Page 52 of 365: Billboard ‘Hot 100’ Top 5 Singles



Today I fancied blogging about something music related, so I went over to the Billboard website and had a look at their top 5 songs on the ‘Hot 100‘ list. I thought I’d talk about them/review them because I’m a sucker for a good pop song every now and then.

1. Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)
I, like everyone else, am marginally obsessed with this song. It’s so happy-go-lucky and funky (who’d have thought it). It’s a song that you’d struggle not to dance to! It’s been number one on and off for the best part of two months, it’s a song that everyone’s fallen in love with and with lyrics such as ‘make a dragon wanna retire man’, it deserves that title.

2. Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
I adore this song – lyrically it’s absolutely beautiful; the sentiment behind those heartfelt lyrics are part of the reason so many girls adore Ed Sheeran (other than that gorgeous mop of ginger hair). But it’s so much more than some pretty lyrics – musically, it’s a much more complex song than that and, like Uptown Funk, it’s been in the charts for a while – deservedly so.

3. Take Me To Church (Hozier)
Another song that is a little bit different and has been in the charts for a while now but it was released over a year ago in 2013 – I love this song because of the bass line and the overall tone that gives the song. Also I love that everyone thinks they know the lyrics but not many people actually do. ‘Take me to church! I’ll love you like a dog at the isdiusdunf LIGHT I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife offer me my deathless death and GOOD GOD’ what the hell is Hozier saying.

Fabulous party entertainment.

4. FourFive Seconds (Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney)
I was shocked more than anything when I saw the line-up to this song – Rihanna and Kanye West, sure makes sense… Paul McCartney? Hey Mr Beatle, song pon de replay. This song is going to be played for weeks and weeks on end because it’s stripped back the R&B roots of Rihanna and Kanye West and paired them with the somewhat acoustic qualities of Paul McCartney to create a song where they were oversized denim jackets and put it in black and white to make it look more pretentious and artsy-fartsy.

5. Sugar (Maroon 5)
I don’t mind Maroon 5 – they’re listenable, ‘Songs for Jane’ is an album I really enjoy, ‘She Will Be Loved’ and ‘This Love’ are really catchy and more recently ‘Animals’ and ‘Maps’ are really great tunes too but I’m not so sure about this one. I’m yet to have heard the song without watching the video and I’m not a big fan of the video – I read an article saying that the band were ‘disappointed’ that some of the actors in the video had revealed that the whole surprising people at weddings shebang was in fact acted and not spontaneous but I’m surprised they fooled anyone anyway, for the main reason that not that many people know what Maroon 5 look like, let alone the old grannies at a wedding. I didn’t think it was very believable in the first place and consequently I just get annoyed when watching the video and forget to listen to the song. Oops!

And that’s the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 playlist. What are your thoughts? Is there anything you think should be in the top 5 that isn’t? Anything I’ve said that you disagree with? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Sophie xx

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