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2012 Top 100 Pop Songs: A Quick Review – #75-51

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

This is Part 2 of my quick reviews of Billboard’s Top 100 Pop songs of 2012. If you want to see what I thought of the first quarter of the hits, then click the link below and check it out. Now for the rest…

Part 1 of 2012 reviews 

#75: Pound the Alarm by Nicki Minaj – The chorus has a nice hook. But I’m not a fan of what’s going on in the rest of the song. Borderline Rihanna knock-off track.

#74: Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love) by Ne-Yo – I know this song is really popular right now (or at least was), but I don’t see the appeal. It’s kind of boring and doesn’t really offer anything.

#73: Work Hard, Play Hard by Wiz Khalifa – Not as bad as other Wiz Khalifa songs I’ve heard, but it doesn’t do much for me. Also, the chorus chant is kind of silly.

#72: Climax by Usher – Another track that doesn’t immediately grab me. However, Usher’s singing here is top notch and definitely worth a mention.

#71: Rolling in the Deep by Adele – It was good last year, still good, especially with the luxury of not being overplayed.

#70: Blown Away by Carrie Underwood – I like what Carrie Underwood does with her music, though, while I don’t think this song is great, it has features of it that make it stand out.

#69: Paradise by Coldplay – I have the feeling this song will play quietly in some random dentist’s office in a few years. It’s that kind of song.

#68: Ho Hey by The Lumineers – I like this song, but only complaint is the ho’s and heys that are prolific.

#67: Pontoon by Little Big Town – Nothing too exciting here.

#66: Good Girl by Carrie Underwood – I did enjoy this one.

#65: Let’s Go by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo – The flow of this good. It starts off nicely, but by the end is a tad repetitive.

#64: Rumor Has It by Adele – I didn’t know the Eurythmics were making a comeback…Wait…Seriously, the song is good, though I prefer the verses to the chorus.

#63: Work Out by J. Cole – Good flow in the chorus, but the verses just lose me.

#62: Back in Time by Pitbull – I hate the lyrics, or rather find them hilarious. I do like the sample and feel it could’ve been more effective elsewhere.

#61: Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine – This song is bland.

#60: Not Over You by Gavin DeGraw – Somewhere in-between boring and decent.

#59: Brokenhearted by Karmin – A mixture of the blandest elements of Ke$ha and Katy Perry.

#58: Springsteen by Eric Church – As a Springsteen fan, I found this song to be very…bland. Big surprise, huh?

#57: Dance (A$$) by Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj – How did this even chart this high? This must be a joke.

#56: Don’t Wake Me Up by Chris Brown – Alright. If you say so, Chris.

#55: Want U Back by Cher Lloyd – Annoying. Definitely not my thing.

#54: No Lie by 2 Chainz ft. Drake – Bleh.

#53: Drunk on You by Luke Bryan – It doesn’t do it for me. More mediocre country music.

#52: Wanted by Hunter Hayes – More mediocrity.

#51: Ass Back Home by Gym Class Heroes ft. Neon Hitch – Even more mediocrity.

The official Billboard list for this section

 

Well, that was Part 2 of my look at Billboard’s Top 100 pop hits from 2012. Check back soon for Part 3!

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