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July 8, 2015 / bloggenstatt

Dope or Nope: Week of July 5

The fatal flaw of dissecting a chart every week is that there is usually not enough turnover at the top to lead to illuminating weekly discussion.

However, since this is mostly me taking potshots at pop songs that were never intended for me, this shouldn’t be a concern. Unfortunately, it’s also very boring to tread the same ground again and again, so this week, I am veering off Billboard and checking out the most streamed songs on Spotify.

This week, I’m taking a look at Spotify’s United States Top 50 chart.

1. “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weekend

I could do without the first 45 seconds of this song, but it’s mostly bouncy, retro-funk fun. Although this song would have made more since last year while surging Chic pastiche was more widespread, I can’t really knock this song. it could definitely pass for an overlooked Michael Jackson track, which I definitely mean as faint praise. It’s not the most original thing you’ll hear, and Islands released a much better song with the same name years ago, but I’ll endorse this.


2.”Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap

There are definitely elements to like here, a slinky trap beat, Fetty Wap’s total inability to sing reminds me of similarly tone dead Ja Rule after inhaling a half-balloon of helium and the electronic swirl during the chorus is kind of fun. However, while I appreciate the existence of the transcendent cacophony of Mesmerize, I would never, ever seek it out intentionally. “Trap Queen” isn’t quite that level of so-bad-it’s-good, and that’s it’s downfall. It’s just so bad-it’s-vaguely intriguing.


3. “Cheerleader-Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit” by OMI

This is the most banal possible re-imagining of the overrated Donnie Trumpet album that came out earlier this summer. I liked, but didn’t love, the genuine article, and the plastic knockoff that’s gained radio traction is flat out irredeemable.



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