Tag Archives: Jason Aldean

Beyonceworld: Hot 100 Roundup—1/4/14

Beyonce “Drunk In Love” (featuring Jay Z), #12 “XO”, #66 “Mine” (featuring Drake), #99 I have a lot of respect for Beyonce. Detailing all her virtues would be redundant, especially considering how much has been written by others over the … Continue reading

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Up Down Up Down: Hot 100 Roundup—12/14/13

Justin Bieber—“Roller Coaster” #47 Unlike almost every other pop song that has featured a roller coaster, Bieber’s latest entry in his string of diaristic singles uses the slow parts of the ride. The fast bits pay proper homage to the … Continue reading

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How Does One Diffie, Exactly? Hot 100 Roundup—3/30/13

French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj—“Freaks” #77 As a rapper, French Montana is negligible, but he sure knows how to pick hooks and choose guests. Nicki Minaj is perfect here, even if you can’t understand half of what she says. Since … Continue reading

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Bad Raps and Country Hacks
Hot 100 Roundup—11/24/12

A handful of biz professionals this week (yes, even The Wanted), trying to find a way to tinker with their sound enough to keep it either fresh or relevant (it doesn’t need to be both). Only The Wanted succeed, and … Continue reading

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Fall Breaks and Back to Winter
Hot 100 Roundup—11/3/12

The autumn rush has gone by, or so it seems to me, much faster than usual, and with less effect than expected. Partly this is because it’s been dominated by two artists, Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons, but also … Continue reading

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Attempted Comeback Week
Hot 100 Roundup—8/4/12

Jason Aldean—“Take A Little Ride” #12 If it weren’t for Brantley Gilbert, Aldean would be the king of country overkill, so it’s nice to hear him tone it down a notch (half a notch, anyway) on this ode to driving … Continue reading

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Confessions and Evasions
Hot 100 Roundup—7/28/12

Frank Ocean—“Thinkin Bout You” #85 Even without Ocean’s personal revelations, it’s hard to imagine how much further into the confessional form anyone could go than Channel Orange. His emotional confusion and the yearning that go with it shape and dictate … Continue reading

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The Great, the Bad, and the Vaguely
Hot 100 Roundup—3/10/12

B.o.B.—“So Good” #11 One thing you can say about Bruno Mars, when he writes made-to-order hooks for other people’s records they at least have some emotional edge to them, which is more than Ryan Tedder, who’s responsible for this one, … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/8/11

Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris—”We Found Love” #16 It’s not as great, but this may be Rihanna’s most enjoyable single since “Umbrella”. That said, I do worry, though it’s not surprising, that she’s still using her relationship with Chris Brown to … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—7/2/11

Christina Grimmie—”Liar Liar” #103 This, coming after Christina Perri, is almost enough to make me think that no one named Christina should be allowed to make records. Granted, this is only mediocre, while Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” is unbearable, but … Continue reading

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