Song of the Day #5,305: ‘One Right Now’ – Post Malone & The Weeknd

The 30th top-charting song of 2022 comes courtesy of Post Malone, who also showed up at #26. That single found him paired up with Doja Cat, while this one partners him with The Weeknd.

This is a catchy synth-pop song about a truly toxic relationship, fueled by infidelity and sexual revenge. Kudos to Post Malone and The Weeknd for making such icky subject matter go down so easy, thanks to the 80s production influence The Weeknd has mined so well on recent releases.

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Song of the Day #5,144: ‘I Like You ( A Happier Song)’ – Post Malone feat. Doja Cat

Post Malone has become quite the hitmaker since dropping his debut album six years ago. The rapper/singer has had four #1 hits in that time, and another seven in the top ten.

His latest is ‘I Like You (A Happier Song),’ the third single from his Twelve Carat Toothache album. This breezy track, a duet with Doja Cat, peaked at #9 and this week sits at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Song of the Day #4,536: ‘Allergic’ – Post Malone

The last Album of the Year nominee I’ll mention is Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. This is Malone’s second straight nod in this category, after 2019’s Beerbongs & Bentleys. I guess the Recording Academy has a soft spot for auto-tuned hip-hop inflected pop songs.

I like Malone well enough based on his media appearances, and a few of his songs have worked for me (specifically, ‘Rockstar‘ and ‘Circles‘). But a quick dive into this album didn’t impress me. It’s a lot of the same mid-tempo, moody pop you find in ‘Circles,’ but with less success.

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Song of the Day #4,155: ‘Circles’ – Post Malone

Post Malone owns the #2 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Circles,’ the fourth single from his album Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Malone has been on quite a run. This is his ninth Top Ten single in the past three years, and his seventh in the Top Five. If ‘Circles’ hits #1, it will be his fourth to achieve that feat. Not bad for a guy who was basically unknown before 2016.

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Song of the Day #3,842: ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Post Malone scores his fourth top five hit and Swae Lee lands his second with ‘Sunflower,’ a featured track from the great new movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In the film, the song is a favorite of lead character Miles Morales.

This is as good a time as any to recommend Into the Spider-Verse, which is certainly one of the best attempts to bring the webslinger to the screen (and there have been many).

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