Billboard Hot 20 – Week of June 3, 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. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
2. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
3. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”
4. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
5. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
6. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
7. Future – “Mask Off”
8. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
9. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
10. Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”
11. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
12. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
13. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
14. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
15. KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
16. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
17. Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
18. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
19. Khalid – “Location”
20. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Sign of the Times
3. Location
4. Humble.
5. DNA.

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of May 27, 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. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
2. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
3. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”
4. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
5. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
6. Future – “Mask Off”
7. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
8. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
9. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
10. KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
11. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
12. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
13. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
14. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
15. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
16. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
17. Khalid – “Location”
18. Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
19. Drake – “Passionfruit”
20. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Sign of the Times
3. Location
4. Humble.
5. DNA.

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of May 20, 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. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”
2. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
3. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
4. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
5. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
6. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
7. Future – “Mask Off”
8. KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
9. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
10. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
11. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
12. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
13. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
14. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
15. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
16. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
17. Khalid – “Location”
18. Drake – “Passionfruit”
19. Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – “Rockabye”
20. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Location
3. Humble.
4. Rockabye
5. DNA.

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of May 13, 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. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
2. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
4. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
5. Future – “Mask Off”
6. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
7. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
8. KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
9. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
10. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
11. Zedd ft. Alessia Cara – “Stay”
12. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
13. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
14. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
15. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
16. Khalid – “Location”
17. Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – “Rockabye”
18. Drake – “Passionfruit”
19. The Chainsmokers – “Paris”
20. Kodak Black – “Tunnel Vision”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Tunnel Vision
3. Location
4. Humble.
5. Rockabye
6. DNA.

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of May 6, 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. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
2. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
3. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
4. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
5. Future – “Mask Off”
6. KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
7. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
8. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
9. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
10. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
11. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
12. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
13. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
14. Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna – “Loyalty.”
15. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
16. Kendrick Lamar – “Element.”
17. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
18. Kendrick Lamar ft. Zacari – “Love.”
19. The Chainsmokers – “Paris”
20. Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – “Rockabye”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Humble.
3. Rockabye
4. DNA.
5. Loyalty.

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of April 29, 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 – “Shape of You”
2. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
4. Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
5. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
6. KYLE ft. Lil Yacthy – “iSpy”
7. Future – “Mask Off”
8. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
9. Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
10. The Chainsmokers – “Paris”
11. Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
12. Julia Michaels – “Issues”
13. Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – “Rockabye”
14. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
15. Kodak Black – “Tunnel Vision”
16. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
17. The Weeknd – “I Feel It Coming”
18. Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
19. Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”
20. Khalid – “Location”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Stay
2. Tunnel Vision
3. I Feel It Coming
4. Sign of the Times
5. Humble.
6. Location
7. Rockabye
8. Bad and Boujee

Best Songs of 2016

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All songs on this list were released as singles in 2016, or 2015 but didn’t make an impact until 2016.

1. Kiiara – “Gold” – An ingenious production trick wins the top spot. The best music in the world rewires your brain.
2. Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” – Beyoncé BUSTS out every emotion of the year.
3. Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – I can feel myself dissolving in the despair.
4. Lady GaGa – “Perfect Illusion” – GaGa’s crying out in beautiful pain.
5. Kanye West – “Fade” – From another dimension.
6. Rag‘n’Bone Man – “Human” – The blues are alive and kicking.
7. Sia – “The Greatest” – Sia’s career is the soundtrack for perseverance.
8. Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” – What could have been an anodyne message piece instead infuses an influx of attitude.
9. Flume ft. Tove Lo – “Say It” – An airy, effervescent blast from 2016’s top DJ.
10. Childish Gambino – “Me and Your Mama” – Where did this burst of neo-P-Funk come from?!
11. Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” – This sounds like nostalgia and the future.
12. Glass Animals – “Life Itself” – Alternative quirk’s top spot of the year.
13. Bishop Briggs – “River” – I need at least one lady rocker belting it out like this per annum.
14. Beyoncé – “Formation” – The production is so much more adventurous and more mature from Queen Bey than ever before.
15. BANKS – “Gemini Feed” – Icy and boopy, with attitude to spare.
16. Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker” – I’m vociferously nodding along to every declaration Mr. Cohen makes.
17. Kaleo – “Way Down We Go” – That title is sort of like musical onomatopoeia.
18. Highly Suspect – “My Name is Human” – These guys from Cape Cod ought to be rocking stadiums to their core.
19. Beck – “Wow” – Beck’s gonna keep uncovering these strange corners in the aural landscape.
20. Kongos – “Take It From Me” – These South African rockers are totally in control.
21. Tove Lo – “Cool Girl” – Tove keeps freaking up the airwaves.
22. A Tribe Called Quest – “We the People” – A necessary anthem.
23. Sia ft. Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills” – Bounce along when you’re looking for fun.
24. Ariana Grande – “Into You” – Features the year’s most killer opening line
25. Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” – One of those great songs that defy natural analysis.

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