10/14/17

A New Contest

Yes, I've been away for a few months. Because I don't have time to talk about it, I wanted to introduce to you a new tournament that I'm doing.

The goal is to try to find out the blogging community's best song of 2016. So here's what you're going to do:

1. Open up this Google Form page here.
2. List out your favorite songs from 2016 on the Google Form (there are no restrictions on the song as long as the song was released in 2016 or in late 2015).

It's that simple. Here are some rules:

1. You are allowed to submit multiple Google Form responses.
2. Should more than one person submit the same song, "credit" will go to the first person who submitted the song.

After a week, you will be able to vote on all of the songs, by giving each song a rating out of 10. It will be posted on multiple Google Forms (just note though, you have to vote on each song in all of the forms, or else none of your votes on the forms you voted on will be counted. In this case, you can only vote once for each Google Form.

Then I will be choosing the best of the best to be in the final tournament. How many songs will be in the tournament are to be decided.

If I hadn't said anything clear enough, just list all of your favorite songs from the last year on the Google Form. I'll promise I'll post more later about this tournament.




5/24/17

Rap Songs Chart Review: DJ Khaled (3)

Since I couldn't find another chart that I wanted to review, and I know that most of you liked my review last time, I went like, "fine, let's do this again." The chart it doesn't going that hot, but that #1 still there will definitely be a good thing. Let's get to our exits:
  • Logic - Everybody (#25)
Last Week's #1 Song: DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance the Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm the One
The Chart
25. Kendrick Lamar - Element (#21)
24. Tee Grizzley - First Day Out (#23)
23. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty (#20)
22. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#14)
21. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (#24)
20. Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid - Rollin' (debut)
19. Drake/Quavo/Travis Scott - Portland (#18)
18. Playboi Carti - Magnolia (#22)
17. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery (#19)
16. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love (#15)
15. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me! (#17)
14. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowing (#16)
13. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (#13)
12. Rae Sremmurd - Swang (#10)
11. Migos - T-Shirt (#9)
10. Ayo/Tyo - Rolex (#12)
9. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision (#8)
8. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable (#11)
7. Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#7)
6. Kyle/Lil Yatchy - iSpy (#5) [1 Week at #1]
5. Post Malone/Quavo - Congratulations (#6)
4. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3 (#4)
3. Future - Mask Off (#3)
2. Kendrick Lamar - Humble (#2) [4 Weeks at #1]
1. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance the Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm the One (#1) [3rd Week at #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Designer - Panda

New Entrants
-OK. Calvin Harris is back with Rollin'. I really like this song. Calvin Harris is one of the best artists of all time. The vocals are really good, and I really like the production. I like the contributions of Future and especially Khalid. But I guess I can kind of consider this song to be pop, so we'll see how it does here.

Blurbin'
-It doesn't look like it will be long before Element lives.

-I'm fine with First Day Out dropping. Hopefully it won't be long before the song leaves.

-I did not expect that big a drop from 1-800-273-8255. I can't say I'm that sad to see the song go, however.

-Of course Everyday We Lit had to make a jump. Hopefully the song flops.

-Are we really letting Slippery become a hit? When it was first on here I didn't really mind, but now the song is old and should leave soon.

-All of the Kendrick Lamar songs are either going to drop or keep their positions at this point.

-At least Look At Me jumped, which was one good thing that happened this week.

-Swang dropping is also a good thing that happened this week.

-iSpy dropping I guess is okay with me. But DNA should jump again.

-Are we really letting Congradulations become a hit! If so, then fuck you America!

-And our top 4 remains the same as usual.......

Top 20 Review

-1 - Worst Song
20. Post Malone/Quavo - Congradulations

0 - Garbage
19. Future - Mask Off
18. Rae Sremmurd - Swang
17. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both

1 - Bad
16. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love
15. Ayo/Tyo - Rolex

2 - Mediocre
14. Kyle/Lil Yatchy - iSpy
13. Playboi Carti - Magnolia
12. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery

3 - Decent
11. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3

4 - Good
10. French Montana/Swae - Unforgettable

5 - Great
9. Drake/Quavo/Travis Scott - Portland
8. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowing 
7. Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid - Rollin'
6. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance the Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm the One
5. Kendrick Lamar - Humble
4. Migos - T-Shirt
3. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision
2. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me!

6 - Best Song
1. Kendrick Lamar - DNA

Total Score: 60/100 (Good)

My Top 5 Picks
1. Kendrick Lamar - DNA
2. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me!
3. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision
4. Migos - T-Shirt
5. Kendrick Lamar - Humble

My Bottom 5 Picks
1. Post Malone/Quavo - Congradulations
2. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit 
3. Future - Mask Off
4. Rae Sremmurd - Swang
5. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both

-Thanks for reading!

~Mark

5/21/17

Mega Post: Ed Sheeran (2) + DJ Khaled (2)

Sorry guys, but even though all of you voted "yes" on the Google Form, it kind of went kind of crazy, and I was too lazy to rank all of the songs. I guess that I'll just be reviewing random charts from now on. But I won't change the URL on my blog or else everyone will have to change it on their sidebar. Anyways, now that that's that, I wanted to review two charts, so I guess that's what I'll do. I'll review the Sirius XM Hits 1 Weekend Countdown Chart as well as the Top Rap Songs Chart, because that only has 25 songs on the chart.


So now let's get to our Sirius XM Hits 1 Weekend Countdown Exits:

  • Flo Rida/99 Percent - Cake (#27)
  • Jon Bellion - All Time Low (#29)
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (#34)
  • Snakehips/MO - Don't Leave (#39)
  • Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj - Side To Side (#41)
Last Week's #1 Song: Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay
The Countdown
45. The Weeknd/Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (#45)
44. Niall Horan - This Town (#44)
43. Katy Perry/Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm (#43)
42. Machine Gun Kelly/Camila Cabello - Bad Things (#32) 

41. Hailee Steinfeld/Grey/Zedd - Starving (#38) 
40. Aaron Carter - Sooner Or Later (#37)
39. One Ok Rock - American Girls (#40) 

38. Zayn/PartyNextDoor - Still Got Time (DEBUT)
37. Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know (#42)
36. G-Eazy/Kehlani - Good Life (DEBUT)
35. Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul (#31)
34. Jason Derulo/Ty Dolla $ign/Nicki Minaj - Swalla (DEBUT)
33. DNCE - Kissing Strangers (DEBUT)
32. Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#33)

31. Machine Gun Kelly/Hailee Steinfield - At My Best (DEBUT)
30. Zayn/Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (#24)
29. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#13)
28. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#36)
27. Maroon 5 - Cold (#17)
26. Shawn Mendes - Mercy (#6)
25. Clean Bandit/Sean Paul/Anne-Marie - Rockabye (#25)
24. Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times (#28)

23. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Chance the Rapper - I'm The One (#35)
22. The Vamps/Matoma - All Night (#16) 

21. Fitz/The Tantrums - HandClap (#23)
20. Charlie Puth - Attention (#20) 

19. Train - Play That Song (#21)
18. AJR - Weak (#22)
17. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#5)
16. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#30)
15. Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos - Slide (#15) 


14. Halsey - Now Or Never (#26)

13. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#18)
12. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#8)
11. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Be Back (#14))

10. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (#12)
9. The Chainsmokers - Paris (#9)

8. Julia Michaels - Issues (#10)
7. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#19)
6. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#7)
5. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#11)
4. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#3)
3. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#2)
2. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#1)
1. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#4)


Biggest Drop Of The Week: Shawn Mendes - Mercy (-20)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Niall Horan - Slow Hands (+14)


New Entrants
-I told you, Lukas, that Still Got Time was going to somewhat be a hit. However it won't last long, but at least it made the chart.
-Good Life won't last long either, but it's a really powerful song, so hopefully that song stays.
-Swalla is good but nothing amazing. Anyways, Jason's verses can get a little annoying, so that's that.
-Kissing Strangers is a really good song, with the catchy chorus, and really awesome music.
-And the best debut of the week is At My Best. I really like Machine Gun Kelly, and this song is definitely a keeper.


Hit-Bound
  • Camila Cabello - Crying in the Club (DEBUT)

  • Erin Bowman - Good Time Good Life
  • Hey Violet - Break My Heart
  • Liam Payne/Quavo - Strip That Down (DEBUT)
  • Noah Cyrus - Stay Together
  • Ocean Park Standoff - Good News
  • Selena Gomez - Bad Liar (DEBUT)
  • Fall Out Boy - Young and Menace
  • Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls
  • Mansionz/G-Eazy - Wicked
  • Miley Cyrus - Malibu (DEBUT)
  • Jon Bellion - Overwhelming
  • Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj - Swish Swish (DEBUT)
  • Sam Hunt - Body Like a Back Road
-So I guess Bon Appetit didn't last long. Whatever.
-And sorry Lukas, but I do not like Body Like A Back Road whatsoever and that is final.





At My Blurbs
-All Time Low and 24K Magic will be missed, Side to Side was heavily overplayed, but the other two exits were good riddance and thankfully wasn't with us long.
-I have indeed grown back into I Feel It Coming, because it's catchy and I like the music.
-Nice to seeing This Town hold on still. I actually don't mind if the song leaves, because the song was really successful here along with basically everywhere else in this country.
-Now that Starving is in the bottom 5, can we please get it out of here, like, next week.
-Just fuck #39.
-I should just hate I Don't Wanna Live Forever at this point, because the vocals are letdown and the chorus is kind of annoying.
-Of course Lights Down Low had to jump at the last second.
-Fuck you voters who voted for Play That Song.

-Come on, we do not need The Cure to become a hit.
-Sorry for the lack of blurbs, nothing much really happened for a 5-exit week.

Top 20 Review
0 - Garbage
20. The Cure
19. Play That Song
3 - Decent
18. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
5 - Great
Too lazy to rank.
6 - Best Song
1. Issues
Total Score: 89/100 = 89% (B+)




Countdown Top 5
1. Issues
2. I'm the One
3. This Town
4. At My Best
5. L.A. Devotee

Hit-Bound Top 5
1. Overwhelming
2. Bad Liar
3. Malibu
4. Stay Together
5. Swish Swish


Countdown Bottom 5
1. American Girls
2. Starving
3. Lights Down Low
4. Play That Song
5. I Don't Wanna Live Forever (not bad, but the next on the list)










And now, to the Top Rap Songs. I'm blogging this just because....well.....things might not be looking very good there. There are still a bunch of Kendrick Lamar songs on the chart because of the Kendrick Lamar release a few weeks ago. The chart is very interesting, so let's get to our exits:
  • Migos/Lil Uzi Vert - Bad and Boujee (#9) 
  • Big Sean - Bounce Back (#13) 
  • G-Eazy/Kehlani - Good Life (#22)  
  • Machine Gun Kelly/Hailee Steinfeld - At My Best (#23)
  • DJ Khaled/Beyonce/Jay Z - Shining (#25)


Last week's #1: DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One
The Chart
25. Logic - Everybody (RE-ENTRY)
24. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (DEBUT) 

23. Tee Grizzley - First Day Out (RE-ENTRY)
22. Playboi Carti - Magnolia (DEBUT)
21. Kendrick Lamar - Element (#20)
20. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty (#19)

19. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery (RE-ENTRY) 

18. Drake/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Portland (#21) 
17. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me (#17) [This is not a joke] 
16. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning (#18)
15. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love (#16) 

14. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#24) 
13. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (#14)
12. Ayo/Teo - Rolex (#12) 

11. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable (#15)
10. Rae Sremmurd - Swang (#11) 

9. Migos - T-Shirt (#10)
8. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision (#8)

7. Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#6)
6. Post Malone/Quavo - Congratulations (#7)
5. Kyle/Lil Yachty - iSpy (#4)
4. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3 (#5)
3. Future - Mask Off (#3)

2. Kendrick Lamar - Humble (#2)
1. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One (#1) (2nd week at #1)


#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Designer - Panda 

New Entrants
-There are three re-entries on the chart, which is pretty surprising. Let's review the two new entrants.
-Annoying vocals, music, chorus, everything about the song is trash. Screw this song. Hopefully the song flops. Next!
-I guess the song is okay. But seriously, Playboi Carti?

Magblurbia
-I'm not too sad to see Bad & Boujee go. Bounce Back and Shining were way overdue. But seriously, getting rid of all of the pop on the chart?
-Portland is pretty catchy. It would be interesting to see how this song does here.
-#17 is definitely not a joke. The vocals aren't that good, but the music is so awesome! I really like this song, and hopefully everyone else here does too.
-Did we need Swang to jump? Please say no.
-Thanks a lot for pissing me off with Congradulations.
-I guess iSpy is a decent song. I can't hate it though, because for whatever reason the song is fun.
-Mask Off needs to fuck off now!
-Humble should reclaim the #1 spot soon. I really like the song. Actually....
-I take that back! The current #1 song is a song that I really like!

Top 20 Review
0 - Garbage
20. Swang
19. Mask Off
18. Congradulations
1 - Bad
17. Both
16. Love
2 - Mediocre
15. Slippery
3 - Decent
14. Loyalty
13. iSpy
12. Rolex
4 - Good
11.XO TOUR Llif3
10. Drowning
9. Unforgettable
8. 1-800-273-8255
5 - Great
7. Portland
6. Humble
5. Look At Me!
4. Tunnel Vission
3. T-Shirt
2. I'm the One
6 - Best Song
1. DNA
Total Score: 61/100 (Good)

Top 5 Picks
1. DNA
2. I'm the One
3. T-Shirt
4. Tunnel Vission
5. Look At Me!

Bottom 5 Picks
1. Everyday We Lit
2. Swang
3. Mask Off
4. Congradulations
5. Both

-So with that, I do hope you understand that the post was kind of rushed, but I had to get it done sometime. So, I'm Hollow Man/Mark and I'll see you again for my next post. And with that...

Thanks for reading, everybody!

~Mark

5/14/17

Chart Review: Lukas's Hot 40 Chart: Martin Garrix + Dua Lipa (1) - Week of May 20, 2017

So what I decided to do for this post is to review Lukas's Hot 40 Chart since that was his first post on his personal chart blog. The link is right here. Anyways, he was going to use other people's opinions to fill in the bottom half of his chart but the top half is truly the songs that he likes. I do not know why he does that, but whatever. I can live with that. Let's get to our exits:

Chance the Rapper/Knox Fortune - All Night (#37)
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#40)

Last Week's #1 Song: The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This

The Chart

40. Louis Fonsi/Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee - Despacito (DEBUT)
Last Week: #--- | Peak: #40 | Weeks on Chart: 01


39. Julia Michaels - Issues
Last Week: #39 | Peak: #39 | Weeks on Chart: 02


38. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (DEBUT)
Last Week: #--- | Peak: #38 | Weeks on Chart: 01


37. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Last Week: #34 | Peak: #33 | Weeks on Chart: 11

36. Katy Perry/Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
Last Week: #38 | Peak: #36 | Weeks on Chart: 05


35. Kendrick Lamar/U2 - XXX
Last Week: #28 | Peak: #28 | Weeks on Chart: 03


34. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vission
Last Week: #21 | Peak: #16 | Weeks on Chart: 09

33. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay
Last Week: #35 | Peak: #33 | Weeks on Chart: 03

32. Alessia Cara - How Far I'll Go
Last Week: #30 | Peak: #20 | Weeks on Chart: 18


31. Marian Hill - Down
Last Week: #31 | Peak: #22 | Weeks on Chart: 07


30. Kendrick Lamar - Element
Last Week: #29 | Peak: #29 | Weeks on Chart: 03


29. Khalid - Location
Last Week: #28 | Peak: #25 | Weeks on Chart: 04

28. Fitz/The Tantrums - Roll Up
Last Week: #22 | Peak: #22 | Weeks on Chart: 06

27. Kendrick Lamar - Yeah
Last Week: #33 | Peak: #27 | Weeks on Chart: 03


26. Halsey - Now or Never
Last Week: #27 | Peak: #26 | Weeks on Chart: 04


25. Rag'n'BoneMan - Human
Last Week: #23 | Peak: #23 | Weeks on Chart: 04

24. Kendrick Lamar - Fear
Last Week: #32 | Peak: #24 | Weeks on Chart: 03


23. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
Last Week: #25 | Peak: #23 | Weeks on Chart: 06

22. Charlie Puth - Attention
Last Week: #24 | Peak: #22 | Weeks on Chart: 05


21. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty
Last Week: #24 | Peak: #21 | Weeks on Chart: 03


20. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Last Week: #19 | Peak: #15 | Weeks on Chart: 20


19. Kodak Black - There He Go
Last Week: #18 | Peak: #16 | Weeks on Chart: 15


18. The Chainsmokers - Paris
Last Week: #10 | Peak: #01 | Weeks on Chart: 20

17. Jon Bellion - All Time Low
Last Week: #15 | Peak: #15 | Weeks on Chart: 20

16. Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul
Last Week: #16 | Peak: #13 | Weeks on Chart: 20


15. The Weeknd/Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming
Last Week: #12 | Peak: #02 | Weeks on Chart: 20


14. Alessia Cara - Scars to Your Beautiful
Last Week: #17 | Peak: #13 | Weeks on Chart: 20

13. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy
Last Week: #13 | Peak: #13 | Weeks on Chart: 10

12. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
Last Week: #14 | Peak: #12 | Weeks on Chart: 20

11. Lorde - Green Light
Last Week: #05 | Peak: #05 | Weeks on Chart: 09

10. Kendrick Lamar - Humble
Last Week: #11 | Peak: #10 | Weeks on Chart: 04

09. Drake - Passonfruit
Last Week: #08 | Peak: #08 | Weeks on Chart: 07


08. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
Last Week: #07 | Peak: #07 | Weeks on Chart: 12


07. Train - Play That Song
Last Week: #08 | Peak: #04 | Weeks on Chart: 20


06. Machine Gun Kelly/Hailee Steinfeld - At My Best
Last Week: #06 | Peak: #06 | Weeks on Chart: 08

05. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
Last Week: #04 | Peak: #04 | Weeks on Chart: 06

04. Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Last Week: #03 | Peak: #03 | Weeks on Chart: 13


03. Kendrick Lamar - DNA
Last Week: #20 | Peak: #03 | Weeks on Chart: 02

02. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Last Week: #01 | Peak: #01 | Weeks on Chart: 14

01. Martin Garrix/Dua Lipa - Scared to be Lonely
Last Week: #02 | Peak: #01 | Weeks on Chart: 11


Hot Shot Debut: Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#38)

Greatest Gainer: Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#3)

Biggest Drop of the Week: Kodak Black - Tunnel Vission (-13)

Biggest Jump of the Week: Kendrick Lamar - DNA (+17)

New Entrants
-Despacito is a pretty amazing song. I don't know why Lukas doesn't like this song, but whatever. I can definitely live with that. It's pretty catchy and the mix of languages makes it even better.

-Our hot shot debut is That's What I Like. Lukas doesn't like this song either but I bet since everyone else does he decided to have it on this chart. I don't know.

A Few Blurbs
-DNA having the hot shot debut is fine with me.

-Tunnel Vission had to drop so quickly? Wow.

-Issues being on here is also surprising. But I'm not complaining.

-Get this atrocious I Feel It Coming out of here!

-Play That Song should not be in the top ten anymore and should be on its way on dropping out of the chart.

-Yay for the top 3!

-Sorry Lukas, for the lack of blurbs, either nothing much happened here or I was too lazy to actually check the whole chart.

Top 20 Review

 -1 - Worst Song
20. Train - Play That Song

0 - Garbage
None!

1 - Bad
None!

2 - Mediocre
19. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

3 - Decent
18. The Weeknd/Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming
17. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road

4 - Good
None!

5 - Great
The rest of the songs on the chart.

6 - Best Song
None!

Total Score: 87/100 = 87% (B+)

-Thanks for reading, everybody!

~Mark

5/12/17

Please help: I need your opinion on this!

So I've realized that the quality of my countdown posts have been going down a lot. I can completely understand that, since I rarely hear the Sirius XM Hits 1 Radio, and the way I post it, if I'm not the first one, makes it look like I copied from someone else when I didn't. Plus, since . is the first one to have his countdown post out, I highly doubt anyone actually reads through my post.

So, I will be willing to abandon this blog and start a new blog in which I count down the top 40 songs based off of everyone's opinions on songs in the blogging community, and I'll blog from there. I will still continue my 10K PVS and my 5K PVS on this blog, but everything else after that will be on the other blog. Please answer this with the Google Form. I will be posting results sometime next week and I will not be reviewing next week's countdown post.  Seriously, this will only take you ten seconds.

Zedd (1) - Week of May 6, 2017

Well, sorry for the late post. I hope you all enjoyed my last post with the responses of the 10,000 pageview special. Anyways, I'd actually kind of hesitate to call this week a good week. Anyways, there are no exits this week, so let's get right into it.

45. Rihanna - Love On The Brain (#45)
44. James Hersey - Miss You (#43)
43. Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (#42)
42. Katy Perry/Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm (#44)
41. Niall Horan - This Town (#38)
40. The Weeknd/Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (#39)
39. Adele - Water Under The Bridge (#40)
38. Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj - Side To Side (#41)
37. Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times (#36)
36. Snakehips/MO - Don't Leave (#37)
35. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#26)
34. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (#32)
33. Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul (#21)
32. Jon Bellion - All Time Low (#34)
31. Steve Aoki/Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#31)
30. Halsey - Now Or Never (#30)
29. Hailee Steinfeld/Grey/Zedd - Starving (#35)
28. Machine Gun Kelly/Camila Cabello - Bad Things (#28)
27. Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know (#27)
26. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#29)
25. Flo Rida/99 Percent - Cake (#20)
24. Zayn Malik/Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (#24)
23. Fitz/The Tantrums - HandClap (#23)
22. The Vamps/Matoma - All Night (#17)
21. Train - Play That Song (#19)
20. Charlie Puth - Attention (#33)
19. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#25)
18. AJR - Weak (#22)
17. Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos - Slide (#16)
16. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#15)
15. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#18)
14. Panic! At the Disco - L.A. Devotee (#11)
13. Julia Michaels - Issues (#14)
12. Maroon 5 - Cold (#13)
11. Clean Bandit/Sean Paul/Anne-Marie - Rockabye (#12)
10. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#9)
9. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#10)
8. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (#5)
7. Kygo/Selena Gomes - It Ain't Me (#8)
6. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#7)
5. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#6)
4. Shawn Mendes - Mercy (#3)
3. The Chainsmokers - Paris (#1)
2. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#2)
1. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#4) (first week at #1)

Biggest Drop Of The Week: Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul (-12)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Charlie Puth - Attention (+13)

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: DNCE - Cake By the Ocean




Hit-Bound


  • DNCE - Kissing Strangers
  • DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Chance The Rapper - I'm The One (debut)
  • Erin Bowman - Good Time Good Life
  • Zayn/PartyNextDoor - Still Got Time
  • G-Eazy/Kehlani - Good Life
  • Niall Horan - Slow Hands (debut)
  • Fall Out Boy - Young & Menace
  • Jon Bellion - Overwhelming
  • Katy Perry - Bon Appetit
  • Mansionz/G-Eazy - Wicked
  • Hey Violet - Break My Heart
  • Hailee Steinfield - Most Girls
  • Ocean Park Standoff - Good News
  • Jason Derulo/Ty Dolla $ign/Nicki Minaj - Swalla



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-Thanks for reading, everybody!


~Mark

5/8/17

10K PVS: Responses

So I got a total of six responses for my 10,000 pageview special. I've decided that I will count down the top 50 pop songs of 2016. I might also do the top adult pop songs of 2016, but I'll see. So, the whole point, again, was asking the question "Is it okay to hate a song just because of overplay?" I got a total of three responses as yes, and a total of three responses as no. I will grade them based on how good their argument was. And then I will come to a final conclusion, and regardless or not you agree with it, that's what I'm going to follow. Anyways, here are the responses (blue means the person who wrote it said that it was okay to hate a song because of overplay, red means the person who wrote it said that it was not okay to hate a song because of overplay, green is my response to the person, pink is the grade for the response):




Response 1: Okay/not okay is a very black and white term. It implies that hating a song shouldn't be allowed, which doesn't make sense, as everyone's entitled to their own opinions. So the short answer is, yes, it is fine to hate a song because of overplay. There is a certain rush of excitement that comes when discovering a new song. It's as if you opened a box and found all sorts of treasures inside; feeling thrilled at having discovered a fresh trove of valuables. Other times, you might overlook the qualities of the treasure that makes it so precious, and you'll look back on them later and find that you've completely overlooked a hidden gem. However, if you open the box every day, the treasure becomes less and less thrilling, and more and more monotonous. Uncovering the box every day becomes an obligatory motion, and eventually becomes tedious, dull, and even infuriating. My example of this is with the song, Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out". The first time I heard it, everything was new and intoxicating, like "Wow! I love that beat!" or "Those lyrics are really unique!" or "The chorus sounds really good!". After hearing the song over and over and over again, there was nothing new about it. I was tired of hearing the same tune, beat, and drop so many times, and I wound up hating the song. So yes, I sympathize with the people who hate a song because of overplay. Banter between bloggers is perfectly fine, as long as opinions don't get harshly criticized. People have songs that they like, even through overplay. My personal one is The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This. Letting people have their own opinions, and not judging because of them leads to a healthier blogger community. -FruitFarmer

Grade: 7/7

I can definitely agree with this. I have hated songs because of overplay. I definitely thought of the treasure thing that this person gave, of opening a box and then after seeing it every day it becomes less thrilling and less exciting. And I can definitely agree that it can eventually become like it's basically work for you. And of course there's nothing new about the song after hearing it several times. And of course you eventually get tired of hearing the same thing over and over again. Well, Miles, it's not just because of hearing the same song over and over again, but this argument is really good. I can agree that it's okay to hate a song because of overplay. But will the other people who says that the song cannot be hated because of overplay will make me change my opinion? You have got to find out!

Response 2: I think it is okay to hate a song because of overplay because I believe that this is a community where we should respect everyone's beliefs on something. In real life, would you bully a random person for having a different belief than you? I sure hope you wouldn't. But I usually try to not dislike songs just on overplay. I used to, but now I try to find flaws in them that make me dislike the song. It's not the artists fault if a radio DJ plays it often. I think of it in a way that because I hear the song so much, I realize some flaws I wouldn't have noticed first impression. But that's just my opinion. Above all of this, I believe that respecting each other is most important. So I think it's okay to hate a song because of overplay (even if I don't). -Graham Badenhausen

Grade: 7/7

Well, finding flaws in the song isn't the only way to hate it. If you hate a song because it's been overplayed, sure, you can do it. I understand that it's not the artist's fault if a radio DJ plays it a lot, but you still hate the song because of it. You don't hate the artist because the song was heavily overplayed, you just hate the song. And thank you for adding that respecting each other was very important. 

Response 3: No, you cannot hate a song because of overplay. It's not about hearing the same song over and over again. The only people to blame for a song heavily being overplayed is the radio DJ's themselves. Think about it. The people who hate a song just because it's overplayed know deep down that they're really good songs, and that they don't truly hate the song. The only exception to this rule is if the song is bad, or if there were some aspects that the song was missing and that makes you not like the song and think that it's "bad." So, in tops, it's not okay to hate a song because of overplay, and that's final. -88246781

Grade: 5/7

Honestly, I think you're just saying that your opinion is right and that my opinion isn't. Sure, I may hate songs because of overplay, but then I don't think that the song is "good" themselves. You also have to realize that I'm not blaming the artist for a song being overplayed, and that I don't hate the artist, I just hate the song. And a song being overplayed is already being counted for as the song being bad. And it's not final to not being allowed to hate a song because of overplay, because me, Lukas, and a few other people in the blogging community do this.

Response 4: Hollow Man, you must realize that you cannot hate a song because of overplay. Why would you? It's stupid, there's nothing to it, and it has nothing to do with the song itself. If I was you, I would think twice before hating a song, and then deciding whether or not the song was bad itself or just overplayed. The artist did not do anything wrong to have their song overplayed, and you're basically just hating on the artist just because a radio DJ played that song a lot. So in tops, please think twice before you go off hating a song just because of overplay. -27493901

Grade: 6/7

I guess I can kind of agree with this, because I think that this is a somewhat good argument. But still, it's not stupid in hating a song just because of overplay. And there's something to it. It just means that you can't stand listening to the song anymore. And that means that a song getting overplayed has something to do with the song itself. And what's the point of me thinking twice before hating a song? I can just go right off the bat hating a song because of overplay, because that's reflecting my actual opinion on the song. And once again, I'm not hating the artist, I'm just hating the song. And me hating a song does not mean that I hate the artist. 

Response 5: Why is everyone saying that you can't hate a song because of overplay, let alone the current opinion? You all must realize that it's okay to hate a song because of overplay. I bet everyone here in the blogging community has hated songs because of overplay. For example, I hated Shawn Mendes - Mercy because of overplay, and Graham hated the same song because of overplay as well. Hollow Man has hated The Chainsmokers/Daya - Don't Let Me Down because of overplay, Scott with Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman, and Adrian has done this a lot with songs such as Boom Clap, Honey I'm Good, Pompeii, and a few others that I won't mention. Jack has also hated songs because of overplay such as Meghan Trainor - No. But Miles has hated many songs just because of overplay, such as Side to Side, Let Me Love You, Unsteady, Treat You Better, Cheap Thrills, Scars to Your Beautiful, Bad Things, Issues, Say You Won't Let Go, Fake Love, and a few others. So Miles, why are you hating on other people for something that you do yourself? You must all realize that it's everyone's opinions and they can choose what they want. So Miles, when you say that you cannot hate a song because of overplay, you are fucking three hundred percent wrong! -Lukas

Grade: 6/7

Well, I mean, giving examples of songs that people have hated because of overplay wouldn't necessarily be the way to go. But yeah, I have hated Don't Let Me Down because of overplay, and I can definitely agree with all of the songs you gave for Miles hating songs just because of overplay. But what I most agree with is the fact that Miles shouldn't say that someone's opinions are wrong or anything like that. And you can hate a song because of overplay because it's everyone's opinions. 

Response 6: No, it is obviously not okay to hate a song because of overplay, because overplay should not be a factor on determining whether or not songs can be hated just because of overplay. -23896708

Grade: 3/7

I'm sorry, guys, but I think that this argument is kind of weak. All it really says is that I cannot hate a song just because of overplay just because overplay should not be considered a factor. It can. And I bet half of you reading this right now probably feel the same way to. So in sums, I think that this was a really weak argument.






Miles, I'm sorry, but I've come to the conclusion that I can still hate songs just because of overplay. By the way, to those of you curious, the okay side has a total score of 20, and the not okay side has a total score of 14. My second part of my 10,000 pageview special will be reviewing the top 50 pop songs of 2016, and that's the post in which I will tell you if whether or not I will review the top adult pop songs of 2016 for my third part of my 10,000 pageview special. So on that note...

-Thanks for reading, everybody!

~Mark