Saturday, June 16, 2018

Panic! At The Disco (2) - Week Of June 16, 2018

Hello, fam! Happy Father's Day Weekend to you all! Hopefully, you all have a good weekend and found your father something to celebrate the occasion. Anyway, this countdown was definitely interesting on this Father's Day Weekend. We had plenty of activity this week including a number of songs debuting this week. I'm sure this is a week that some here are interested in. Also, I'm working on my One-Year Special and that should be coming out next week. It's been a long process, but I'm almost done. So please bear with me. Before we get to this week's fresh 45, here are the songs we're saying good-bye to this week:

  • Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (#31)
  • Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA – All The Stars (#38)
  • Halsey – Bad At Love (#40) [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
  • Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B. – Finesse (Remix) (#41)
  • Noah Kahan featuring Julia Michaels – Hurt Somebody (#43)
  • MAX featuring Gnash – Lights Down Low (#44) (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The Countdown:
Last Week's #1 Song: Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
45. Camila Cabello – Havana (#45) [=] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
44. Charlie Puth – How Long (#39) [–5] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
43. G-Eazy featuring Halsey – Him & I (#28) [–15]
42. Hundred Handed – Too Good (DEBUT)
41. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (#37) [–4] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
40. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt – Let Me Go (#25) [–15] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
39. ZAYN – Let Me (#26) [–13]
38. Cheat Codes featuring U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (DEBUT)
37. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (DEBUT)
36. Dua Lipa – New Rules (#43) [+7]
35. Sam Smith featuring Logic – Pray (DEBUT)
34. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same (#36) [+2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
33. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#33) [=] [Spent 5 Weeks At #1]
32. Liam Payne featuring J. Balvin – Familiar (DEBUT)
31. AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo – Sober Up (#21) [–10]
30. Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho (#20) [–10]
29. Lauv – I Like Me Better (#29) [=]
28. Bad Wolves – Zombie (#13) [–15]
27. Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa – One Kiss (#34) [+7]
26. Walk The Moon – One Foot (#27) [+1]
25. Bazzi – Mine (#24) [–1]
24. Maren Morris – Rich (#35) [+11]
23. Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen – These Days (#14) [–9]
22. Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B. – Girls Like You (DEBUT)
21. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (#6) [–15]
20. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back (#15) [–5] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
19. Dustin Atlas featuring Erin Bowman – Fake Friends (#32) [+13]
18. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line  – Meant To Be (#19) [+1] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
17. The Weeknd featuring Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me (#23) [+6]
16. Echosmith – Over My Head (#30) [+14]
15. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (#18) [+3]
14. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (#17) [+3]
13. Halsey – Alone (#12) [–1]
12. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (#9) [–3]
11. Selena Gomez – Back To You (#22) [+11]
10. Maroon 5 – Wait (#11) [+1]
9. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (#10) [+1]
8. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me (#7) [–1]
7. Taylor Swift – Delicate (#4) [–3]
6. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends (#8) [+2]
5. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (#3) [–2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
4. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (#16) [+12]
3. Niall Horan – On The Loose (#5) [+2]
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle (#2) [=] [Spent 9 Weeks At #1]
1. Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night) (#1) [=] [2nd Week At #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay – Something Just Like This (2nd of 3 Weeks At #1)

Biggest DRRRRRRROP!!! Of The Week: Four-way tie between G-Eazy featuring Halsey – Him & IHailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt – Let Me GoBad Wolves – Zombie and Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (–15)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Echosmith – Over My Head (+14)

New Entrants
- Alright, so we have a whole new bunch of new songs entering the countdown this week. Let's first start with the lowest debut of the week (and also the lowest debut of the year so far at #42). It's been a long time since a song debuted this low on the countdown. Anyway, the band whose name is Hundred Handed, make their very first appearance on the countdown with the song called Too Good. Hundred Handed consist of members Drew LanganMatt Black, and singer Jordan McGraw. Right off the bat, the song pretty much reminds me of a Bruno Mars song, in which it has the throwback disco groove to it. The vocals are pretty darn good all throughout the song, and I love the production here. This is how you make a good first impression. I love when artists try to go for a throwback sound and execute it so well. We'll see how long this one stays.

- Next, we have the return of Cheat Codes. And guess what? They collaborate with the band U2, who we haven't heard from in a long time. Their new song that's debuting this week is titled Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way. The last time we saw Cheat Codes was when they had a single with Demi Lovato in No Promises, which I did like. As for the new song, I pretty much have the same opinion as I did with its predecessor. I think Cheat Codes did a nice job with the production on the song. The vocals shine pretty much throughout the entire song, and I love the lyrics for the most part. So yeah, it's a good song overall.

- Hits 1's obsession with 5 Seconds Of Summer is still very high despite Want You Back starting to decline on the countdown. Their new album, Youngblood, just recently dropped yesterday. The title track of that album makes its debut at #37 this week. I'll just say it's pretty enjoyable for the most part, mainly because of the vocals alone. They shine pretty much throughout the song. But where the song is weak at is the production, which is a bit of a step down from its predecessor. It kinda feels like they're trying to become more of a modern day pop artist, which is basically what Maroon 5 is right now and we'll get to that in just a moment. Songs like Jet Black Heart are hard to top because they showed that more of a band. Even She Looks So Perfect at least had a band going for them, even though it wasn't a good song (at least in my opinion). That's not to say Youngblood is a bad song. In fact, I do like the song mainly for the vocals. However, I can see myself getting sick of this soon. We'll see how long Hits 1 holds on to this song.

- Then, we have the return of Sam Smith with his latest single from The Thrill Of It All, by the name of Pray. Well, the remix of the song which features Logic enters the countdown. When I first listen to the original version of the song (which I believe was back in the winter when it was brand new), I thought it was good. But in the remix, Logic adds some life to it. The lyrics are well written for the most part, and I do like the piano work. So yeah, the song is just beautiful overall. I can definitely see it sticking to me in the long run as opposed to some of the other songs from Sam Smith (save for Like I Can, which I fell in love with but it didn't get quite as big).

- Liam Payne makes his return to the countdown with a Latin-based single in the form of Familiar. The song also features J. Balvin, whose verse is edited out of the song for whatever reason on Hits 1 when I listened to it. Anyway, it pretty much reminds me of Despacito, which was obviously one of the biggest songs of 2017. There's plenty to like about this. First off, Liam sounds good with his vocals just like he did with For You, which unfortunately was not a big hit in the US. He shows that he has improved from Strip That Down, which wasn't to my liking. The Latin-based vibe fits him very well. Another thing I like about the song is J. Balvin himself. For those who don't know, he did a song called Mi Gente back in 2017, which I hated with a fiery passion. It was my second least-favorite song of that year overall. But in Familiar, he does well with his verses. Unfortunately, Hits 1 edited out his verses as I just mentioned, which was disappointing. Overall, it's a good collaboration between the two artists. I hope to see it do well on the countdown.

- Finally, for the highest debut of the week, we have Maroon 5 with another song from Red Pill Blues, by the name of Girls Like You which features Cardi B.. I'm going to be honest for a second. Maroon 5 has been disappointing me lately with their latest singles (with the exception for What Lovers Do). This song is really no different in comparison to their previous singles. Probably the one interesting thing I can say about the song is the music video itself, in which it shows a lot of different celebrities such as Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, etc. But outside of that, the song itself is just underwhelming. Once again, Adam Levine has taken over the band. Cardi B. makes a bit of a contribution here, but not much. While I don't think it's a bad as their previous singles, it mediocre all around. Think about for a second. When listening to this song and its predecessors (save for What Lovers Do), they basically sound like something you would hear from a solo artist. When it comes to Maroon 5 as a whole, that's not a good thing. I remember songs such as She Will Be Loved and some older singles in which they have a band. Even some of the songs from V showed that. But now, I feel like they've become basically a one-man show with just Adam Levine, and nothing more. I miss those days of them having a band. Unfortunately, with this song now looking like its on its way to becoming another hit for these guys (It's currently in the Top 5 on Billboard as of this typing), I'll probably have to get used to it for a while. I could be wrong however, but we'll see.

Best Debut Of The Week: Liam Payne featuring J. Balvin – Familiar

Blurbs Are Bigger Than Anything In Their Way
- Alright, fam. So we'll start off with one exit that stood out to me. MAX featuring Gnash – Lights Down Low, which was one of the longest-running songs in the history of the Hits 1 Weekend Countdown, is officially no more. Having debuted on Hit-Bound back in January 2017 and then eventually making its way to the countdown all the way back in April 2017, this was a song that was loved by some here in the blogging community, while I wasn't too fond of it. Up until the beginning of 2018, it was basically an afterthought in which it didn't do so well here, in large part because at the time the song wasn't known elsewhere outside of Hits 1. Then, starting in January of this year, more people would come to know the song. And when all is said and done, it reached a peak of #6 on the countdown, coming just short of the Top 5. I will admit, it got as far as it did on most charts, which was impressive for an artist not very well known. Whether this will be on Hits 1's Top 45 of 2018, we don't exactly know for sure. We'll probably find out in about six months. But if it doesn't, at least it had the distinction of being the song that never goes away, much like with songs such as My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up), Radioactive, Closer, Shape Of You, and most recently Believer. If there's one thing I've learned when I've started blogging, is that you never really know how long a song can last on the countdown. Good-bye, Lights Down Low. It's been a wild ride.

- Now with that out of the way, we have other exits that I want to talk about. First off, Hurt Somebody burned on me pretty quickly, so I'm not too sad about its departure. No Excuses dropped out of the countdown relatively quickly after that big drop last week. I was expecting that song to maybe stick around for at least a few weeks, but I guess not. I do hope Let You Be Right can debut soon. That one is really good and I've been enjoying that song as opposed to its predecessor. All The Stars was bound to be underrated. It's disappointing to see it suffer through this fate, while it does quite well elsewhere. Oh well, I can't really do anything about it. That song will be missed by me. That leaves us with two songs. Bad At Love did have a good countdown run and I enjoyed the song while it was here. It showed what Halsey was capable of in terms of her vocals. I'm glad it got to the top spot. I will kinda miss it. Finally, we have the one exit that I'm sad about. Finesse is definitely an enjoyable song all around with the throwback new jack swing sound. It was one of the best off of 24K Magic. I can definitely see myself putting this in My Top 5 songs of 2018. I don't think we'll be having anything else from Bruno Mars for a while. We'll just have to wait until his new album comes out. Farewell, Finesse. You will certainly be missed by me.

- Before introducing How Long, Spyder Harrison mentioned that Charlie Puth's favorite room temperature to sleep in is around 60 degrees. Wow, I guess he doesn't like sleeping in a warm room or something. He apparently doesn't even think about getting a little warm for at least one night. I'm sure many of us are thinking the same thing, well at least until winter when it's really cold outside.

- During the introduction for Him & I, the guest DJ was named Sam Smith (not the artist, but someone else). How cool was that? I would've been funny if he had announced the song from the artist Sam Smith which debuted this week.

- We had quite a lot of big drops this week. First off, Let Me Go was bound to drop down eventually. It had been going strong for a while now, but it looks like this may finally be the end. 

- Let Me also took a big drop as well. I didn't care about it too much so I'm not complaining about it fading away. Also, as I mentioned yesterday, I saw a picture of ZAYN having a purple hair color and I wondered to myself, "does he have some kind of hair-changing dye or what?". I remembered dying my hair red once and I loved it. I wonder will ZAYN say the same about his new hair color this time?

- Before introducing Never Be The Same, Spyder Harrison mentioned that Camila Cabello's secret to staying sane is by not using social apps. I guess if she doesn't want to use social apps, that's fine. That said, I can't wait for this song to leave soon.

- Speaking of which, it's nice to see both Sober Up and Psycho making big drops. The former isn't a big hit, so it won't be long until we hopefully see that one leave. The latter I unfortunately have to deal with for a while as it's still big elsewhere.

- On that note, looks like Zombie may be on its way out as it dropped big as well, along with Tell Me You Love. It's was nice having them around the Top 10 while they lasted. Now we'll see how long they hang around the countdown. While we're on that subject, I believe this is the first time we had four songs tied for the Biggest DRRRRRRROP!!! Of The Week. That is very rare. We recently had that happen back in February with three songs holding that honor.

- Spyder Harrison mentioned during his introduction for Mine that Bazzi is trying to revitalize pop music with his own sound. I can definitely agree with what he said. In fact, that song is still gaining elsewhere, though it still sits outside the Top 20. I would appreciate it if it's not being underrated here on this countdown.

- On the flip side, we had some big jumps this week, with Fake Friends and Over My Head making their way into the Top 20. I don't necessarily care about either of them, but I'm not complaining too much about it.

- Also, Selena Gomez – Back To You makes a big jump into the Top 20 just shy of hitting the Top 10. Hopefully it can jump one more spot into that region. Who knows? Maybe it has a chance at success.

- So, I just wanna say congratulations to Ariana Grande on her engagement with Pete Davidson! That said, it's nice to see No Tears Left To Cry entering the Top 5 this week! I'm looking forward to seeing that song at the top spot. I anticipate that day.

- Speaking of #1, Brendon Urie and company hold that spot for the second week in a row. I wouldn't even mind this song potentially becoming the song of the summer, at least here. Panic! At The Disco aren't well known outside of Hits 1, but they do make good music and this song is no exception. I'm glad it's doing well on this countdown.

Hit-Bound:

  • Big Boi – All Night (DEBUT)
  • Cole Redding – Father Father (DEBUT)
  • In Real Life – Tattoo (How 'Bout You)
  • The Wrecks – James Dean
  • Dennis Lloyd – Nevermind
  • Fall Out Boy – The Last Of The Real Ones
  • Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
  • Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
  • Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  • Cardi B. – I Like It
  • lovelytheband – Broken
  • HRVY – Personal
  • Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift – Babe
  • MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour (DEBUT)
  • BTS – Fake Love (DEBUT)

- We have a shake-up on Hit-Bound this week. First, we have Big Boi debuting with All Night. Not a lot I can say about this one. I don't like the trap-like beat and I'm not sold on the lyrics nor vocals. So yeah, not a fan of this one. NEXT!

- Next up, Cole Redding has a song that is appropriate for Father's Day, by the name of Father Father. Right off the bat, it's a very sweet song that basically talks about a relationship towards a father. I do like the vocals for the most part. Not much else I can say beyond that.

- MNEK also makes an appearance on Hit-Bound, this time collaborating with Hailee Steinfeld in the song Colour. We haven't heard from MNEK since Never Forget You with Zara Larsson back in 2016, which was one of my favorites from that year. As for the song, I guess you can say I like it for the most part, thought not to the same degree as Never Forget You. I'll have more on this when it debuts.

- Finally, we have a boy band who many of us have heard for some time now. BTS make their debut on Hit-Bound with Fake Love. This one was performed at the Billboard Music Awards, which I just posted a review of if you don't know already. As for the song on its own, I can't really say I'm loving this one too much. The production is okay, but I'm not really a fan of the vocals overall. Maybe it'll grow on me, but we'll see.

My Top 5 Hit-Bound Picks
TIE: 1. Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart
TIE: 1. Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
3. The Wrecks – James Dean
4. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
5. Fall Out Boy – The Last Of The Real Ones

Top 20 Review:
0 – Putrid:
20. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends
19. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be

1 – Bad:
18. Maroon 5 – Wait

2 – Mediocre:
None!

3 – Decent:
17. Dustin Atlas featuring Erin Bowman – Fake Friends

4 – Good:
16. Echosmith – Over My Head

5 – Great:
15. Halsey – Alone
14. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know
13. Niall Horan – On The Loose
12. Taylor Swift – Delicate
11. Selena Gomez – Back To You
10. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
9. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
8. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me
7. Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
6. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
5. The Weeknd featuring Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me
4. Dua Lipa – IDGAF
3. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle

BONUS: 6 – Best Song On The Countdown:
1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

Overall Grade: 84/100 = 84% (B)

Throwback Pick Of The Week: Christina Aguilera – Beautiful (2002)

Most Missed Countdown Song: Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Most Missed Hit-Bound Dropout: Nathan Sykes featuring Ariana Grande – Over And Over Again

#1 Recommendation For Hits 1: Halsey featuring Lauren Jauregui – Strangers

Favorite Countdown Song This Week One Year Ago: The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#1)

My Top 5 Picks
1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle
3. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me
4. Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa – One Kiss
5. Dua Lipa – IDGAF

My Bottom 5 Picks

1. Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
2. AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo – Sober Up
3. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends
4. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
5. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same

Songs That Debuted This Week One Year Ago:
None!

Friday, June 15, 2018

AT40: Camila Cabello (5) - Week Of June 16, 2018

Hello, fam! First off, I would like to say Happy Father's Day weekend! Hopefully, you all enjoy that weekend. This week, I finally posted my review of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards for some of you who don't know already. It's been a long process, but I managed to get the post out. Now, I just need to finish my One-Year Anniversary Special. That one should be coming next week. Anyway, welcome to the Father's Day edition of the American Top 40 Countdown. This was another bad countdown for the most part. While we did get rid of one extremely mediocre song and one old song, we still have the same #1 and the Biggest Rise Of The Week is one I'm not very thrilled about. I honestly never thought I'd say this, but it looks like we're entering the Dark Age of the countdown. Before we get to this week's fresh 40, here are the songs we're saying good-bye to this week:

  • Sober Up by AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo (#37)
  • Thunder by Imagine Dragons (#40) [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]

The Countdown:
Last Week's #1 Song: Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello
40. Sober by G-Eazy featuring Charlie Puth (DEBUT)
39. Rockstar by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (#38) [–1]
38. Tattoo (How 'Bout You) by In Real Life (#39) [+1]
37. Bad At Love by Halsey (#36) [–1]
36. Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Backstreet Boys (DEBUT)
35. Havana by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug (#34) [–1] [Spent 7 Weeks At #1]
34. These Days by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen (#35) [+1]
33. Lights Down Low by MAX featuring Gnash (#31) [–2]
32. Familiar by Liam Payne featuring J. Balvin (#33) [+1]
31. Perfect by Ed Sheeran and BeyoncĂ© (#29) [–2] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
30. Love Lies by Khalid featuring Normani (#32) [+2]
29. Let Me by ZAYN (#30) [+1]
28. Finesse (Remix) by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B. (#27) [–1] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
27. Everyday by Logic featuring Marshmello (#28) [+1]
26. Him & I by G-Eazy featuring Halsey (#24) [–2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
25. On The Loose by Niall Horan (#25) [=]
24. Sit Next To Me by Foster The People (#26) [+2]
23. Let You Down by NF (#19) [–4] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
22. Back To You by Selena Gomez (#23) [+1]
21. Alone by Halsey featuring Big Sean and Stefflon Don (#22) [+1]
20. All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA (#17) [–3]
19. Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (#12) [–7]
18. Done For Me by Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani (#20) [+2]
17. New Rules by Dua Lipa (#16) [–1] [Spent 4 Weeks At #1]
16. Nice For What by Drake (#21) [+5]
15. One Kiss by Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa (#18) [+3]
14. IDGAF by Dua Lipa (#15) [+1]
13. I Like Me Better by Lauv (#13) [=]
12. Delicate by Taylor Swift (#14) [+2]
11. In My Blood by Shawn Mendes (#10) [–1]
10. No Tears Left To Cry by Ariana Grande (#11) [+1]
9. Pray For Me by The Weeknd featuring Kendrick Lamar (#4) [–5]
8. God's Plan by Drake (#6) [–2]
7. Friends by Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie (#9) [+2]
6. Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons (#3) [–3]
5. Wait by Maroon 5 (#5) [=]
4. Mine by Bazzi (#8) [+4]
3. The Middle by Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey (#2) [–1] [Spent 4 Weeks At #1]
2. Psycho by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign (#7) [+5]
1. Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello (#1) [=] [5th Week At #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Stay by Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (1st of 5 Weeks At #1)

Biggest Fall Of The Week: Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (–7)

Biggest Rise Of The Week: Tie between Nice For What by Drake and Psycho by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign (+5)

New Entrants
- So, only two new songs making their arrival this week. First up, we'll begin with G-Eazy with his second song on the countdown along with Charlie Puth, who are collaborating with each other in Sober. This song is pretty good for the most part. Charlie shows that he has good vocals, and G-Eazy is a good rapper in the song for the most part. I don't have too much else to say about the song except that it's good. I don't think it'll get as big as Him & I in my opinion, but I do like it.

- For our second debut of the week, we have the return of the Backstreet Boys. It was the late 1990's, and one of their first songs I've ever heard from them was Everybody (Backstreet's Back). That one is a classic and probably what I've known them best for. Since then, they became a band that people would come to love. Today, after a while, they have a brand new single titled Don't Go Breaking My Heart. This song is no different from their previous singles. As always, I love the vocals from both Nick Carter and AJ McLean.  The EDM-based production is really good and the groove & synths are pleasant. I also love the lyrical content. Basically, it's about not trying to be heartbroken in a relationship and this is something most of us can relate to. Backstreet Boys have yet to disappoint me and this song shows that they can still make good music even after all those years.

Baby, Don't Go Blurbing My Heart
- We'll start with our two exits this week. First off, good riddance to Sober Up. That one thankfully only lasted two weeks and wasn't with us for too long. AJR has not been the kind to make music to my liking. This song isn't any different from what they've released in the past. It's a good thing that it didn't do well on most charts. We also have the important exit, in which Thunder makes its departure. Now that one I did like as opposed to our other song. While there were some who weren't very fond of that one, it was something that caught my attention for a while. Eventually it did get old to me and I was ready to move on, but it was never something I hated at the end.

- Oh great. Psycho has now reached the #2 spot. This is even worse when it was #7 last week. I'm scared that this will be #1 soon. It's bad enough that it's still gaining, but the fact that it's not slowing down only makes matters so much worse. 

- We do have one other new song entering Top 5 in the form of Mine by Bazzi to shine some light in the darkness. It's a good song, so I'm cool with that song being there. I would like it to be #1 at some point soon. But with our current #1 and #2, I have a feeling it's going to take a while unfortunately.

- Then, we also have No Tears Left To Cry entering the top 10 this week! It's nice to see that song still gaining some momentum since its debut. Ariana Grande mostly never disappoints, and this song is pretty much no exception, mainly because of her vocals alone. I'm hoping this can be a potential #1. The sooner the better.

- So, I recently saw a picture of ZAYN dying his hair purple. Oh boy, it was a couple weeks ago that he had dyed his hair green. Let me guess, did his hair dye had some ever-changing color or what?

Breakouts/On The Verge:

  • All Night by Big Boi
  • Pray by Sam Smith featuring Logic
  • Move to Miami by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull


Extras/Optional Extras:

  • No Roots by Alice Merton
  • Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato
  • Let Me Love You by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber
  • Want You Back by 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • Photograph by Ed Sheeran
  • No Excuses by Meghan Trainor
  • Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
  • Sober Up by AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
  • Just Like Fire by P!NK


Top 20 Breakdown:
0 – Garbage:
20. Psycho by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
19. Friends by Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie
18. Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
17. I Like Me Better by Lauv
16. Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello

1 – Bad:
15. Wait by Maroon 5

2 – Mediocre:
14. God's Plan by Drake

3 – Decent:
None!

4 – Good:
None!

5 – Great:
13. Delicate by Taylor Swift
12. Mine by Bazzi
11. In My Blood by Shawn Mendes
10. Nice For What by Drake
9. Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons
8. New Rules by Dua Lipa
7. Pray For Me by The Weeknd featuring Kendrick Lamar
6. All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA
5. IDGAF by Dua Lipa
4. Done For Me by Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani
3. One Kiss by Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa
2. The Middle by Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey

BONUS: 6 – Best Song On The Countdown:
1. No Tears Left To Cry by Ariana Grande

Total Score: 69/100 = 69% (D+)

Throwback Pick Of The Week: Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by The Backstreet Boys (1998)

Most Missed Song: Shower by Becky G

#1 Recommendation For The American Top 40: Tie between Seeing Blind by Niall Horan featuring Maren Morris and Let You Be Right by Meghan Trainor

Favorite Countdown Song This Week One Year Ago: Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay (#2)

My Top 5 Picks
1. No Tears Left To Cry by Ariana Grande
2. Finesse (Remix) by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B.
3. The Middle by Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey
4. Done For Me by Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani
5. One Kiss by Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa

My Bottom 5 Picks
1. Psycho by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
2. Friends by Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie
3. Rockstar by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
4. Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
5. I Like Me Better by Lauv

Songs That Debuted This Week One Year Ago:
Crying In The Club by Camila Cabello: Speaking of Camila, this was her first attempt at her solo career. Not much I can say about this one other than it's less interesting, and I'm not too fond of her vocals. This wasn't on her debut album as a solo artist, so that's probably a good thing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 Billboard Music Awards Performance Reviews

Hello, fam! So, this will be my very first review of any music show. Here, I'll be talking about the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which we're held last month. Kelly Clarkson was the host of the show. I thought she did a nice job hosting overall. But how were the performances, you might ask? Well, I'll be doing a review of each of the performances, and then I'll be grading them on a scale of 1-10. I have never done this before, so this will be my first attempt at grading the show. Are you ready? Let's get on with it!


  • Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
The first performance of the night comes from an artist whose music I've been fond of for a while now. Ariana Grande took the stage with her latest single No Tears Left To Cry, which is one of my favorites at the moment. As for the performance itself, I was definitely impressed. I always thought she had a great voice, but she sounds amazing when singing live. I do like some of the dance moves that she put together. Simply put, this was a great start to the show and it shows just how talented Ariana is. I do think she had probably the best performance of that night.
Performance Grade: 10/10


  • Kelly Clarkson – Medley Of Greatest Hits
Kelly Clarkson, the host of the awards show herself, has always been a favorite of mine. She performed a number of songs such as There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back, Shape Of You, Finesse, etc. She does have an amazing voice and I thought she sounded very good singing live. I love the way she is rapping in some of the songs, and then I like that she sings Shape Of You with the background music in Finesse. Yeah, I absolutely loved that performance and Kelly did not disappoint me at all. That was a great one for her.
Performance Grade: 9.5/10


  • Dua Lipa – New Rules
While I do still like New Rules, I can't really say the same about her performance of the song. I think she was a little off key in some parts of the performance. She is a pretty good dancer for the most part, but vocally I didn't think she sounded good here. So yeah, I'm not big on that performance.
Performance Grade: 5/10


  • Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
So, Shawn Mendes performed the first of his two songs from his self-titled album at the Billboard Music Awards. The song itself is still pretty good in my eyes (or in music terms, ears). Shawn sounded pretty good for the most part. He shows that he is capable of singing live. Do I think it was one of the best performances? Not really, but he still did a pretty nice job with it.
Performance Grade: 7/10


  • Khalid featuring Normani – Love Lies
Khalid took the stage next for his first act of the night, and he brings in former Fifth Harmony members Normani. They performed the song called Love Lies, which as you know was taken from the Love, Simon movie soundtrack. I've been loving that song for a while. So how was the performance at the awards? Well, Khalid has proven to me that he has a good voice, and hearing him sing live proves my point. Normani does pretty well, too, with her vocals. This was a good performance for the most part and the song deserves better.
Performance Grade: 8/10


  • John Legend – A Good Night
John Legend took the stage to perform his new single, A Good Night. It was on the YouTube 15 when I first listened to it, and it was a good song. How was the performance, you might ask? Well, I can pretty much say the same. John did very well with his singing on live television. He has proven time and time again that he's a great singer. This was another great performance for John Legend and he didn't disappoint at all.
Performance Grade: 8.5/10


  • Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
I never thought of the idea of bringing these two together for this collaboration, but I'm glad it turned out well. Both of them have amazing voices, and their performance of the song at the awards was no exception. When I heard the song for the first time while watching the show, I was floored. It sounded really good live. The chorus is amazing. Both Christina's and Demi's voices blend together really well. They shined pretty much all throughout the whole thing. Simply put, I was in love with their performance overall and definitely one of my favorites from that night.
Performance Grade: 9.5/10


  • Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran gave us a performance all the way from Dublin. He sounded pretty good singing live, and his fans joined in to sing the song. The guitar was quite solid when he played it. To put it easy, I thought he did a nice job with the song's performance overall.
Performance Grade: 8/10


  • Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B. – Dinero
Out of all of the performances from that night, I think this is probably the weakest. I didn't think JLo sounded good throughout the whole thing. DJ Khaled doesn't add much to the performance. I'm not sure what the song is about, but judging by the sound it's basically has some sort of trap-beat in the song. Yeah, I think this simply wasn't a good performance. They can do better.
Performance Grade: 4/10


  • Shawn Mendes featuring Khalid – Youth
After performing In My BloodShawn Mendes would return to the stage, only this time he brings in Khalid with Youth. I did enjoy this performance all throughout. I liked how their voices blend together. And then soon after the first chorus, The Majority Stoneman Douglas Show Choir comes in and sang alongside them for the rest of the song. So yeah, it was an emotional performance and a special one at that.
Performance Grade: 9.5/10


  • Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle
For those of you who've been following my blog, then you probably know that The Middle has been (and still is) one of my huge favorites. I did like the performance of the song for the most part. Maren Morris sounded great when she was singing the song live, and the song itself still sounds great (at least for me). I won't quite say it was that amazing by any means, but I still think it was a great performance overall.
Performance Grade: 8.5/10


  • Janet Jackson – Nasty/Throb/If
It was nice to see Janet Jackson take the stage after a while. And to be honest, I thought she did a nice job overall. Janet proves that she's still a good singer and she has a good voice. Plus, she still has some good dance moves. So yeah, good performance from her for the most part.
Performance Grade: 8/10


  • Macklemore featuring Kesha – Good Old Days
This song is just beautiful all around, and its performance at the Billboard Music Awards was no exception. Both Macklemore and Kesha sounded very good throughout the whole performance. The piano was very well done throughout the song. So yeah, easily one of the best performances of the night.
Performance Grade: 9.5/10


  • Kelly Clarkson – Whole Lotta Woman
I don't really have too much to say about this one. Kelly Clarkson again does great with her singing. She never really disappointed me before, and her performance of the song wasn't any different. It was another great performance for her of the night.
Performance Grade: 8.5/10


  • Camila Cabello featuring Pharrell – Sangria Wine/Havana
Don't get me wrong. I do not like Sangria Wine, but I thought both Pharrell and Camila did a nice job with the performance of the song. I'll admit that Camila does show that she can sing live, and Pharrell did good with the live show performance. Then, we get to Camila singing her solo version of Havana and things got better. She has some pretty good dance moves, and her backup dancers did well too. Overall, a good performance by both artists.
Performance Grade: 7.5/10


  • BTS – Fake Love
Not too much I can say about this performance. I'll simply be honest and just say that it wasn't too special for the most part. BTS are the type of boy band that don't quite appeal to me. They are great dancers and they proven to be when they performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards. But that's probably the best thing I can say about it. So yeah, not really big on their performance as a whole.
Performance Grade: 5/10


  • Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue – Shoop/Let's Talk About Sex/Push It/ Whatta Man
For the final performance of the night, we have the return of the group Salt-N-Pepa after a long time. They performed a medley of their hits, and it was pretty darn impressive. There's quite a lot to like about the last performance of the awards. The group's voices are still good even after all those years. That's really all I can say about it. This was a nice way to close out the night.
Performance Grade: 8.5/10

So yeah, I thought this was a solid night for performances at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Sure, we did have a few performances that were kinda meh. But for the most part, we had great performances from many artists. It was a pretty fun night to watch. This has been my very first review of any awards music show. I hope you all enjoyed reading!

My Top 5 Performances
1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
2. Kelly Clarkson – Medley Of Greatest Hits
3. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
4. Macklemore featuring Kesha – Good Old Days
5. Shawn Mendes featuring Khalid – Youth

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Panic! At The Disco (1) - Week Of June 9, 2018

Hello, fam! Things are looking good on the countdown for the most part in the first week of June. Our Top 5 is looking good right now, and we have a solid new #1. We had some activity on the countdown, mostly for the better. Let's get on with it. Before we get to this week's fresh 45, here are the songs leaving us this week:

  • Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (#44)
  • Selena Gomez featuring Marshmello – Wolves (#45)

The Countdown:
Last Week's #1 Song: Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
45. Camila Cabello – Havana (#43) [–2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
44. MAX featuring Gnash – Lights Down Low (#37) [–7]
43. Dua Lipa – New Rules (#36) [–7]
42. Noah Kahan featuring Julia Michaels – Hurt Somebody (#39) [–3]
41. Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B. – Finesse (Remix) (#38) [–3]
40. Halsey – Bad At Love (#41) [+1] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
39. Charlie Puth – How Long (#42) [+3] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
38. Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA – All The Stars (#40) [+2]
37. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (#34) [–3] [Spent 2 Weeks At #1]
36. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same (#24) [–12] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
35. Maren Morris – Rich (DEBUT)
34. Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa – One Kiss (DEBUT)
33. Imagine Dragons – Thunder (#32) [–1] [Spent 5 Weeks At #1]
32. Dustin Atlas featuring Erin Bowman – Fake Friends (#33) [+1]
31. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (#11) [–20]
30. Echosmith – Over My Head (#28) [–2]
29. Lauv – I Like Me Better (#18) [–11]
28. G-Eazy featuring Halsey – Him & I (#31) [+3]
27. Walk The Moon – One Foot (#23) [–4]
26. ZAYN – Let Me (#29) [+3]
25. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt – Let Me Go (#30) [+5] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
24. Bazzi – Mine (#27) [+3]
23. The Weeknd featuring Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me (#20) [–3]
22. Selena Gomez – Back To You (#22) [=]
21. AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo – Sober Up (#25) [+4]
20. Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho (#35) [+15] (You've got to be kidding me)
19. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line  – Meant To Be (#17) [–2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
18. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (#26) [+8]
17. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (#21) [+4]
16. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (#19) [+3]
15. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back (#6) [–9] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
14. Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen – These Days (#12) [–2]
13. Bad Wolves – Zombie (#8) [–5]
12. Halsey – Alone (#16) [+4]
11. Maroon 5 – Wait (#10) [–1]
10. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (#14) [+4]
9. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (#13) [+4]
8. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends (#7) [–1]
7. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me (#15) [+8]
6. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (#9) [+3]
5. Niall Horan – On The Loose (#3) [–2]
4. Taylor Swift – Delicate (#5) [+1]
3. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (#1) [–2] [Spent 1 Week At #1]
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle (#2) [=] [Spent 9 Weeks At #1]
1. Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night) (#4) [+3] [1st Week At #1]

#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Zedd featuring Alessia Cara – Stay (3rd of 4 Weeks At #1)

Biggest DRRRRRRROP!!! Of The Week: Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (–20)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho (+15)

New Entrants
- So, with The Middle still doing very well on all fronts, it was only a matter of time until Maren Morris would bring in one of her solo songs. At #35, she brings in her second song on the countdown titled Rich. If you've been following my blog, then you probably know that I still have a huge liking towards The Middle (mainly because I really like Maren Morris). Unfortunately I can't say the same for this song. I'm not in love with the lyrical content of the song. One of the reason I love The Middle so much is because she's having fun just singing. But here, she sounds conceited and thinks she's all that. I'm sorry, but this kind of stuff doesn't impress me. She sounds okay, but that doesn't make the song any better. I'm hoping it doesn't stay for too long and end up getting big.

- Dua Lipa has become a presence in 2018, what with songs like New Rules getting big and IDGAF starting to gain some momentum. Now, she brings in her third song to the countdown as she collaborates with Calvin Harris in his latest release titled One Kiss. I talked about this when it debuted on the American Top 40 a while ago. It's not his best single by any means, but Calvin Harris still did well as a DJ. Dua Lipa does great with her unique vocals. I do think it's a great collaboration overall. I'm hoping it does well on the countdown.

Best Debut Of The Week: Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa – One Kiss

One Blurb Is All It Takes
- We'll begin with our two exits. To start, Feel It Still had quite a run for a band not really known elsewhere. I'm sure some here are happy about its departure. But the one I'm saddest about is Wolves. I never thought Marshmello would make an amazing collaboration with Selena at first, but I'm glad that it worked out well to my liking. It's definitely a candidate for my Top 10 or maybe even Top 5 songs of 2018 depending on how the rest of the year goes. Goodbye, Wolves. It's been real.

- The guest DJ that introduced Lights Down Low copied Spyder Harrison's line when he introduces that song. How cool is that?!

- We had some big drops this week, most of which I'm pleased about. I Like Me Better and Never Be The Same both took some drops which were very pleasing to see. Then, we have No Excuses taking the biggest drop this week all the way down to #31. I was starting to grow out of that song, so I was okay with this. I'm hoping Let You Be Right can debut soon. That song is really good in my opinion.

- So, Spyder Harrison mentioned that ZAYN has anxiety when singing on stage, yet he still plans on touring. If that's the case, then I'm sure fans will finally be able to come hear him sing. Hopefully, he'll be able to overcome his anxiety.

- Are you kidding me?! Psycho takes a big jump right back into the Top 20 this week. I'm annoyed by this. But with it still gaining elsewhere, I don't see it leaving us anytime soon. I honestly cannot believe I actually jinxed it last week when I said it was going to jump big.

- Before introducing I Wanna Know, Spyder Harrison mentioned that NOTD would rather play fortnite rather than make music. I'm not sure how that'll work out. If they can be able to do that, then the public might take them seriously.

- So, Spyder Harrison said that Ariana Grande's boyfriend got two tattoos of herself. Man, I guess he must really love Ariana. I'm sure she'll probably say the same and maybe do something to return his favor.

- Want You Back dropped out of the Top 10 rather quickly. I thought it might stay there for a long time, what with how much Hits 1 loves 5 Seconds Of Summer. But I guess it spent enough time there as it is.

- Spyder Harrison mentioned upon introducing Wait that Adam Levine managed to get a gig at Porsche. I have a feeling this is going to get more people interested in buying one of those. Maybe Adam will find a way to give them one.

- IDGAF has now entered the Top 10 this week. It has now peaked higher than her predecessor New Rules, which is currently in the bottom 5 of the countdown. I'm hoping this time Dua Lipa can get higher on the countdown, but you never know for sure. Pretty much anything can happen on this countdown.

- In My Blood entered the Top 10 as well. I'm sure this will end up staying there for a while, given how Hits 1 has treated Shawn Mendes's music in the past. Also, his new album has hit #1 on the Billboard 200. Congrats to him.

- But wait, we also have another new song entering that region. Done For Me has reached a new peak of #7. I'm sure this one will get higher eventually. If his two previous singles were able to hit #1, then so can this. Though, it's not doing quite well in sales and streaming, so it might be a stretch.

- That brings us to our new #1 this week! Brendon Urie and company have hit the top spot with Say Amen (Saturday Night). It's definitely an fun song and probably one of my songs of the summer. I'm cool seeing it at #1. They may not be known elsewhere, but I'm glad Hits 1 is treating their music well.

Hit-Bound:

  • Sam Smith featuring Logic – Pray
  • HRVY – Personal
  • Fall Out Boy – The Last Of The Real Ones
  • Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift – Babe
  • Hundred Handed – Too Good
  • Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
  • Cardi B. – I Like It
  • In Real Life – Tattoo (How 'Bout You)
  • Liam Payne featuring J. Balvin – Familiar
  • lovelytheband – Broken
  • Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
  • Dennis Lloyd – Nevermind
  • The Wrecks – James Dean
  • Cheat Codes featuring U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (DEBUT)
  • Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart (DEBUT)
  • Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B. – Girls Like You (DEBUT)

- We have three songs entering Hit-Bound this week. First, Maroon 5 are back with another new single, titled Girls Like You. Right off the bat, it's really not that different from what they've been releasing lately. Once again, Adam Levine has taken over the band. His vocals are decent, but they're not enough to save this song from being red. I'll have more words about this come its inevitable debut.

- Next, we have an unexpected collaboration between Cheat Codes and the band U2, who we haven't heard from in a while, in the song Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way. It's really a good song overall. I love how Cheat Codes does with the production, and I like the vocals. More on this when it debuts.

- Finally, we have the best debut of the week. After a long time, the Backstreet Boys have finally made their comeback! Their new single is titled Don't Go Breaking My Heart. Right off the bat, this is just amazing on many different levels. They haven't really disappointed me with their music. I'll have more to say about this song when it debuts.

- For the past week or so, I've been enjoying Let You Be Right more than I do with No Excuses. Meghan sounds better with her vocals, and I'm in love with the production. She seems to have improved from Thank You. I do hope to see it on the countdown soon.

My Top 5 Hit-Bound Picks
TIE: 1. Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart
TIE: 1. Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
3. The Wrecks – James Dean
4. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
5. Hundred Handed – Too Good

Top 20 Review:
0 – Putrid:
20. Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
19. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends
18. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be

1 – Bad:
17. Maroon 5 – Wait

2 – Mediocre:
None!

3 – Decent:
None!

4 – Good:
None!

5 – Great:
16. Halsey – Alone
15. Niall Horan – On The Loose
14. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know
13. Taylor Swift – Delicate
12. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
11. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
10. Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen – These Days
9. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me
8. Bad Wolves – Zombie
7. Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
6. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
5. Dua Lipa – IDGAF
4. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle

BONUS: 6 – Best Song On The Countdown:
1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

Overall Grade: 82/100 = 82% (B+)

Throwback Pick Of The Week: Prince – When Doves Cry (1984) (This week would've been his 60th Birthday. So, Happy Birthday to the late Prince)

Most Missed Countdown Song: OneRepublic – Counting Stars

Most Missed Hit-Bound Dropout: Welshly Arms – Legendary

#1 Recommendation For Hits 1: Niall Horan featuring Maren Morris – Seeing Blind

Favorite Countdown Song This Week One Year Ago: The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay – Something Just Like This (#3)

My Top 5 Picks
1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
2. Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle
3. Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B. – Finesse (Remix)
4. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
5. Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani – Done For Me

My Bottom 5 Picks

1. AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo – Sober Up
2. Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
3. Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie – Friends
4. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
5. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same

Songs That Debuted This Week One Year Ago:
None!

QOTW: What are your thoughts on Shawn Mendes's new album? What is your favorite song from that album?