Monthly Archives: May 2014

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Pharrell Williams – Happy

First Hit #1: March 8, 2014 And here we are, the last song of the daily We Are Number Ones. The end of this multi-year project to see what we can learn from decades of music. I haven’t decided what … Continue reading

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Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse

First Hit #1: February 8, 2014 Dark Horse is interesting, even if it’s kind of a mess. It certainly doesn’t make any sense at all, basically just a car crash of metaphors, and while Perry does manage to wrangle a … Continue reading

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Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – Timber

First Hit #1: January 18, 2014 My first impression, the first few seconds in fact, was positive. I don’t remember hearing a harmonica on a pop track in ages, it was nice to hear a sound that was not exactly … Continue reading

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Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster

First Hit #1: December 21, 2013 It’s the end of the year, time for Rihanna, though in a feature spot instead of a headline. Instead we have Eminem, and a bit of a retread. See, Love the Way You Lie … Continue reading

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