Hot 100 Review: Adore You by Harry Styles

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/VF-r5TtlT9w Who would have thought that there would ever be a time when you wished One Direction would get back together. I mean I say that like I’m still a teenager who hates them when I do honestly miss their absolute dorky sincerity. It is also clear that separate from one another none of them have the singular talent to continue a … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Adore You by Harry Styles

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 7 (a Review)

I always try to keep to a schedule. It’s good for everyone, and I think doubly needed in this current climate (and I’m not even talking about the still real climate change killing us as we all get sick). So it is always nice when network TV trudges on. That means so can I! Coming out of last episode’s conclusion Zoey and Max start to … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 7 (a Review)

Hot 100 Review: Blinding Light by The Weeknd

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/4NRXx6U8ABQ Heartless by The Weeknd was my first ever Hot 100 Review. At the time Blinding Lights just released and wasn’t on the chart, but listened and liked it vastly more. I still do. Blinding Lights has an amazing synth-wave sound. It really does feel like what driving down Las Vegas feels like. The keyboard and after effects really transport you immediately … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Blinding Light by The Weeknd

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 6 (a Review)

Time to just jump into this review like the show does to that cliffhanger. Last episode Zoey took some hit, but close to her work crush Simon. Following that now Simon’s fiancé is calling Zoey, Max has to face up to the fact he broke up with Autumn, Zoey’s boss signed her divorce papers, and Simon’s engagement party is happening all on the same night. … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 6 (a Review)

Hot 100 Review: Stupid Love by Lady Gaga

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/5L6xyaeiV58 It’s a a real throwback to see Lady Gaga back on the chart in so long. Sure, she made it in for her song in A Star is Born, but having her come back with a big pop number makes me feel like I’m in high school all over again. It’s weird. I always found her songs catchy but didn’t love … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Stupid Love by Lady Gaga

Hot 100 Review: Roxanne by Arizona Zervas (and On by BTS…)

Watch the videos: https://youtu.be/mPVDGOVjRQ0 & https://youtu.be/16YnOUnbE6s It is incredibly ballsy to make a song called “Roxanne.” It’s one of those song names that have been thoroughly ruined by the fact there is one big song that uses it and is such lightning in a bottle that trying to copy any part of that shows a certain amount of ambition at least. That person with ambition … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Roxanne by Arizona Zervas (and On by BTS…)

Hot 100: Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/oygrmJFKYZY It’s a risk to take a week off from looking at the Billboard list to do a special release. Sometimes, like with Circles, you miss a great song and have to wait longer to hear it because more stuff keeps coming out. Other times, though, you get lucky and the song you’re covering jumps even higher and in fact did not … Continue reading Hot 100: Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 3 (a review)

The previous episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist were over stuffed, oddly paced episodes with strong characters, good dynamics, great singing, and have real heart. It’s a show I have really wanted to like for more reasons than just liking Jane Levy interact with others on screen. This episode finally starts paying off some of the set up potential and ends up being a strong episode … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 3 (a review)

Hot 100 Special: No Time to Die by Billie Eilish

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/D6cNao95FIw I’ve never been much of a James Bond fan, but I have been a fan of the gimmick that every film has its own theme song. With classics like Man with the Golden Gun and View to a Kill they have made some really solid music (just ignore the Brosnan trash years. Hey, at least they made songs fo reflect how … Continue reading Hot 100 Special: No Time to Die by Billie Eilish

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 2 is Finally Here (a Review)

I started the previous one of these talking about how network television is behind the times. This show continues to represent that just by the fact it released its pilot episode with lots of hype and excitement only to suddenly vanish as they made the rest of the series it seems. It’s more interesting that previews for the first episode showed events that didn’t occur, … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 2 is Finally Here (a Review)