Tag Archives: Kenny Chesney

Human: Hot 100 Roundup—2/22/14

Jhene Aiko—“The Worst” #87 I’m not sure whether to laugh at or admire a line like “Don’t take this personal, but you’re the worst”, and I feel the same way about the music. The beat is OK, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Obsessive Nostalgia: Hot 100 Roundup—8/10/13

One Direction—“Best Song Ever” #2 A good song, with nifty lyrical details, but One Direction’s love of rock and roll would be more meaningful if their idea of rock and roll extended beyond loud guitars, booming drums, and scripted shouts. … Continue reading

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The Highway Don’t Care, But My Songs Do: Hot 100 Roundup—2/23/13

Fall Out Boy—“My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” #26 I’ve never been a fan of Fall Out Boy. Their songs, their playing, and their ideas always seemed muddled to me, and when you combined … Continue reading

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“No, no. Not twostep. Dubstep”
Hot 100 Roundup—10/27/12

Taylor Swift—“I Knew You Were Trouble.” #3 I took this for a throwaway at first, but Swift has said she considers it one of the most important songs on Red. I don’t doubt she feels that way, but the music … 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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A Batch of Near Misses
Hot 100 Roundup—6/2/12

Kenny Chesney—“Come Over” #59 The mindless “Feel Like a Rock Star” to the contrary, in many ways Chesney has matured as an artist, and he’s become especially effective at songs like this, which emphasize a sense of regret while hinting … Continue reading

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Of Beez and Men
Hot 100 Roundup—4/21/12

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull—“Dance Again” #27 The music on the chorus is too garish, and Pitbull is wasted, but the verses are great, and this record officially establishes Lopez’s comeback as more successful than Madonna’s. Of course, Lopez achieved this … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/19/11

Mac Miller—”Party On Fifth Ave.” #64 I like the music, but Miller is a competent rapper at best, and his verses are full of filler. Even musically, though, this is stiffer than a party song should be. Glee Cast—”Last Friday … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—6/11/11

Scotty McCreery—”I Love You This Big” #11 Lauren Alaina—”Like My Mother Does” #20 At first listen it seems as if the latest American Idol survivors have been granted better material than previous winners. But even though these songs are more … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—3/26/11

Glee Cast “Landslide”, #23 “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, #57 “Animal”, #62 “Kiss”, #83 Eli Young Band—”Crazy Girl” #59 I like the sound of this, especially the steel guitars, which go for timbre and intensity rather than the … Continue reading

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