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

12 Jan 2021
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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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  • Verses of the 1st song reminds me so much of "forever young"

    Jack Sandi-EdwardsJack Sandi-Edwards3 minuta më parë
  • That first song, Olivia someone or other..She's been listening to far too much coldplay and snow patrol!

    Sagaris StarlightSagaris Starlight6 minuta më parë
  • #10 was my favorite from this list. never heard about SZA before, and really dig that song.

    marcelomarcelo8 minuta më parë
  • I think of most of today’s music as disposable. Most songs don’t hold their value after a few months.

    hymeflyhymefly9 minuta më parë
  • I think I am the only one on earth that doesn't understand why Billie is so popular. She can't sing so that is why she whispers. I just don't get it

    MarkMark9 minuta më parë
  • Modern production is something I can't get a not. Sorry. A few are good songs..but the sound 🤮

    David MorleyDavid Morley13 minuta më parë
  • Jon Bellion is such a great musician. He does everything so well and helped produced Anyone by JB

    Etienne SmoogEtienne Smoog16 minuta më parë
  • Lyrics?

    ampamp17 minuta më parë
  • Ariana songs: AIDS. Billie Eilish songs: CANCER into your ears.

    Nicale ATiffaNicale ATiffa19 minuta më parë
  • Pop music is almost always trash

    JoebobJoebob25 minuta më parë
  • I must say, I am giving some of pop music a chance seeing this videos. Keep going with the series

    Luiz CarvalhoLuiz Carvalho28 minuta më parë
  • It makes me absolutely proud that I did not know one of these songs, and just a couple of the artist names. It makes me sad that you were slightly surprised and happy when you actually heard a real guitar being used. You awkwardly tried to play along with many of them, but it's hard to play along with an imaginary band isn't it?

    Boo BooBoo Boo35 minuta më parë
  • Jesus Rick. Can I pay you to play guitar for me? I'd love to hear your play post punk

    averagenativeaveragenative49 minuta më parë
  • Too my ears there is too much treatment with the voices irregardles of any of the songs the way they are sung and the tonality is the same. There is no soul in any of the singing except for the first song. When the emperor wears no clothes you realise its all processed mush, much like ready meals imitates what it is suppossed to be but without the vitamins and minerals and Taste.

    Sarah SlavinSarah Slavin49 minuta më parë
  • The song remains the same. Does it?

    borges23borges2349 minuta më parë
  • I find them all boring personally except No. 10 - nice! and Levitating which is great to dance to, although harmonically very "safe"

    Spiral-MSpiral-M51 minutë më parë
  • That Ariana song is utterly disgusting to listen to

    JudeTunesJudeTunes52 minuta më parë
  • I had an epiphany today - I discovered Rick's channel. :) It is so interesting to see a professional analysing and explaining music. It's fascinating.

    Ioana OpaitIoana Opait59 minuta më parë
  • Music has changed so much recently, for the worse in my opinion. (I like rock music). The only artist on the charts now that I even remotely listen to is Billie Eilish, and that's only like a couple of songs.

    xBlueWolfxBlueWolfOrë më parë
  • Mashups series please ... ! :P

    Anain GôAnain GôOrë më parë
  • How can I begin to learn and understand scales and chords to this level?

    Ben DixonBen DixonOrë më parë
  • Lovely analysis and deconstruction but I still feel people think these songs are decent only because they haven't listened to some real chord progression masters like The Decemberists or Beach Bunny.

    Heroe 4hireHeroe 4hireOrë më parë
  • It's a shame that in 34+35 they didn't use the strings at the beginning of the song more throughout the song. I know that Rick generally has a distaste for provocative songs, but I think the production side of it could've been really unique with more of a strings focus and more acoustic drums compared to the Trap drums being used. It reminded me of Adam Neely's reharm of "Thank You, Next"

    David BrownDavid BrownOrë më parë
  • Is this global or US ? It will be great to do both. Thanks

    Jaime LladóJaime LladóOrë më parë
  • 0:56 how could you find the chord in key of the song without reference note on first try? you said you dont have perfect pitch.

    MaxMaxOrë më parë
  • I haven't listened to your previous video, but yes, I like several of the songs in this collection. Very listenable.

    William JeffreysWilliam JeffreysOrë më parë
  • I cannot believe that 656 people disliked this video This man is a masterpiece and if you do not like him Jeez thats interesting

    Jason ReaderJason ReaderOrë më parë
  • This is great. Always fun to hear a professional reacting to and explaining something in his profession.

    Kasper IlsøeKasper IlsøeOrë më parë
  • Thank you for this Rick.

    William JeffreysWilliam JeffreysOrë më parë
  • nice man

    Jooba School of MusicJooba School of MusicOrë më parë
  • I can listen to many styles of music but I wouldn't llisten to any of These 🤣🤣🤣🤣 😄🙉🙉🙉

    Warwick SmileyWarwick SmileyOrë më parë
  • Very enjoyable content sir. Well done.

    Tony VaughnTony VaughnOrë më parë
  • What we're up against has not changed. There are lazy, untalented people among us. Rather than work at their craft, they instead attempt to bamboozle/shame others into accepting their work as genuine and good. You, as a person able to discern, can look at the body of work and decide for yourself. The musician that says "I don't study theory or technique because it would interfere with my creative process" is a con artist. The painter who maintains they never study technique or perspective because it would hinder their creative process is also a con artist. The people that hold up these charlatan's work in praise are pompous you-know-whats. All that being said, each piece of art can be evaluated on it's own merits. An artist with limited range and talent can still produce great works if they don't overreach. There is absolutely nothing wrong with simplicity.

    William JeffreysWilliam JeffreysOrë më parë
    • I commented too early. Some of these songs are actually pretty cool. My comments are true and apply to a lot of things today, but not to all of the songs Rick reviews here.

      William JeffreysWilliam JeffreysOrë më parë
  • When the beatles came out there were plenty of people who were "shocked" by them. My grandad used to be infuriated by their long hair.

    BanorBanorOrë më parë
  • Great analysis as always Rick. Pretty pleasantly surprised with the top 10 too

    Jess PorterJess PorterOrë më parë
  • I've seen your videos before and enjoyed them, and just realized I was not subscribed. Now I am. I really enjoyed watching you play along with song 1. I'm writing this now because I suspect the songs are going to get worse. XD I wonder if this guy automatically figures out chord progressions any time he's listening to music.

    Brit 'n YankBrit 'n YankOrë më parë
  • It's nice to hear unique structures and the use of the upbeat in (relatively) novel ways. I have been getting so sick of everything sounding the same. This is encouraging!

    Pat JamesPat JamesOrë më parë
  • the energetic feeling that comes through in most of today's pop songs is so drab and mundane. What a sad state mainstream music is in and has been for the past several years

    dodgrbludodgrblu2 orë më parë
  • 655 Gen Z-ers triggered by a boomer daring to like their stuff!

    Novak IngoodNovak Ingood2 orë më parë
  • Dig it a lot, prefer metal by a long shot. But billie is pretty good gotta say

    Koffie VerslaafdeKoffie Verslaafde2 orë më parë
  • First song is a Jeff Buckley rip off

    Eck's StudioEck's Studio2 orë më parë
  • Most songs sounds like those "Summer party mix" or something

    Fabian CuyéFabian Cuyé2 orë më parë
  • I'm only hearing shitty pre recorded beats and a lot of auto tune

    Fabian CuyéFabian Cuyé2 orë më parë
  • Billy Eilish is the only one that has any merit to me. The rest is absolute dross.

    dean robinsondean robinson2 orë më parë
  • Well, didn't like any of it :D. Not into that smushy RnBstyle stuff.

    Saber ReiterSaber Reiter2 orë më parë
  • Music ended in 1995

    al B realal B real2 orë më parë
  • Ariana Grande tries way too hard

    Ryad AchaïbouRyad Achaïbou2 orë më parë
  • Sounds like you've fixed the top 10, Rick! :-) Much more interesting music this time around! Great analysis and very entertaining reactions, as always! Thank you so much for doing this - your videos are constant highlights :-)

    Pål BrekkePål Brekke2 orë më parë
  • Rick listens to the music production and that is true many times the music production is pretty solid, it is when you add in these no talent singers that the whole song is ruined.

    wow1371wow13712 orë më parë
  • When rick says he likes the song,.. i also like it too...hehe

    Reynaldo PraycoReynaldo Prayco3 orë më parë
  • The best thing about these videos is you don’t go straight into a boomer style reaction, and are breaking the songs down really clearly - and finding things you like in the music.

    SuperdelphinusSuperdelphinus3 orë më parë
  • 11:16 But that cicada hi-hat tho 🤨

    ozzwepayozzwepay3 orë më parë
  • So englighting about current top list...

    Δημητρης ΜπαρμπαςΔημητρης Μπαρμπας3 orë më parë
  • I paused at 14:09 and chuckled. The effect looks like an extreme close up of a body part.

    Ronin1973Ronin19733 orë më parë
  • This is how I listen to the charts, no joke :p

    Steve TraggSteve Tragg3 orë më parë
  • I didn't even get 4:24 of the 16:45 minutes, sorry Rick pop is too poppy!

    Walter GreenWalter Green3 orë më parë
  • The thing that I take away from this is: overall there are very few hooks or strong melodies. Most of the songs rely on the production to hold them up. Drums on the songs are programmed, very stiff and predictable.

    Tim BallTim Ball3 orë më parë
  • Got cultural collapse? The arts are the first to go.

    thevsothevso3 orë më parë
  • I would like to see, will anybody remember any of this songs, this time next year

    milenko klipicmilenko klipic3 orë më parë
  • Mr. Beato, i hope you would pay attention to Symphonic/Technic/Death metal bands of Europe like Gojira, Insomnium, Nightwish etc. as much as foolish and garbage pop/rap songs. Best Regards

    Emrah UEmrah U4 orë më parë
  • I hear pop music, Rick hears just music. I wish I could do that.

    DuncanBloodDuncanBlood4 orë më parë
  • We know the names of the singer, but who are the keyboard player, drummers, guitar, and bass players?

    Tim From L.A.Tim From L.A.4 orë më parë
  • You brought a new appreciation to me for this style of music. Most of those tunes I can now see why they are impressive to people. I might start listening to some of this stuff (heaven forbid) myself!

    Warrior NationWarrior Nation4 orë më parë
  • It would be cool if you did a TOP 10 of YOUR favorite songs or albums!

    Onix JunesOnix Junes4 orë më parë
  • The top 10 is much more complex. Surprised

    Tara GreeneTara Greene4 orë më parë
  • Utter garbage. Rick trying to find the best in all of this respectable but cringe.

    Leonardo DiFaprioLeonardo DiFaprio4 orë më parë
  • insipid and monotonous - all of them. interchangeable. no personality. no truth behind. no meaning. tasteless. vacuum. empty. worthless. just empty sounds deprived of real beauty. amazingly produced crap

    Wilson HenleyWilson Henley4 orë më parë
  • its a very classic song Driver's Licence written and sung by a 17 year old

    Tara GreeneTara Greene4 orë më parë
  • I drive alone past your street 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

    Carlos ArechigaCarlos Arechiga5 orë më parë
  • 6:53 the guitar is a little bit too close to Pieces - Sum 41 to be interesting imo. Just makes me want to listen to Pieces instead.

    Johan Röjas SödermanJohan Röjas Söderman5 orë më parë
  • That's a surprisingly nice top ten.

    Thomas HorsterThomas Horster5 orë më parë
  • I wish I could listen to a song and automatically know the chord sequence....

    Barry SwordsBarry Swords5 orë më parë
  • You'd love to know my thoughts? Here's my thought: good production does not make a good song. Piss poor song writing, lack of originality... produce it all you want, at the end of the day its a song that says nothing. An audio equivalent of a rice cake.

    Sebastian FinkeSebastian Finke5 orë më parë
  • pretty cool drivers license is so popular, not really a typical sounding top 40 song

    sn00pryansn00pryan5 orë më parë
  • To be fair, drivers licence is a very good song and I'm 47

    ReaperReaper5 orë më parë
  • I'm looking to hear emotional resonance, some sort of story in a lyric beyond "I threw my cell phone down and did blah blah blah..." - something that takes me away into another world, not just a recital of the most bland actions possible delivered in a voice that sounds like its owner took three hits to the cranium from a ball peen hammer as they woke up from a nap after eating three corporate tacos laced with preservatives. That being said, the tunes are better this time and thanks again for your great work.

    seamusthebogmanseamusthebogman5 orë më parë
  • It's all crap.

    eye lighteye light5 orë më parë
  • To save you all some time: yes, it got worse. Pop music is always worse.

    Sebastian FinkeSebastian Finke5 orë më parë
  • Still crap

    leosatrianylllleosatrianylll5 orë më parë
  • I never listen to Top 10 Pop music.. pleasantly surprised.

    Bobby LaneBobby Lane6 orë më parë
  • Sounds great when you play them, but none of it is like Led Zeppelin.

    Corey DavisonCorey Davison6 orë më parë
  • Kind of a drag about music these days that songs get extra points for using a real instrument. And, on reading my own comment, I have to chuckle. "Why, in MY day..."

    Greg AhlstrandGreg Ahlstrand6 orë më parë
  • Great to hear how he reacted to SZA, she has subtly complex arrangements and astounding vocals.

    ooofestooofest6 orë më parë
  • That last song, Good Days, it has such a nice guitar track but i can't really enjoy the song, I feel as though the vocals add nothing to it, like they're disjointed and only bringing what would be an otherwise beautiful piece down. just my opinion

    RedRed6 orë më parë
  • Those vocals are just horrible, except Shawn Mendes.

    ik04ik046 orë më parë
  • If only Rick Beato could add his playing with an acoustic guitar on every song. . . . That's all I'll say about the Top 10 or I'll get beat up :p.

    mvunit3mvunit36 orë më parë
  • Brother don't mess up your taste.

    Bu1t3rflyBu1t3rfly6 orë më parë
  • I want a Rick Beato listens to the best of MF Doom (RIP) episode.

    DimensionsTomorrowDimensionsTomorrow6 orë më parë
  • i think just the number 1 its good, no more.

    Luis PiñaLuis Piña6 orë më parë
  • Hi Rick. First time viewer here. So I'm just trying to make sense of how you're grading these songs... do you only care about what the cords are? It seems a bit shallow to rate an entire beat just on that.

    DigitalizedElementsDigitalizedElements7 orë më parë
  • 34+35 is 69

    FJ21™FJ21™7 orë më parë
  • Interacting to help the algorithm. Another great vid.

    Craig HarimonCraig Harimon7 orë më parë
  • BandMaid's new release "Manners" is a million times better than the Top 10 songs combine. Lol

    Mike DavidsonMike Davidson7 orë më parë
  • 3:32 that melody or at least very similar variants has been WAY OVERUSED in many pop-songs the last few years. I hear it a lot.

    Cederick ForsbergCederick Forsberg7 orë më parë
  • This music is like all you can eat liver, I just can’t stomach it.

    bruce berkowitzbruce berkowitz7 orë më parë
    • 😂 Great analogy!

      Craig ECraig E50 minuta më parë
  • Pop is trash

    Rob HospidorRob Hospidor7 orë më parë
  • No. 4 actually made my body move a bit, almost danceable...Thank you, Jesus, I spent my 20's in the 80's....and I wouldn't change a thing... will never be replaced.

    E. KeckE. Keck7 orë më parë
  • Billie Eillish is just trash. Her music is just so bad. I'm surprised he actually liked it.

    those1kiddsthose1kidds7 orë më parë
  • The Justin Bieber song kept reminding me of Howard Jones's "No One is to Blame".

    Holdenon3Holdenon37 orë më parë
  • Only Rick could take songs that make me wanna drive my truck off a cliff like Phil Conners and get me mildly interested/ appreciative of them.... hahahhahaha

    Cameron DemarcoCameron Demarco8 orë më parë

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