My Latest Top 10 Spotify Review...Has It Gotten Worse?

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After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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  • RuthButlerMusic


    15 мүнөт мурун

    Is that track at the end yours? Very cool! I LOVE IT!!

  • RuthButlerMusic


    16 мүнөт мурун

    Thanks for this great review!

  • sazicon


    48 мүнөт мурун

    Anyone else think that the original Goosebumps by Travis Scott is just so much better?

  • Scott M. Peters

    Scott M. Peters

    Саат мурун

    all of these songs suck Rick...and you know it; come on bro...

  • Theodore Munice

    Theodore Munice

    2 саат мурун

    I’m waiting for the one song that Rick can’t figure out after 10 seconds.

  • Jason Hetzler

    Jason Hetzler

    2 саат мурун

    I liked the #1 song ok the rest not so much. There's just something stylistically about many current pop songs that is unappealing to me. I wonder how far back I'd have to go until I liked most of the top 10.

  • Arthur Arroyo

    Arthur Arroyo

    2 саат мурун

    PLEASE react to Kamaitachi, it's a brazilian artist

  • Matt W.

    Matt W.

    2 саат мурун

    Can you tell that Jon Bellion is one of the producers on "Anyone"? It sounds very JB for a JB song lol.



    2 саат мурун

    I think it's honestly so cool how he can just do a quick listen once and know what the chords are. I know that a lot of people can do that but it's just so cool to me

  • Steve Lawrie

    Steve Lawrie

    2 саат мурун

    Ok, the writers might be brilliant but the productions are boring.

  • Ezra Nixon

    Ezra Nixon

    3 саат мурун

    I find it interesting that u refer to the relative minor as chord vi and not chord i - when the tonal centre is on the minor. (If that makes sense) is it perhaps because u are being traditional in the classical sense and would only refer to a minor chord i - when the 7th note in the key is sharp? (Harmonic minor key area) or perhaps just for the sake of simplicity? I enjoy these videos, I also am impressed when I hear unique ideas in hyper famous popular music.

  • George Jensen

    George Jensen

    3 саат мурун

    Driver's licence was unexpectedly good. I think Justin Beiber's was pretty bad honestly. I guess the rhythm's kinda cool but I wouldn't say that's good or achieving anything.

  • D_Music _Life

    D_Music _Life

    3 саат мурун

    Can you stay up all night, fu*k me till the daylight
    Rick “I I like Ariana Grande but not that interesting to me” Beato 🤣

  • Dylan Holland

    Dylan Holland

    4 саат мурун

    Love how he just knows the time signiture and chords in like 5 seconds

  • #proderis ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    #proderis ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    4 саат мурун

    11:46 this is because rap producers believe and worship a stipulation of ‘siMpliCiTy iS kEy’ & ‘liStEnErs dOnt cAre iF iTs simPle’ and so on

  • Promiseofwar H.

    Promiseofwar H.

    4 саат мурун

    Do a list with best cowbells. 👍🏽

  • Mitchel Evans

    Mitchel Evans

    4 саат мурун

    Kind of a surprise that #1 and #2 are not uptempo, and Driver’s License is not a ballad - or is it. The singer is quite good, too. She gives us lots of feeling. I think the slower tempos are result of us all being in lock down, and just chilling with our music listening.
    And Billie & Fineas’ new one, wow.
    And, thank you for breaking down the changes.

  • Josh Foss

    Josh Foss

    4 саат мурун

    I'm a folk music guy, so I already knew what was going to happen here. That incessant fake hi-hat in every pop/rap song over the last 5 years just has to stop though. Who does that sound good to?

  • Joey Garcia

    Joey Garcia

    4 саат мурун

    Does anyone know which part of Drivers license has the sharp 4 Rick is talking about? I can’t hear it. I’m guessing the note is E

  • Paxton Gerhart

    Paxton Gerhart

    4 саат мурун

    Dua Lipa is trying to bring funk to the modern day and I actually really love the sound of a lot of her stuff. Fun basslines and contagious energy

  • Thomas Monson

    Thomas Monson

    4 саат мурун

    I didn't hate any of those

  • Jimothy Nimajneb

    Jimothy Nimajneb

    5 саат мурун

    The appeal to Holiday is the lyrics. He's real tongue-and-cheek and plays off his status as a one-hit wonder. Really well-written

  • Miguel Amadio

    Miguel Amadio

    5 саат мурун

    I got a feeling he'd love whole lotta red

  • Antony


    5 саат мурун

    That goosebumps song belongs last decade..

  • EDOGG62


    5 саат мурун

    There are actually good artists out there, but I don't know about the charts per se... you really have to hunt them down. I get most of my good recommendations from fellow musicians. If not for them, I'd still be bingeing on Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder all day.

  • Faden Mac

    Faden Mac

    6 саат мурун

    Pop is always going to be made of professional artists/producers/arrangers who are dedicated to releasing the best tracks from top talent...because their reputation and pay depend on it.
    We shouldn't be surprised with the result, especially from the top of the charts.

  • chasmic _

    chasmic _

    6 саат мурун

    PLEASE please react to Tamino's music. He is a very small artist but has so much potential. I may be in the metal scene but he will never leave my heart.

  • Chenislav Slama

    Chenislav Slama

    6 саат мурун

    Hey man! Try to review belarusian band named Molchat Doma. It's one of my favorite bands these days. Its pretty good postpunk.

  • Aurore Paccou

    Aurore Paccou

    7 саат мурун

    What about the top 10 alternative chart? That would be interesting too!

  • Danilo Vilardi

    Danilo Vilardi

    7 саат мурун

    10:54 "sounds like a real bass" WAIT WHAT THERE ARE FAKE BASSES NOW?

  • bruce wightman

    bruce wightman

    7 саат мурун

    complete J U N K MUSIC

  • Sharon Ha

    Sharon Ha

    7 саат мурун

    Music is waves of sound. nothing to be stuck up pretentious or exclusive about. You rock though.

  • Nick Mahon

    Nick Mahon

    7 саат мурун

    shame "blinding lights" wasn't in the spotify top 10 this time around. thats a damn fine song.

  • David Borchers

    David Borchers

    8 саат мурун

    All forgettable, all sounds like every song for the past 5 yrs!

  • Adefesio94


    8 саат мурун

    Uplifting songs with minor chords are my thing! Rick, I remember back in 2004-2006 (when a I was in my late childhood, early teenager years) there were many songs like that; pop, rock songs that were very catchy, sometimes energetic, or relaxing slow songs, even electronic music and with minor chords, I really loved that. Just take a look into the hits from that era.



    8 саат мурун

    Y2k really happened.

  • Jimmy Wiggians

    Jimmy Wiggians

    8 саат мурун

    Rubbish, entire list is rubbish and Rick knows it. Do you actually think he likes this crap, if he told you what he really thought it wouldn’t help his little thing he’s got going now would it?

  • Szymon Jaślar

    Szymon Jaślar

    8 саат мурун

    I love how he can find proper chords after few seconds of listening

  • Mr. Kaplan Music

    Mr. Kaplan Music

    9 саат мурун

    Rick, thanks for doing these videos! I am a huge fan of Synthpop and New Wave. Would you consider doing a review of a Pet Shop Boys song or a Depeche Mode song? Thanks again!

  • clemente ebel

    clemente ebel

    9 саат мурун

    how does he guess the chords and the scale everytime, does he have perfect pitch?

    • Dylan Lim

      Dylan Lim

      7 саат мурун

      I don’t think so, he’s just really experienced in the music biz


    9 саат мурун

    I like how when you heard the #4 in that first song, it was like instant respect points hahaha.

  • John Collins

    John Collins

    9 саат мурун

    It's all crap! Couldn't finish watching the video, I think Rick's been on the 'funny cigarettes'.

  • Albert davila

    Albert davila

    9 саат мурун

    Music now days is crap, but metal of course

  • Lino Wolf

    Lino Wolf

    10 саат мурун

    I luv see the reactions of Rick

  • f*ck google

    f*ck google

    10 саат мурун

    I dont like Billie Eilish because she somehow managed to get this reputation of selfmade musician from her living room, while she is rich kid from hollywood parents with all sorts of connections and had millions of dollars paid for her promotion by them

  • Gautham


    11 саат мурун

    Review weeknd trilogy mixtapes.
    I think itll be interesting.🙌

  • machrisr2000


    11 саат мурун

    I really think you should deduct points for sameness/lack of originality. Most of these songs sounded more or less the same. A top 10 in the 80s or 90s would have radical differences like comparing Def Leppard to Cheryl Crow to Michael Jackson. This stuff (with one or two exceptions) is all the same.

  • Robert Ruork

    Robert Ruork

    11 саат мурун

    Apart from the first song, the rest is just more of the same repetitive, simplistic, self-similar, recursive, unmelodic CRAP of the past 20 years that has caused me to despair as to how "pop"ular music will ever recover from this malaise -- and I don't give a flying f*** how well-produced they are!

  • Brandon Anthony

    Brandon Anthony

    12 саат мурун

    I can’t deny it Olivia rodrigo is adorable and that song is done really well she sounds great.

  • Sean Clark

    Sean Clark

    12 саат мурун

    Thanks for doin the work so we don’t have to! I might be able to make it all the way through 3 of those. Love your analysis!

  • TheGoreMachine


    12 саат мурун

    love your channel man

  • Daniel Diez Canseco

    Daniel Diez Canseco

    12 саат мурун

    ¡Que tal oreja que tienes carajo! ­¡Qué envidia! Genial Rick!

  • Taikatanhu


    13 саат мурун

    Wow there has actually been some improvement!
    Nothing that that blows your socks out, but for a normal pop song many of those were quite nice. If I heard one from the radio I probably would keep the radio on... if I listened to radio that is.

  • pida siouy

    pida siouy

    13 саат мурун

    Who else was wondering how he pronounces sza?

  • Misael Pacheco

    Misael Pacheco

    13 саат мурун

    I thought Rick would talk about the Jacob Collier's vocals on Good Days by SZA, wait till the end of the music uncle Rick!
    - Love from Brazil

  • B4phom3t


    13 саат мурун

    6:24 I *was* gonna say listen to Black Metal but then you added "but sounds uplifting" lul

    • Taikatanhu


      12 саат мурун

      The only uplifting thing about black metal is the heat that comes from a burning church. And it does not lift up anything heavier than a feather.

  • KidFlersh


    14 саат мурун

    Rick, I think you'd like The Weeknd's new stuff

    • pida siouy

      pida siouy

      13 саат мурун

      #1 and 7 are the best sounding beats

  • Andrew Pearce

    Andrew Pearce

    14 саат мурун

    Thank you for your analysis Rick!!! Very enlightening

  • B500l


    15 саат мурун

    a song about getting your first drivers license? what next, a song about the first period?? good voice though.

  • Jörg Schröder

    Jörg Schröder

    16 саат мурун

    Justin Bieber Anyone: Chorus sounds a lot like "Goin' Home" from Toto. Same chords, melody and similar accentuation....

  • Edward Taylor

    Edward Taylor

    16 саат мурун

    Lads, I think we can all agree drivers license, levitating and therefore I am are the only genuinely great songs on this list, the others have good and bad elements

  • Miranda Huiskamp

    Miranda Huiskamp

    16 саат мурун

    My father always shouting he hated my music in the 90's I feel like my dad right now with this 2021 music 😁

  • Blue Lotus Organic Red Wine

    Blue Lotus Organic Red Wine

    16 саат мурун

    There isn't a Artist with Pop music, and pretty soon wont even need a producer to create the computer generated artist. Nothing creative or original. Its like FRANK ZAPPA said, "Hey, I found the 12 year old girl that LA is making music to...shes not very smart or pretty, actually, pretty dumnb"' Frank Zappa autobiography

  • Andy Tuke

    Andy Tuke

    16 саат мурун

    Rick - stop torturing yourself

  • Just Kaws

    Just Kaws

    16 саат мурун

    The dirty belt alarmingly hug because sampan pivotally unfasten beyond a piquant fear. large, instinctive nut

  • mo0nbuggy


    18 саат мурун

    Rick: This music is good.
    No it isn't mate.

  • Vassili3005


    19 саат мурун

    Knew Rick would like SZA

  • Bob PerkinsDDS

    Bob PerkinsDDS

    19 саат мурун

    Rick has a hard time being negative. He’s a good guy

  • The Boot Patrol

    The Boot Patrol

    20 саат мурун

    I think you’re being way too nice about these songs, maybe you do like them, but we all know they’re basic bubble gum music, you chew it and spit it out when it runs out flavor after 5 minutes.

  • Rahim Rahmat

    Rahim Rahmat

    20 саат мурун

    Got no Cardi B. Explains the VAST improvement.....

  • Chaos Thierry

    Chaos Thierry

    20 саат мурун

    It's pretty telling when someone with knowledge uses basic acoustic strumming and makes the song better. Goosebumps or what ever the hell that was sounds 100% better with an acoustic guitar vs. what ever annoying noise that was throughout the entire song.

  • Ralts


    20 саат мурун

    #1 and 7 are the best sounding beats

  • In Your Face, Guitar !

    In Your Face, Guitar !

    20 саат мурун

    It's a bit off-topic but...the second ad was by Art Of Guitar featuring Roman Smirnov and his virtuosity blew my mind.

  • Elly Bird Guitar

    Elly Bird Guitar

    21 саат мурун

    Jacob Collier did the tracks and production on Good Days for SZA. Dude is an absolute legend and real music genius.

  • greg fagan

    greg fagan

    22 саат мурун

    Pretty simplistic both in chord progressions and production (with the exception of creepy girl and her brother good production). What's up with going up and down the neck playing bar chords? Try playing a barred C position a half step higher instead of the E and A versions of guitar chords? Did I hear a diminished? Wow! Pop music!? I agree that the mastering is way too hot on some tunes. Isn't there some standard so we don't have to keep playing with levels for the listener? All in all I enjoy the concept of your reviewing pop. In all seriousness, I enjoyed your helping non musicians understand just how easy musicians with trained ears can pick apart songs on the fly. For me, it's too simple and boring. You did a great job trying to enjoy it. Again, play guitar like a real guitar player and stop being a bar chord player? How 'bout a Bm7 in starting from the second fret with your middle finger on low B? Also, do you always have to ring a low G every time you play C? What are you some kind of folk/country guy now!? lol Gotta give you flack for something. Best wishes!

  • Team Trubbish

    Team Trubbish

    22 саат мурун

    This is me in the car anytime(all the time)when my wife and kids are with me. Having to make the most out of what they're listening to.

  • Joe Garcia

    Joe Garcia

    22 саат мурун

    I'm Gen-X and I love a lot of today's music and top songs... feel good to see Rick doing these videos, makes me feel im not wrong! ha! Rick, guess it would be better if you go from song #10 to #1... just sayin'.

  • Giovanni P.

    Giovanni P.

    22 саат мурун

    At least a few songs which have a bit more imagination than 'doin' it every which way from Sunday coz I'm nasty, your nasty, yeah yeah yeah yeah' duff, duff, duff.

  • pontius2000


    22 саат мурун

    “Drivers License” was a good song with a very talented singer. “Levitating” was a good pop song. The rest of them were garbage.

  • Carlos Barrera

    Carlos Barrera

    23 саат мурун

    Genius! The way he deconstructs the songs just by ear is amazing, I cannot imagine the tons of years of experience and knowledge in music he has. Wow

  • Owen Bailey-Waltz

    Owen Bailey-Waltz

    23 саат мурун

    Billie Eilish, all jokes aside, should just start ripping and belting in the middle of one of her songs just to catch everyone off guard.

    • b o o m

      b o o m

      7 саат мурун

      @Robert Ruork this is a good troll, I almost thought you were another one of those losers lol

    • Robert Ruork

      Robert Ruork

      11 саат мурун

      All joking aside, she should just stop singing and do everybody a favor.

    • Hugo S.

      Hugo S.

      16 саат мурун

      She did it in No Time to Die and everyone lost it lol

    • Danielle Adia

      Danielle Adia

      18 саат мурун

      I agree, she needs to step up her game Big fan of her btw



    23 саат мурун

    Driver's License is pretty good, Anyone is kinda boring, 34 35 is a song I dislike, Levitating is a bop, Without You is definitely a grower, The original Goosebumps is better but the remix is decent, Therefore I Am is really good, Holiday is amazing lol, Monster is actually great and Good Days is well..good.
    The top 10 is actually pretty good and Rick kills all of em

  • nutster9000


    Күн мурун

    Yep agreed, I hadn't really had my ears turned by the likes of these artists until recently, but definitely thought some of the song writing has improved. Heard a new Sam Smith song recently & I can't stand him but thought the tune was impressive. Seems like decent song writing is definitely coming back after a good twenty years at least.

  • NateProductions


    Күн мурун

    9:00 this is actually a remix lol

  • Clumbus


    Күн мурун

    The #3 song is just so autotuned... it hurts a bit. Also, I've always thought that Billie Eilish could have been a bit more successful if she never got that angsty persona and just was a more...normal... singer. Because her voice is damn gorgeous, but she wastes it a bit by taking this angsty persona that drives a lot of people off.

  • AznUzer


    Күн мурун

    Please do these monthly.

  • jmmacb03


    Күн мурун

    I couldn't help but notice that no one mentioned the quality of the lyrics. Was anyone emotionally moved by the goosebump song? (And how many were by singer-songwriters... >sigh

  • Mark Ambroe

    Mark Ambroe

    Күн мурун

    Love Rick's work ethic, honesty, upbeat attitude, and generosity in sharing his skills. So inspiring.

  • Andrew Gemmill

    Andrew Gemmill

    Күн мурун

    This is why you need to listen to current Pop, to inspire different styles in your own music. Helps develop tones and melodies you would never create by listening to your favorite bands and will make you a better writer. Love how he plays along to it within seconds. I love trying to figure out songs that way but he’s way faster! Lol.

  • VisInvis


    Күн мурун

    None of these songs tickle me even slightly

  • Milo Broth

    Milo Broth

    Күн мурун

    Love Mendess one, expect that there's biber x'D first time heard it an im kinda disapointed

  • Dylan Jones

    Dylan Jones

    Күн мурун

    Why is this so entertaining damn this is my new guilty pleasure

  • Adrian Tysoe

    Adrian Tysoe

    Күн мурун

    Liked the video, I just always struggle with the vocals sounding so digitized. For some reason it always scrapes a nerve and makes the music difficult to listen to.

  • David Alexander

    David Alexander

    Күн мурун

    You would definitely love Wonder by Shawn Mendes, the production on that song is phenomenal

  • Valentin Dissais

    Valentin Dissais

    Күн мурун

    Billie Eilish production is insane, with a good pair of headphones that is just awesome!

  • Teo


    Күн мурун

    So much fun. Thank you, Rick!!!!

  • Will


    Күн мурун

    Thank you for some great ideas for bar gigs! Gotta keep up with the young whipper snappers

  • Billy Ards

    Billy Ards

    Күн мурун

    Actual music this time. Rather than horrible talk over a drum machine. Things are looking up.

  • Billy Ards

    Billy Ards

    Күн мурун

    We weren’t shocked at what it sounded like we were shocked at how stupid it is. Compared to Rachmaninoff it’s like feces from a species about 4 million years older.

  • Paul Abbott

    Paul Abbott

    Күн мурун

    Meh...I would love Rick's ear and feal