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

Hey! Everyone had a nice week?
I sure did, and part of why I had is because I listened to cool music. More specifically, these songs. So… yeah. What did you listen to last week?
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 just appear to never get tired of this song. This is just so perfect that, even when I stop listening to the song for a while, after two to three days, I got appetite for more of it, and it’s stuck on replay again.

2 7 rings - Ariana Grande

One of the most addictive pop songs of the year so far. Also a prime example of how to turn elements of a familiar song into something shiny and new.

3 So Am I - Ava Max

I kind of regret not having included Ava Max’s chart topper “Sweet But Psycho” on my best of 2018 list, as it’s exactly what a pop song should be: the melody has “earworm” written all over it yet it never seems to try hard to achieve that, which makes it sound like a natural, and it has personality and charisma to back that up, as Ava Max never resembles the glamorous mega-celebrity image. Actually, she’s what every misfit subculture wants to be done very right, and what I like about it is that it’s pure pop. Not RnB, not pop rock, not house pop - it’s simply pure pop as it has been there in past decades but with modern production values. Now comes “So Am I” and it is just as great. Another melody that carves itself into your brain, but in a way that makes you want more. This time, she’s even more direct in her image: she addresses the outcasts and celebrates being different very outspoken, all to a sound that’s fun and delightful. I hope an album follows ...more

4 Skat Strut - MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob

Oh my! Why was the 90s pop rap wave hated again? I think that viewing songs like this as hip hop’s worst nightmare is absolutely obsolete. Cartoon images in rap have not only become mainstream, even technically great rappers use them (ask “God of Battle” SpongeBozz), and songs like “Skat Strut” - or “U Can't Touch This”, or “Ice Ice Baby” - are simply meant to be fun listens to party to, and they work well.

5 First of the Year (Equinox) - Skrillex

What happened to Skrillex? There was a time when he was the foremost electronica artist, then he became one of the best known producers (like Timbaland, David Guetta and Calvin Harris before him who dominated the charts), and then… sometime around 2016 he vanished. I want my bass drops back!

6 Good Girl - PAENDA

I’m so undecided about this song. I’d love it to death, but the snare/clap that starts in the first chorus is so oddly placed that it took me some time to understand its rhythm. Imagine a 4/4 time signature. The “2” stands for where the snare is heard. This is how the snare of a pop song is usually placed:
And this is how Paenda’s song places it:
Sounds very weird. But I like the rest of the track, that's why I listened to it so much even though that snare really turns me off.

7 Lollipop - Lil Wayne & Static Major

I think that this uses autotune right. It sounds very melodic, and in combination with the beeps in the beat it has something very futuristic about it. Unlike the rest of “the Carter III”, it’s more pop than hip hop. When this song was released, Lil Wayne was considered by many as the best rapper alive. What happened to his reputation? I guess that “the Carter” 1 to 3 were better than what was released afterwards, but he never really became terribly bad, just more mediocre.

8 Old Pop In an Oak - Rednex

The “Sex & Violins” album plays over and over on my phone, and it won't stop anytime soon. Of course, I exchanged its piss pot cover artwork with another one, namely the image of the “Cotton Eye Joe” single, but I plan on digitally altering the “Wish You Were Here” single cover so that it shows the album title instead of the song’s, because the band members are depicted on it. It’s one thing if an album has a butt ugly cover and you don't like it. You just laugh at it. It gets bothering if you like the album - after all, you want to also look at something pleasing when you hear it. But if you are really, really into it, it’s unacceptable. And in this case, I got a special theory: in Austria, Rednex were the biggest band between 1994 and 1995 (and had a big comeback in 2000, the singles after that didn't do so well). The first three singles of “Sex & Violins” were all chart toppers, “Wish You Were Here” and “Old Pop in an Oak” stayed at number 1 for 10 ...more

9 Trash All the Glam - Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst is back with a radical transformation. The title already suggested it: the glamorous, extravagant, theatrical drama is gone. “Trash All The Glam” has something of “Vespertine” era Björk, artful and electronic. Starting of minimalistic, but gaining a subtle build up that you only realize was there when it’s over. And yes, Tom Neuwirth uses autotune. He doesn't need to. He has one of the best singing voices of his generation. In this case, it adds to the dreamlike, surreal character. Might as well be a flanger or a phaser.

10 My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion

I really need to make a good, detailed list about my favorite movies. Because what has gone somewhat under the radar on TheTopTens is that I got a movie collection as big as my music collection with thousands of DVDs of all ages and genres. I really need to let you guys know about it a bit more, but on here, I got stuck with music so much. “Titanic” sure would be on the list, whether I made a Top 20, 30 or 50. I still can't decide for one. But "Titanic" is... grand.