Tag Archives: Jeremih

Take It Easy
Hot 100 Roundup—1/31/14

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I’m no fan of pretension in pop, even while practicing plenty of it myself. So it’s nice that some artists who normally wear me out with their misplaced ambition … Continue reading

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Gift Card Week
Hot 100 Roundup—1/10/15

Even more of an annual tradition than The Voice, the latest chart reflects the first full week of Christmas gift card season, when millions of teenagers rush to cash in the Amazon and iTunes cards their less than doting relatives, … Continue reading

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Yawn
Hot 100 Roundup—9/20/14

Sometimes the Hot 100 almost literally puts me to sleep. Feel free to skip this week; I wish I could have. Jason Aldean—“Sweet Little Somethin’” #71 Rock by the numbers; country by default. Jeezy Featuring Jay Z—“Seen It All” #85 … Continue reading

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Some Weeks Just Don’t Deserve a Headline
Hot 100 Roundup—7/12/14

Shawn Mendes—“Life Of the Party” #24 A fifteen year-old Canadian who jumpstarted his career posting six-second covers of pop hits on Vine delivers a lyrically cliche-ridden party song converted into a dubsteppy self-actualization power ballad. Who knew the end of … 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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Blake Shelton Would Like to Buy You a Drink
Hot 100 Roundup—2/11/12

Blake Shelton—“Drink On It” #81 The expected reaction to this play-by-play of a successful seduction, from first drink to slurred acquiescence, is no doubt a knowing chuckle on the part of men, and a sighing, “I wish it was me” … 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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Bubbling Under—8/27/11

Wale featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross—”That Way” #109 I still think Wale has promise, but this isn’t going to get him anywhere. Jeremih provides a decent hook, and Ross provides his usual presence (and his usual lack of anything interesting … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/21/10

Glee Cast “Teenage Dream”, #8 “Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer”, #31 “Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind”, #38 “One Love (People Get Ready)”, #41 The Black Eyed Peas—“The Time (Dirty Bit)” #12 Since I didn’t listen to … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/10/10

Glee Cast “Toxic”, #16 “The Only Exception”, #26 “I’m A Slave 4 U”, #52 “Stronger”, #53 “Baby One More Time”, #54 “Me Against the Music”, #56 Lil Wayne “Gonorrhea” (featuring Drake), #17 “What’s Wrong With Them” (featuring Nicki Minaj), #42 … Continue reading

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