Top 10 Songs of the Week 2021 (Week of October 4th)
Top 10 Songs of the Week
The Top 10 Songs of the week are either pop or hip hop. Hip hop is dominating the charts right now and we are loving it. Lil Nas X has been on the charts for weeks with tracks from his newest album “Montero” and we are so proud of him. Also, Dua Lipa has been eating up the charts for months. Of course, Justin Bieber finds his way on the charts because he is the Biebsy Wiebsy.
10. Dua Lipa – Levitating
“If you want me, I want you baby” Yeah, I wish. Dua Lipa is gorgeous and infectious in her newest music video “Levitating.” DaBaby is prominently featured on “Levitating” and he kills it. Dua Lipa condemned DaBaby’s homophobic comments after his Rolling Loud set. At least we have this track to remember the Dua Lipa and DaBaby collaboration.
Rating: 6 out of 10
9. Drake feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat – Knife Talk
Nonsensical rapping and exaggerated phrases start “Knife Talk” off. 21 Savage drops a pretty weak verse shortly after with an appealing trap beat in the background. The keyboard riff is the best thing about this track. Drake’s nasal vocals come next and once again he raps about how great and awesome he is. Another boring Drake offering that will of course chart because he is Drake. Skip. Next.
Rating: 3 out of 10
8. Doja Cat feat. SZA – Kiss Me More
Doja Cat and SZA offer a beautiful glimpse into our future on Mars. Well, a Mars that is filled with water and sexy African American women. SZA’s vocals glide over these catchy grooves that almost remind me of Sugar Ray. Honestly, this track is what modern-day surf rock sounds like. Ha!
Rating: 6 out of 10
7. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
“Good 4 U” is a good track with a mellow flow and some attitude. Olivia Rodrigo is the brunette Billie Eilish except Billie Eilish is more original. Olivia Rodrigo relies on harmonies and grooves from other artists. Yes, she is talented and a good singer, but this song is too reminiscent of Paramore’s “Misery Business.” For that reason, she gets points knocked off, plus we are not 10 years old. Here is our review of her entire album “SOUR.”
Rating: 5 out of 10 (if it didn’t remind me of Misery Business then a 6)
6. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
High budget and synthy, Ed Sheeran is a ginger vampire. Twilight meet Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran has a beautiful voice, but the music that he writes is always generic. “Bad Habits” sounds like your typical electronic song with no personality with Ed Sheeran vocals. Ed Sheeran writes songs for people who don’t like music. This isn’t a bad song, but it’s not really a good song.
Rating: 4 out of 10
5. Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
As far as country music goes, “Fancy Like” isn’t that. This country bop has a modern feel especially since he’s trying to sound like a hip millennial. Almost rapping, Walker Hayes is mixing some rap cadences with a country-pop feel. The guitar on this track really stands out and reminds me of some late 2000 Kid Rock vibe. This song is alright.
Rating: 5.5 out of 10
4. Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy
Wow, another annoying Drake song. This time Drake is ripping off Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”. The appeal of “I’m Too Sexy” is it is actually funny. Drake tries to be funny in the music video but Drake just isn’t funny. The problem with Drake is that he tries too hard to be cool. Something about his flow and vibe just gets on my nerve. Then Future obnoxiously autotune us to death. I really hope Future is not the future. This song is lame, but it is better than the last Drake song we reviewed.
Rating: 3.5 out of 10
3. Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
“Montero” is a brilliant album. There are so many unique offerings on Lil Nas X’s newest album and that starts with “Industry Baby.” Although this is far from my favorite track off the album, the music video is something else. If you like lots of naked men in a shower, then this song is perfect for you. Lil Nas X is trying to normalize homosexuality and we are cool with that. Lil Boosie would definitely not approve of this track.
Rating: 5 out of 10
2. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay
Will Justin Bieber ever be interesting? I doubt it. The keyboard synth riff is hypnotic, but the overproduced vocals of Justin Bieber don’t do it for me. Justin Bieber never has any interesting or poetic hooks. The Kid LAROI does deliver on this track. The chorus is fire and The Kid LAROI is impressive here, so I won’t front on that end. If it wasn’t for the Kid Laroi this song would get a 3, but instead is worthy of a 4.5
Rating: 4.5 out of 10
1. Coldplay feat BTS – My Universe
Horrible chorus, generic pop riffs, and cheesy futuristic graphics. Sadly, Coldplay is coldplay. Coldplay was once upon a time one of my favorite modern bands, but after devolving into a cheesy pop band, I can barely listen to their music. “A Rush of Blood to the Head” is a masterpiece. Coldplay used to make iconic songs, and now they just sound like every other wannabe pop band that has no personality. MY UNIVERSEEEEEEEEE….. BTS rapping….. OH GOD!!!!!!!!
Rating: 4 out of 10
The top 10 is truly depressing. If this is the best that the music industry has to offer then that makes me really sad. Go support local rappers and local musicians instead and hopefully, we can start to see more interesting people climb the Billboard 100 charts because this is just depressing. If I never had to hear another Drake song, then I would be happy.
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