Song of the Day #4,702: ‘Peaches’ – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon

In the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 is Justin Bieber with ‘Peaches.’ This is the fifth single from his 2021 album Justice.

After five anticipatory single releases, ‘Peaches’ was dropped the same day as Justice and both the song and album debuted at #1. Bieber became the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts simultaneously.

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Song of the Day #4,255: ‘Yummy’ – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber claims the 14th spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Yummy,’ the first single from his upcoming album Changes. It has been five years since Bieber’s last album, the well-received Purpose, so expectations are high.

If ‘Yummy’ is any indication, we shouldn’t get too excited. This is a repetitive and nonsensical song, and another disappointing entry in one of the bleakest ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ segments.

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Song of the Day #4,165: ‘10,000 Hours’ – Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber

We close out the latest installment of ‘What the Kids Are Listening To’ with a mellow love song by the country duo Dan + Shay, featuring Justin Bieber. ‘10,000 Hours’ is a good fit for #10 this week, as pretty much the whole Top Ten has been low-key and positive.

Maybe it’s the time of year? Or have musical tastes mellowed after the hip-hop domination of the past few years? Is this a phase or a lasting trend? Guess we’ll check back in early 2020 to learn the answer.

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Song of the Day #4,061: ‘Runaway Love’ – Justin Bieber

It seems like Justin Bieber has been a thing forever now, but 2019 marks only the 9-year anniversary of his debut album, My World 2.0 (he had released an EP titled My World a year earlier).

In fact, my Song of the Day blog is older than Justin Bieber’s recording career, which probably says more about how long I’ve been doing this than it does about the Biebs.

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Song of the Day #3,010: ‘Let Me Love You’ – DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber

dj_snake_let_me_love_youBillboard’s fifth spot features the first song I’ve already featured, The Chainsmoker’s ‘Don’t Let Me Down.’ Good song… even better than the one they put on the top of the charts this week.

So jumping to #6, we have our second appearance by Justin Bieber, who makes quite a living being featured on other people’s songs. This time it’s DJ Snake, known (to me, at least) for ‘Lean On‘ and ‘Turn Down for What.’

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