This is the same kind of retro-catchy ear candy that M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel perfected on their debut. Maybe it’s the sort of thing that quickly wears out its welcome. Maybe listening to too many She & Him albums would be like eating at Johnny Rockets every night.
At #22 is ‘Am I Wrong?‘ by Nico & Vinz, the song that — like a musical cockroach — refuses to die.
And I wish that I could say that something unexpected and amazing would round out my two-week Billboard exploration, but the 23rd spot belongs to the luckiest man in show biz, Jason Derulo. Never has so little talent resulted in so many hits.
Jason Aldean rounds out the Billboard Top 20 with ‘Burnin’ It Down,’ the only country track on the list.
At #21 is the first Spanish-language entry, ‘Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias. At least I’m assuming it’s the Spanish version on the charts, and not its English counterpart, because the former has 458 million YouTube videos to the latter’s 58 million.
Marron 5’s second song in the top 20, ‘Maps,’ sits at #18 of the Billboard chart. And at #19 is ‘Cool Kids’ by the L.A. pop band Echosmith.
When I first saw this chart entry, I wasn’t sure if the song was ‘Cool Kids’ and the band Echosmith or vice versa. I find that happening more and more often these days.
At #17 is Ed Sheeran with ‘Don’t.’ Sheeran last reached the top 20 with the supremely catchy ‘Sing,’ which peaked at the 13th position. Will this song be able to top that one and perhaps advance into the top ten?
Or if you grew up in the 00s and not the 80s, you might think they shamelessly ripped off the opening riff of New Found Glory’s ‘It’s Not Your Fault,’ blissfully unaware that NFG ripped it off from Journey first.
A British Fiona Apple, perhaps? I don’t know anything about Marling except that I’ve stumbled upon a few of her songs and been blown away every time.