My Latest Top 10 Spotify Review...Has It Gotten Worse?

After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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  • This modern music really drives me up the wall....It all sounds like the same three artists are making ALL the music today.....Over embellished autotuned vocals......Kill me now

    chipper246chipper2467 мүнөт мурун
  • You are being very graceful to these songs. I Find them like annoying whinny extended TV commercials with a lack of creative; just throwing sound bites against the wall that reek of novelty and inane substance. The bar is so low that any interesting chord or movement makes Rick give it a positive spin.

    Tim OlsenTim Olsen19 мүнөт мурун
  • I wonder if Rick has listened to much of SZA's discography. He'd really appreciate it.

    hamolton1hamolton147 мүнөт мурун
  • Is that track at the end yours? Very cool! I LOVE IT!!

    RuthButlerMusicRuthButlerMusicСаат мурун
  • Thanks for this great review!

    RuthButlerMusicRuthButlerMusicСаат мурун
  • Anyone else think that the original Goosebumps by Travis Scott is just so much better?

    saziconsazicon2 саат мурун
  • all of these songs suck Rick...and you know it; come on bro...

    Scott M. PetersScott M. Peters3 саат мурун
  • I’m waiting for the one song that Rick can’t figure out after 10 seconds.

    Theodore MuniceTheodore Munice3 саат мурун
  • I liked the #1 song ok the rest not so much. There's just something stylistically about many current pop songs that is unappealing to me. I wonder how far back I'd have to go until I liked most of the top 10.

    Jason HetzlerJason Hetzler4 саат мурун
  • PLEASE react to Kamaitachi, it's a brazilian artist

    Arthur ArroyoArthur Arroyo4 саат мурун
  • Can you tell that Jon Bellion is one of the producers on "Anyone"? It sounds very JB for a JB song lol.

    Matt W.Matt W.4 саат мурун
  • I think it's honestly so cool how he can just do a quick listen once and know what the chords are. I know that a lot of people can do that but it's just so cool to me

    GB58 STUDIOSGB58 STUDIOS4 саат мурун
  • Ok, the writers might be brilliant but the productions are boring.

    Steve LawrieSteve Lawrie4 саат мурун
  • I find it interesting that u refer to the relative minor as chord vi and not chord i - when the tonal centre is on the minor. (If that makes sense) is it perhaps because u are being traditional in the classical sense and would only refer to a minor chord i - when the 7th note in the key is sharp? (Harmonic minor key area) or perhaps just for the sake of simplicity? I enjoy these videos, I also am impressed when I hear unique ideas in hyper famous popular music.

    Ezra NixonEzra Nixon4 саат мурун
  • Driver's licence was unexpectedly good. I think Justin Beiber's was pretty bad honestly. I guess the rhythm's kinda cool but I wouldn't say that's good or achieving anything.

    George JensenGeorge Jensen4 саат мурун
  • Can you stay up all night, fu*k me till the daylight Rick “I I like Ariana Grande but not that interesting to me” Beato 🤣

    D_Music _LifeD_Music _Life5 саат мурун
  • Love how he just knows the time signiture and chords in like 5 seconds

    Dylan HollandDylan Holland5 саат мурун
  • 11:46 this is because rap producers believe and worship a stipulation of ‘siMpliCiTy iS kEy’ & ‘liStEnErs dOnt cAre iF iTs simPle’ and so on

    #proderis ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻#proderis ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻5 саат мурун
  • Do a list with best cowbells. 👍🏽

    Promiseofwar H.Promiseofwar H.5 саат мурун
  • Kind of a surprise that #1 and #2 are not uptempo, and Driver’s License is not a ballad - or is it. The singer is quite good, too. She gives us lots of feeling. I think the slower tempos are result of us all being in lock down, and just chilling with our music listening. And Billie & Fineas’ new one, wow. And, thank you for breaking down the changes.

    Mitchel EvansMitchel Evans5 саат мурун
  • I'm a folk music guy, so I already knew what was going to happen here. That incessant fake hi-hat in every pop/rap song over the last 5 years just has to stop though. Who does that sound good to?

    Josh FossJosh Foss5 саат мурун
  • Does anyone know which part of Drivers license has the sharp 4 Rick is talking about? I can’t hear it. I’m guessing the note is E

    Joey GarciaJoey Garcia5 саат мурун
  • Dua Lipa is trying to bring funk to the modern day and I actually really love the sound of a lot of her stuff. Fun basslines and contagious energy

    Paxton GerhartPaxton Gerhart6 саат мурун
  • I didn't hate any of those

    Thomas MonsonThomas Monson6 саат мурун
  • The appeal to Holiday is the lyrics. He's real tongue-and-cheek and plays off his status as a one-hit wonder. Really well-written

    Jimothy NimajnebJimothy Nimajneb6 саат мурун
  • I got a feeling he'd love whole lotta red

    Miguel AmadioMiguel Amadio6 саат мурун
  • That goosebumps song belongs last decade..

    AntonyAntony7 саат мурун
  • There are actually good artists out there, but I don't know about the charts per se... you really have to hunt them down. I get most of my good recommendations from fellow musicians. If not for them, I'd still be bingeing on Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder all day.

    EDOGG62EDOGG627 саат мурун
  • Pop is always going to be made of professional artists/producers/arrangers who are dedicated to releasing the best tracks from top talent...because their reputation and pay depend on it. We shouldn't be surprised with the result, especially from the top of the charts.

    Faden MacFaden Mac7 саат мурун
  • PLEASE please react to Tamino's music. He is a very small artist but has so much potential. I may be in the metal scene but he will never leave my heart.

    chasmic _chasmic _8 саат мурун
  • Hey man! Try to review belarusian band named Molchat Doma. It's one of my favorite bands these days. Its pretty good postpunk.

    Chenislav SlamaChenislav Slama8 саат мурун
  • What about the top 10 alternative chart? That would be interesting too!

    Aurore PaccouAurore Paccou8 саат мурун
  • 10:54 "sounds like a real bass" WAIT WHAT THERE ARE FAKE BASSES NOW?

    Danilo VilardiDanilo Vilardi9 саат мурун
  • complete J U N K MUSIC

    bruce wightmanbruce wightman9 саат мурун
  • Music is waves of sound. nothing to be stuck up pretentious or exclusive about. You rock though.

    Sharon HaSharon Ha9 саат мурун
  • shame "blinding lights" wasn't in the spotify top 10 this time around. thats a damn fine song.

    Nick MahonNick Mahon9 саат мурун
  • All forgettable, all sounds like every song for the past 5 yrs!

    David BorchersDavid Borchers9 саат мурун
  • Uplifting songs with minor chords are my thing! Rick, I remember back in 2004-2006 (when a I was in my late childhood, early teenager years) there were many songs like that; pop, rock songs that were very catchy, sometimes energetic, or relaxing slow songs, even electronic music and with minor chords, I really loved that. Just take a look into the hits from that era.

    Adefesio94Adefesio949 саат мурун
  • Y2k really happened.

  • Rubbish, entire list is rubbish and Rick knows it. Do you actually think he likes this crap, if he told you what he really thought it wouldn’t help his little thing he’s got going now would it?

    Jimmy WiggiansJimmy Wiggians9 саат мурун
  • I love how he can find proper chords after few seconds of listening

    Szymon JaślarSzymon Jaślar10 саат мурун
  • Rick, thanks for doing these videos! I am a huge fan of Synthpop and New Wave. Would you consider doing a review of a Pet Shop Boys song or a Depeche Mode song? Thanks again!

    Mr. Kaplan MusicMr. Kaplan Music10 саат мурун
  • how does he guess the chords and the scale everytime, does he have perfect pitch?

    clemente ebelclemente ebel10 саат мурун
    • I don’t think so, he’s just really experienced in the music biz

      Dylan LimDylan Lim9 саат мурун
  • I like how when you heard the #4 in that first song, it was like instant respect points hahaha. саат мурун
  • It's all crap! Couldn't finish watching the video, I think Rick's been on the 'funny cigarettes'.

    John CollinsJohn Collins11 саат мурун
  • Music now days is crap, but metal of course

    Albert davilaAlbert davila11 саат мурун
  • I luv see the reactions of Rick

    Lino WolfLino Wolf11 саат мурун
  • I dont like Billie Eilish because she somehow managed to get this reputation of selfmade musician from her living room, while she is rich kid from hollywood parents with all sorts of connections and had millions of dollars paid for her promotion by them

    f*ck googlef*ck google12 саат мурун
  • Review weeknd trilogy mixtapes. I think itll be interesting.🙌

    GauthamGautham12 саат мурун
  • I really think you should deduct points for sameness/lack of originality. Most of these songs sounded more or less the same. A top 10 in the 80s or 90s would have radical differences like comparing Def Leppard to Cheryl Crow to Michael Jackson. This stuff (with one or two exceptions) is all the same.

    machrisr2000machrisr200013 саат мурун
  • Apart from the first song, the rest is just more of the same repetitive, simplistic, self-similar, recursive, unmelodic CRAP of the past 20 years that has caused me to despair as to how "pop"ular music will ever recover from this malaise -- and I don't give a flying f*** how well-produced they are!

    Robert RuorkRobert Ruork13 саат мурун
  • I can’t deny it Olivia rodrigo is adorable and that song is done really well she sounds great.

    Brandon AnthonyBrandon Anthony13 саат мурун
  • Thanks for doin the work so we don’t have to! I might be able to make it all the way through 3 of those. Love your analysis!

    Sean ClarkSean Clark13 саат мурун
  • love your channel man

    TheGoreMachineTheGoreMachine14 саат мурун
  • ¡Que tal oreja que tienes carajo! ­¡Qué envidia! Genial Rick!

    Daniel Diez CansecoDaniel Diez Canseco14 саат мурун
  • Wow there has actually been some improvement! Nothing that that blows your socks out, but for a normal pop song many of those were quite nice. If I heard one from the radio I probably would keep the radio on... if I listened to radio that is.

    TaikatanhuTaikatanhu14 саат мурун
  • Who else was wondering how he pronounces sza?

    pida siouypida siouy15 саат мурун
  • I thought Rick would talk about the Jacob Collier's vocals on Good Days by SZA, wait till the end of the music uncle Rick! - Love from Brazil

    Misael PachecoMisael Pacheco15 саат мурун
  • 6:24 I *was* gonna say listen to Black Metal but then you added "but sounds uplifting" lul

    B4phom3tB4phom3t15 саат мурун
    • The only uplifting thing about black metal is the heat that comes from a burning church. And it does not lift up anything heavier than a feather.

      TaikatanhuTaikatanhu14 саат мурун
  • Rick, I think you'd like The Weeknd's new stuff

    KidFlershKidFlersh15 саат мурун
    • #1 and 7 are the best sounding beats

      pida siouypida siouy15 саат мурун
  • Thank you for your analysis Rick!!! Very enlightening

    Andrew PearceAndrew Pearce16 саат мурун
  • a song about getting your first drivers license? what next, a song about the first period?? good voice though.

    B500lB500l17 саат мурун
  • Justin Bieber Anyone: Chorus sounds a lot like "Goin' Home" from Toto. Same chords, melody and similar accentuation....

    Jörg SchröderJörg Schröder17 саат мурун
  • Lads, I think we can all agree drivers license, levitating and therefore I am are the only genuinely great songs on this list, the others have good and bad elements

    Edward TaylorEdward Taylor18 саат мурун
  • My father always shouting he hated my music in the 90's I feel like my dad right now with this 2021 music 😁

    Miranda HuiskampMiranda Huiskamp18 саат мурун
  • There isn't a Artist with Pop music, and pretty soon wont even need a producer to create the computer generated artist. Nothing creative or original. Its like FRANK ZAPPA said, "Hey, I found the 12 year old girl that LA is making music to...shes not very smart or pretty, actually, pretty dumnb"' Frank Zappa autobiography

    Blue Lotus Organic Red WineBlue Lotus Organic Red Wine18 саат мурун
  • Rick - stop torturing yourself

    Andy TukeAndy Tuke18 саат мурун
  • The dirty belt alarmingly hug because sampan pivotally unfasten beyond a piquant fear. large, instinctive nut

    Just KawsJust Kaws18 саат мурун
  • Rick: This music is good. No it isn't mate.

    mo0nbuggymo0nbuggy20 саат мурун
  • Knew Rick would like SZA

    Vassili3005Vassili300520 саат мурун
  • Rick has a hard time being negative. He’s a good guy

    Bob PerkinsDDSBob PerkinsDDS21 саат мурун
  • I think you’re being way too nice about these songs, maybe you do like them, but we all know they’re basic bubble gum music, you chew it and spit it out when it runs out flavor after 5 minutes.

    The Boot PatrolThe Boot Patrol22 саат мурун
  • Got no Cardi B. Explains the VAST improvement.....

    Rahim RahmatRahim Rahmat22 саат мурун
  • It's pretty telling when someone with knowledge uses basic acoustic strumming and makes the song better. Goosebumps or what ever the hell that was sounds 100% better with an acoustic guitar vs. what ever annoying noise that was throughout the entire song.

    Chaos ThierryChaos Thierry22 саат мурун
  • #1 and 7 are the best sounding beats

    RaltsRalts22 саат мурун
  • It's a bit off-topic but...the second ad was by Art Of Guitar featuring Roman Smirnov and his virtuosity blew my mind.

    In Your Face, Guitar !In Your Face, Guitar !22 саат мурун
  • Jacob Collier did the tracks and production on Good Days for SZA. Dude is an absolute legend and real music genius.

    Elly Bird GuitarElly Bird Guitar23 саат мурун
  • Pretty simplistic both in chord progressions and production (with the exception of creepy girl and her brother good production). What's up with going up and down the neck playing bar chords? Try playing a barred C position a half step higher instead of the E and A versions of guitar chords? Did I hear a diminished? Wow! Pop music!? I agree that the mastering is way too hot on some tunes. Isn't there some standard so we don't have to keep playing with levels for the listener? All in all I enjoy the concept of your reviewing pop. In all seriousness, I enjoyed your helping non musicians understand just how easy musicians with trained ears can pick apart songs on the fly. For me, it's too simple and boring. You did a great job trying to enjoy it. Again, play guitar like a real guitar player and stop being a bar chord player? How 'bout a Bm7 in starting from the second fret with your middle finger on low B? Also, do you always have to ring a low G every time you play C? What are you some kind of folk/country guy now!? lol Gotta give you flack for something. Best wishes!

    greg fagangreg fagan23 саат мурун
  • This is me in the car anytime(all the time)when my wife and kids are with me. Having to make the most out of what they're listening to.

    Team TrubbishTeam Trubbish23 саат мурун
  • I'm Gen-X and I love a lot of today's music and top songs... feel good to see Rick doing these videos, makes me feel im not wrong! ha! Rick, guess it would be better if you go from song #10 to #1... just sayin'.

    Joe GarciaJoe Garcia23 саат мурун
  • At least a few songs which have a bit more imagination than 'doin' it every which way from Sunday coz I'm nasty, your nasty, yeah yeah yeah yeah' duff, duff, duff.

    Giovanni P.Giovanni P.Күн мурун
  • “Drivers License” was a good song with a very talented singer. “Levitating” was a good pop song. The rest of them were garbage.

    pontius2000pontius2000Күн мурун
  • Genius! The way he deconstructs the songs just by ear is amazing, I cannot imagine the tons of years of experience and knowledge in music he has. Wow

    Carlos BarreraCarlos BarreraКүн мурун
  • Billie Eilish, all jokes aside, should just start ripping and belting in the middle of one of her songs just to catch everyone off guard.

    Owen Bailey-WaltzOwen Bailey-WaltzКүн мурун
    • @Robert Ruork this is a good troll, I almost thought you were another one of those losers lol

      b o o mb o o m9 саат мурун
    • All joking aside, she should just stop singing and do everybody a favor.

      Robert RuorkRobert Ruork13 саат мурун
    • She did it in No Time to Die and everyone lost it lol

      Hugo S.Hugo S.18 саат мурун
    • I agree, she needs to step up her game Big fan of her btw

      Danielle AdiaDanielle Adia19 саат мурун
  • Driver's License is pretty good, Anyone is kinda boring, 34 35 is a song I dislike, Levitating is a bop, Without You is definitely a grower, The original Goosebumps is better but the remix is decent, Therefore I Am is really good, Holiday is amazing lol, Monster is actually great and Good Days is well..good. The top 10 is actually pretty good and Rick kills all of em

  • Yep agreed, I hadn't really had my ears turned by the likes of these artists until recently, but definitely thought some of the song writing has improved. Heard a new Sam Smith song recently & I can't stand him but thought the tune was impressive. Seems like decent song writing is definitely coming back after a good twenty years at least.

    nutster9000nutster9000Күн мурун
  • 9:00 this is actually a remix lol

    NateProductionsNateProductionsКүн мурун
  • The #3 song is just so autotuned... it hurts a bit. Also, I've always thought that Billie Eilish could have been a bit more successful if she never got that angsty persona and just was a more...normal... singer. Because her voice is damn gorgeous, but she wastes it a bit by taking this angsty persona that drives a lot of people off.

    ClumbusClumbusКүн мурун
  • Please do these monthly.

    AznUzerAznUzerКүн мурун
  • I couldn't help but notice that no one mentioned the quality of the lyrics. Was anyone emotionally moved by the goosebump song? (And how many were by singer-songwriters... >sigh

    jmmacb03jmmacb03Күн мурун
  • Love Rick's work ethic, honesty, upbeat attitude, and generosity in sharing his skills. So inspiring.

    Mark AmbroeMark AmbroeКүн мурун
  • This is why you need to listen to current Pop, to inspire different styles in your own music. Helps develop tones and melodies you would never create by listening to your favorite bands and will make you a better writer. Love how he plays along to it within seconds. I love trying to figure out songs that way but he’s way faster! Lol.

    Andrew GemmillAndrew GemmillКүн мурун
  • None of these songs tickle me even slightly

    VisInvisVisInvisКүн мурун
  • Love Mendess one, expect that there's biber x'D first time heard it an im kinda disapointed

    Milo BrothMilo BrothКүн мурун
  • Why is this so entertaining damn this is my new guilty pleasure

    Dylan JonesDylan JonesКүн мурун
  • Liked the video, I just always struggle with the vocals sounding so digitized. For some reason it always scrapes a nerve and makes the music difficult to listen to.

    Adrian TysoeAdrian TysoeКүн мурун
  • You would definitely love Wonder by Shawn Mendes, the production on that song is phenomenal

    David AlexanderDavid AlexanderКүн мурун
  • Billie Eilish production is insane, with a good pair of headphones that is just awesome!

    Valentin DissaisValentin DissaisКүн мурун
  • So much fun. Thank you, Rick!!!!

    TeoTeoКүн мурун
  • Thank you for some great ideas for bar gigs! Gotta keep up with the young whipper snappers

    WillWillКүн мурун