1. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
While I no longer find this one fun,
I‘m glad that it‘s had a good run.
It‘s sweet and it‘s mild,
And behind “Young & Wild,“
It‘s the best thing Wiz has ever done.
2. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
T. Swift is fine, as a rule,
But this is the dregs of that pool.
I think you can tell
It wouldn‘t do as well
If the video weren‘t so cool.
3. Cheerleader by OMI
It‘s a slightly clumsy metaphor,
But there‘s so much that I still adore.
With no beats to thump it,
Just a roving trumpet
To keep the thing sweet at its core.
4. Trap Queen by Fetty Wap
Fetty has much cause to rejoice,
As the people‘s unanimous choice.
Not bad for a guy
With weird tones and one eye
Who sings in Kevin Rowland‘s voice.
5. Shut Up And Dance by WALK THE MOON
Before, this song‘s jubilant shout
Would outweigh my niggling doubt,
But since many a day
Of intense overplay,
Its welcome is getting worn out.
6. Can‘t Feel My Face by The Weeknd
His last had orchestral pretense,
Of which this is glad to dispense.
Which can work a treat,
Though the central conceit
Just doesn‘t make a lick of damn sense.
7. Watch Me by Silento
There‘s nothing especially wrong,
And yet any listen‘s too long.
It‘s just a big blend
Of prior dance trends,
And, as such, is just barely a song.
8. Uptown Funk! by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Next time I do this, it‘ll be gone,
But I‘m very glad that it held on.
The cream rarely rises,
When someone devises
A track that‘s this carefully drawn.
9. Good For You by Selena Gomez
This song is what you would engender
Mixing Goulding and Lorde in a blender.
Too bland for romancing.
Too quiet for dancing,
Too overproduced to be tender.
10. Hey Mama by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, & Afrojack
It‘s hardly a new record-setta‘,
But it‘s still churlish to expect betta‘.
Its Caribbean beat‘s
Such a genuine treat,
I can scarcely believe that it‘s Guetta.