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

12-Yan, 2021
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After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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  • It is true music "sounds"depressing lately ,almost similar to each other , the excess of beats and other computer special effects but at the same time deconstructing the song and getting back to basics, lets say one guitar only they sound beautiful MTV unplugged style .If you tell me they wont sound like the 50's of course not because it is a difference of music style the 50's was rock-a-billy ,even the beats are faster and the move in the guitar ,today there is more like jamming really slow music like a ballad with loud speakers and autotune with some tracks of older songs the result new songs for a new audience for a new age .The ironic part is the producers are in their 50's ,meaning ...they grow with Billy Joel,Elton John,and other 80's bands and they studied Alan Parson Project and The Beatles ,they grow with disco but they return to the 90's and that depressant wave with new toys bass boost ,lol.

    amedadammamedadamm8 daqiqa oldin
  • *literally just like 2 seconds into the song* Rick: "Ok so..."

    almaalma13 daqiqa oldin
  • That #1 song driver license was very good actually struck a chord with me loved it

    WiseArt MusicWiseArt Music39 daqiqa oldin
  • i swear the Billie Eilish song is a nod to her TM who used to be in a wicked good Boston hardcore band called Therefore I Am.

    tazmon122tazmon12243 daqiqa oldin
  • Video title made me think: aw man, classic example of an elder musician bashing new generation-lame. Shoulda known Rick would do the absolute opposite. Really special when older (and respectable) names are open minded about unfamiliar upcoming artists and genres.

    E McE McSoat oldin
  • To my personal taste, many of these pop tunes are basically ruined by the autotuned vocals. Thanks for your videos!

    Pedone RossoPedone RossoSoat oldin
  • 💯

    Gabriele QuarantaGabriele QuarantaSoat oldin
  • Olivia Rodrigo? You mean..Bizaardvark Olivia Rodrigo?

    That One GuyThat One GuySoat oldin
  • I was not impressed at all with Billie Eilish, but Finneas? Whoa. Incredible.

    That One GuyThat One GuySoat oldin
  • These TOP 10 are actually better than the last ones. 🙂 After watching your last charts video I actually had a look at the top 50 of different countries. Russia was interesting, but I really loved Italy because there was so much variety. I highly recommend it, it's so fun.

    NiNi NaNiNi NaSoat oldin
  • I don’t know if you have ever done it or not, but would love to get your take on the production value of NF

    Dion BowenDion Bowen2 soat oldin
  • Could you do a WHAT MAKE THAT SONG GREAT about Drivers License! Would be stoked to hear the stems!

    Tom HartmannTom Hartmann3 soat oldin
  • Hey Rick! I would like to hear your thoughts about Kaleo.

    ARDA AĞINARDA AĞIN3 soat oldin
  • Love ricks reaction to Biebers song! Awesome. Your a talented musician Rick so glad I found this channel

    Dan GDan G4 soat oldin
  • monster takes alot from Nao's work. So does Sza actually

    II5 soat oldin
  • In the UK on bbc I player you can go back and view Top of the pops (what was the biggest uk music show) from the 80's and 90s quite a few of the top 10s from either era were worse than this. Loads of novelty tracks, then you see absolute classics not moving much in the top 40.

    GatherersGatherers5 soat oldin
  • Rick is just flexing his ears

    Tiga WuTiga Wu5 soat oldin
  • It’s interesting to see which songs you have your “producer’s hat” on and which you have your “player’s hat” on. I’ve never heard any of these songs, but it sounds to me that for a few variations on chord structure, most of them could have very comfortably been released 5 years ago. And I disagree with you about the Ariana Grande song; I like that someone in their 20’s has what sounds like actual string parts on their album, with some nice changes no less. The Billie Eyelash/Sza/Justin Bieber songs have their vocals so bathed in effects it’s difficult to make out lyrics. I guess you can make just about anything palatable to the masses if you package/market it correctly...

    Alan BurtonAlan Burton5 soat oldin
  • I miss hearing instruments. I'm so tired of everything in the audio being crushed so that we can only hear the vocals. I find it grating. Many of these songs just sound like narcissism. That's what happens when music is about celebrity. No modern radio pop is inspiring anyone to learn how to play an instrument.

    Scape GoatScape Goat8 soat oldin
  • this how I learned guitar, playing records and figuring out the chords,but records were tricky, you couldnt stop anywhere you wanted to.But it worked in 1963 ha..

    Alan DavidAlan David8 soat oldin
  • Rick would you like to react to OPM’s (Original Pilipino Music)

    Una nimousUna nimous9 soat oldin
  • We god damn miss the Rock n Roll on all.!!! Thats it

    PasqualePasquale10 soat oldin
  • Today's pop?? No thanks!

    Scott FrobelScott Frobel10 soat oldin
  • Key of the song Anyone???

    Vishnuprasath KVishnuprasath K11 soat oldin
  • This man gets it! the eye or ear of the beholder there is still beauty even in over produced and engineered 🎶 music

    henderstonedhenderstoned11 soat oldin
  • Pop music is in such a sad generic place. Not one of these has anything memorable about them. Even now, seconds after the video ends, I struggle to hear a single one of these songs in my head. So unremarkable as to be gone already.

    fanatic26fanatic2615 soat oldin
  • Some songs are quiet weird and surprising. On the former video I didn't think this is a good idea but Rick helps us oldies catch up with the new production values. Nice video and as always very instructing and enjoyable.

    Experiencia JaviExperiencia Javi15 soat oldin
  • Sorry but it all sounds way too similar and the effects of the vocals is way too echoy.

    MasterAdam100MasterAdam10016 soat oldin
  • It's amazing how your guitar is already tuned with many of these songs at first pass playing by ear. In 70's or 80's classic rock, it seems like the tuning is all over the place and you need a capo to keep up with any assortment of hits.

    Mark SulkaMark Sulka18 soat oldin
  • I can honestly say I love the new 10 I was afraid for music in general 4 months ago I think my favorite pop artist right now has to be bille she and her brother have been turning out some good music both underground and above ground for 5 years or so

    VOID OF EVILVOID OF EVIL19 soat oldin
  • Kpop producers will blow your mind! Well, maybe not but you can also find pretty good surprises there.

    Arturo GarzaArturo Garza19 soat oldin
  • Sir, at 1:43, she is not singing a sharp 4, but a 7th(A in the key of B flat) The notes in B flat are: G-G-G-G-A-A-A-A-Bb-Bb-Bb-Bb(in the pre)

    The MelomaniacThe Melomaniac19 soat oldin
  • Rodrigo & Eilish for the win. The Dua Lipa one is ok. Everything else just sounds desperately, desperately dull to my ears. I'm a rocker at heart though I love great pop music as well but it's in short supply here - identikit singers & uninspiring songs relying on fancy production tricks.

    Chris SaundersChris Saunders20 soat oldin
  • No offense Rick but if you hate your ears that much there are worse ways on the road of damage

    URTH1000URTH100021 soat oldin
  • song : fuck me tonight Rick : Not that interesting

    Pranay Mo'RayPranay Mo'Ray22 soat oldin
  • first one was pretty good, the others were ok

    Human BeanHuman BeanKun oldin
  • Anyone know which Top Ten this is? Billboard? Something else?

    accentontheoffaccentontheoffKun oldin
    • Never mind thanks.

      accentontheoffaccentontheoff23 soat oldin
    • @Human Bean Ah ok thanks! Would you know if these lists are accessible to non Spotify people. I use iTunes.

      accentontheoffaccentontheoffKun oldin
    • from Spotify. they have a playlist

      Human BeanHuman BeanKun oldin
  • It amazes me how pop music(as a genre) continues to get less unique and more safe/structured yet sees exponential growth. Artists like Billie Eilish are considered 'alternative' and 'fresh' in this scene, but take away the grossly overproduced instrumentals and samples and edgy look and they blend right in.

    Hakuna MatataHakuna MatataKun oldin
  • It's all just Glamorous Karaoke these days....

    IrahKondjiIrahKondjiKun oldin
  • We have a radio station here that plays old pop songs on Sundays. It's a miraculous gift. And not the cliched crap that is played to death, like classic rock does. What passes for pop now is an insult.

    Hugh-John FlemingHugh-John FlemingKun oldin
  • Al Pacino doing a music review... very interesting.

    matt blackmatt blackKun oldin
  • that ariana song... wtf? shes like a baby singing about sex

    micahw64micahw64Kun oldin
  • I would really like uncle Ricky to be my teacher

    E X T R E M EE X T R E M EKun oldin
  • Anyone know what model Gibson that is?

    ProfVonWProfVonWKun oldin
  • This dude is like the Emirates stadium - perfect pitch

    HedL!nesHedL!nesKun oldin
  • I do recommend The Pretty Reckless Death By Rock and Roll and there other song 25. Taylor Momsen can really sing

    Real CrunchyReal CrunchyKun oldin
  • Ok, Rick... point taken. There are some well written pop songs these days. Dang it! It still goes against my grain deep down. I’m not a boomer either. Raised by boomers so maybe their mindset leaked in. Pop goes against my principals.

    This is GeorgeThis is GeorgeKun oldin
  • All the songs sounds better with Rick's guitar playing)

    Russian MelomanRussian MelomanKun oldin
  • Hey Rick ! You should review music from the two last Charli XCX albums : mainstream pop but absolutely fascinating production, rythmic and harmonic choices !

    Louis MenardLouis MenardKun oldin
  • Hey Rick, have you come across Wardruna yet?

    PyroGizPyroGizKun oldin
  • They all seem to have really compressed vocal. Not hearing any real vocals.

    JaxJaxKun oldin
  • I've never got the hype behind Billie Eilish, people saying she's "scary" and her stuff just sounded bloopy and daft to me, didn't know what the big deal was. But listening to this one in the video, it does have something to it. Not bad. Still... I have to remain generally disappointed. These all seem like unfinished project ideas that someone said "that'll do" to. None of them suggest passion or pride to me. It's like a skyscraper competition where everyone stops at the first floor and agrees to share the prize. That happens a lot in pop, sure but where have the exceptions gone? There used to be exceptions that popped through and shone. Just don't see any these days, it's weird. A little intricacy please, pop. Something a bit more than a couple of riffs strung together. There's nothing wrong with a couple of riffs strung together when that works but sheesh, you don't want it to be ALL there is. Variety, c'mon! Where you got to? Additionally, besides even worrying about real instruments or not, where's the heavy? Where's that gone, too? It's so completely absent. Just one vibe to hang off is dull, and the one vibe nowadays seems to have been, for a very long time, sarcy self-superiority. It's vapid, and not even in a fun way. Are two or three people writing pretty much everything? I know that happens. Have they just got complacent about pretending otherwise, and forgot to sprinkle in some weird? I know I'm being a bit of an old woman shaking fist at cloud. Get off my lawn, lol. (I'd love to have a lawn, jealous lol) I'm... gonna go ahead and say that isn't such an embarrassing thing to be these days and just own it. I'm not wrong, am I? Do have a point, don't I? Nothing sparks any more. Seems like nothing wants to go to the trouble of being special. Of course there's plenty of great stuff below the upper skin, of course there is, always is. Music's wonderful. Pop's sometimes from time-to-time been a bit of a watered down representation of that (and occasionally a good representation). It's failed consistently enough recently that I've kinda lost faith in the pattern. Anyone else feel that way or am I just being a bit impatient?

    Jane RossJane RossKun oldin
  • I'm amazed on how he can know the chords to almost every (every) song

    Ado- MasAdo- MasKun oldin
  • I reckon his favourite one is Billy ellish

    cast awaycast awayKun oldin
  • That was fun. I was afraid it was going to be a trash session, but you really listened to each song on its' merit . I learned something about organic music on the way. Respect!

    Stephen GilbertStephen GilbertKun oldin
  • Gotta hand it to you for your taste rick. But beliebers will call us grandpas

    skylineXpertskylineXpertKun oldin
  • 'Maybe if I listened to it another 20 times, I might say "wow I really like this," but probably not.'

    Trampoline CultureTrampoline CultureKun oldin
  • Hey Rick, how can you play the same song ten times in a row and call it some kind of list?

    Sky JohnsonSky JohnsonKun oldin
  • The last song had a great backing track and interesting chord progressions but the vocal track seemed to have nothing to do with anything like it was just slapped on top. I was disappointed by the Ariana Grande song. Jeez, just pulled some canned tracks off the shelf and slapped it together. She has a lot of talent but it isn't being displayed.

    Lord EdwardLord EdwardKun oldin
  • You are the best music person ever.

    Lawrence AugustLawrence AugustKun oldin
  • There is some very strong craft in these tunes. Driver's License hit me by surprise with its intensity and aching feeling. Love to sit and talk with you one day Rick. Thanks for what you share, truly. - Ken

    K SpassioneK SpassioneKun oldin
  • I'm glad in a way I was born when I was (91) because time has helped filter out all the garbage quite a lot :) This "whisper singing" feminine singing thing grinds my ears to a pulp.

    PevsfreedomPevsfreedomKun oldin
  • Spotify should rename “top” to “bottom”

    Vadim MartynyukVadim MartynyukKun oldin
  • Based on your incredible assessments, I think you should published a monthly list of Best 5 Songs every month based on the 4 chrats of the month. You can pick from the 4 Hot 100s and similar charts published.

    Onewxrld MusicOnewxrld MusicKun oldin
  • Beato challenges me to keep an open mind. I’d never normally give two shits about any of these artists. So much of this music I’d never get excited about, but I love his openness towards it and he finds value in it. Beato is an actual artist and it shows in his integrity. Much to live up to here!

    darwin pricedarwin priceKun oldin
    • I just watched a video of Metallica in a car singing Rihanna.

      InXLsisDeoInXLsisDeo15 soat oldin
  • Hahah I had the same reaction as him when I first heard drivers license lol

    MrRight JamesMrRight JamesKun oldin
  • While I understand you/I/we need to be up-to-date in our understanding of current music trends, I simply find nearly all of our available crop to be so, so similar in tonality, dynamics, lyricisms, structure [especially] that it just blends from one to another. Where are the highlights that make an artist truly stand out from their peers? The first six or so songs on this all sound like the same group of people created and produced them barring male v female vocals. The underlying music is good but then trite, stilted vocals are patched onto something with some feel and........ pppffffttttt [Bill the Cat] dead as a doornail. Bieber sounds like Grande sounds like Eliesh sounds like Rodrigo... No wonder I don't listen to the radio or any streaming services. There are NO TRUE HITMAKERS any longer. And I'm not even talking about true musicians.... just hitmakers.

    Andrew HardardtAndrew HardardtKun oldin
  • Definitely better than the last one. Olivia Rodrigo and Sza were real highlights. Nothing the last time made me smile, but these two did. I agree with your evaluation of Ariana Grande. She has a gorgeous voice with great range and skills -- why is she doing something so lame?

    Buxees SinghBuxees SinghKun oldin
  • So utterly terrible

    Randy950Randy950Kun oldin
  • Rick you should do a series where you review the music (albums) of your subscribers

    rockplay100rockplay100Kun oldin
  • I think all of those those songs blow really bad. Every single one of them but I love your show and how you can break the music down

    djbartz1978djbartz1978Kun oldin
  • And where are the musicians in all these "songs"? and where are the singers without autotune?

    Quique RojasQuique RojasKun oldin
  • Agree, much better than 4 months ago. 😀

    Harold BaizeHarold BaizeKun oldin
  • Everything kinda sounds like Instagram stories music

    Dante BusquetsDante BusquetsKun oldin
  • I hate this music so much :(

    El LeeEl LeeKun oldin
  • Love your openness to checking out pop tunes 👍

    Mike SerenyMike Sereny2 kun oldin
  • A lot more complexity in some of those songs than the cynical amongst us give the genre credit for. EZ Chords? And Drivers Licence is superb!

    Liam Brown MusicLiam Brown Music2 kun oldin
  • Ugh.. why I don't listen to Spotify's top 10 list. The music is overproduced, autotuned and just lacks any kind of soul. Boring and shallow. All of this could have been created by a computer with enough horsepower to mimic human voice.

    Craig GeilCraig Geil2 kun oldin
  • I just want to see most of these songs without their auto-tune crutch. Curious to see where they would rank then....

    CrisClashCrisClash2 kun oldin
  • idk all sounds the same. remember when you could distinguish a band from the singer and the guitarist? everybody does the same thing now. yawn.

    ValentineValentine2 kun oldin
  • That guitar tone of yours can make any song sound great. What a beaut acoustic

    Dumb'n DrummerDumb'n Drummer2 kun oldin
  • why does 34+35 sound like the mii music

    Molly WoodcockMolly Woodcock2 kun oldin
  • Nice guitar Rick

    Trampoline CultureTrampoline Culture2 kun oldin
  • Loved this ! I am just a hack guitarist but really love listening to you break these down.

    RandysContextRandysContext2 kun oldin
  • Every vocal track these days has that 'squished, autotune' sound to it. One of those things, once you notice it, you can't NOT notice! Ugh.

    Dod RiggsDod Riggs2 kun oldin
  • I get those goosebumps every time

    sunny0210sunny02102 kun oldin
  • These videos are a manual on how NOT to become a blues dad. Instead of bitching about “kids, these days”... pick up a guitar, play along, analyze. Listen without prejudice. Objectively. What do you like about it, what don’t you like, and why? You may learn something.

    tristan avakiantristan avakian2 kun oldin
  • throughly enjoyed watching you go through these

    Damien Jones MusicDamien Jones Music2 kun oldin
  • None of this music would ever make my playlist. I must be getting old.

    JohnnyJohnny2 kun oldin
    • @Johnny Well, think just of Rick, the ultimate grunge man with immense knowledge on music history.He must know the true value of these "songs", yet I feel he somehow can't afford to tell his real opinion.

      nick fitnick fit11 soat oldin
    • @nick fit i hope that's the case

      JohnnyJohnny18 soat oldin
    • Or maybe you've acquired some taste. I feel most people try to adapt to everything to be regarded hip. But these songs really just disgust me.

      nick fitnick fit21 soat oldin
  • beautiful but overused

    georg waltgeorg walt2 kun oldin
  • Rick: "I love this", "this is great"... I bet you he never listens to any of these songs again :)

    gooble69gooble692 kun oldin
  • Moust of these songs sounds like real crap

    Olivera ToicOlivera Toic2 kun oldin
  • Dude make this a series please it’s so Interesting

    Jonny BroJonny Bro2 kun oldin
  • Missed billie’s new song :’(

    Jonah CilleyJonah Cilley2 kun oldin
  • I can't sit through that crap just to hear what you have to say

    Tommy PetragliaTommy Petraglia2 kun oldin
  • He should've come to the bridge in Drivers License. He missed the bridge. 🤧

    Lara AnžlovarLara Anžlovar2 kun oldin
  • I like this content. I retired to take care of my wife and have lost all connection to young folks and their music they listen to, so thanks for reconnecting me. Makes me want to drag out the old guitar and start playing again. Unlike you, I'm not that good, so I probably will leave it in the gig bag lol.

    So WhatSo What2 kun oldin
  • Very good. I'd watch these if done regularly. Love your reactions when something smart happens... like the diminished. I felt the same. Agree with your evaluations..

    John BolgerJohn Bolger2 kun oldin
  • Agreed with everything you said - nice man - from a fellow sound engineer/musician

    Matt RiddellMatt Riddell2 kun oldin
    • havent heard any of these songs 😂

      Matt RiddellMatt Riddell2 kun oldin
  • How much caffeine did he have before filming this lol

    J HJ H2 kun oldin