Aw In my defense, you did say "King Of My Heart" was "definitely one of the stand-out tracks"...but that was over a week ago, and right after you'd just heard most of these songs for the very first time, so that initial shimmer might've faded pretty fast Equating "stand-out" with Top 3 was probably a tad optimistic of me too. We've still got at least a couple of our top-picks in common, but mine would probably look like:JSparksFan wrote:That's an ambitious guess of where "King of My Heart" ranks. My Reputation Top 5 looks like:
1. Getaway Car
2. Call It What You Want
3. ...Ready for It?
4. Look What You Made Me Do
5. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
"King of My Heart" is probably eighth, after the ones above + "Dancing with Our Hands Tied" and "I Did Something Bad". Typing out these song titles just drives home the point that this album's focal point is a mess.
2.) "King Of My Heart"
3.) "Gorgeous" (I know this evokes some VERY strong disdain from many, but it speaks to the same part of me as Charli XCX's "Boys" <3)
4.) "Look What You Made Me Do" (It's tempting to flip-flop this one with "Gorgeous")
5.) "Call It What You Want"
6.) "...Ready For It?" VS "End Game" VS "Dress"
Makes sense. Hard for one of an artist's most underwhelming offerings of her entire career to compete with your favorite offerings of 2017!JSparksFan wrote:It's year-end-countdown season, so Taylor is competing against the wave of my favourite songs of the year, and Reputation isn't strong enough to stand up to that.
Such a "Pinch me!" moment I figured it would keep cracking the Top 50 each holiday season (unless Billboard changes its rules again), but to FINALLY earn that (MUCH-deserved) Top 10 status after 23 years is a true Christmas miracle!JSparksFan wrote:And if the world needed a speck of justice this season, it looks like "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is coming for a Top 5/10 Hot 100 peak!
Aw General catchiness aside, the story of the song (at least as I understand it) brings to mind my experiences leaving suburban Chicago behind to attend college in Cali (and stay out here ever since!)JSparksFan wrote:"It's Time" is cute, but too simple, and lacks a strong message.
• Hmmm...well, this No. 1 probably doesn't have anything to do with year-end countdown season. Or does it...?JSparksFan wrote:01.(RE) Mariah Carey - The Roof (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Christina Aguilera - Fighter
03.(RE) Sam Smith - Pray
04.(RE) Charli XCX - Boys
05.(RE) Mariah Carey - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
06.(RE) Rita Ora - Anywhere
07.(RE) Steps - Scared of the Dark
08.(14) Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
09.(19) Imagine Dragons - Thunder (Greatest Gainer)
10.(RE) Little Mix - Power
12.(RE) Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
13.(RE) Dua Lipa - New Rules
14.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
15.(09) Camila Cabello - Havana (Biggest Free Faller)
17.(RE) Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
19.(RE) Michael Jackson - Thriller
20.(RE) Beyoncé - Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z)
• "Boys" = <3. Like I was saying above, although it's definitely different from Tay's "Gorgeous" in many ways, they both put me in a very similar smitten, daydream-y state of mind. Tapping into that part of Paul that's just a giddy, goofy schoolgirl/boy at the sight of a truly stunning specimen. **Sigh**
• I was pleasantly surprised by how big of a hit "Power" became in the UK! I know Little Mix have been on fire this era (well, for a while now), but I thought this particular pick might have a more polarizing effect on the public (it took a little while to grow on me after I first heard the album), especially after "No More Sad Songs" stalled outside the Top 10. I haven't paid much attention to the single versions this era, but I guess Stormzy was a much smarter selection than Machine Gun Kelly "motorbike, motorbike, motorbike, motorbike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, bike, WHOOP!"
Yet another chart that's through the roof, Akini!