This track is from Andre 3000’s half of the record (The Love Below) and, like most of that song cycle, concerns the many splendors of the fairer sex.
And of course we’re subjected to a song by Captain Feathersword, the most annoying member of the Wiggles entourage, and the one whose name sounds the most like a sexual insult.
In the 13th spot was Meghan Trainor with ‘Lips Are Movin’,’ which sounds like the freaking Beatles compared to most of this dreck.
I have high hopes for Minaj, though, even if I’m unimpressed with Drake and Lil Wayne, her collaborators on this track. Minaj is always interesting, if nothing else.
In Billboard’s 12th spot is ‘Trap Queen’ by Fetty Wap. I love when I come across these mysterious entries, because until I fire up YouTube and hear them they have the potential to be anything in the world.
When I see Pitbull, Usher or Elle Goulding in the top ten, I know what I’m going to get. But Fetty Wap? That could be an L.A. rapper, a Scandinavian emo band, a New York punk revival outfit… anything.
So now I’ll go kill the suspense.
In the 11th spot is Usher (and Juicy J) with ‘I Don’t Mind.’
This is a slow jam ballad performed with great conviction from the perspective of a man dating a stripper. If it’s a joke, it’s played completely straight.
I forgot to mention yesterday that Taylor Swift’s ‘Style’ was at #6 on the Billboard chart. That’s the third single from 1989 to hit the top ten. Probably not the last.
At #8 is Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church,’ still hanging in there after all these weeks.
And at #9 is ‘Time of Our Lives’ by Pitbull and Ne-Yo.
This one is ‘Earned It’ by The Weeknd, the man with the inexplicably missing ‘e’ in his name and the worst case of bedhead I’ve ever seen.
This song is ok — certainly better than Elle Goulding’s effort from the same soundtrack — but nothing I ever need to hear again.