Let’s Talk Music | Top 10 Pop Songs

When boredom strikes, create another irrelevant blog series. Below is a list of the top 10 songs on the iTunes pop chart as of today, July 29th. As I’ve mentioned before, I love listening to and discovering new music. I’m going to be listening to each song and giving my (very brief and probably biased) opinion of it. Looking at this weeks chart, I’ve actually heard all of these songs before, except for one – which makes my job way easier. I’m also noticing that I’m very strongly opinionated about each of these songs. I either love it or hate it, there’s not really an in between or a song I’m just “eh” about.

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1. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) – Omi

  • Opinion: I love this song. Even though it’s overplayed, the annoyance hasn’t hit me yet. [7/10]

2. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

  • Opinion: I didn’t like this song at first. Then after hearing it a couple of times I loved it. Now I only love it if I can BLAST it in my car and feel all empowered and stuff. [7.5/10]

3. Good for You (feat. A$AP Rocky) – Selena Gomez

  • Opinion: Do not like. Weird. [2.5/10]

4. Honey, I’m Good. – Andy Grammer

  • Opinion: Has that thing about it that gets it stuck in your head for days. Actually all of these songs do. I don’t really understand the message of it but it’s fun. I don’t get why people think it’s a country song. [8.5/10]

5. Marvin Gaye (feat. Meghan Trainor) – Charlie Puth

  • Opinion: Love. I really have not liked a single one of Meghan Trainor’s other songs but this one is great, maybe because Charlie Puth sings more than her. [9/10]

6. Cool for the Summer – Demi Lovato

  • Opinion: Nope. I’ve liked every other Demi Lovato single that she has ever released (I checked) but not this one. [2/10]

7. Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) – Fifth Harmony

  • Opinion: It’s so good. I’m not even embarrassed to say that. [8/10]

8. Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift

  • Opinion: Not my favorite track off of 1989, but still good and fun to sing along with. [8/10]

9. Stitches – Shawn Mendes

  • Opinion: This is the song I had never heard before. Not a fan. I like some of his other songs (I think I have two others downloaded) but this one isn’t the greatest. I don’t like the obvious rhyming. If you listen to the song you’ll get what I mean. [3/10]

10. Fire N Gold – Bea Miller

  • Opinion: Like. Wishing I had played this on the 4th of July because it gives me that vibe. [8/10]

Music Discovery II

Time for round two of some of my favorite songs! This week I’m only going to do songs that I downloaded in the month of June – new or old. Usually I do songs from all of my iTunes library but I’ve acquired quite a bit of new stuff recently so I thought I’d share! Maybe in the future each Music Discovery post will have a certain genre or theme.

See A Girl – Andy Burrows

This song, man. Andy Burrows is so talented. I first heard his album on Spotify and then bought some of my favorite songs from it on iTunes. His voice makes me want to go on a hike but also take a nap – in the best way possible. Make sense?

Spiderhead – Cage The Elephant

I always knew some of the band’s bigger hits but didn’t hear this song until I watched some of their Firefly Music Festival performance when it aired on television.

Just A Memory – Train

This is off of Train’s new album. I just saw him in concert for the second time last weekend. Some songs do tend to drive me a little insane, but he’s such a talented performer. This isn’t one of the aforementioned songs that cause insanity.

Cheerleader – OMI

I actually heard this on the way home from the Train concert. In my tired state I Shazam’d it and made a mental note to download it later. It’s one of those songs that permanently sticks in your brain.

River Flows In You – Yiruma

Not the typical choice, but good nonetheless. My apologies for describing every song as “good.” I heard it on YouTube and found the melody to be so beautiful/calming. I really want to take up piano again and try to learn a simplified version.