Martin Canine's Most Listened to Songs of This Week (February 4th to 10th, 2019) According to His Smartphone

You know the time, you know the kind of list - so let's not beat around the bush and immediately get down to business!
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Wish You Were Here - Rednex

I am sorry you have to see this damn ugly cover artwork almost every week, but - you might have guessed - this went on to become one of my favorite songs of all time. I really wished it possible to depict the cover artwork of either the single (the band dressed as soldiers) or the rare alternative album cover (simply showing the desert). No, it has to be the sole worst album cover ever made (excluding violent shock value covers).

2 SICKO MODE - Travis Scott & Drake

Complain all you want. This was rightfully universally seen as one of the best hip hop songs of last year, maybe of the entire decade, and just the fact that it was played instead of another song that was more requested doesn't make it less of a good song.

3 I Love It - Kanye West & Lil Pump

Simple premise, maximum catchiness - that is the formula of Lil Pump, and it works damn fine. I am very hyped for "Harverd Dropout".

4 One (Your Name) - Swedish House Mafia & Pharrell

How can a house song sound THAT intense, epic and dramatic? Like, this has to be the peak of the house pop wave of the early 2010s.

5 Lowlife - That Poppy

Poppy's masterpiece. One of the most irresistible pop songs of the decade (and that even if she is in fact kind of criticizing pop at the same time), with one of the best music videos.

6 Mirrors - Natalia Kills

I have already started my research for the best songs of the 2010s list that I plan on releasing in 2020 (sounds so futuristic). This will be my biggest list project ever on the Top 10, as I will relive the entire decade, including my music library, all the hit songs and all the highly praised songs. The 2010s were the first decade that I actively observed come and go (I was 4 in 2000 and 5 in 2001, I didn't realize a new decade/millennium began), and I heard thousands of songs, some stuck around and others were forgotten. One song I did rediscover is this dark pop song from 2010. It was only a hit in the German speaking territory, but when it was released Natalia Kills was already hailed as the biggest competitor to Lady Gaga as an extravagant pop icon, and received quite some coverage in teen magazines. However, "Mirrors" remained her only major hit (the follow up "Wonderland" was moderately successful, but no actual hit), and as quick as she rose to fame she disappeared. Sadly, the ...more

7 The Art of Forgiveness - Maria Mena

Maria Mena is a genius. Need proof? Listen to this song. I kinda lost track of her work after the 2000s when she had a couple of hits, but her best music was released right afterwards on "Viktoria". I did not know this album until recently... and may I say it's one of the best I had the pleasure to hear this decade.

8 Euphoria - Loreen

Anyone else hyped for the Eurovision Song Contest this year? No? Shame on you! Go and listen to some of the past winners to get into the mood. "Euphoria" is a good start (although the best winner is and will always remain "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" by France Gall).

9 Paper Planes - M.I.A.

I bet this song'a chorus is fun to sing in school while wearing a long black coat, sunglasses and a bandana.
Jokes aside, placing this at number 2 on Rolling Stone's list of the best songs of the 21st century was one of the best things the magazine recently did. It may not be the second best song of the century - no, it isn't - but it's still really good and extremely fun to listen to, AND has some intelligence on top.

10 Marionetten - Söhne Mannheims

Speaking of intelligence... this song has none. It's not as bad as "Flatlines" despite on touching on that territory, but its essence still is: "get up, grab a pitchfork and physically attack politicians if they don't change their mind" (quite literally he sings that you should pluck their eye out if they don't). That's quite a dangerous mindset. Why did I listen to it then?

Well... it's damn good musically. Like, extremely good. And that's no wonder: Xavier Naidoo, one of Germany's most brilliant music artists, was responsible for a large part of the songwriting and sings almost the entire song. The mood is intense. The wordings are powerful, that's what makes them so dangerous. The tempo switch after Cr7z's superb guest verse is a true highlight. Man, how I wish this song was about a whole nother topic.