Category Archives: 2010

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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Katy Perry – Firework

First Hit #1: December 18, 2010 Katy Perry’s inspiration to the downtrodden was inevitable. Teenage Dream was basically an album about everything being amazing and everyone being awesome, and with the stories of bullying inspiring other songs, with varying degrees … Continue reading

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Pink – Raise Your Glass

First Hit #1: December 11, 2010 The instinct to make a song about inspiring people to embrace their unique qualities and the instinct to make songs about getting very drunk don’t really mesh as well as Pink and Kesha seem … Continue reading

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Rihanna – Only Girl in the World

First Hit #1: December 4, 2010 Rihanna’s second chart topper – but first single – of her bright red hair period isn’t all that different from her first one, a forceful come on. Well Drake’s not here, and it moves … Continue reading

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Rihanna feat. Drake – What’s My Name?

First Hit #1: November 20, 2010 It could be argued that hookup songs are at least getting somewhat more sophisticated, but it’s not like they had a tall hill to climb to make that claim. What’s My Name is lead … Continue reading

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Ke$ha – We R Who We R

First Hit #1: November 13, 2010 It’s sometimes a funny thing to read about the inspiration for a pop song. Take this, which Ke$ha says was written after several teen suicides caused by bullying and homophobia. This isn’t the only … Continue reading

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Far East Movement feat. The Cateracts, Dev – Like a G6

First Hit #1: October 30, 2010 I said that 2010 would contain some very stupid songs when the year started. There were a few reasons for that, but Like a G6 was the main one, because there are few songs … Continue reading

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