Tag Archives: Brad Paisley

Spaghetti Western Christmas: Hot 100 Roundup—12/21/13

Pentatonix—“Little Drummer Boy” #13 My second least favorite Christmas song (number 1: “Do You Hear What I Hear”), done with a human beatbox (how did that take so long to show up?) and a group of singers who desperately want … Continue reading

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Controversy: Hot 100 Roundup—4/27/13

As the weather warms up, so do the charts, and the result is weeks like this, with twelve debuts, and without even the excuse of a big album release or a TV singing competition (the pop-chart equivalent of steroids; they … Continue reading

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Buzzkillers: Hot 100 Roundup—3/23/13

Luke Bryan—“Buzzkill” #74 Through most of the first verse, I kept hoping that “Buzzkill” was about Bryan castigating one of his drinking buddies and that it was at least meant to be funny. Once he added the adjective “little” to … Continue reading

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A Week of Near Misses
Hot 100 Roundup—10/19/12

One Direction—“Live While We’re Young” #3 I have nothing against party music or teen lust, and I could even forgive the Clash rip-off of the intro, but this is crass and insulting. “Let’s get some” is not something you say … Continue reading

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A Fistful of Mumfords
Hot 100 Roundup—10/12/12

A week of big names, with three new records debuting in the top 20. A great Taylor Swift (the third in a month, with more coming each week up to the release of the album on the 22nd, when I … Continue reading

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Oh, Grow Up

This week, for some reason, has been “I hate rap week”. Maybe it’s overload, or the knowledge that with every week there’s going to be another record in which: 1) mediocre rappers will brag about how much money they make, … Continue reading

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Half ‘n’ Half
Hot 100 Roundup—8/11/12

Pusha T & Kanye West—“New God Flow” #89 West, like he always does, runs away with this record at the end, when his chant promoting G.O.O.D. Music takes over (doing a call and response with himself is not only funny … Continue reading

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Sincerely Uninspired
Hot 100 Roundup—5/19/12

B.o.B. featuring Taylor Swift—“Both of Us” #18 Well-meaning, well-crafted sincerity, devoid of any deep emotion. Swift’s hook is gorgeous, and B.o.B., despite the clichéd lyric, gets a certain intensity into his voice, but not even the most talented pop artists … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/17/11

Glee Cast “Perfect”, #57 “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, #59 “I Kissed A Girl”, #66 “I’m the Only One”, #86 “Constant Craving”, #89 Nicki Minaj—”Roman In Moscow” #64 Not sure what to make of this. It’s so busy you … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—9/10/11

Pistol Annies—”Hell On Heels” #55 Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 7/23/11 Martina McBride—”I’m Gonna Love You Through It” #77 Taking Brad Paisley at his word, McBride serves up a country song about cancer, and doesn’t hesitate to say the C word … Continue reading

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