Tag Archives: Mac Miller

Do They Dougie in Kentucky? Hot 100 Roundup—4/13/13

Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller—“The Way” #10 If I didn’t know that Grande came from Victorious I would have assumed she was a contestant in a Mariah Carey sound-alike contest where the runner-up gets stuck with a Mac Miller feature … Continue reading

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Good Records From Bad People
Hot 100 Roundup—5/5/12

Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa—“Payphone” #3 The sheer hackery of this record is revealed by the very elements that are designed to disguise it. That is, the subject matter itself—just mentioning payphones these days is guaranteed to get people’s attention: … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/7/12

Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars—“Safe and Sound” #30 It’s time, I suppose, for Taylor Swift to tweak her sound, but working with T-Bone Burnett—the man who has ruined more good performers than just about any producer I can think … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/26/11

Taylor Swift “If This Was a Movie”, #10 “Ours”, #13 “Superman”, #26 Swift’s detractors are no doubt salivating over the idea of her releasing a live album, but in the meantime they have to deal with these three new studio … 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—9/3/11

Lil Wayne featuring Drake—”She Will” #3 Not terrible, just boring. Wayne gets off a few good lines, and at least Drake isn’t wallowing in self-pity. But the whole thing is so torpid it’s almost beyond belief. There are pauses where … 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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