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General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 08:03:04 AM »
Figured it'd be nice to have a thread for general top 40/pop music for those interested.
I've personally been listening to Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR recently, which I really like. A friend had told me about it awhile ago and I kind of dismissed it out of hand, but then I found out that the it was produced by Dan Nigro, who is the lead singer and guitarist of As Tall As Lions, who released one of my all-time favorite albums back in 2006.

I suspect anyone who doesn't live under a rock has head "driver's license" already. I like that song, but I like this "good 4 u" even better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNi_6U5Pm_o

Anyway, this is the place to share any normie music you like (unless, of course, it already has its own thread, which most of this stuff probably does not).

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 08:08:18 AM »
Sounds inauthentic.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 08:20:58 AM »
me desperté en un mundo con dos tipos de gente: la mas y la menos extrema

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:22:59 AM »
Someone got their jimmies rustled very easily I see.

On topic I don't really listen to that much pure pop stuff that is high on the charts but I did enjoy Dua Lipa's album from last year. Not amazing but solid.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 08:25:31 AM »
Someone got their jimmies rustled very easily I see.

On topic I don't really listen to that much pure pop stuff that is high on the charts but I did enjoy Dua Lipa's album from last year. Not amazing but solid.

Dua Lipa is awesome! I actually haven't checked out all of Future Nostalgia but every single I've heard is pretty great. I'll probably listen to the whole thing soon.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 08:45:26 AM »
Someone got their jimmies rustled very easily I see.


Dude, it was a joke.  Gotta keeps things light around here sometimes. :)

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 08:50:20 AM »
I only know "Good 4 u" because I saw it on Stevet's Video. It's enjoyable.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 09:52:23 AM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 11:33:04 AM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

The original "bad blood" is still the best IMO
https://youtu.be/UxxajLWwzqY

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 11:43:22 AM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

The original "bad blood" is still the best IMO
https://youtu.be/UxxajLWwzqY

Is there another version of this song? I've heard it before but remember it sounding different. Was it covered?


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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 11:44:59 AM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

It's interesting because Good in Bed is probably my favorite, similar to a song like Call Me Maybe there's just a level of catchiness that compensate for meh lyrics for me.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 11:58:04 AM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

The original "bad blood" is still the best IMO
https://youtu.be/UxxajLWwzqY

Is there another version of this song? I've heard it before but remember it sounding different. Was it covered?

It's been remixed probably a billion times yeah

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 12:03:24 PM »
Snoozefest.

I'll admit, I like Dua Lipa. Inoffensive music. :biggrin: Future Nostalgia does have it's own "Bad Blood" on it though. It's the "good in bed" song. I can't stand the chorus.

It's interesting because Good in Bed is probably my favorite, similar to a song like Call Me Maybe there's just a level of catchiness that compensate for meh lyrics for me.

Oh I got the name right. Heh. That chorus is just really annoying. After a slew of pretty decent pop songs, that one comes on, and yeah, the lyrics are not my thing either. I'm not a prude, but songs about sex are a hard pass for me.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2021, 12:22:29 PM »
Other news: any thoughts on the new Lorde song? I loved her first two albums. That single was extremely underwhelming though. I wonder why she doesn't work with more outside the box producers.

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 12:31:42 PM »
perfect place (heh) to plug my youtube channel where i talk a lot about the billboard charts
monthly series covering top 20-ish hits: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgIFUiNX2y2HulIKnNAeWAnBm9xJaTB4j
top 10 rankings of individual years: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgIFUiNX2y2Es9cwz1qniL-2JGWwrM5GA

as for the new lorde song - s'alright! but i mean, her last lead-off single was green light, and solar power is no green light

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 01:26:31 PM »
Anyone else turned off by female singers swearing in music? It always sounds forced to me. I don't really care for swearing in music anymore anyway, but when pop stars do it, it's pretty cringy, like say, Taylor Swift or the already cringy Halsey.

Disturbed and Godsmack were two of my favorite bands that used to swear A LOT in their earlier stuff. Maybe Godsmack still does, but outside of say Liberate by Disturbed, which has some blatant shoehorned in mother fuckers, their use of swearing always felt more real. It had a genuine anger behind it. Stuff I hear now, especially pop music sounds like they're only using swear words to fill that gap in lyrics and it just sounds bad.

Is it just me?


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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 01:29:06 PM »
yeah that sounds like a you problem especially if you don't hold men to the same standards

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2021, 01:42:03 PM »
yeah that sounds like a you problem especially if you don't hold men to the same standards

Maybe I just don't like hearing women swearing in general. I think it has a lot to do with delivery though.

Kinda like how most female comedians aren't funny to me. Not so much if they swear, but they can't seem to nail the delivery, but that's subjective. And probably their material is bad.


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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2021, 03:11:48 PM »
Anyone else turned off by female singers swearing in music? 

No more so than men.  I prefer to not hear swearing in music, but sometimes the right word can work at just the right time.  Like anything else, it's all about context. :)

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2021, 03:24:45 PM »
perfect place (heh) to plug my youtube channel where i talk a lot about the billboard charts
monthly series covering top 20-ish hits: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgIFUiNX2y2HulIKnNAeWAnBm9xJaTB4j
top 10 rankings of individual years: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgIFUiNX2y2Es9cwz1qniL-2JGWwrM5GA

as for the new lorde song - s'alright! but i mean, her last lead-off single was green light, and solar power is no green light

I spit out my water during at some point watching the May video. Good stuff I gave you a sub  :tup

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Re: General Top 40/Pop Music Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2021, 05:03:42 PM »
Swearing in music, like with speech, is useful and powerful when done sparingly. Overuse only makes you seem like a low IQ individual, or a child.

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Anyone else turned off by female singers swearing in music? 

No more so than men.  I prefer to not hear swearing in music, but sometimes the right word can work at just the right time.  Like anything else, it's all about context. :)

I think this is right.   I love (strong word) when Ian Gillan drops the F-bomb in "Not Responsible", because it works.  Dee Snider in "Shoot 'Em Down".   Others not so much.   I don't tend to like affectations, generally, male or female, and often a ton of gratuitous swearing is one of those affectations.