Category Archives: 2007

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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Alicia Keys – No One

First Hit #1: December 1, 2007 Would I like No One as much in any other context? Let’s be honest, I didn’t like 2007 musically for the most part, but No One was a weird bit of reassurance after one … Continue reading

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Chris Brown feat. T-Pain – Kiss Kiss

First Hit #1: November 10, 2007 Chris Brown has an odd persecution complex, and this was before there was a good reason for people to actually persecute Chris Brown. So many lines about people hating in the middle of what … Continue reading

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Kanye West – Stronger

First Hit #1: September 29, 2007 The enduring popularity of Kanye West can be explained quite simply: He’s an exciting performer. Stronger begins with a Daft Punk sample, and uses that to make a song that kind of transcends its … Continue reading

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Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Crank That

First Hit #1: September 15, 2007 Giving Soulja Boy a record deal almost seems irresponsible. He was an internet sensation, a kid goofing around with some music software and making a dumb little song and a dumb little dance to … Continue reading

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Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry

First Hit #1: September 8, 2007 There was a different song called Big Girls Don’t Cry. It was by The Four Seasons, and has absolutely nothing to do with Fergie, who is determined to prove she has range by breaking … Continue reading

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Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls

First Hit #1: August 11, 2007 This is the worst song ever recorded. That’s my personal opinion, of course, guided by the fact that the chorus makes me want to jab a screwdriver into my ear. It’s got the problem … Continue reading

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