One (#4) [1 Week At #1]
    5. Imagine Dragons – Believer (#5)
    4. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like (#3) [1 Week At #1]
    3. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable (#6) 

    2. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts (#2) 
    1. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito (#1) [13th Week At #1]

#1 Song One Year Ago: Sia/Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills [3rd Week At #1]


Biggest Drop Of The Week: Linkin Park/Kiiara – Heavy (–51)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - LOYALTY. (+33) 


Streaming Gainer: Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)

Digital Gainer: French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable 


Airplay Gainer: Charlie Puth – Attention

Hot Shot Debut: Future/Nicki Minaj – You Da Baddest (#38)



New Entrants

So we have some country entering this week which I guess I'll take over hip hop. We start off with Chris Lane who I don't particularly care for. For Her is pretty bland and uninteresting. The production is alright. It's pretty much your average country song. I think Fix was little bit better. Also the rhyming here is terrible. 

I'm not a fan of Kenny Chesney at all either, but I can kind of get into this. I like the production a little and I like the way he says "shut up and kiss me all the pretty girls said". This kind of feels a little annoying at times and especially after a while, but this is decent and one of the less forgettable country songs on here. 


Yay, Kesha is here again. This song was a promotional single off here new album which I'm in love with. This song is about not letting your past define you which I'm sure we can relate to. I don't love the verses, I think they're pretty good though. I think the production is too much on her vocals there. But I do love that chorus where she lets her voice go. It sounds great, and I really like the production here too. I think this is a good mixture of Woman and Praying. I'm really enjoying this and like the direction Kesha is going in. 


Carly Pearce's voice kind of reminds me of a much weaker version of Carrie Underwood's. This isn't bad, but still really forgettable. The guitars don't hook me in at all to be honest. This is pretty boring and bland, but still not bad. Unfortunately, forgettable like almost every country song. 


I have heard people say that alternative charts suck this year, and I can see why. Wish I Knew You annoys me quite a bit. I think it's about finding an old lover, but I don't know. The lead singers voice annoys me quite a bit. He sounds like he has a cold, and that's not pleasant to listen to throughout the song. The chorus is very underwhelming, and the production is not at all interesting. And now we'll probably have Take It All Back soon as well… Ughh.


To be honest, Dua Lipa just annoys me and I don't know why. I think she's taking steps down as the only song I liked from her was Hotter Than Hell, her very first one. This is about moving on from an ex.  I don't like the verses mainly because of her voice which I don't really like much. But I can get into the drop as it's a catchy tropical mix that fits in pretty well. Overall this is alright, but I don't get why people want her to cross over to the U.S. so bad. 


I do not like Love Galore which is climbing up fastly as it doesn't interest me. While this still doesn't spark my interest much, it's a step up. I think the piano and glitchy production sound nice. I also think that SZA has a good voice here. But this honestly goes on for way too long and is too repetitive. Still, I can handle this and it's decent at its best. 


So the next Chainsmokers single has finally arrived. This one is about thinking about someone else when your in a relationship. Well Andrew Taggart cannot sing. The only song he actually sounds pretty good in is Paris. The verses bore me and the sudden high pitched build up is weird. Then the "if I'm being honest" is so generic and just annoys me, plus he can't sing. The drop is weak and sounds like something that could be produced on Garage Band. There are a few moments where this sounds alright which is why I didn't put in in red. But it's very close to that. It could be a grower like Something Just Like This, I don't know. But for now I'm not feeling this. 


Some of you may know that I do not like Jason Aldean. Well this isn't very good. The guitars feel out of place. He sounds very off pitch and off beat. This is also too bro country in a bad way. We've heard this type of song a billion times and don't need another. Hoping that this doesn't stick around for very long. 


Yet another country song, wow. Luke Combs definitely has one of the more interesting voices out there and the melody is even pretty catchy, but at the same time this feels pretty boring and it's not anything special. I'm not sure if this is better or worse than Hurricane, but it's tolerable for now. 


So Do Re Mi is back due to a Gucci Mane remix which was recently released. I can't say that's any better. The bland vocals and annoying production aren't working for me. 


Well Thomas Rhett's new album has 3/5 stars on iTunes which is pretty funny. To be honest, this is just really boring and that's all I can say about it. I'll stick to the less forgettable Unforgettable


And finally, we have Future with Nicki MinajSelfish, his last song with a female artist was mediocre at best for me. This is just flat out bad though. Future sounds horrible. Nicki Minaj is very bad as well. There barely is a production. H**/h**s is said a billion times. This really boring and that's all I can say about it. We don't need more Future on this chart now or ever. 



Top 20 Review

0 - Crap
20. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
19. 21 Savage – Bank Account
18. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
17. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down
16. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
15. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
14. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay

1 - Bad
13. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

2 - Mediocre
12. Imagine Dragons – Believer 

3 - Decent
11. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One
10. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations
  9. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

4 - Good 
  8. Childish Gambino – Redbone
  7. Niall Horan – Slow Hands

5 - Great
  6. Charlie Puth – Attention
  5. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito  
  4. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like
  3. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable
  2. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This   
  1. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

Total Score: 50/100 (Bad)


In My Blurb Account

As for our exits, we lost a bunch of Meek Mill obviously which I'm happy about. The Fighter didn't last very long this run. We obviously and unfortunately lose Linkin Park this week. And our big exit is Closer. This will go down as one of the biggest songs of all time as it had a historical tenure with weeks in the top 10. But you will not at all be missed by me. 

I think that Drake may lose his hot 100 streak very soon. I'm curious if artists actually care about chart run records and stuff like that. I doubt it, but it would be interesting if an artist did. 

I feel like Subeme La Radio should be much higher since it's on top 50 pop radio and has great streaming. But I'm definitely not complaining since his music is getting more and more of uninteresting. And I'm just gonna put Sean Paul instead of the other random people from now on. 


I would like to mention something a little non Billboard related. Well Ed Sheeran – Perfect has been announced as the next single from Divide. To be honest, I can see this flopping. I think it's actually decent compared to songs like Thinking Out Loud. Doesn't seem like a hit though. 


You know, it seems like Location is gaining on pop radio and it debuted on the AT40 this week, but I'm pretty sure it's peaked here. My guess is it if flops there as I don't see this song having much life left in it. For my opinion, I still like his voice, but this is starting to feel a little boring. 


It looks like Feel It Still could smash. It jumps due to gaining sales and airplay on pop radio. I think that this could reach the top 20. That would be cool. This, Lorde, and Middle Fingers are the only alternative songs I recall enjoying this year, so I want this song to do well. 


Believe it or not, Shape Of You has now spent 30 weeks in the top 10. The record is 32 by Closer and How Do I Live. I'd actually give this a small chance of tying that, but I think it'll finish with 31 weeks. I really don't want it to tie the record though cause this is definitely one of the worst songs of the year for me. 


Yes, There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back is in red. This is the one Shawn Mendes song I've never liked, and I frankly don't see what's so good about it. And Congratulations is also fading on me a bit. 


As for our top 20 entrants, we have 2. They both are atrocious. We don't need to give some female Kodak her own hit. And we also don't need to make a DNA. ripoff a hit. Both of 

these songs have great streaming. But at least we lost Mask Off. And Now Or Never is losing airplay crazy fast. 

We have no fop 10 entrants this week yet again which goes to show how this chart really slows down during the summer. 


But the race for #1 this Summer is the most intense I've ever seen it. I do have good news, DJ Khaled is performing at the VMA's, so say he performs Wild Thoughts and it's special. And if this stays discounted on iTunes and continues gaining airplay fastly, I think that this can take over Despacito. Because I don't think that Taylor Swift song is gonna happen soon enough, sorry guys. 



Stats
#1 Recommendations For This Chart: Kesha – Rainbow
  
Most Missed Song: Fall Out Boy – Centuries

Throwback Pick: 'N Sync – It's Gonna Be Me (2000)

Top 5 Picks
1. Ke$ha – Praying
2. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital – Farm Animals – Back To You
3. Calvin Harris/Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean – Feels
4. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
5. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious

Bottom 5 Picks
1. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
2. Future – Mask Off
3. Ayo And Teo – Rolex
4. Playboi Carti – Magnolia
5. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit


Question Of The Week
This isn't really music related. We recently hit 100k page views which I find hard to believe. Do you think Blogger miscounts page views?

Honestly, yes I think so because if you divide 100k by the amount of posts, that number is greater than the page views I get on most posts. 


That wraps up this post. Love ya fam! ❤️❤️

#LiveLife2TheFullest
-Graham :)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: Luis Fonsi (12) Week Of August 12, 2017


Hello! Sorry for this delay. I was pretty busy throughout the week but I probably could've got this out earlier. I do realize that I haven't done much besides just post the Billboard recently, so I'm gonna try to get some other posts out in the future. We are also less than 200 page views away from 100k, so thank you! I do realize that the page views are going down without a scheduled Weekend Countdown post, but I'm honestly not looking for page views. Let's get to the Billboard now. Here are the songs leaving us:

  • Migos/Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (#45) [3 Weeks At #1]
  • Kyle/Lil Yachty – iSpy (#46)
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic (#50)
  • Jay Z – 4:44 (#61)
  • Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club (#73)
  • French Montana/The Weeknd/Max B – A Lie (#75)
  • Blake Shelton – Every Time I Hear That Song (#85)
  • Jake Paul/Erika Costell/Uncle Kade – Jerika (#86)
  • Lady Gaga – The Cure (#87)
  • AJR – Weak (#93)
  • Kesha/The Daps-Kings Horns – Woman (#96)
  • Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid – Rollin (#97)
  • Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT. (#98)
  • Metro Boomin/Offset/Drake – No Complaints (#100)

Last Week's #1 Song: Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito
The Hot 100
100. The Weeknd – Reminder (#90)
  99. Meek Mill – Heavy Heart (DEBUT)
  98. Drake – Signs (#88)
  97. Meek Mill/Lil Uzi Vert – F**k That Check Up (DEBUT)
  96. Meek Mill – We Ball (DEBUT)
  95. Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (#72)
  94. Nicky Jam – El Amante (#92)
  93. Brothers Osborne – It Ain't My Fault (#94)
  92. Enrique Iglesias/Sean Paul – Subeme La Radio (#95)
  91. Romeo Santos – Imitadora (DEBUT)
  90. Fifth Harmony/Gucci Mane – Down (#78)
  89. Florida Georgia Line/Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me (#80)
  88. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott – 2 AM (#83)
  87. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It (#71)
  86. Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla (#79)

  85. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious (#99)
  84. Tee Grizzley – First Day Out (#69)
  83. Meek Mill – 1942 Flows (DEBUT)

  82. Khalid – Young, Dumb, And Broke (#91)
  81. Descendants 2 Cast – It's Goin' Down (DEBUT)
  80. Drake – Passionfruit (#74)
  79. Meek Mill – Wins And Losses (DEBUT)
  78. Chris Brown – Privacy (#76)
  77. Meek Mill – Issues (DEBUT)
  76. Justin Moore – Somebody Else Will (#84)

  75. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari – LOVE. (#77)
  74. GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy – Crew (#82)
  73. Jon Pardi – Heartache On The Dance Floor (#81)
  72. Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (#58)
  71. Wisin/Ozuna – Escapate Comingo (#70)
  70. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (#67)
  69. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#59)
  68. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato – No Promises (#68)
  67. Cole Swindell – Flatliner (#66) 
  66. Old Dominion – No Such Thing As A Broken Heart (#64)
  65. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect (#60)
  64. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna – LOYALTY. (#62)
  63. Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina – What Ifs (#65)
  62. 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko – It's A Vibe (#56)
  61. China Anne McCain – What's My Name (DEBUT)
  60. Midland – Drinkin Problem (#54)
  59. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. (#51)
  58. Billy Currington – Do I Make You Wanna (#57)
  57. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid – 1-800-273-8255 (#55)

  56. Maluma – Felices Los 4 (#48)
  55. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (#63)
  54. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (#30)
  53. Bruno Mars – Versace On The Floor (#47)
  52. Dylan Scott – My Girl (#39)
  51. Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign – Whatever You Need (#89)
  50. Ayo And Teo – Rolex (#43)
  49. Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy (#52)

  48. Thomas Rhett/Maren Morris – Craving You (#44)
  47. Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (RE-ENTRY)
  46. SZA/Travis Scott – Love Galore (#53)
  45. Linkin Park/Kiiara – Heavy
 (RE-ENTRY)
  44. Brett Young – In Case You Didn't Know (#37)
  43. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black – Drowning (#38)

  42. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (#31)
  41. Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane – Fetish
 (#27)
  40. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (DEBUT)
  39. The Chainsmokers/Halsey – Closer (#36) [12 Weeks At #1]
  38. Kesha – Praying (#40)
  37. Linkin Park – In The End (RE-ENTRY)

  36. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit (#33)
  35. Julia Michaels – Issues (#28)
  34. Linkin Park – Numb (RE-ENTRY)
  33. Playboi Carti – Magnolia (#29)
  32. Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (#41)
  31. Migos/Gucci Mane – Slippery (#35)

  30. J Balvin/Willy William – Mi Gente (#42)
  29. David Guetta/Justin Bieber – 2U (#32)
  28. Cardi B – 
Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) (#49)
  27. Khalid – Location (#24)
  26. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (#23)
  25. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (#22)
  24. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go (#20)
  23. Calvin Harris/
Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean – Feels (#26)
  22. Kygo/Selena Gomez – It Ain't Me (#21)
  21. 21 Savage – Bank Account (#34)
  20. Future – Mask Off (#18)
  19. Halsey – Now Or Never (#17)
  18. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (#19)
  17. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3 (#16)
  16. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down (#25)
  15. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#15)
  14. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay (#14)
  13. Childish Gambino – Redbone (#13)
  12. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (#11) [1 Week At #1]
  11. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations (#12)
  10. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road (#9)
    9. Charlie Puth – Attention (#10)
    8. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#8)
    7. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (#6) [12 Weeks At #1]
    6. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable (#5)

    5. Imagine Dragons – Believer (#7)
    4. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One (#4) [1 Week At #1]
    3. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like (#3) [1 Week At #1]
    2. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts (#2)
    1. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito (#1) [12th Week At #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Sia/Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills [2nd Week At #1]

Biggest Drop Of The Week: Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (–24)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign – Whatever You Need (+38)

Streaming Gainer: 21 Savage – Bank Account

Digital Gainer: Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down


Airplay Gainer: Charlie Puth – Attention

Hot Shot Debut: Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (#40)



New Entrants
Heavy Heart is not a good way to start off this section. I will say this, at least there barely is a production making the song more boring than annoying. He says "I" way too much and the rhyming is absolutely horrifying. He's pretty much just trying to say how amazing he is. And he cannot rap or sing making this song even worse. Bleh, skip this. 

Unfortunately, he decides adding the trap beat is a good idea in F**k That Check Up. The song is pretty disgusting and I'm not gonna say more on that (they make the artists seem like a word very simliar to a word I recently said). Meek Mill sucks again and I honestly just hate his voice in this album so far. And Uzi's mumbling doesn't help either. 

So we have Young Thug featured in this next song and he sounds worse than ever. Him and Meek Mill have absolutely no chemistry. Is he seriously saying "we ball" as moving on?I'm honestly laughing at how stupid that is. Again, his attempts to rhyme are terrible. And the production is just annoying as well. Yet another mess of a song. 


To be honest, Romeo Santos's voice creeps me out. Luckily, we don't hear him very much. Like Mi Gente, I feel this sounds more like background music than an actual song, but the production (background music) isn't that bad. But still, the song is pretty bland, forgettable, and boring overall. 


1942 Flows is boring and annoying. All we hear is Meek Mill singing and he still sounds awful. There's barely a production making this pretty boring as well. 
This gets a little political, but yet again, it's Meek Mill bragging about himself being rich. This album sucks so far, thank god these songs will be gone next week.


If anything, I feel like It's Goin Down is a little kids version of a Jake Paul song. I don't see why we need annoying and boring soundtracks that aren't even songs to be on here. This is a complete space filler. It's not a song as it's half talking and the little singing is pretty bad. I'm sorry that all these entrant reviews are short, but the songs are that bad. 


Next up, we have the song off the album that is the name of the album. If I have to be positive, at least there is some energy here. But the energy here is happens to be annoying. The Body Like A Back Road chanting is one example. Meek Mill screaming is horrifying and the production isn't worth caring for. I think this is actually a self empowerment song even if it's portrayed in the most negative way. And the rhyming is horrible again. 


Finally, the last song off the album is Issues. The video title has dollar signs instead of "s" 
which is not a good sign. It's all about being famous and money yet again. For example, his main b***h is "Kash Doll" (he says this). The rhyming is horrible. I think he sounds a little better, but he still has no flow. The production is barely there. I'd give this album a 1.5/10, it's that bad pretty much. 


What's My Name if I didn't know it was a soundtrack, it wouldn't be easy to figure out as this is an actual song. It's alright I guess. The vocals get a little annoying, but are pretty smooth. I think the production is pretty upbeat and catchy. The song does feel a little empty though. Overall, this is still a space filler but I'll take it over the other soundtrack. 

I tried looking up why The Fighter re-entered, and I think it's because it hit #1 on country charts this week which probably caused big gains in categories here. I'm wondering if this does still have a chance on pop radio, but I doubt it considering how long it's been here. I kind of like this, but it's not too much of a standout and that chorus isn't that great after a while either. 


The 3 Linkin Park songs are back due to big digital gains cause of the unfortunate suicide of Chester Bennington. I'm starting to get a little over Heavy as it isn't sticking with me. But I'm wondering if a line like "if I just let go I'd be set free" could be hinting toward suicide at all. I doubt it though. 


Next up we have Back To You which I am really loving. I've seen this song get mixed reactions, but I'm a big fan. It's about how no matter how hard you try, you can't get over a person. I'm sure many people can relate to this. I've heard people say it could be about Eleanor Calder. I'm not sure if giving Bebe the first verse is a good way to promote the album, but I'm here to judge the song. I think she sounds great during the first verse. I love her in the chorus. Same thing with Louis Tomlinson, and I think he and Bebe have great chemistry. 
And Digital Farm Animals do great with the production. It's not too much, but it's smooth and solid. The production kind of reminds me of Hymn For The Weekend. This is doing great on radio charts right now, and I hope that continues. 


Next up we have In The End. I've never reviewed this, so I'll talk about it a little. It's about what really matters in the end. Mike Shinoda handles the first part of the song and he does his job, he keeps us interested and intrigued for what's coming next. I absolutely love the Chester Bennington screaming and it goes awesome with the loud metal production. So overall, this was definitely one of my favorites from this band. 


Why is Numb better than In The End? I honestly don't know. It just is and I can't explain why. This song is about people not appreciating you for who you are. I love the piano that sets up the metal production. I absolutely love that with Chester singing softly as it sets him up to shout. And then the production gets louder and he starts screaming. I absolutely love that, cause just who doesn't? The song doesn't finish weak though, as we get over a minute of 
constant shouting and that amazing production, yes! Usually, I'm not so big on rough voices, but thats why I love Chester Bennington's voice. 



Top 20 Review
0 - Crap
20. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
19. Future – Mask Off
18. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
17. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
16. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down
15. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay

1 - Bad
NONE!

2 - Mediocre
14. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
13. Imagine Dragons – Believer 

3 - Decent
12. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One

4 - Good 
11. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
10. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations
  9. Childish Gambino – Redbone
  8. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
  7. Halsey – Now Or Never

5 - Great
  6. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like
  5. Charlie Puth – Attention
  4. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito  
  3. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable
  2. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This   
  1. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

Total Score: 57/100 (Pretty Good)


You Made Me A You Made Me A Beli-Blurb
As for our exits, I was pretty happy. We lost Crying In The Club before Down which was a little bit surprising to me. I think Woman was only a promotional single (not 100% though), so I don't think it was meant to last long. Bad And Boujee and 24k Magic should've left a very long time ago (especially the former) and they will not be missed at all by me. And we lose iSpy which I would definitely consider one of the best hip hops songs of the year. You will be missed. And that all I have to say about the exits this week. 

Most Girls took an unexpected drop this week, but I'm actually kind of happy about this. I'm crazy close to putting it in red. We've heard this type of song a billion times, but the problem is that I've heard it done much better. I think it'll be gone pretty soon and not become a hit. 

Does anyone else feel like No Promises should be much higher than #68. I'm not saying it deserves to be, but it's top 30 on iTunes, top 15 on pop radio, so generally a song like that is in the top 40. I'm pretty curious to see what this'll end up doing and if it'll be bigger than Sorry Not Sorry

I'm not sure what's up with the Versace On The Floor drop. Original or remix, I really want one of them to become a hit. But this song is doing absolutely nothing and can't seem to even crack the top 40. But That's What I Like was performed right when it was starting to smash and made that big jump into the top 10. That'll be tough to do with this. 

So yeah, I guess that I can tolerate Craving You. I don't like the verses. I don't necessarily like the chorus either, but it's somewhat energetic and fun towards the end and I like Maren Morris's voice a little. 

I think Feel It Still could become a hit. I heard it on z100 and KIIS LA, and it does seem like a Summer song even if Summer is closing up. I think if it is gaining big through the end of the summer, it's momentum can carry through to the fall. This would definitely be a cool song to be a hit. 

So this is gladly Closer's last week. I'm pretty impressed with how many people in this community still enjoy this song, but I'm not among them. I don't think I really got sick of this, it just got bad after several listens. I don't know what I liked about this. I don't think this deserved the run it got as in all, I'd only call it mediocre. 

While 2U jumped this week, don't be fooled because it's losing airplay crazy fast. I'm pretty sad with how this underperformed and it definitely deserved more, because trust me, it's done. 

Speaking of songs that are done, I think that's the case for Bad Liar and Malibu as well. I feel like these songs had pretty similar tenures both underperforming as well. I'm not devasted by Malibu leaving, but I think it deserved to do a little better. 

As for our top 20 entrants, we have just one which is Strip That Down. This gets worse and worse every listen and honestly sucks. It enters due to gains in sales mainly and some airplay. Please do not stay long. And Say You Won't Go leaving is no surpising news. 

As for our top 10 entrants, we have none. The race for #1 is gonna be pretty intense for the next few weeks. I don't know what is gonna overtake Despacito though, I'm curious to see though.


Stats
#1 Recommendations For This Chart: Kesha – Hymn
  
Most Missed Song: Lorde – Green Light

Throwback Pick: Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved (2002)

Top 5 Picks
1. Linkin Park – Numb
2. Ke$ha – Praying
3. Linkin Park – In The End
4. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital – Farm Animals – Back To You
5. Calvin Harris/Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean – Feels

Bottom 5 Picks
1. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
2. Future – Mask Off
3. Ayo And Teo – Rolex
4. Playboi Carti – Magnolia
5. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit


Question Of The Week
What will be your reaction if Despacito ties/breaks the record for most weeks at #1?

The record is 16 by One Sweet Day. That song is definitely superior to Despacito, but Despacito is still a really good song in my opinion. I'd be pretty disappointed, but not devasted like some people. 


That wraps up this post. Love ya fam! ❤️❤️

#LiveLife2TheFullest
-Graham :)