Guest blogger Daniel continues his countdown of the year’s top albums…
Best Albums of 2022 – #4
Her Loss – Drake & 21 Savage
To put it in the simplest, most rudimentary terms of my generation: this album slaps.
More than any of the other album on this list, my personal feelings on this record are most certainly influenced by the social components associated with it. This is par for the course with Drake who indisputably is one of the biggest hitmakers of our generation. If you’ve gone to any club, bar, or restaurant in the past 10 years odds are you’ve heard a Drake song. He enters the rare territory shared by Taylor Swift where love him or hate him you know him at least casually and have some opinion on his music.
Glass Animals owns the #7 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Heat Waves,’ a song that hasn’t left the chart for 78 weeks, nearly six months longer than any other track. Propelled by TikTok, this song made it to #1 after 59 weeks on the chart — a record — and keeps hanging around.
At #8, we have our second appearance of Drake, this time in collaboration with London-born rapper 21 Savage. ‘Jimmy Cooks’ has been on the chart for six weeks, after debuting at #1.
After two weeks spent on what my kids are listening to, it’s time for one last 2017 installment of ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ — featuring the songs currently at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100.
In the top spot is ‘Rockstar’ by rapper Post Malone (featuring 21 Savage). This track has occupied #1 for eight straight weeks, the longest span for any hip-hop song this year.