Category: The Ones Of The ’10s
In The Ones of the ‘10s, I’ll be reviewing every single that has hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the 2010s and work my way up into the present. In other words, it’s a shameless ripoff of Stereogum’s column The Number Ones where writer Tom Breihan has spent the last two years reviewing every #1 single in the entire history of the Billboard Hot 100 from 1958 to the present where he is currently up to 1978. Seriously, read his column it’s so good. Start with the latest song he’s reviewing and work your way backwards. My main mission with this series is to give my thoughts on the songs that made it big in the 2010s while also giving you guys the stories behind the songs and artists you either love or hate. And with that, we can try to make sense of what the 2010s musically and where music is going now. In a nod to Breihan’s column, I will grade each song from 1 to 10. After my review, I’ll post Bonus Beats where I post various clips of the song’s use in popular culture from movies, TV, commercials, performances, covers, and samples. I’ll also post The Number Twos and the 10s of the ‘10s where I give my rating to songs that peaked at #2 and elsewhere in the Top Ten behind the song I reviewed that’s usually an 8 or higher.