The Billboard Top 10 – Spartana
Since the fateful day of August 4, 1958, Billboard has regularly updated the popular Hot 100 list. It started out as a simple music magazine, but as its popularity grew, it has grown into an online presence. as technology progressed. Taking into account the number of sales, streams, and releases, any song, regardless of genre, has a chance of making the list. It also serves to validate the work that got artists on the roster in the first place and can also give new artists a push to stardom.
For people who are not musical artists or looking to get started in the profession, this is also a way to see where the national interest in music lies. And after the difficult few years that we had, I wondered if our taste for music had improved as a country. For those interested in our collective musical tastes, I have taken the responsibility of listening to the top ten songs of the Hot 100’s Top 100 and ranking them according to their quality so you don’t have to. . I know a lot of us haven’t visited the site for some time. Personally, the last time I visited it before this article was when my parents still forced me to use a booster seat in the car.
So for your pleasure (or your dissatisfaction), here is my top 10 of the Billboard Top 10 ranking:
1. Levitation – Dua Lipa ft. Dababy
I don’t know what Dua Lipa put in that song when she was doing it, but it’s criminal that a song can be that good. The music is fascinating and her voice is from another world. Oddly enough, this song was released in 2020, and yet it persisted until the spring of 2021. It’s very impressive that it lasted so long and even more impressive that I didn’t cringe at the use of “Sugarboo”.
2. Leave the door open – Silk Sonic
Is it a bird? Is it an airplane? No, it’s Bruno Mars, apparently coming back from his five-year hiatus (hopefully for good if we’re lucky). It’s also Anderson .Paak, another lovely artist. Their voices blend together so well, it’s honestly weird that they’ve just started Silk Sonic. This song will probably be a classic for years to come and I for one am excited about it.
3. Montero (Call me by your name) – Lil Nas X
There was a time when people thought that Lil Nas X would be a one-of-a-kind wonder. This song alone proves he’s not. The music is repetitive and interesting enough that it never gets boring, but it also gets strangely hypnotic. For anyone trying to study for their finals but procrastinating too much, I recommend just looping this song. It works wonderfully.
4. Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft. SZA
It really has nothing to do with the song, but I would like to take a minute to talk about the cover of this single. Just why? What would you own to make art like this? I can’t say that art on its own didn’t influence my decision to put it this low, but I can’t say it didn’t influence my decision at all. It’s all part of the overall experience. Either way, the song itself is really solid, Doja Cat has a really good vocals, and SZA is legendary. It’s also super catchy, which is never a bad thing to have in a popular song.
5. Save Your Tears – The Weeknd with Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are honestly a great duo. Their two voices complement each other quite well, which is kind of a surprise. I don’t think I ever expected it to sound this good. It’s mostly so high because I really like The Weeknd’s music in general.
6. Rapstar – Polo G
Now I didn’t really know what to do about this one. I have never heard of this song in my life, although it may be my own ignorance. It was number one when I looked at it too, so maybe I could offend someone for placing it at number six. It’s not as high as the others because it’s not really my taste. It’s dull, but it’s not bad.
7. Peaches – Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar, Giveon
A little annoying; what you would expect from Justin Bieber at this point. Daniel Caesar and Giveon are pretty good at it. I’m going to give Bieber one thing: it’s damn catchy, which is a staple of almost every good song he’s ever sung. And honestly, what do you need to be successful in a song?
8. Driver’s license – Olivia Rodrigo
It’s a good song, and even better when you realize that it’s the first one that made it great. It’s only so low because I don’t understand why it’s still on this list when Deja Vu came out and completely eclipsed it. She’s really super talented and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
9. Top – Cardi B
Cardi B is best listened to when you’re not thinking.
10. Astronaut in the ocean – Masked wolf
I have to admit: I wrote this article for the sole purpose of talking about this song. Simply put, it’s an abomination, and probably comes from the same dark place Dance Monkey came from. Every time I hear this song, I react to it physically, like the default alarm on Apple’s iPhone. The lyrics are completely absurd and seem to have no meaning. No wonder the artist is from Australia, he has everything upside down.
After listening to these ten songs and making some incredibly valuable feedback that was much needed, I concluded that my musical taste matches about half of the songs that make the Top 100 list. Better than I expected, honestly. Hope this article was educational and you learned a bit more about my musical tastes and those of the country. And while you may no longer need a booster seat to get in a car, know that if you really don’t know what music to play, sometimes Billboard has you covered.