Our (Arguable) Top 10 in Music – December 2016


Let’s just say this is clearly not the “Greatest of All Time” chart but it’s not the worst either…

#1) CloserThe Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
This song has blown up; very catchy, upbeat, and all about relationships. They try to stay in the moment by ‘never getting older’, and people seem to get stuck listening to it over and over again. Another hit by the Chainsmokers, still reigning #1 after 13 weeks.

#2) StarboyThe Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk
This song is very strange and not all that catchy. It has potential, but it should never have left the studio as is. People write songs for a reason, to send a message, yet there is nothing here. It’s still better than #5 but I have no clue how it has been second most popular for 6 weeks.

#3) HeathensTwenty One Pilots
Lead singer Tyler Joseph’s unique voice fits perfectly with this song and its introverted lyrics, along with its corresponding movie Suicide Squad. Overall a very driving punk rock feel. Instrumentals give this song emotion, cutting guitar and a great drummer.

#4) Let Me Love YouDJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber
Behind the layers of auto tune that resembles singing there is a good beat. Good to listen to if you need a boost, but it’s hard to remember anything other than four words of the melody.

#5) BroccoliD.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
To write a review on a song, you have to actually listen to it, which I could barely do in this case. If you search what the name D.R.A.M. stands for you should be able to understand why he makes no sense. I am aware an entire industry is centered around this genre, but frankly I think it is disgusting and the music video is worse.

#6) 24K MagicBruno Mars
Not as powerful as some of Mars’ other songs but still catchy. He won’t be remembered by it but it deserves its spot in the top 10.

#7) Side to Side Ariana Grande Featuring Nicki Minaj
Not much different from Grandes other songs, but still gets stuck in your head. She has worked with Minaj before and kept it balanced, but by not fully belting her range in her classic way, Grande seemed to become overshadowed by Minaj.

#8) Cold WaterMajor Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO
An encouraging song about loyalty, with an electronic groove. Starts soft with acoustic guitar and increases in energy. The techno sound is not my first choice but doesn’t overpower or drown out the vocals here.

#9) Juju On That BeatZay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
The latest dance tune, but not a real song to be played at the Grammys or anything. Waiting to stop seeing this in my Instagram feed.

#10) I Hate U I Love UGnash Featuring Olivia O’Brian
It’s so easy to get this song about conflicting love stuck in your head for days. The built up anger and broken hearts are heard through the two singers and the snapping in the background. If you’re sad about any relationship this is your go-to song.