What the Kids are Listening to this Summer – 2011 Edition
Using Billboard.com again I’m gonna let you know what the top 10 songs of the summer were this year (well according to radio play and the chart still has a week or two to finalize).
As a reminder what we were listening to last year CLICK HERE
The chart I’m referencing is HERE
Most of you know where I’m going with this post, the top 40 songs are garbage and many of these songs on the list I’ve talked about previously. But here we go, the top ten songs of the summer of 2011…
10. Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae
The newest “rock” band to enter the pop punk world is Hot Chelle Rae. This band is what music lovers were afraid pop punk was heading, a band that sounds like Justin Bieber was apart of. You know they were half assing it when making this song since half the lyrics are “la la la”. Finally a band should never be talking about “keeping the beat bump’n” because you song shouldn’t be playing in the club you idiot (remember you are a ROCK band).
9. Good Life by OneRepublic
I’m less critical with this one, OneRepublic is hit or miss with me with their music, they remind me of a poor man’s Coldplay. You can’t deny how good Ryan Tedder’s voice is and the combination of the whistling in the chorus makes it an easy listening song. The video is interesting to watch with the sorta stop motion vintage effect painting being passed around.
8. E.T. by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
First off, the original version of E.T. off the album is my favorite track off of Katy’s Teenage Dream album, but then add in Kanye and everything gets thrown off and the song becomes a dud (and Kanye’s been putting out decent material these last years too). This combined with a music video that registers a good 6 on the Lady Gaga weirdness scale. Katy is an alien that wants to turn robots into humans so she can take their shades? Yeah that’s what I’ll say its about.
7. How to Love by Lil Wayne
This is a rarity a song I like the video more than the song itself. This track is sort of influenced by Wheezy’s attempt at a rock album and it has a backing music of plain acoustic guitar which is fine, but what kills the song is Lil Wayne attempting to sing (which he can’t do) and ends up not being literate. The video is touching though showing two sides of how someone’s life could be by the choices made. So it’s 50/5o on this one.
6. The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
The Edge of Glory isn’t a bad song, but its a low point for Gaga because its boring. It sounds like a generic Madonna song and doesn’t really showcase Gaga’s vocal ability or brand of electronica pop. Even the video is tame compared to all her others, she’s just dancing around a set from one side to the other.
5. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry
The song is poppy meh, but Katy’s attempt at a long form music video got me. It’s chalked full of celebrity cameos (Rebecca Black, Cory Feldmen, Debbie Gibson, Hanson, and more), products placement, and a time period that I can’t place (I think its modern, but everyone is dressed in 80′s clothes?). The music video wasn’t a masterpiece but it does get a few laughs out of me.
4. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Super Bass is Nicki’s best track and I’m still not a fan of her work. They says she’s innovative, but there’s tons of artists that have done the “singing in character thing” and just as many female rappers. In fact her rapping voice sort of gives me a headache. A quick summary of the music video is simple – dat ass. The entire thing is a showcase of Minaj’s backside.
3. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Of no denying that Rolling in the Deep is a good song, but it was a good song back in November of 2010. I swear, I thought the radio was suppose to play current music? But I think finally they are moving on to a new single, Adele’s Someone Like You.
2. Give Me Everything by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
2 things that I hate club music and Pitbull’s music. Club music should be just lyricless since the whole point is just to have a beat to dance to, instead pop artists add in nonsense lyrics that end up talking about literally nothing and just rhyme. Pitbull thinks he’s a rapper, but follows the same trend as club music singing about nothing (even Lil Wayne sings about something), his only appeal is his reggaton sounding voice which is mediocre at best. But really this should just be Ne-Yo’s song since its the chorus part that people truly like.
1. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO ft. GoonRock & Lauren Bennett
This song also suffers from the Adele problem, if you have iTunes you got this song all the way back in January of this year. Then it got radio play in March so now the regular people are hearing it. Fast forward to June and now its a summer hit randomly, and now we get to September and ITS STILL PLAYING ON THE RADIO! I admit I did love the song when it first came out, and the music video was hilarious when that came out as well. But there’s gotta be limits, literally everyone who liked this song now hates it because you hear it everywhere. If radio has any chance of survival, cycle out your songs every 4 months PLEEEASEEE! Our top summer song this year isn’t even a summer song and we’ll leave it at that.
…and in a sidenote Crush Girl Weeks continues tomorrow with chosen girl #3, see you then.
Posted on September 7, 2011, in Summer Vacation Daily '11, The Drop, Top Ten Countdown and tagged e.t., good life, how to love, last friday night, rolling in the deep, summer songs, summer songs 2011, super bass, the edge of glory, tonight tonight. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.