Friday, December 23, 2016

Year-End Special – 2016: A Year In Review

What a year 2016 has been. If I'm being really honest here, 2016 was certainly not one of the best years we've had. It has been filled with some obnoxious trends, some very sad deaths, and a new President that's probably going to do more harm than good. Sure, we got some good things out of 2016. I mean, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. So that's pretty historic. I can now say that I lived to see the Cubs win a World Series. But there was a lot that made 2016 a little bit of a shitty year. I think the big thing was the deaths of some of our music legends. The two biggest ones? David Bowie and Prince. Me personally, I have enjoyed quite a bit of David Bowie's music. He was a very talented individual his death definitely saddened me. I haven't listened to much of Prince's music, but I know a lot of people probably looked up to him and considered him their idol, which I can completely understand. But yeah. Those two deaths were ones that were all over the news days after they occurred. They definitely made 2016 not as good as we had hoped it would be.

As far as the music that we got this year, I'm not that impressed. Don't get me wrong, we certainly did get a load of good music this year, which you will see when I count down my Top 45 Songs of the Year. But we also got a lot of shitty music. However, I will say that a lot came from the rap genre, which really does not surprise considering that this isn't the first year we've gotten a load of trashy rap music. But aside from that, we also got some bad singles from new artists, which is never good because then they have a bad first impression. There were some pretty bad songs from artists that I like, which is very disappointing. So what I'm going to do right now is I'm going to count down the worst songs of 2016. However, I'm going to do it differently than I've done it previous years. I'm going to count down the 10 worst songs of the year overall. So it will not be restricted to only songs that were on the Weekend Countdown. It can be any song from this year. So let's get into my Bottom 10 Songs of 2016. But first, here are my dishonorable mentions!

  • AJR – I'm Not Famous
  • Beyoncé – Sorry
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • Calvin Harris/Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  • Charlie Puth – One Call Away
  • Dawin – Dessert
  • Desiigner – Timmy Turner
  • Future/The Weeknd – Low Life
  • Jacob Sartorious – Hit Or Miss
  • Jason Derulo – Get Ugly
  • Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion
  • Meghan Trainor – No
  • Meghan Trainor/John Legend – Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Post Malone – White Iverson
  • Ruth B. – Lost Boy
  • Selena Gomez – Hands To Myself
  • Selena Gomez – Kill Em With Kindness
  • Selena Gomez – Same Old Love
  • Symon – Say
  • Travi$ Scott – Antidote
  • Twenty One Pilots – Ride

Bottom 10 Songs Of 2016
10. Lukas Graham – Mama Said - This group brought an amazing song this year known as 7 Years. But I gotta say, this was a really weak follow-up. The verses are just straight up mediocre and I cannot stand the chorus. Grabbing a bunch of kids to join you in the chorus of a song is not always a good idea. Sometimes it may work, but this time it did not. And my goodness that last chorus is painful to listen to. Let's just move on because this song does not deserve anymore of my time.

9. Beyoncé – Formation - I guess you can call me a Beyoncé hater because I don't like the majority of her songs. However, she is talented and she does have a good voice. Only issue is that she doesn't use it in songs like these. She has not proved herself to be a good rapper and unfortunately she still does it on songs like Formation. Overall, it's a very weird song and not weird in a good way. I do not like the instrumentation. And as one my favorite album reviewers, ARTV, quoted, "The opening sound effects sound like somebody plucking a rubber band to try and get the sound."

8. Kent Jones – Don't Mind - I'll admit that this song isn't as bad now as it was back when it was actually popular. The reason behind that is probably because a lot other shitty music came around afterwards and made Don't Mind actually seem like a decent song in comparison. I still think the production is very lazy and the lyrical content is just dumb. And no, it is not cool when you throw in lyrics in all these different languages that you probably used Google Translate for.

7. Rihanna/Drake – Work - Some may consider this to be one of the overhated songs of 2016. But honestly this song is just straight up crap just like the majority of Rihanna's new album. When I think of Rihanna's music, I think of songs like Disturbia and Umbrella, both of which were amazing songs, not this excuse of a song. Being one of the two songs to completely overuse the word "work", it's very repetitive and soon enough the chorus just becomes impossible to understand. Drake adds absolutely nothing to the song and the production overall is just very lazy. And it sucks because I love Rihanna. I guess I can understand that she's trying something new like she did with FourFiveSeconds and American Oxygen. But this just does not work. And it's not just her music. Her featuring in Calvin Harris' This Is What You Came For is rather disappointing as well. But I won't get into that. Those who have been with me for the past few months know how I feel about that song.

6. Zay Hilfigerrr/Zayion McCall – Juju On That Beat - It's fun to see these attempts at catchy songs come around and then do very poorly around the world. I'd like to point out the United States is the only country where this song was a Top 10 hit. I'm rather ashamed by that. It makes America look bad. Honestly we really do not need songs like this one that only have the intent of starting new trends. Like most rap songs nowadays, it just doesn't make sense. I'm not following any of the lyrics. It's honestly just a flat out mess that's pretty much only trying to be that one big anthem of the year. And did it happen? No! It just came and went. Absolutely no one will remember this in a few months. At least I hope not.

5. Jacob Sartorious – Sweatshirt - Yep. It's official. Anyone, despite their age and level of talent, can become famous. Pretty sad if you ask me. Especially when you get someone like Jacob Sartorious, who looks like he's nine-years-old. His level of talent is pretty much all the way down into the negatives. Honestly, I do not know how the hell this guy thinks he can a singer. His voice legitimately sucks. And I don't need the whole, "He's only a kid, stop being so mean." What he needs to realize is that when you become famous, no matter how old you are, you have to learn how to accept criticism because everyone gets it. My piece of advice? Take some damn vocal lessons. Thankfully Sweatshirt was not a huge hit as it was on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week. But honestly kid, you need to step up your game big-time.

4. Kiiara – Gold - Oh look. Another artist that has ultimately failed to impress me with her debut single. First off, if you title your EP, "low kii savage", I legitimately cannot take your seriously. I've listened to this song quite a few times and I honestly do not know what is going on or what is being sung because I can't understand any of it. And I cannot stand those obnoxious vocal effects that come up in the song like four different times. That part is extremely repetitive and it was honestly never even good. Similar to Formation, this song is just weird, and not the good kind of weird. It's the kind of weird that just makes you want to slowly step away. Overall, obnoxious vocal effects, lame beat, and weak use of lyrical content. I doubt anyone will remember who Kiiara is in a few months from now and Gold will just be forever buried in the cemetery of forgettable songs.

3. D.R.A.M./Lil Yachty – Broccoli - Here we go again with a song that made the Top 5 here in the United States while not even making the Top 20 in every other country. America, you need to seriously get your shit together. And as I was thinking that I would never find anyone in the hip-hop/rap genre with a voice worse than Fetty Wap, I find Lil Yachty. His voice is just beyond annoying. How no one stopped this utter piece of shit from being produced I will never understand. This is unfortunately where our music is headed and frankly, I'm just ashamed. It's embarrassing that this song actually peaked in the Top 5 here in America. The music video is atrocious. I do not see how anyone can possibly enjoy this. If America actually thinks this song is good, we're going to have some serious issues. I can tell you right now that this song is not making me want to eat broccoli. In fact, it's driving me further away from it.

2. MØ – Kamikaze - With songs like Broccoli and Juju On That Beat, there are at least those people that can see the atrocity these songs are. But with Kamikaze, I feel very alone with this opinion. But I don't care because this song is shit. Complete shit. And this is coming from someone who actually considered Lean On to be one of the best songs of 2015. Right off the bat, this girl sucks when she is solo. Her Major Lazer collaborations have been very good, but her solo singles have been rather obnoxious. has one of those voices that can either sound really good or really awful depending on how she uses it. Unfortunately with this song, she shows off what I do not like about her voice. Especially when she's shouting, "Kamikaze!" It just does not sound good with the song's production, which is another issue I'm having. I cannot stand the production. It was very poorly done. This honestly sounds like something a child would've done, which actually kind of makes sense since MØ's voice sounds a lot like the voice of a child. If you ask me, I think should just stick to doing featured roles on professional DJ-produced tracks. Something like Lean On or Cold Water.

1. Desiigner – Panda - Those who know me well really should not be surprised by this. I'm disappointed at the fact that this was actually a #1 hit in America (no surprise). And Billboard had quite the nerve to put this song at #6 on their Year-End Hot 100. This song is an amazing example of everything I do not like to hear. Like 90% of the rap songs today, this song has a really lazy and obnoxious beat and production. Unfortunately it does not change at all during the song so it does sound very repetitive. But it's also the "vocals" and "lyrical content" that are hurting this song. It's very hard to critique the lyrical content when you can't understand anything that's being said. I should not have to look up the damn lyrics. I should be able to listen to this song and get a general sense of what's going on. But with this all I hear is non-stop gibberish. And the "vocals" are awful as well. Dude has a terrible voice and his rapping skills are all the way down at the very bottom. And don't even get me started on the random and obnoxious vocal effects (such as yells) we hear in the background. This song is a perfect example of why I despise today's rap music. I much prefer when rap music actually had some meaning to it. But now for whatever reason, we think it's cool if we start rapping about drugs or something along those lines. It really isn't. I'm just ashamed that this is what music is coming to. Unfortunately rap music has become songs like this one, Broccoli, and Juju On That Beat, which is very sad, yet very true. Let's hope that 2017 can be a better year. Maybe we won't get a song as atrocious as this. At least I hope.

With our #1 songs this past year, a few of them had a pretty long reign at the top. Even if it wasn't a consecutive number of weeks, we did have some songs surpass five weeks. There was even one song that had a 12-week reign at #1 on the countdown, yet spent over half of that at #1 in 2015. As far as what I think of our #1 songs, I'm think it's a pretty decent list. Not all of these songs got overplayed enough to the point where I got sick of them. Surprisingly I'm still not sick of the two songs that spent the longest time at #1 this year. But for the most part, the listen isn't bad. So here is our parade of 2016's #1 hits.

  • Justin Timberlake – Can't Stop The Feeling (10)
  • The Chainsmokers/Halsey – Closer (8)
  • Adele – Hello (5) (12 total)
  • Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out (5)
  • DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (4)
  • The Chainsmokers/Daya – Don't Let Me Down (3)
  • Charlie Puth – One Call Away (2)
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey/Zedd – Starving (2)
  • Mike Posner/SeeB – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (2)
  • One Direction – Perfect (2)
  • Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (2)
  • Taylor Swift – New Romantics (2)
  • Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (1)
  • Demi Lovato – Confident (1)
  • Flo Rida – My House (1)
  • Panic! At The Disco – Victorious (1)
  • Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (1)

Hit-Bound has also been an interesting story this year. We did have a load of good songs on Hit-Bound that sadly never actually graduated to the Weekend Countdown. So I thought I'd give them some recognition for their time and service on Hit-Bound. So here are all the Hit-Bound songs that unfortunately never got the privilege to be announced by Spyder Harrison on the Weekend Countdown.

  • Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
  • Alesso/Nico & Vinz – I Wanna Know
  • Bebe Rexha/Nicki Minaj – No Broken Hearts
  • Ben Rector – Brand New
  • Bo Napoleon – If That's Ok
  • BØRNS – Electric Love
  • David Guetta/Sia/Fetty Wap – Bang My Head
  • Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
  • Disturbed – The Sound of Silence
  • Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
  • Flo Rida/Jason Derulo – Hello Friday
  • Hailee Steinfeld/DNCE – Rock Bottom
  • Jacob Whitesides – Secrets
  • Jason Derulo – Kiss The Sky
  • Kelly Clarkson/Janelle Monáe/Kelly Rowland/Lea Michele/Zendaya/Missy Elliott – This Is For My Girls
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Magic! – Red Dress
  • Magic!/Sean Paul – Lay You Down Easy
  • MAX – Basement Party
  • Mike Posner – Be As You Are
  • MKTO – Superstitious
  • Nathan Sykes/Ariana Grande – Over and Over Again
  • One Direction – Infinity
  • Snakehips/Zayn – Cruel
  • Steve Aoki & Boehm/Walk The Moon – Back 2 U
  • The Summer Set – The Night Is Young
  • Troye Sivan/Alessia Cara – Wild

From this list, I will announce my 2016 Lights Over Paris Hit-Bound Hero Award. If you are unaware and curious as to how it got its name, you can leave a comment below asking and I will be more than happy to explain it. But basically, it's the award I give to the best song that very unfortunately did successfully graduate from Hit-Bound. Magic! had the worst Hit-Bound dropout of the year with the song that unfortunately also had the longest Hit-Bound tenure of the year. But for the best song, it was a little bit of a competition between two songs that I thought were amazing this past year. I was really upset that neither of them made it on the countdown and choosing one of them to hand this award to was rather difficult. But I have made my decision.

2016 Lights Over Paris Hit-Bound Hero Award Winner: Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (with Back 2 U being its competition)

I am pretty impressed with Hits 1 as they picked up almost every hit song this past year. Typically, they tend to leave out some songs for whatever reason, despite them being massive hits. Last year, I recognized Skrillex & Diplo/Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now as it never made it on to the Weekend Countdown, but spent several weeks on Hits & Misses with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. I awarded it with the Biggest Whiff of the Year award, the award that goes to the biggest song that did not make it on to the countdown. But there was one song that was a huge hit for some reason and thankfully did not make it on to Hits 1. But now I unfortunately have to recognize it with an award as much as it does not deserve any awards. This song was the only song in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 Songs of the Year that did not make it to the countdown. I'm not surprised Hits 1 never picked up on it and frankly I despise even talking about it. So let's just get this over with.

2016 Biggest Whiff Of The Year Award Winner: Desiigner – Panda

Tenure Trophies
This past year we actually did not have songs that lasted only one week or two weeks. But we did actually have a few three-weekers.

Shortest Tenured Songs of 2016 (all at three weeks):

  • Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up
  • Pitbull/Osmani Garcia/Lil Jon – El Taxi
  • Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart
  • Katy Perry – Rise
  • Big Gigantic/Angela McCluskey – The Little Things

As for the longest tenure, the song was very close to lasting one year on the countdown. By spending the most weeks on the countdown within the calendar year, here is the longest tenured song of the year.

Longest Tenured Song of 2016: Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out (debuted 12/26/15; exited 12/17/16)

Well I hope you guys enjoyed! This was pretty much 2016 summed up all in one post. I will now begin on my Top 45 Songs of the Year. I have already listed all of the potential choice and I must now select the 45 songs that stood out the most this year. I will have that out as soon as possible. But first, there is tomorrow's Weekend Countdown as well as Hits 1's Top 45 of the Year. Because tomorrow is Christmas Eve, I will be spending the day with my family so I will not be able to post tomorrow. I'll still be able to comment, but I will not post. I should be back on Christmas Day. But I hope you guys enjoy your Christmas Eve and I will see you again very soon. I hope you enjoyed this post. :)


  1. Not surprised to see that #1, Honestly, I prefer to do my own personal best and worst of the year at the end.

  2. 2016 was so awful I actually resorted to listening to older music and refused to listen to music from late winter, early spring and up.

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    1. Okay, that was just a spoiler. But the top 45 of 2016 already aired and you can look at the #1 on DSR.

  4. Ah well. Still listening to the Top 45 anyway. Unfortunately my computer was lagging during the introduction, so I missed what he had to say before the #45.

    1. Good, because you missed my spoiler on the #1. Unless you did see it.

    2. But anyway, here are the bottom 3 (year-end):
      45. Stitches
      44. HFTW
      43. Roses

    3. Actually, I saw the spoiler. Don't really care, I had a feeling that was gonna be the #1. And unlike 2014 and 2015 where the #1s were ones that spent a lot longer at #1 I thought it was interesting that this year's biggest was one that wasn't quite as huge.

  5. First set of five:

    45. Stitches
    44. Hymn For The Weekend (hi Adrian)
    43. Roses (sorry Graham)
    42. I Know What You Did Last Summer
    41. Same Old Love by Selena Gomez

  6. Uh, Spyder, Into You was not the first single from Dangerous Woman.

    I had a feeling that it would made it despite its late arrival. Good thing it did.

  7. To think that Billboard's #1 song of the year was #39 here.

    Of the last three years before this, Thrift Shop and Uptown Funk were both in the Top 5 of the year, but they also didn't have Happy in 2014 quite as overplayed as many other stations did.

  8. Have a great Christmas Eve and great post!!

  9. 40. Into You
    39. Love Yourself
    38. Let it Go
    37. Out of the Woods
    36. Girls Talk Boys

    Scott, you can do the next five while I work on #40Friday.

    1. Sounds good. I should have the post up shortly after the Top 45 is all done.

  10. Third set of five:

    35. Youth
    34. One Call Away
    33. Confident
    32. Stand By You
    31. In The Night

  11. If anybody saw Hit-Bound on DSR or listened to it:

    Pentatonix's Hallelujah enters, LLWYT re-enters.

    1. Just checked. In My Mind left. Why???

    2. In My Mind should re-enter HitBound next week.

    3. At least it wasn't Guys My Age that left Hit-Bound. That would have been a complete disaster.

  12. Fourth set of five:

    30. Drag Me Down
    29. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
    28. History
    27. No
    26. Unsteady

  13. Christmas-colored #40Friday out!

  14. So Zootopia was the #1 Small Screen Streams of the year, huh? Very interesting.

    Also, remember what I said about Love Yourself? Its #2 predecessor was #23 here.

  15. Fifth set of Five:

    25. Closer
    24. 7 Years
    23. Sorry
    22. Work From Home
    21. Heathens

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  17. So I was browsing the Sirius XM blog, and I saw an interesting headline:

    Fitz & The Tantrums top the Alt 18 with Ophelia (5/28/16)

  18. Sixth set of five:

    (Adrian sorry if these big gaps get annoying but I just do these for people who don't want to be spoiled)

    20. Just Like Fire
    19. Hands To Myself
    18. This Is What You Came For
    17. Irresistible
    16. Pillowtalk

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  20. Seventh set of five:
    15. Dangerous Woman
    14. ITAPII
    13. Treat You Better
    12. Hello
    11. New Romantics

    1. I was stunned that Hello wasn't in the Top 10. The top ten most of us can see coming at this point - Ride, CSTF, Perfect, My House, DLMD, Cheap Thrills, Victorious, CBTO, and of course, Stressed Out. And one other that has probably escaped me.

    2. And it's #10. Sit Still, Look Pretty.

    3. Oh yeah, Sit Still, Look Pretty. I totally forgot that song even existed, and probably for the right reason.

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  22. Has the weekend countdown aired yet? If so, what happened?

    1. Not yet. I'm not sure if it will air, but I'm on the lookout.

  23. Yep. If there was any doubt that Box Office Biggies being changed to Monster Movies was permanent, that doubt's gone now.

    1. I'm just really confused about that - Monster Movies? That sounds like it's just for Halloween. I wouldn't understand why they would change it.

    2. Yeah, I kinda felt the same but whatever.

      Either way, I'm glad that The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory were in the Top 5. :D

  24. Eighth set of five:
    10. Sit Still, Look Pretty
    9. Victorious
    8. Cheap Thrills
    7. Don't Let Me Down
    6. Perfect

  25. Penultimate set of five:

    10. Sit Still, Look Pretty
    9. Victorious
    8. Cheap Thrills
    7. Don't Let Me Down
    6. Perfect (in a way this song still brings me to tears, but in the good way)

    As I said, we can all guess what the Top 5 are going to be.

  26. #1 will either be Cake By the Ocean or Stressed Out. Hopefully it's Stressed Out.

  27. #1 will either be Cake By the Ocean or Stressed Out. Hopefully it's Stressed Out.

  28. Alright guys, I'll try to get my Year-End post out as quickly as I can. Then I really should get to my A Year In Review page (if nothing else, you can blame Pokémon for taking so much time away from my hands, haha).

  29. Nice post! I'll rate your bottom 10 songs:

    10. 9.5
    9. 9.5
    8. 10
    7. 10
    6. 7
    5. 1
    4. 4
    3. 8.5
    2. 9
    1. 2

    I like the majority of the songs on here sorry. :)

  30. And if you didn't see be sure to check out my BBH100 post!

    Also, when does the actual countdown air?

  31. Year-End chart out!

  32. Listen man
    What's up?
    I heard you done got you a dime piece, man
    Hell naw, man
    One of the Beyoncé, Meagan Good types
    Nah, nah, nah
    Is that true, man?
    I just wanna know
    Probably not
    I mean, s**t to be honest with you, man, she's a...

    Bad thang, fine as hell, thick as f**k
    Oh my god, that's my baby
    Caroline, you divine
    Mighty fine
    Shawty really blow the pipe (that's true)
    Like a pro
    F**k you thought
    Holy s**t, I'm really lit
    It's looking like it's 'bout time to f**k it up
    Caroline, listen up, don't wanna hear
    About ya horoscope or what the future holds
    Shut up and shut up and
    Lets get gory, like a Tarantino movie
    Don't wanna talk it out, can we fuck it out?
    Cause we gon' be up all night, f**k a decaf
    You say I'm a tall thug, guess I'm a G-raffe
    If ya want safe-sex, baby use the knee pads
    Freaky with the sticky icky
    Baby give me kitty kitty
    Killa, westside n***a
    Boy you like 98 degrees
    And I'm 300, n***a keep ya feet runnin'
    I chief keef keef when I eat these beats
    Better boy get scurred
    Don't run up in my lane, I don't want you in my lane
    You a lame, get swerved

    I'm sorry but I absolutely love it.


      You have done it, Graham. You have extremely grown into a song that was once your second least favorite on the Hot 100.

    2. Also you forgot to censor one of the f-words. "Graham, please watch your language." (sorry Chase)

    3. Not a huge fan of that one anymore. The weird beat is still kinda fun, but everything else I'm getting tired of.

  33. Alright, everyone, here is my Year-End countdown post in all its unadulterated glory:

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    1. He said when it made Hit-Bound that it was pretty close to red (it debuted Hit-Bound on 8/20), if that helps you at all.

  35. I'm rather disappointed by the year-end countdown. Where is CSTF anyway? :/

    My top 50 and bottom 10 songs of the year will be out sometime after the Billboard Year-End review.

  36. So, my thoughts on Adrian's least favorites:

    (I know that the DHMs are in alphabetical order of the acts)
    DHM1: pink - I do kinda like this, even if it's a song without too much point to it aside from saying that people shouldn't be famous just for the sake of it.
    DHM2: green - Although this one's kinda repetitive, it's a crazy kiss-off from Beyonce's Lemonade album.
    DHM3: green - It's too bad that some here are still too jaded by Uptown Funk being overplayed to appreciate Bruno Mars' tact and charisma.
    DHM4: red - I'll have more words for this one soon enough. Next!
    DHM5: red - See above.
    DHM6: blue - I'm sorry, this is one of my guilty pleasures of the year. At least outside of that chipmunk voice it at least can pass as an innocent love song.
    DHM7: dark green - I actually don't remember this one too well. Need to give it another listen (which I'll have to anyway for my YE Hot 100 piece).
    DHM8: turquoise - Not very memorable, a collab with these two does make sense in theory though.
    DHM9: red - Though personally nowadays I just find Jacob Sartorious to be boring than actively infuriating or grating. His attempt at rapping is pathetic.
    DHM10: blue - Despite being WAMB10's bane, I find this funny.
    DHM11: green - I'm sorry, I do like this and find it really cool. I might be a bit biased because Mark Ronson was behind it, though.
    DHM12: red - This one doesn't need an explanation at this point.
    DHM13: pink - This one has lost a bit of its appeal to me but the sentiment is nice.
    DHM14: red - Initially this was one of those that I liked but hated myself for it. Not so much anymore.
    DHM15: yellow - I like what this song wants to be but it just needs more to it.
    DHM16: turquoise - Admittedly this one can be so bad it's good to me.
    DHM17: red - I may have been a little harder on this than I should have, but it still doesn't excuse that it's pretty annoying.
    DHM18: turquoise - Once again, I'll talk more in detail here soon.
    DHM19: red - Sorry, Charlie... (Or Stevie, or whatever your real name is)
    DHM20: Antidote
    DHM21: blue - Once again, I'll give this more words in detail soon.

    Top 10:
    10: yellow - Was juggling between pink and yellow, but decided on yellow. I thought I liked this at first, but it does become a draining listen.
    9: green - Yeah, sorry, I like this. Lemonade was good, even if there were better songs from it.
    8. yellow - Admittedly stupid.
    7. red - I'll have more words for this soon.
    6. red - No comment.
    5. red - Once again, I find the guy more boring now, though.
    4. red - Described by Todd In The Shadows as "a mash-up of itself".
    3. blue - See Dessert.
    2. pink - This was kinda cool to me at first but it's not quite as exciting now.
    1. turquoise - See Hands To Myself.

    1. Oh, didn't say anything about Antidote. Yellow, I'll talk more about that soon as well.

    2. 1. I don't think that Say is amazing anymore, but it's still good and will be on my year-end list. And my name is Charlie by the way.
      2. What is your opinion on Jacob Sartorius' other song, All My Friends?

    3. Well, I do think All My Friends is better than his first two releases, but it's still not anything really worth remembering. At least to me.

  37. #1 Recommendation for Adrian: Young Thug & Travis Scott/Quavo - pick up the phone

    1. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    2. After I was just discussing how much I despise today's rap music, you find a song by Young Thug to recommend. Thanks, but no thanks. :P

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    1. I don't think that next week will have exis either because the final week of winter break never has any exits.

    2. So January 7 will probably have 7 or 8 exits.

    3. The final week of winter break never has any new entrants. December 31, 2011 had 2 exits.

  39. Alright everyone, here's the countdown for today.

    No exits, as expected.

  40. Wait, there's also a weekend countdown airing today?

    1. Yep. It is the weekend. Weekend Countdowns are never delayed.

  41. Fun fact: My Way and Girls Talk Boys switched spots for the second time in a row.

  42. Biggest Drop: Let Me Love You (-21)

    1. Yeah, I'm not happy about this, and neither is Adrian.


  44. At #37 (on the weekend countdown) is Adrian's bane of existence (at the moment at least).

    1. Really? Did he say that? Because I'm pretty sure 24K Magic is his least favorite song on the countdown currently...

    2. No, ***** *******, as you would call it.

    3. I know, but I meant that because it's been MASSIVELY overplayed and I quote, "it's on every freakin time when I'm in the car".

  45. At #34 is Scott's (and mine's) bane of existence.

  46. Hey guys, Jacob Sartorius just released his new song, Last Text, and I have to say, he sounds like a dead pig.

    1. Speaking of him, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this already, but I believe Jacob Sartorius went to my best friend's school in Georgia for a while, and he was basically "the laughing stock of their school".

    2. I believe you did mention it, but it was a long time ago.

    3. #AllMyFriendsAreComingOverOverNow

  47. Part of the Billboard adult pop charts came out.

  48. No top 10 entrants this week.


    1. Looks like Stressed Out also hit #1 there.

  50. It's gonna either be Closer or Starving at # (on the weekend countdown).

  51. Replies
    1. Yep, #1 for the 2nd time. Sorry, Scott.

    2. Yep, #1 for the 2nd time. Sorry, Scott.

    3. Yep, saw. Definitely not wild about this, though I know some are.

  52. But on that note, here's today's countdown. Posting it right away because my family wants me to help them prepare for Christmas Eve visitors:

  53. Top 10 WORST Songs of 2016:
    10) Me Too- Meghan Trainor
    9) Work- Rihanna/Drake
    8) Hands To Myself- Selena Gomez
    7) Irresistible- Fall Out Boy/Demi Lovato
    6) Dessert- Dawin
    5) Kamikaze- MO
    4) On My Mind- Ellie Goulding
    3) Gold- Kiiara
    2) This Is What You Came For- Calvin Harris/Rihanna
    1) Unsteady- X Ambassadors

    Dishonorable Mentions:
    Perfect- One Direction
    Just Like Fire- Pink
    One Call Away- Charlie Puth
    Something In The Way You Move- Ellie Goulding
    Middle- DJ Snake/Bipolar Sunshine
    Close- Nick Jonas/Tove Lo
    Mama Said- Lukas Graham
    HOLY- Florida Georgia Line
    We Don't Talk Anymore- Charlie Puth/Selena Gomez
    My House- Flo Rida

    Top 10 Best Songs of 2016:
    10) Broccoli- D.R.A.M./Lil Yachty
    9) Scars To Your Beautiful- Alessia Cara
    8) Into You- Ariana Grande
    7) All In My Head (Flex)- Fifth Harmony/Fetty Wap
    6) 679- Fetty Wap/Remy Boyz
    5) Break Up In A Small Town- Sam Hunt
    4) Don't Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers/Daya
    3) I Know What You Did Last Summer- Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello
    2) Love Yourself- Justin Bieber
    1) Work From Home- Fifth Harmony/Ty Dolla $ign

    Honorable Mentions:
    When We Were Young- Adele
    I Took A Pill In Ibiza- Mike Posner/SeeB
    Stressed Out- Twenty One Pilots
    Hello- Adele
    Cake By The Ocean- DNCE
    Sit Still, Look Pretty- Daya
    I Hate U, I Love U- Gnash/Olivia O'Brien
    Closer- The Chainsmokers/Halsey
    One Dance- Drake/Wizkid/Kyla
    Can't Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake
    Me, Myself, & I- G-Eazy/Bebe Rexha
    Side To Side- Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj
    Sucker For Pain- Lil Wayne/Wiz Khalifa/Imagine Dragons/Ty Dolla $ign/Logic/X Ambassadors
    Used To Love You- Gwen Stefani
    New Romantics- Taylor Swift
    Piece By Piece- Kelly Clarkson
    Dance Off- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/Idris Elba/Anderson .Paak

    1. So I guess I'm not the only one who really likes #10.

    2. Didn't you already comment about this? I'm fine if you comment it again though.

    3. No, my top 100 isn't solely based on my opinion, this one is.

  54. Countdown post is out!


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  57. Weekend Countdown on my blog!

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  59. #1 Recommendation for Adrian: Bringing Adrian to jail

    1. Omg. I'm done, Chase. What is up with you???

    2. It's time for the FBI to restict chase from any source of internet.

    3. I think that Chase should be the one that gets brought to jail, towed away, cut into pieces, and become eaten for saying that to Adrian.

    4. ^

      not only getting eaten, but getting eaten by Adrian!!!!!!!

    5. i think it's time for that statement to be true

    6. ^

      that's what i'd say if i were you.

    7. #1 Recommendation For Chase: Finding the CD he lost for the crying baby tape

    8. My reaction to that comment:

    9. another recommendation for Chase: Driving in a police car to alcatraz


  60. #idontwanttoupsetmilesbutwemusthavesevenexitsonjanuaryseventhtwentyseventeen

  61. Hits One Ens Of Year Post on my blog!


    1. Yep, saw the video, and commented as you may have seen.

      Now we wait on Mark's, he said he's already filmed it and I thought he would've posted it by now...

  63. I'm suprised I'm not famous isn't in his bottom ten, he was really going at it.


    Merry Christmas!

  65. Good news, everyone! (Well, maybe not everyone...)

    Mercy is #2 on iTunes at the moment, only behind Black Beatles. It's being propped by a .69 discount.

  66. Merry Christmas everyone! Hope y'all got what you wanted :)

  67. I got....

    - A VR headset
    - a laptop
    - rose gold makeup
    - candy
    - the new Ariana Grande perfume
    - Bath and Body works items
    - nail polish
    - glitter tattoos
    - a color-changing speaker
    - a purse
    - slippers
    - clothes

    1. Here's what I got:
      - The Alabama Football Guys set
      - Tom Brady and Pekka Rinne Oyo minifigures
      - Two kendamas
      - A steel hockey net
      - Some athletic slides
      - A Patriots poster
      - One of those pyramid Rubik's cubes
      - Two shirts and a pair of pants
      - A Patriots calendar
      - Patriots stickers for my room
      - A Vanderbilt hoodie
      I think that's it.

    2. Not much really. There's very little I asked for.


    Here it is Scott, Mark's top 10 worst hit songs of 2016!

    1. Haven't watched the video yet because I'm en route to my grandparents' house, but I'm on my phone and read his blog post on it.

      And to anyone else who might see it, the last dishonorable mention and #9 are the only ones that most of you will really be disappointed seeing. Maybe #10 and #2 and MAYBE the #1, but aside from that I don't think many issues will stem here.

    2. why do you think people will be disappointed to see work from home?

    3. Work From Home: Because while Adrian wasn't huge on that song (at least for long, he did like it for a little bit before it dulled out), there are a few people here (WAMB10 and Jack in particular) who considered it among the best of the year.

      Me Too: Adrian called this his guilty pleasure of the year, so I actually don't think he'd be too upset seeing it on a worst list. And there are many that it dulled on. WAMB10, on the other hand...

      Treat You Better: Some still like this one, and I did for a bit but I can safely say that I don't anymore.

      All this being said, I'm really shocked that he didn't have No anywhere on that list.

    4. I still say Work From Home should have been much higher up on the list.

    5. That being said, there are a few songs that I can definitely predict will be on his best list: Ride, In The Night, I Took a Pill In Ibiza, most likely Into You, and of course, When We Were Young, which could very well be his #1.

  69. The Countdown is out! Merry Christmas everyone!

  70. Guys. Stressed out is #1 this year.

  71. Bad news: George Michael from the band Wham! recently passed away. He was well known for singing the 80s classic hits of Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Last Christmas.

    1. Yeah, I heard. He sang Freedom '90, one of my mom's favorite songs of all time.

  72. This is what January 7, 2017 may look like on the weekend countdown.
    Don't Let Me Down
    Body Moves
    Good Grief
    Sit Still, Look Pretty
    Setting The World On Fire
    I Took A Pill In Ibiza
    Let Me Love You

    Versace On The Floor
    Dancing On My Own
    Bad Things

    All made by

    1. And we will have at least 6 HitBound entrants.

    2. Omg it's a damn randomizer that means nothing.

    3. This is what I hope would happen:

      Exits: Hymn For the Weekend, Ride, I Hate U I Love U, Can't Stop the Feeling, I Took a Pill in Ibiza, Setting the World on Fire, Let Me Love You

      Entrants: Guys My Age, You're Not There, Bad Things, HandClap, Words, Shout Out to My Ex, Hallelujah

      Biggest Drop: Treat You Better (-33)

      Biggest Jump: After the Afterparty (+15)

      Top 5: 5. 24K Magic, 4. In the Name of Love, 3. Starving, 2. Scars to Your Beautiful, 1. This Town

    4. My prediction:



      Biggest Drop: Side To Side (-30)

      Biggest Jump: Fresh Eyes (+19)

      Top 10:
      10. Kids
      9. Closer
      8. Heathens
      7. Play That Song
      6. Water Under The Bridge
      5. All Time Low
      4. Starboy
      3. This Town
      2. 24K Magic
      1. I Don't Wanna Live Forever

      Hit-Bound Entrants:
      Black Beatles

      Hit-Bound Exits:

    5. Thinking realistically, here is what I want the countdown to look like:

      Cheap Thrills

      Mercy (Out of all the Hitbound songs I know, this is the only one that somewhat stands out)

      Top 5:
      5. 24K Magic
      4. Side To Side
      3. Starboy
      2. In The Name Of Love
      1. Closer

    6. I doubt that Hymn For The Weekend will leave in January 7, 2017.

  73. This year in the Weekend Countdown really sucked. The weeks had a lot less exits than the other years. We didn't have a single 6+ exit week this year and only 1 5 exit week. There were a couple of weeks in 2011 where the Weekend Countdown had 8 exits and if you add 2 weeks next to each other, you'll see 1 of them added up to an 8+ number. There were 3 exits in 06/11/16 and 5 exits the week after, and they added to 8. We've also had way too many 1 exit weeks. I'm pretty sure that a 6+ exit week is still possible because there were a couple of weeks this year that had 6+ HitBound entrants. We've only had 9 4+ exit weeks this year, not even in the double digits. I really hope that this will change in 2017, and we will see a lot of successful songs entering the countdown. Hits 1 is behind now and made songs like This Girl drop out of HitBound. I think that 2017 will actually be better though. 2014 had only up to 6 exits in 1 week while 2015 had 2 7 exit weeks. So I'm begging you Hits 1 to give us many 6+ exit weeks as you would next year.

    1. I honestly don't think anyone here but you gives a crap about how many exits we have in one week! Heck, I just prefer no exits at all just so the countdown doesn't get so crazy. Anything Miles will say about no one caring about this crap is going to be true. I'm not trying to be mean but this just gets really annoying after a while.

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