The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2019

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Music-videosThe streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »

Trent Reznor Just Won A CMA Award

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Trent ReznorThe 53rd annual CMA Awards don’t air until 8PM tonight, but unlikely nominee Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has already picked up an award for his production credit on “Old Town Road.” … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Lil Tecca Is The Latest Teen To Crash The Top 10

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Lil TeccaLet’s talk about Lil Tecca, and about Billie Eilish, and about Lil Nas X, and about Khalid, and about the youth movement on the Billboard singles chart. But first, let’s talk about sports. More »

Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” Has Finally Dethroned Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” At #1

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Billie-EilishThe long, strange, delightful story of Lil Nas X’s run at #1 has finally ended. Three weeks ago, Lil Nas X and Billie Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” blew past all possible precedents, breaking the record for most weeks at #1. And after 19 weeks, we finally have a new #1 … More »

Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »

“Old Town Road” Is #1 For A Record 19th Week

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Lil-Nas-XSomehow, “Old Town Road” is still the #1 song in America. Two weeks ago, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ leftfield country-rap smash broke the all-time Billboard record, sitting at #1 on the Hot 100 for a mind-boggling 17 weeks. And still, the song shows no signs of slowing down. More »

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

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NFChristian rap is having a mini-moment. More »

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Is #1 For An 18th Week

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Lil-Nas-XA day may come when the horses in the back fail, when we forsake our friends Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus and break all bonds of cowboy-rap fellowship. But it is not this day. Because this day, “Old Town Road” is still the #1 song in America. More »