Thursday, July 27, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: Luis Fonsi (11) Week Of August 5, 2017


Hello fam! So I'm literally just realizing that we're about 1,000 page views away from 100k. Thank you very much for that and I am excited to share my special with you. Well this week wasn't too interesting. We have the aftermath of the Jay Z album which means those songs clearing out and lots of re-entries. We have the same #1 and not many debuts, but we do have some big jumps. Without further ado, here are the exits:

  • Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos – Slide (#45)
  • Jay Z/Damian Marley – Bam (#47)
  • Luke Combs – Hurricane (#50)
  • Jay Z/Beyonce – Family Fued (#51)
  • Jay Z – Kill Jay Z (#55)
  • Jay Z/Gloria Carter – Smile (#56)
  • Jay Z/Frank Ocean – Caught Their Eyes (#63)
  • Jay Z – Moonlight (#86)
  • Jay Z – Marcy Me (#90)
  • Zedd/Liam Payne – Get Low (#91)
  • 21 Savage – Famous (#94)

Last Week's #1 Song: Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito

The Hot 100
100. Metro Boomin/Offset/Drake – No Complaints (RE-ENTRY)
  99. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious (#89)
  98. Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT. (#100)
  97. Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid – Rollin (RE-ENTRY)
  96. Kesha/The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (DEBUT)
  95. Enrique Iglesias/Descemer Bueno/Zion/Lennox – Subeme La Radio (RE-ENTRY)
  94. Brothers Osborne – It Ain't My Fault (RE-ENTRY)
  93. AJR – Weak (#95)
  92. Nicky Jam – El Amante (RE-ENTRY)
  91. Khalid – Young, Dumb, And Broke (DEBUT)
  90. The Weeknd – Reminder (#99)
  89. Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign – Whatever It Takes (RE-ENTRY)
  88. Drake – Signs (#83)
  87. Lady Gaga – The Cure (#84)
  86. Jake Paul/Erika Costell/Uncle Kade – Jerika (DEBUT)
  85. Blake Shelton – Every Time I Hear That Song (#79)
  84. Justin
 Moore – Somebody Else Will (#93)

  83. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott – 4 AM (#76)
  82. GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy – Crew (#98)
  81. Jon Pardi – Heartache On The Dance Floor (#96)

  80. Florida Georgia Line/Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me (#69)
  79. Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla (#65)
  78. Fifth Harmony/Gucci Mane – Down (RE-ENTRY)
  77. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari – LOVE. (#82)
  76. Chris Brown – Privacy (#77)
  75. French Montana/The Weeknd/Max B – A Lie (DEBUT)
  74. Drake – Passionfruit (#67)
  73. Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club (#71)

  72. Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (#23)
  71. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It (#81)
  70. Wisin/Ozuna – 
Escapate Conmigo (#72)

  69. Tee Grizzley – First Day Out (#59)
  68. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato – No Promises (#88)
  67. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (#87)
  66. Cole Swindell – Flatliner (#75)
  65. Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina – What Ifs (#85)
  64. Old Dominion – No Such Thing As A Broken Heart (#73)
  63. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (#80)
  62. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna – LOYALTY. (#74)
  61. Jay Z – 4:44 (#35)
  60. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect (#97)
  59. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#70) 
  58. Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (#66)
  57. Billy Currington – Do I Make You Wanna (#58)
  56. 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko – It's A Vibe (#64)
  55. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid – 1-800-273-8225 (#61)
  54. Midland – Drinkin Problem (#60)

  53. SZA/Travis Scott – Love Galore (#62)
  52. Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy (#54)
  51. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. (#46)
  50. Bruno Mars – 24k Magic (#48)
  49. Cardi B – 
Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) (#78)

  48. Maluma – Felices Los 4 (#49)
  47. Bruno Mars – Versace On The Floor (#57)
  46. Kyle/Lil Yachty – iSpy (#39)

  45. Migos/Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (#43) [3 Weeks At #1]
  44. Thomas Rhett/Maren Morris – Craving You (#41)
  43. Ayo And Teo – Rolex (#40)
  42. J Bavlin/Willy William – Mi Gente (#53)
  41. Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (#68)
  40. Kesha – Praying (#25)
  39. Dylan Scott – My Girl (#44)
  38. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black – Drowning (#42)
  37. Brett Young – In Case You Didn't Know (#38)
  36. The Chainsmokers/Halsey – Closer (#37) [12 Weeks At #1]
  35. Migos/Gucci Mane – Slippery (#34)
  34. 21 Savage – Bank Account (#33)
  33. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit (#36)
  32. David Guetta/Justin Bieber – 2U (#32)
  31. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (#31)
  30. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (#27)
  29. Playboi Carti – Magnolia (#29)
  28. Julia Michaels – Issues (#20)
  27. Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane – Fetish (#92) 

  26. Calvin Harris/Katy Perry/Pharrell Williams/Big Sean – Feels (#30) 
  25. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down (#28)
  24. Khalid – Location (#26)
  23. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (#52)
  22. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (#24)
  21. Kygo/Selena Gomez – It Ain't Me (#22)
  20. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go (#21)
  19. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (#19)

  18. Future – Mask Off (#18)
  17. Halsey – Now Or Never (#17)
  16. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3 (#16)
  15. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#15) 
  14. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay (#12)
  13. Childish Gambino – Redbone (#14)
  12. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations (#11)
  11. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (#6) [1 Week At #1]
  10. Charlie Puth – Attention (#13)

    9. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road (#10)
    8. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#8)
    7. Imagine Dragons – Believer (#7)
    6. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (#5) [12 Weeks At #1]
    5. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable (#9)
    4. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One (#3) [1 Week At #1]
    3. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like (#4) [1 Week At #1]
    2. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts (#2)  

    1. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito (#1) [11th Week At #1]

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

Biggest Drop Of The Week: Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (–49)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane – Fetish (+65)

Streaming Gainer: Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry


Digital Gainer: French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable

Airplay Gainer: Charlie Puth – Attention

Hot Shot Debut: French Montana/The Weeknd/Max B – A Lie (#75)



New Entrant
I still hate No Complaints and I think it's pretty obvious why. The awful repeating of everything, the annoying trap beat, awful vocals, and unnecessary features. Hopefully this isn't here too much longer. 

Rollin is back. I do like the production in this song, especially the beginning. I really don't like Future, but I like Khalid's chorus. Overall it's an alright song, although one of the worst on the album. 


We have Kesha debuting here with Woman. She actually released a new song called Learn To Let Go today which I am loving. I cannot wait for the album. The meaning here, it's pretty much a women self empowerment anthem which we've heard a billion times now, so I don't care about that. It took me a few listens to get into this, but I'm really enjoying it now. After a very emotional 
song, Kesha comes out with something more fun. The vocals aren't too good, but they're fun to listen to and I love that she isn't taking her music too seriously (but still making it good) and can still make a fun jam. I can't really say much here as I would call this more of a guilty pleasure. I like the saxophone and the production is really good. This feels jazzy in a good way. Overall, I really like this. 


We get Subeme La Radio back, but just why? If we have to have more Latin pop on here, at least give us something more tolerable and not all around annoying and boring. 


I'm still a really big fan of It Ain't My Fault. The raspy vocals go great with the guitar. Plus, the beat is really catchy and this is just an all around enjoyable song that I hope stays for a little while. 


Then we have El Amante. This song is kind of boring and repetitive while definitely forgettable, but at least that chorus is pretty catchy. So I guess I'm okay with this. 


Next up we have another Khalid song. This is bubbling between green and yellow for me. It's about the innocence of young love, I can't really explain that. I'm not huge on the vocals here as they're pretty scratchy, but they're tolerable. The verses are whatever. But I do really like the build up and the chorus. 
They're just really catchy and I can't explain why. The production is alright, it's kind of trap, but it's not really there very much, so you don't notice it. Overall, this is pretty good and it's nice to have something fresh from Khalid as I'm getting over Location


Whatever You Need is just really boring and that's all I can say about it. It's re-entry is very unnecessary and pointless. 


Seriously, "Jerika". I'm only 13 and my friends are over combining couple names like that. This song is just really boring and that's why this is really short. It's obviously about Jake's relationship with someone I've never heard of named Erika. She cannot sing. And Jake Paul cannot rap either. The production bores me and there's nothing good about this. At least it's better than It's Everyday Bro as this is more just boring than annoying. 


I have no idea why Down re-entered so high, but it still sucks. And they performed it on the Tonight Show on Sunday, so it probably won't be gone next week. Ugh…


And last but not least, we have A Lie. This feels a lot more trap than the good tropical which Unforgettable was for a starter. I have no idea what this song is about as it confuses me. 
The Weeknd sounds like a robot when he sings, he doesn't bother to do anything but just talk-sing his chorus. French Montana's verses don't stick out and they're honestly nothing special. The production is barely there. And this is just really boring overall. I'll stick to Unforgettable. 



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

1 - Bad
16. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay

2 - Mediocre
15. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
14. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go
13. Imagine Dragons – Believer 

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

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

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

Total Score: 60/100 (Pretty Good 


I'm A Mother Blurbin Woman
TBA tomorrow (I really wanted to publish the post today)!!


Stats
#1 Recommendations For This Chart: Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals – Back To You

Most Missed Song: Ed Sheeran – Don't 

Throwback Pick: Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats (2005)

Top 5 Picks
1. Ke$ha – Praying
2. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious
3. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
4. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
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. Migos/Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
5. Playboi Carti – Magnolia


Question Of The Week
How many weeks do you think Despacito will spend at #1?

I honestly can't picture One Sweet Day's record being broken. So I guess 14 or 15 weeks. But I don't know how Wild Thoughts or something else could overtake it that soon. 


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

#LiveLife2TheFullest
-Graham :)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: Luis Fonsi (10) Week Of July 29, 2017


Hello fam! Well Chester Bennington of Linkin Park unfortunately committed suicide which we learned today. I'd like to send his family my prayers. I will miss him as I loved hearing him scream in his bands songs. So rest in peace, Chester. Well I'm excited to get back to posting this and I think Thursday will be when I usually post this. This week was pretty intense and more interesting than the last few. Here are the exits:


  • Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (#45)
  • Travis Scott/Kendrick Lamar – Goosebumps (#47)
  • Migos – T Shirt (#48)
  • Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision (#55)
  • Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (#73)
  • Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid – Rollin (#76)
  • Metro Boomin/Offset/Drake – No Complaints (#77)
  • Fifth Harmony/Gucci Mane – Down (#86)
  • Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy (#87)
  • Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj – Swish Swish (#88)
  • Drake/Travis Scott/Quavo – Portland (#90)
  • Nicky Jam – El Amante (#94)
  • Russ – Losin Control (#95)
  • Brothers Osborne – It Ain't Me Fault (#97)
  • Future/YG – Extra Luv (#99)
  • Dan + Shay – How Not To (#100)


Last Week's #1 Song: Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito
The Hot 100
100. Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT. (#96)
  99. The Weeknd – Reminder (#91)
  98. GoldLink/Brent Faiyaz/Shy Glizzy – Crew (#98)
  97. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect (#93)
  96. Jon Pardi – Heartache On The Dance Floor (#89)
  95. AJR – Weak (#80)
  94. 21 Savage – Famous (DEBUT)
  93. Justin Moore – Somebody Else Will (#83)
  92. Selena Gomez/Gucci Mane – Fetish (DEBUT)
  91. Zedd/Liam Payne – Get Low (DEBUT)
  90. Jay Z – Marcy Me (DEBUT)
  89. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious (DEBUT)
  88. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato – No Promises (#82)
  87. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (#68)
  86. Jay Z – Moonlight
 (DEBUT)

  85. Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina – What Ifs (#79)
  84. Lady Gaga – The Cure (#50)
  83. Drake – Signs (#54)
  82. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari – LOVE. (#69)
  81. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It (#75)

  80. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (#81)
  79. Blake Shelton – Every Time I Hear That Song (#57)

  78. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (#85)
  77. Chris Brown – Privacy (#66)
  76. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott – 4 AM (#65)
  75. Cole Swindell – Flatliner (#67)
  74. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna – LOYALTY. (#72)
  73. Old Dominion – No Such Thing As A Broken Heart (#74)
  72. Wisin/Ozuna – 
Escapate Conmigo (#84)

  71. Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club (#53)
  70. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#59)
  69. Florida Georgia Line/Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me (#52)
  68. Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (#78)
  67. Drake – Passionfruit (#51)
  66. Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (#92)
  65. Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla (#44)
  64. 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko – It's A Vibe (#63)
  63. Jay Z/Frank Ocean – Caught Their Eyes (DEBUT)
  62. SZA/Travis Scott – Love Galore (#71)
  61. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid – 1-800-273-8255 (#64)
  60. Midland – Drinkin Problem (#58)
  59. Tee Grizzley – First Day Out (#49)
  58. Billy Currington – Do I Make You Wanna (#62)
  57. Bruno Mars – Versace On The Floor (#56)
  56. Jay Z/Gloria Carter – Smile (DEBUT)
  55. Jay Z – Kill Jay Z (DEBUT)
  54. Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy (#60)
  53. J Balvin/Willy William – Mi Gente (#70)
  52. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (DEBUT)

  51. Jay Z/Beyonce – Family Fued (DEBUT)
  50. Luke Combs – Hurricane (#46)
  49. Maluma – Felices Los 4 (#61)
  48. Bruno Mars – 24k Magic (#40)
  47. Jay Z/Damian "Jr. Gang" Marley – Bam (DEBUT)
  46. Kendrick Lamar – DNA. (#42)
  45. Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos – Slide (#32)
  44. Dylan Scott – My Girl (#43)
  43. Migos/Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (#38) [3 Weeks At #1]
  42. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black – Drowning (#41)
  41. Thomas Rhett/Maren Morris – Craving You (#39)
  40. Ayo And Teo – Rolex (#33)
  39. Kyle/Lil Yachty – iSpy (#34)
  38. Brett Young – In Case You Didn't Know (#37)
  37. The Chainsmokers/Halsey – Closer (#36) [12 Weeks At #1]
  36. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock – Everyday We Lit (#35)
  35. Jay Z – 4:44 (DEBUT)
  34. Migos/Gucci Mane – Slippery (#29)

  33. 21 Savage – Bank Account (DEBUT)
  32. David Guetta/Justin Bieber – 2U (#27)
  31. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (#31)
  30. Calvin Harris/Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean – Feels (#26)
  29. Playboi Carti – Magnolia (#30) 
  28. Liam Payne/Quavo – Strip That Down (#29)
  27. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (#25)

  26. Khalid – Location (#24)
  25. Ke$ha – Praying (DEBUT)
  24. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (#23)
  23. Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (DEBUT)
  22. Kygo/Selena Gomez – It Ain't Me (#21)
  21. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go (#20)
  20. Julia Michaels – Issues (#19)
  19. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (#22)
  18. Future – Mask Off (#12)
  17. Halsey – Now Or Never (#18)
  16. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3 (#17)
  15. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#13)
  14. Childish Gambino – Redbone (#16)
  13. Charlie Puth – Attention (#15)
  12. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay (#11)
  11. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations (#9)
  10. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road (#8) 
    9. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable (#10) 
    8. Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#14) 
    7. Imagine Dragons – Believer (#7)
    6. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (#6) [1 Week At #1]
    5. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (#5) [12 Weeks At #1]
    4. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like (#3) [1 Week At #1]
    3. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne – I'm The One (#2) [1 Week At #1]
    2. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts (#4) 
    1. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito (#1) [10th Week At #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Drake/WizKida/Kyla – One Dance [10th Week At #1]

Biggest Drop Of The Week: Lady Gaga – The Cure (–34)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (+26)

Streaming Gainer: J Balvin/Willy William – Mi Gente 

Digital Gainer: Haillee Steinfeld – Most Girls

Airplay Gainer: DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

Hot Shot Debut: Jay Z – The Story Of O.J. (#23)



New Entrants
I'm not gonna review the songs I missed, but if you do have questions on opinions from then feel free to ask in the comment section. Famous is just 21 Savage mumbling and bragging about all his money. I hate his pitch and voice. The production is bland and generic. He tries to rhyme which is pretty horrifying to listen to. And it's 21 Savage which pretty much sums up my opinion. 

I'm wondering if Fetish is about The Weeknd since Bad Liar was written before her relationship with him. I think of "fetish" as "addiction", so the song is pretty much about someone (maybe The Weeknd) being crazy in love with her. Well expect this to make a really big jump next week, I'll tell you that. This song starts off really weird and until the chorus it is. That part is whatever. But I do really love the chorus. The synths come in at the perfect times with the catchy beat and smooth vocals. Even if they are drenched in autotune, at least she sounds good with it unlike people like Lil Wayne. And I usually don't mind rappers in mainstream pop songs as they add a nice flow and the beat isn't as bland since it's a pop song. I like Gucci Mane here and I don't think his vocals are actually that bad. So overall, a pretty damn catchy song and definitely one of my favorites right now. 


We have Zedd and Liam Payne replacing his fellow One Direction member. What has happened to Zedd? He used to be really good. And I'm pretty tired of Liam Payne singing about partying. Most of this song is just boring. The production is barely even there as there isn't even a drop. Liam Payne does not impress me with his voice as I think it's pretty bland. And the "get low" is really annoying as it sounds like "gee low" and is said way too many times. Maybe this'll be a grower, but for now I'm not feeling it. 


This Jay Z album isn't on Spotify which makes it harder for me. This is our first song off it debuting here. To give you background, I do like most of Jay Z's music and consider him a very good rapper. He references the Notorious B.I.G. in Marcy Me at the beginning. He also references Beyonce who he will again many times later in this album. This song is about his old neighborhood. I like the last minute here. The rapping is good, but pretty boring at the same time. It's a decent song overall though. 


So Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have split ways which they announced on Instagram. This song is the perfect comeback anthem and just slays. It's pretty much about how music has made his life so much better. The rapping is great and Macklemore sounds into it. I do really love the instrumental transition from the verses to the chorus and I think it's the perfect combination of fastness and soul. Skylar Grey sounds amazing and I think her chorus is very beautiful even if she stressed the word "glorious" quite a bit. I still think Can't Hold UsThrift Shop, and Same Love are better. But this is about the same as Downtown which I loved as well. So overall, this is a fantastic song and I'd love to see it do great here. 


I'm noticing that the Jay Z songs are short and Moonlight fits that. This song kind of reminds me of The Heart Part 4 which I'd say is decent at the moment. The lyrics are very interesting to listen to as there's a lot of dissing. The song is kind of boring, but he does at least change his pitch a little. And the production is somewhat upbeat. So I don't care much about this one either overall. 


Caught Their Eyes is yet another song of the album that I don't really have a full opinion on. It's about being aware of your surroundings and body language. I like the Frank Ocean chorus the best, but Jay Z's parts are pretty forgettable again and I think he needs to add a little something to make them stand out more. 


Again I'm split on Smile. It is your average trap beat but I think the mysterious synths go good with the rapping. And the samples are pretty good as well. But it's too much of the same thing over and over. This track is about making the best of the rough times, so at least the meanings on this so far only alright album are good. 


We finally get to a good song, Kill Jay Z. It's about his mistakes in life that could come back to haunt him. I don't really have very much to say about this track. I think the upbeat production makes this friendly and it reminds me of his older music. So I like this, and that's all I can really say about it.  


Demi Lovato is back with her new song Sorry Not Sorry. This song is simply about haters and to not let them get to you. The lyrics are pretty fun to listen to. I like the vocals as Demi shows off her control and powerful voice. The production, I don't really know how to say this, is just big with a lot going on. I like that. To be honest, this song does feel a little bit empty at times and because of that, it's kind of bubbling between yellow and green at the moment. But for now, it's a pretty good song and I wish it the best of luck. 


I'm a little confused about why Beyonce is on this album, but whatever. Family Fued is about respecting differences with cultures and stuff like that. I really like Beyonce's notes throughout the song and she's great. Jay Z sounds pretty good as well and this song just makes me happy. So this is really good overall. 


Well Damian "Jr. Gang" Marley is the youngest son of Bob Marley. And he's in a song in the Jay Z album which is a little weird. Well the production in Bam is so annoying and I cannot stand the background sounds. And I don't think that the rap and reggae mix together well 
here. Sorry, but I'll pass. 


Well he woke up at 4:44 to write this song so he called it 4:44 which is pretty weird. I really don't like the screeching in the background, but at least the production is fun and the rapping is pretty good. So overall, it's a decent song I guess. I don't have very much to say about this one. 


Well Bank Account is 21 Savage's highest charting Billboard song ever and who knows why this guy has a career. The one good thing is the guitar in the first 3 seconds and it actually gives hope for this to be a good song. But that's too good to be true. It transitions to the annoying trap beat and mumbling by 21 Savage. The "in my bank account" completely rips off DNA. in my opinion as well. Please don't be here for long. 


I'm not copying Miles with Praying as my favorite song because I actually love this tons. This song is written by Ryan Lewis who worked with Macklemore. It has a lot of meaning as it explains everything that Ke$ha has gone through with Dr. Luke, being abused, and not being able to record music. It's a very personal song and it's done very beautifully. The song is thanking him for making her stronger because he made her life a living nightmare. It's also about how she doesn't seek revenge, but wants peace. The piano is on point and I think the notes go great with her voice. Her voice is very graceful and sweet in the verses and you can feel emotion boiling up. Then she releases it all in the chorus bringing out her amazing powerful voice. From there on, the song is very powerful and she's spitting out everything she feels in a very emotional way. This is a beautiful song with a beautiful meaning and it better do well. 

  
I am finally on the last song of this extremely long entrant reviews section. There's actually a cartoon in the video for The Story Of O.J. which is weird. The song is about how we make money and lose money, and never transfer it into success. I do like the rapping here as it's some of the best on the album. The production is pretty chilling as well. But what's with the high pitched background singing again? It's so annoying. So this is alright I guess. Overall, the album is probably decent and I'd give it a 6.5/10. 


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. Zedd/Alessia Cara – Stay

1 - Bad
15. Julia Michaels – Issues

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. Childish Gambino – Redbone
  9. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
  8. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
  7. Post Malone/Quavo – Congratulations

5 - Great
  6. Halsey – Now Or Never
  5. French Montana/Swae Lee – Unforgettable
  4. Bruno Mars – That's What I Like
  3. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay – Something Just Like This 
  2. Charlie Puth – Attention
  1. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito  

Total Score: 58/100 (Decent)


You Got A Fetish For My Blurbs
As for our exits, Swish Swish didn't deserve to flop, but it shows that Katy Perry's career is close to over. Down flopped pretty badly and I don't see Fifth Harmony having another big hit without Camila Cabello. Good ridance for Tunnel Vision and Losin Control. And Sign Of The Times didn't do as well as I'm sure some were hoping. 

Feel It Still did grow on me a little bit to the point where it's good enough to be in green. I think it's a calming and fun song that you can easily jam out to. The production kind of sounds like something the Beach Boys would do. Another song like this that may cross over to here is The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You as that song is gaining on pop radio and I heard it on KIIS
 LA. 


Like Sign Of The Times, I'm sure that some people were hoping for The Cure 

to do much better than it did. It also goes to show that Lady Gaga's career may be coming to an end soon. I've never thought more of these songs than them being "pretty good". They were decent overall, so I don't care too much. 

I'm just realizing that LOYALTY. was released as a single about a month ago and that has not made is do better at all. It's still sitting around in the bottom half doing nothing. I don't love this song like I did at first, but it is still really good, so I'm a little disappointed with how it's doing. 


Most Girls gets the big boost due to a discount on iTunes. I've never been big on this song, nor have I disliked it too much. But it could come to that if it becomes a hit so I'd rather it doesn't. 


Versace On The Floor dropping a spot was pretty surprising since it should be gaining as the next single from 24k Magic. Hopefully it will jump next week. And just a fun fact, Hits 1 is now playing the David Guetta remix. I'd say that's a tiny bit better, but both are still really good. 


So it looks like Closer will be gone in 3 weeks as it's reached its 50th here. So I was pretty big on this at first, but I totally regret it as it took blandness to a whole new level. 


Now Or Never did grow on me quite a bit. I do understand if you find it really boring, but the vocals are on point. And the synths hit at all the right times. So enjoyable vocals and an enjoyable production makes a great song. Hopefully it stays in the top 20 for a little bit. 


And Despacito holds at #1 yet again. I don't know what'll take it over as it's #1 in airplay, steaming (which it just set the global record in), and #2 in sales behind Fetish. So I don't see any scenario that Wild Thoughts takes over. But I'm fine with Despacito at #1 for as long as it feels like. 


As for our top 20 entrants, we have Slow Hands which is still pretty good while it's pretty solid in airplay and sales. I don't think it'll get very far as it didn't it's last run in here. As for our one exit, we have Say You Won't Let Go which is losing its steam everywhere, so it'll be gone soon. 


As for our top 10 entrants, There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back will probably be in the top 10 for a little while. As for our exit, Congratulations was just the odd one out; I guess that's a good way to put it. 


Unforgettable is gonna be an even bigger hit and probably enter the top 5 next week due to the new album release. 



Stats
#1 Recommendations For This Chart You: Linkin Park – Invisible 

Most Missed Song: DJ Khaled/Calvin Harris/Travis Scott/Jeremih – Don't Quit

Throwback Pick: Linkin Park – What I've Done

Top 5 Picks
1. Ke$ha – Praying
2. Macklemore/Skylar Grey – Glorious
3. David Guetta/Justin Bieber – 2U
4. Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber – Despacito
5. Charlie Puth – Attention

Bottom 5 Picks
1. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
2. Future – Mask Off
3. Ayo And Teo – Rolex
4. Migos/Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
5. Playboi Carti – Magnolia


Question Of The Week
Which do you like better, Fetish or Sorry Not Sorry?

For me, it's obviously Fetish and refer to the entrant reviews. And came up with this on the Pulse Music Board, I just want to try it here. 


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

#LiveLife2TheFullest
-Graham :)