Martin Canine's Most Listened To Songs of This Week (March 11th to 17th, 2019) According To His Smartphone

Yes, I'm late with this. I know.

But actually, there's not much to say about most of these songs I haven't already, as most were on these lists before.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Old Pop In an Oak - Rednex

I can't quite decide why I listen to "Old Pop in an Oak" more often than "Cotton Eye Joe". They are musically similar, and CEJ's lyrics aren't nearly as random and nonsensical, but something about OPIAO is a bit more addictive. Apparently other Austriams agree with me because OPIAO was the bigger hit over here (more precisely, the second best selling song of 1995).

2 The Spirit of the Hawk - Rednex

But THIS is one of Rednex's best songs. Classily mixing traditional Native American elements into specifically European pop music, creating a mixture that sounds mesmerizing and beautiful. It even has an anti-war message in between. It also has one of my favorite music videos putting the coldness of modern civilisation in contrast with the warmth of the Native American tribes.

3 Formation - Beyoncé

A strong message of black female pride packed into a catchy hip hop / RnB tune. That's an understatement, but I think this is the song I talked about most on here anyway, so... yeah.

4 Cataleya - Samra

One of the best German hip hop songs of last year. Bushido provided one of his great beats that show his strength as a producer, and Samra gave a performance that's so filled with emotion, it's more superb acting than rapping.

I am looking forward to more music by him. He and Bushido parted ways but this hit song (number 1 in Germany, number 2 in Austria) showed his potential as a vocalist.

5 Ganz Wien - Falco

Falco classic. One of my favorites that show his immense strength far better than the pop of "Rock Me Amadeus". A twisted song very openly about everyone in Vienna being totally high on various kinds of drugs. It starts off fairly normal but it just goes insane halfway through. That's David Bowie level, folks. And he's a legend in Austria for a reason.

6 Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex

The classic. Fun, catchy, easy to like. But interestingly, "Wish You Were Here" and "Old Pop in an Oak" were bigger hits in Austria, and "The Spirit of the Hawk" was about the same level, whereas in the rest of the world this was by far their biggest major song.

7 Ghost Town - Kanye West, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kid Cudi & 070 Shake

To be honest... this just gets better and better the more time passes and I might have ranked it even higher on my best of 2018 list if I wrote it now.

8 Hit Me - Conchita Wurst

The new image of Austria's biggest popstar of the decade really suits him. I think by now, "him" is the right pronoun to address Wurst. Tom Neuwirth, the man behind Wurst, never was transexual, and invented Wurst merely as a drag queen character. And right now, he makes her more and more masculine, probably because he wants to finally be known for himself, not his persona.

In addition, the glamorous big band / orchestra style he was known for and still made last year is over now. "Hit Me", the second single of his forthcoming third studio album, is straightforward electro pop. And it's just as awesome as it gets in the genre. A chorus that I hummed all day even after only one listen, an addictive mid-section with robot vocals, and great lyrics. Not to mention, Neuwirth has the charisma and instantly recognizable voice to back his status up. I am very excited for new music.

9 Hold Me for a While - Rednex

This is the forgotten Rednex song that should have been a hit but wasn't. On "Sex & Violins", almost every song had the potential of becoming a hit, on "...Farm Out" there were some individual highlights and some fillers. Some idiot picked the album's worst song, the embarassing "The Way I Mate", as the lead single. It rightfully flopped. Then a genius came along and chose the beautiful "The Spirit of the Hawk", the band's second best song after "Wish You Were Here", as the second single. It was a natural that dominated the charts for weeks and marked the band's comeback after 5 years. "Hold Me For A While" then had the difficult job of being a follow up to a smash hit. And I don't get why it had disappointing sales. Like on the previous album, the third single was a solo ballad by the female lead singer, and Whippy could carry the song as much as Mary Joe could on "Wish You Were Here". Plus its melody and production were top notch. So... why didn't it become big as well? We'll never ...more

10 The Invocation - Sinners Are Winners

Heck, I love this song. Does that make me a bad person? Nope. In fact, there are quite a couple of BOTDF songs I really like, next to a couple of tracks that I dislike. But to be honest: as trashy as Dahvie's old sex songs were (those from the first four albums)... this is actually really atmospheric and full of erotic tension.