Fuse Top 40 of 2014

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Each week, I check out FUSE’s Top 20 countdown, and then I rearrange the songs based on my estimation of their quality. Then at the end of the year, when FUSE unveils their annual top 40, I do the same thing with the year-end list.

Original Version
1. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
2. Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
3. Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z – “Drunk in Love”
4. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
5. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
6. 5 Seconds of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect”
7. Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty to Me”
8. Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
9. One Direction – “Story of My Life”
10. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
11. Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”
12. Pharrell – “Happy”
13. Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
14. Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
15. A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
16. Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
17. Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
18. MKTO – “Classic”
19. Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
20. Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”
21. Calvin Harris – “Summer”
22. Enrique Iglesias ft. Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, and Sean Paul – “Bailando”
23. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
24. Maroon 5 – “Maps”
25. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
26. Bastille – “Pompeii”
27. Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – “Show Me”
28. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – “Latch”
29. John Legend – “All of Me”
30. Ellie Goulding – “Burn”
31. DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon – “Turn Down For What”
32. Sia – “Chandelier”
33. Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
34. Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
35. Lorde – “Team”
36. Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
37. Tiësto ft. Matthew Koma – “Wasted”
38. Trey Songz – “Na Na”
39. Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
40. American Authors – “Best Day of My Life”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Chandelier
2. Turn Down For What
3. Dark Horse
4. Fancy
5. Latch
6. Happy
7. Boom Clap
8. Bang Bang
9. Summer
10. Shake It Off
11. Problem
12. Stay With Me
13. Pompeii
14. Ain’t It Fun
15. Team
16. The Monster
17. Drunk in Love
18. Burn
19. Am I Wrong
20. Sing
21. All About That Bass
22. Anaconda
23. Say Something
24. Timber
25. Counting Stars
26. Stay the Night
27. We Dem Boyz
28. Wasted
29. Talk Dirty to Me
30. Maps
31. Best Day of My Life
32. All of Me
33. A Sky Full of Stars
34. She Looks So Perfect
35. Loyal
36. Classic
37. Show Me
38. Na Na
39. Story of My Life
40. Bailando

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Fuse Top 40 of 2013

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Look, FUSE is weird.  But, hey, that’s one of the reasons I watch it.  If you’re going to be insane like me and regularly watch more than one music countdown show, then it helps if at least one of them is a little weird.  So it’s no surprise that a lot of the song placements on this list are incomprehensible.  I’m pretty sure a few of them never once appeared on the top 20 countdown at all this year.  But whatever.  I’m still going to post the results, followed by my ordering of my personal particular estimation of the quality of these songs.

Original Version
1. Katy Perry – “Roar”
2. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
5. Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
6. Eminem – “Berzerk”
7. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
8. Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
9. Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
10. Lorde – “Royals”
11. Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody”
12. Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
13. Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
14. Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
15. Paramore – “Still Into You”
16. Britney Spears – “Work Bitch”
17. Chris Brown – “Fine China”
18. Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
19. Lady GaGa – “Applause”
20. Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj – “Beauty and a Beat”
21. Kanye West – “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD”
22. Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”
23. Ciara – “Body Party”
24. Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
25. Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”
26. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
27. will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
28. A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar – “F***in’ Problems”
29. Icona Pop – “I Love It”
30. Zedd ft. Foxes – “Clarity”
31. J. Cole ft. Miguel – “Power Trip”
32. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
33. P!nk ft. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
34. Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
35. Jason Derulo – “The Other Side”
36. 2 Chainz ft. Pharrell – “Feds Watching”
37. One Direction – “Best Song Ever”
38. Miguel ft. Kendrick Lamar – “How Many Drinks”
39. Ace Hood ft. Future and Rick Ross – “Bugatti”
40. fun. – “Carry On”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. We Can’t Stop
2. Wake Me Up
3. Royals
4. Clarity
5. BLKKK SKKKN HEAD
6. I Love It
7. Radioactive
8. Work Bitch
9. Blurred Lines
10. Stay
11. Come and Get It
12. F***in’ Problems
13. Berzerk
14. I Need Your Love
15. Suit & Tie
16. Heart Attack
17. Hold On, We’re Going Home
18. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
19. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
20. Power Trip
21. Safe and Sound
22. I Knew You Were Trouble
23. Can’t Hold Us
24. Just Give Me a Reason
25. Carry On
26. Applause
27. Roar
28. Still Into You
29. Body Party
30. Bugatti
31. Love Somebody
32. The Other Side
33. Treasure
34. Feds Watching
35. How Many Drinks?
36. Beauty and a Beat
37. Best Song Ever
38. #thatPOWER
39. Fine China
40. Lego House

Fuse Top 40 of 2012

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When I’ve posted on VH1’s Top 40 of the Year, I’ve included comments on the side regarding whether or not the rankings of particular songs/videos made sense.  With FUSE, there is just too much that does not make sense that it’s just not worth it to even bother with that.  This Top 40 is not consistent with how FUSE’s Top 20’s have gone throughout the year, so it feels useless to attempt to correct it.  (That lack of consistency must be due to the fact that this list was determined by fan voting … which makes the fact that Xtina ended up Number One even more inexplicable.) But I will include some comments to indicate something about how I feel about the song placement.

Original Version
1. Christina Aguilera – “Your Body” (see above)
2. Katy Perry – “Part of Me”
3. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
4. fun. – “We Are Young”
5. Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean – “As Long as You Love Me”
6. The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”
8. Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart a Break”
9. Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
10. Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
11. Linkin Park – “Burn It Down”
12. David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium”
13. Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain”
14. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
15. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
17. Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto (Remix)” (was this actually a big hit?)
18. Train – “Drive By”
19. 2 Chainz ft. Drake – “No Lie” (hmm?)
20. Flo Rida ft. Sia – “Wild Ones”
21. Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You”
22. Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
23. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
24. Psy – “Gangnam Style”
25. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
26. Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
27. Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
28. Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
29. No Doubt – “Settle Down”
30. Gym Class Heroes ft. Neon Hitch – “Ass Back Home”
31. Trey Songz – “Heart Attack” (eh?)
32. Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks”
33. Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
34. Pitbull ft. Chris Brown – “International Love” (This song came out in 2011.  And it was a hit in 2011.)
35. P!nk – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
36. Tyga – “Rack City”
37. Usher – “Scream”
38. J. Cole ft. Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect” (what?)
39. Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
40. Kelly Clarkson – “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Somebody That I Used to Know
2. Feel So Close
3. Lights
4. Little Tlaks
5. Locked Out of Heaven
6. Titanium
7. Where Have You Been
8. We Are Young
9. Give Your Heart a Break
10. Call Me Maybe
11. Wild Ones
12. Starships
13. Gangnam Style
14. Burn It Down
15. Mercy
16. Brokenhearted
17. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
18. Set Fire to the Rain
19. Part of Me
20. I Will Wait
21. Rack City
22. Scream
23. Ass Back Home
24. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
25. What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
26. Everybody Talks
27. As Long as You Love Me
28. Glad You Came
29. International Love
30. Settle Down
31. Your Body
32. Nobody’s Perfect
33. What Makes You Beautiful
34. Turn Up the Music
35. Payphone
36. Let Me Love You
37. The Motto (Remix)
38. Drive By
39. Heart Attack
40. No Lie