Song of the Day #5,017: ‘Ghost’ – Justin Bieber

In the #5 slot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is the Encanto smash ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno,’ which enjoyed five weeks in the top spot before being unseated by Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves.’

The success of the Encanto soundtrack, and this song in particular, is one of the great Billboard chart stories of recent years.

Coming in at #6 is the latest Justin Bieber jam, ‘Ghost,’ a syrupy mid-tempo pop song about the loss of a loved one.

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Song of the Day #3,743: ‘Ghost’ – Awkwafina

I had never heard of Awkwafina before this year’s Ocean’s 8. The 29-year-old New York City-born rapper-actress offered comic relief in a few scenes but didn’t make much of an impression.

She showed up again in Crazy Rich Asians, stealing scenes as Rachel’s best friend, Peik Lin. Her distinctive voice, blunt delivery and sharp one-liners give the film a jolt of left-field humor. As one writer put it, Awkwafina “carries herself as though nobody told her that she’s not the star of the movie.”

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