We have another repeat artist today, as Bad Bunny sits at the #13 spot with ‘Tití Me Preguntó,’ another of the four singles from his Un Verano Sin Ti album to reach the top six. This track peaked at #5 before falling out of the top ten.
This song is a bit more interesting, musically, than the last Bad Bunny track I featured. It has some twists and turns and a pretty sick beat.
Country star Morgan Wallen owns the #12 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, with ‘Wasted On You,’ a song that peaked at #9. Another track from Wallen’s most recent album has also reached the top ten, making him the rare country artist to see consistent success on this chart.
My knowledge of Wallen extends only to the headlines. First it was the cancelled SNL appearance due to his breaking COVID protocols in the week before the show. Then it was him getting caught on tape using the n-word during a drunken night out with friends. Not a good look.
Continuing my ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ roundup of the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart…
Rounding out this week’s top ten are two songs I’ve already featured. At #9 is Beyoncé’s latest single, ‘Break My Soul,’ which peaked at #7 before falling back two spots. Despite her legendary status, Beyoncé hasn’t had a #1 solo single since ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)’ in 2008. We’ll see if Renaissance, released a few days ago, breaks that streak.
This is the second Random Weekend song this month from Ashley Monroe’s 2009 debut solo album, Satisfied. The first was ‘Let Me Down Again,’ featured here on July 3.
Today’s track, ‘Used,’ was familiar to me, even though I’m not very familiar with Satisfied. A YouTube search cleared things up, when the first clip of the song came from Like a Rose, Monroe’s 2013 sophomore album. That’s an album I have listened to quite a bit.
‘Day In, Day Out’ is the opening track on the third disc of Bob Dylan’s 2017 Triplicate, the triple-album, 30-song collection of American standards he released on the heels of two other collections of American standards.
Yes, one of the greatest songwriters with one of the worst voices released the equivalent of five cover albums in the twilight of his career, singing songs made popular by the likes of Frank Sinatra. Nobody ever accused Dylan of being predictable.