First Hit #1: October 28, 2006
Another day, another song about butts. It’s difficult to really say much about it, because there have been many songs about butts, and while they’re varying levels of clever they’re all effectively the same. Money Maker is a better song than, say, Laffy Taffy, given that Ludacris and Pharrell at least have charisma and production talent. It’s fitfully funny, as songs about butts often are, though it’s not really much new or exciting either. Current trends are strange however, since they haven’t broke. Songs like Money Maker usually indicate that a certain style is getting played out and there’s going to be something different on the ascent – it’s a played out old idea. But it could also fit in quite comfortably on a chart seven years later. It’s weird, usually every ten years you see trends start to reach their nadir while new stuff rises to take its place. And in 2006 we’re definitely seeing some trends start to hit their low point. But, they haven’t gone away at all, which is curious.