Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of December 23, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
5. The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”
6. Theory of a Deadman – “(Rx) Medicate”
7. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Walk on Water”
8. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
9. AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
10. U2 – “You’re the Best Thing About Me”
11. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
12. The Lumineers – “Angela”
13. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
14. Chloe Kohanski – “Call Me”
15. Beck – “Up All Night”
16. Foo Fighters – “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
17. AC/DC – “Back in Black”
18. Led Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song”
19. Vance Joy – “Lay It on Me”
20. AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”
21. Linkin Park – “One More Light”
22. Gary Clark, Jr. – “Come Together”
23. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”
24. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
25. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Immigrant Song
2. Back in Black
3. No Roots
4. Up All Night
5. Feel It Still
6. Highway to Hell
7. Thunderstruck
8. The Sky is a Neighborhood
9. Live in the Moment
10. You’re the Best Thing About Me
11. Come Together
12. Lay It on Me

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Billboard Hot 20 – Week of December 23, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot 100, and then I rearrange the top 20 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 20, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé – “Perfect”
2. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
3. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
4. Lil Pump – “Gucci Gang”
5. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
6. Sam Smith – “Too Good at Goodbyes”
7. G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B – “No Limit”
8. Halsey – “Bad at Love”
9. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
10. Maroon 5 ft. SZA – “What Lovers Do”
11. Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
13. 6ix9ine – “Gummo”
14. Gucci Mane ft. Migos – “I Get the Bag”
15. Migos, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B – “MotorSport”
16. Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
17. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
18. J. Balvin and Willy William ft. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
19. Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
20. Selena Gomez and Marshmello – “Wolves”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. New Rules
2. Feel It Still
3. Havana
4. Mi Gente
5. Wolves

SNL Review December 9, 2017: James Franco/SZA

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-james-francosza/

Mall Santa – B-

James Franco’s Monologue – C-

Office Sexual Harassment Apologies – C+

Gift Wrapping – C

Scrudge – B

Iowa City All-District Spelling Bee – B

SZA performs “The Weekend” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B-
Cathy Anne – B+
A White Woman Named Gretchen – B

Courtroom aka ‘Za (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Christmas Charity – B

SZA performs “Love Galore” – B

Franco Family Reunion – B-

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of December 16, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”
5. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
6. Theory of a Deadman – “Rx (Medicate)”
7. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Walk on Water”
8. AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
9. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
10. The Lumineers – “Angela”
11. Gary Clark, Jr. – “Come Together”
12. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
13. Led Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song”
14. Foo Fighters – “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
15. Beck – “Up All Night”
16. AC/DC – “Back in Black”
17. Vance Joy – “Lay It on Me”
18. U2 – “You’re the Best Thing About Me”
19. AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”
20. Linkin Park – “One More Light”
21. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”
22. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
23. Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Tight or Don’t”
24. Nothing More – “Go to War”
25. The Killers – “The Man”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Immigrant Song
2. Back in Black
3. No Roots
4. Up All Night
5. Feel It Still
6. Highway to Hell
7. Thunderstruck
8. The Sky is a Neighborhood
9. The Man
10. You’re the Best Thing About Me
11. Come Together
12. Lay It on Me

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of December 16, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot 100, and then I rearrange the top 20 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 20, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
2. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
3. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
4. Lil Pump – “Gucci Gang”
5. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
6. Sam Smith – “Too Good at Goodbyes”
7. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
8. G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B – “No Limit”
9. Maroon 5 ft. SZA – “What Lovers Do”
10. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
11. Halsey – “Bad at Love”
12. Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Love”
13. J. Balvin and Willy William ft. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
14. Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
15. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
16. Gucci Mane ft. Migos – “I Get the Bag”
17. Migos, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B – “MotorSport”
18. 21 Savage – “Bank Account”
19. Post Malone – “I Fall Apart”
20. Selena Gomez and Marshmello – “Wolves”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. New Rules
2. Feel It Still
3. Havana
4. Mi Gente
5. Wolves

This Is a Movie Review: I, Tonya

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CREDIT: Neon

I give I, Tonya 4.5 out of 5 Triple Axels: http://newscult.com/movie-review-tonya-enthralled-audience/

SNL Review December 2, 2017: Saoirse Ronan/U2

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CREDIT: Alison Hale/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-saoirse-ronanu2/

White House Christmas – B

Saoirse Ronan’s Monologue – B

Floribama Shore – B-

Action News 9 – B-

“Welcome to Hell” – B-

KMart Returns and Exchanges – B-

The Race – A-

U2 perform “American Soul” – B+

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Theresa May – B+
Shelly and Greg Duncan – C

Bachelor Auction (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A-

Late for Class – B+

U2 perform “Get Out of Your Own Way” – B

Aer Lingus – B

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