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Underrated or Overplayed: The US #1s Rate

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Laura Vanderbooben, Jan 18, 2015.

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    Did you watch the incredible Max Martin rate and wish, with a heavy sigh, that you had gotten to be a part of it? Did you hold back because it just had too many fucking songs and you wanted a lower number, like, say, 62? Did you think that it would be MONTHS before you got to take part in another Vanderrate? And did you cry, cry, cry in your lonely heart?

    WELL. Dry those fucking tears, because there's no need for them now, kids. We are about to rate the US #1s of this decade (so far). Sixty-two songs that I just know you all have opinions on. And we don't send a bunch of random-ass house tracks to the top of the charts over here. Nosirreebobtail, it's strictly smashes for us Americans. This rate has everything: Australian igloos, funky midgets with grenades, professional Sia impersonators, seated chanteuses, snot-nosed S&M, nude construction workers, Voldemort lookalikes...it is not to be missed.

    I toyed with multiple ideas: gezza76's iconic 'one 11', or perhaps only allowing one ten, or one zero, or making all my scores count quintuple. In the end, I'm leaving it the usual way: PM me your scores in the alphabetical order in which I have them posted, for the love of God on a scale of 0-10. Half-points are allowed, but no decimals other than that. Please also send commentary if you'd like! We all know I love commentary (this is not sarcasm). No need to keep a special focus on the production this time around - just go to fuckin' town. I'm sure you all have LOTS of feelings on these tracks.

    On February 4th, voting will close and I will start making cuts.

    Time to get a little more personal (raw): Speaking of cuts, I am having surgery in a couple of weeks, which is why I asked to run a rate and RainOnFire graciously agreed. I'll be hanging around my house a LOT for the days following and it'd be nice to have a rate to occupy a little more of my time. That's the reason for the quick turnaround in voting, but also be aware that I may be a little groggy in the days immediately following surgery and may not be as present on the boards as usual. OR, I could be wide awake and stuck in bed while mildly coherent, PopJusticing til my fingertips bleed. It remains to be seen.

    What's that? The song list? Oh, right. I eventually decided to alphabetize it, although I thought about posting it chronologically, but I felt like each song stood better on its own when it was mixed in, rather than being slotted with other songs of its period.

    Tragically, this also put All About That Bass first, and for that I apologize.

    Links are included in case your residence is located deep in a cave somewhere and you've never heard these songs before. I also did my best to cut out some of those long-ass intros, since we aren't rating music videos here, just the songs.

    SONG LIST: (Rate on a scale of 0-10, PM scores to me in alphabetical order)

    1. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
    2. All Of Me - John Legend
    3. Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
    4. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
    5. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)
    6. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
    7. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz (ft. Ludacris)
    8. California Gurls - Katy Perry (ft. Snoop Dogg)
    9. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
    10. Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (ft. Ray Dalton)
    11. Dark Horse - Katy Perry (ft. Juicy J)
    12. Diamonds - Rihanna
    13. E.T. - Katy Perry (ft. Kanye West)
    14. Fancy - Iggy Azalea (ft. Charli XCX)
    15. Firework - Katy Perry
    16. Give Me Everything - Pitbull (ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
    17. Grenade - Bruno Mars
    18. Happy - Pharrell Williams
    19. Harlem Shake - Baauer
    20. Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears
    21. Imma Be – Black Eyed Peas
    22. Just Give Me a Reason - Pink (ft. Nate Ruess)
    23. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
    24. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
    25. Like A G6 - Far East Movement (ft. The Cataracs and Dev)
    26. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
    27. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem (ft. Rihanna)
    28. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 (ft. Christina Aguilera)
    29. Not Afraid - Eminem
    30. Nothin’ On You - B.o.B (ft. Bruno Mars)
    31. OMG - Usher (ft. will.i.am)
    32. One More Night - Maroon 5
    33. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
    34. Part Of Me - Katy Perry
    35. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock)
    36. Raise Your Glass - Pink
    37. Roar - Katy Perry
    38. Rolling In the Deep - Adele
    39. Royals - Lorde
    40. Rude - MAGIC!
    41. Rude Boy - Rihanna
    42. S&M - Rihanna (ft. Britney Spears)
    43. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
    44. Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
    45. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
    46. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye (ft. Kimbra)
    47. Someone Like You - Adele
    48. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
    49. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
    50. The Monster - Eminem (ft. Rihanna)
    51. Thrift Shop - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (ft. Wanz)
    52. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
    53. Timber - Pitbull (ft. Ke$ha)
    54. Uptown Funk! – Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)
    55. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
    56. We Are Young - fun. (ft. Janelle Monáe)
    57. We Found Love - Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)
    58. We R Who We R - Kesha
    59. What’s My Name? - Rihanna (ft. Drake)
    60. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
    61. Whistle - Flo Rida
    62. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  2. #62. Harlem Shake - Baauer - 1.91
    #61. Whistle - Flo Rida - 2.14
    #60. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO - 2.49
    #59. Rude - Magic! - 2.84
    #58. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - 2.87
    #57. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) - 3.09
    #56. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas - 3.13
    #55. Happy - Pharrell - 3.33
    #54. Not Afraid - Eminem - 3.79
    #53. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell and T.I.) - 3.83
    #52. One More Night - Maroon 5 - 4.19
    #51. OMG - Usher (ft. will.i.am) - 4.24
    #50. The Monster - Eminem (ft. Rihanna) - 4.26
    #49. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars - 4.39
    #48. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars - 4.46
    #47. All Of Me - John Legend - 4.51
    #46. Raise Your Glass - P!nk - 4.56
    #45. We Are Young - fun. (ft. Janelle Monáe) - 4.80
    #44. Grenade - Bruno Mars - 4.95
    #43. Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk (ft. Nate Ruess) - 4.96
    #41. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz (ft. Ludacris) - 4.98
    #41. Give Me Everything - Pitbull (ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - 4.98
    #40. Like A G6 - Far East Movement (ft. The Cataracs & Dev) - 5.22
    #39. Nothin' On You - B.o.B (ft. Bruno Mars) - 5.26
    #38. Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa - 5.32
    #37. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Wanz) - 5.38
    #36. S&M - Rihanna (ft. Britney Spears) - 5.53
    #35. Roar - Katy Perry - 5.61
    #34. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Ray Dalton) - 5.83
    #33. Firework - Katy Perry - 5.96
    #32. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 (ft. Christina Aguilera) - 6.04
    #31. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye (ft. Kimbra) - 6.09
    #30. Part Of Me - Katy Perry - 6.10
    #29. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem (ft. Rihanna) - 6.32
    #28. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - 6.39
    #27. Timber - Pitbull (ft. Ke$ha) - 6.47
    #26. Royals - Lorde - 6.63
    #25. Born This Way - Lady Gaga - 6.71
    #24. California Gurls - Katy Perry (ft. Snoop Dogg) - 6.85
    #23. Fancy - Iggy Azalea (ft. Charli XCX) - 7.11
    #22. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry - 7.12
    #21. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - 7.15
    #20. Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears - 7.39
    #19. Dark Horse - Katy Perry (ft. Juicy J) - 7.42
    #18. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift - 7.44
    #16. We R Who We R - Ke$ha - 7.46
    #16. Diamonds - Rihanna - 7.46
    #15. E.T. - Katy Perry (ft. Kanye West) - 7.61
    #14. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus - 7.65
    #13. Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars) - 7.71
    #12. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson - 7.73
    #11. Someone Like You - Adele - 7.75​
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  3. Not the good sis Laura jumping from one mammoth rate to another. Am I ready?
     
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  4. There are so many good songs (And I'll probably do this just to stan for the Good Queen Jeppo), but goddamn we've had a lot of shit #1's. I dunno how I'm gonna get through two Macklewho? songs in one rate.
     
  5. BML

    BML

    Fucking hell, so many of the songs on that list are plain awful!
     
  6. RJF

    RJF

    Not Laura and I running huge rates at the same time again.
     
  7. There's a lot of trash here, but I've popped my pussy to 'What's My Name' too many times for it not win.
     
  8. This was my idea for a rate to run actually too. (But I think we know I'm not exactly the best rate host....)



    Also new St. Vincent rate results coming Feb. 2038
     
  9. #JusticeForMyQueen20X6
     
  10. So here for this!

    The "Hazey-will-be-stanning" selection:

    Blank Space
    Born This Way
    Call Me Maybe
    Fancy
    Hold It Against Me
    Only Girl (In the World)
    Part of Me
    We Found Love
    We R Who We R
    Your Body
     
  11. Island

    Island Staff Member

    'Harlem Shake' is getting a 0.

    I can't believe we let 'Imma Be' get to #1. That's worse than letting Cheryl get to #1 in the UK!
     
  12. Stan a bit.
     
  13. I was going to ask why you have gotten a 2nd rate going when my rate has been in the queue for months now, but I read you are getting surgery so hope that all goes OK.

    I'll probably rate these all next Sunday when I have time, I think the only one I don't know is "Like A G6"
     
  14. Yeah, this was a special request due to circumstances and also it's not an artist or versus rate, so there's less of a queue for it. Not trying to push anyone down.

    (I actually love Like A G6.)

    Not a bright spot in our history.

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    (this GIF will probably be getting a LOT of play in the next month or so)
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
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  15. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Blank Space & Rolling In The Deep for top 2 please.
     
  16. I'll sit on my scores for a little bit but it was easier to score everything than I anticipated.
     
  17. Hmm... I think you forgot the 0 in that.
     
  18. Locked Out Of Heaven should win (but obviously won't since he has a penis).
     
  19. I keep forgetting that We Can't Stop wasn't a #1. PopInjustice indeed.
     
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