Song of the Day #4,886: ‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake feat. Future & Young Thug

It wouldn’t be a ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ week if Drake didn’t make an appearance. The Canadian rapper has taken up permanent residence on the Billboard Hot 100.

‘Way 2 Sexy’ is one of a record 259 songs Drake has placed on this chart, and one of 54 in the top ten (also a record). This is his 9th song to reach #1.

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Song of the Day #4,246: ‘Life is Good’ – Future feat. Drake

At #2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is ‘Life is Good,’ a collaboration between rappers Future and Drake. This is the highest Future has ever charted on the Hot 100, while it’s Drake’s 10,000th song in the top ten. OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.

In fact, Drake has now had 207 songs on the Hot 100, including 36 in the Top Ten and six at the #1 spot. The man is a juggernaut. His 207 Hot 100 songs (all since 2009) tie him for the most ever with — you’ll never guess it — the cast of Glee. Given that Glee is no longer releasing new music, Drake is sure to own that record outright the next time he commits his voice to tape.

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Song of the Day #4,162: ‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown feat. Drake

I’ve been feeling really good about the Billboard Top Ten in this installment of ‘What the Kids Are Listening To.’ The songs have been listenable, the artists have been likable. Overall, a very chill and positive vibe.

Then comes an ugly bump in the road in the form of the abusive pig Chris Brown. How is it that in the Cancel Culture era, when artists can be written off for an offensive tweet, this convicted felon continues to release hit songs? Here’s a guy who isn’t allowed into the UK, Australia or New Zealand because of his criminal record, but American fans (many of them female) put his latest song at #7 on the Hot 100.

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Song of the Day #3,689: ‘I’m Upset’ – Drake

My second week of ‘What the Kids are Listening to’ ends as the first week began, with a Drake song. ‘I’m Upset’ is the second single from Drake’s Scorpion and his fifth song in the top 16 of the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This is a better video than song. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Karena Evans, who also helmed the great videos for ‘God’s Plan‘ and ‘Nice For What,’ the short film revisits the cast of the Canadian teen drama Degrassi at a high school reunion.

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Song of the Day #3,686: ‘Nonstop’ – Drake

At #11 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is Drake, with his fourth song on the list (spoiler: it won’t be his last).

‘Nonstop’ is a little more rap heavy than Drake’s usual material. Apparently it’s a trap song, which reminds me that I still don’t know exactly what constitutes trap. I do know a whole lot of it is being made right now.

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