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

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Rick Beato

7 ditë më parë

After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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Deftoner 976
Deftoner 976 Minutë më parë
Interesting quite a few of the songs had swing
eric woodman
eric woodman 7 minuta më parë
Dude! Ilove your work, but finding this stuff mostly offensive lol
Maus Person
Maus Person 7 minuta më parë
Miss Eyelash comes up with some decent stuff (for teenagers to cut their wrists to)... Don't know where the 'real' bass is in the mix though.
Luis Sant'Ana
Luis Sant'Ana 8 minuta më parë
this was great and educational (as usual). thanks Rick.
Bobbie Miles-Foreman III
Bobbie Miles-Foreman III 12 minuta më parë
I wish I was Rick Beato
Maus Person
Maus Person 13 minuta më parë
God, you have shite taste in music... find the chords faster than I do though
Clay Ford
Clay Ford 32 minuta më parë
Has Billie Eillish ever sounded like she's not on a handful of oxy's?
Jo Sieber
Jo Sieber 40 minuta më parë
Oh my God ! People writing choruses and verses differently still exist. And they even can make it to the top ! 😲 I'm gonna write down some of those songs
FL8mileshigh1 44 minuta më parë
Rick, thanks for the music analysis. It's all appreciated. You do a superb job. I got to tell you. When you add your guitar chords to these most recent pop songs, it makes them sound better. I don't know what it is about the pop music today. It sounds empty. Here's a comparison to a pop song released in March, 1968 by Spanky And Our Gang. The Wrecking Crew did the music. "Like To Get To Know You." Released almost 53 years ago, and in my humble opinion, nothing today comes close to the production, the arrangements, the music and vocal harmonies in this song. The ending (Coda) is maybe the best, most beautiful song ending in pop music history. Maybe you could do a "What Makes This Song Great" on this classic piece of pop music history.
XBGAMBIT GAMING 44 minuta më parë
When I compare these songs to the rhythm, catchiness and sheer talent of songs from groups like Queen, Bee Gees and The Beatles it’s quite depressing. All just sounds like it’s been pumped out of a computer :(
Dave Mack
Dave Mack 45 minuta më parë
There are some clever producers out there. They are not Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and John Bonham!
Ryan Tipton
Ryan Tipton 59 minuta më parë
Hey Rick! Do they let you monetize this video since you use copyrighted songs?
Ryan Tipton
Ryan Tipton 59 minuta më parë
And by they I mean youtube and the owner' of the top 10 pop songs
RUTheCatalyzt Orë më parë
Rick playing acoustic guitar along with these songs made all of them sound better. Interesting how that works out huh?
AtakanNW Orë më parë
Really sounds like they improved
Naveen Mathew
Naveen Mathew Orë më parë
34 + 35 = Thank you, next. I get the exact same feeling.
Basidiomycota Orë më parë
Why give more attention to this corporate pop garbage? Why don't you talk about some of the amazing artists that actually deserve to be on the billboard charts. Pond, Parcels, King Gizzard, Connan Moccasin, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, etc...
Trevor Mills
Trevor Mills Orë më parë
I hate the pop girl voice trend right now.
henry66699 Orë më parë
OK...Rick like your reactions/video's...however I still feel that even if the artists today are not that bad....they are in my opinion 'bad' in the long run. I remember the hits from DIDO (British female singer) who had this same kind of sounds and it was not bad but after hit no.1 her next song was not exactly but sonically almost a copy from the previous hit. From then on I started to get irritated by that kind of bland, creamy, commercial music. I just cannot listen to music that maybe is not so bad initially but after second, third listen it bores me to death. A forerunner from '80ies/'90ies of that was a duo called 'Everyting but the girl' this day I still think its just so dull/coffee table music. The music today is not 'bad' as such but it is so dull and repetitive. Even if there's 'something good hidden in the background'...the overall sound at least suggests endless repetition and that's not one song but its the whole top 40. Look repetition in music is great in avant-garde / minimalism (Philip Glass/Laurie Anderson) but repetition in musical effects and patterns in lots of pop is just a kind of cop out. Glad about your remarks about using real instruments...when artists use that its such an improvement above the use of software.
Mark Marsh
Mark Marsh Orë më parë
You are FAR too kind to all of this homogeneous cookie cutter bubblegum factory GARBAGE Rick. ... This is the literal END OF MUSIC we're listening to here.
SmackItUp-FlipIt-RubItDown Orë më parë
What’s being used as the benchmark for greatness?? Only music within the last 4-month?? If that’s the case, then yes music is better than the last for month... but that’s not saying much!
sicun chen
sicun chen Orë më parë
I'm glad you like SZA!
Germania Osorio
Germania Osorio Orë më parë
I would like to know why most of the pop singers have the same singing style, a sort of half a voice, childlike, very R&B. It bores me to death. Olivia Rodrigo's song was okay. Billie Eilish's song had an interesting rhythm.
Pleasing Annie
Pleasing Annie Orë më parë
did she say f@ck me til the daylight?
Ted L
Ted L Orë më parë
To revive a famous line from many decades ago which applies to the weak musical and lyrical qualities of today's pop tunes: Dorothy Parker remarked on seeing Kate Hepburn in a Broadway play, that she "ran the whole gamut of emotions, from A to B.”
GitarStu Orë më parë
So after 16 minutes and 45 seconds of listening to this, I realise why I don't listen to the Top 10. Not a single song did anything for me other than wanting to fast forward it.
Michael Owens
Michael Owens Orë më parë
There are some good songs on the list
joe breskin
joe breskin 2 orë më parë
OK .... that was great fun! I never would have heard those tunes, or had any sense at all where "mainstream" pop music had headed, had you not posted this. And it made me want to share it with each of the young players I know. Thank you.
Oscar 2 orë më parë
You should do this type of video for different genres!
Stephen Hylander
Stephen Hylander 2 orë më parë
Rick, It seems like you are playing over a lot of the material, so that it won’t SUCK so BAD!!! Seems EVERYONE is looking for the child of Billie/Adele. Where are all of the LIVE recordings to Tape.....oh bad.
The Life of Ryan
The Life of Ryan 2 orë më parë
yes. it's gotten worse.
Dimmufitz 2 orë më parë
Which came first? The songs getting popular or going viral on tiktok? Cynical version: are music companies using viral marketing via tiktok to get the songs into popularity
wahwah1013 2 orë më parë
Mariah Carey and to a lot lesser extent Whitney Houston ruined popular music. Their use of vocal tricks has had everyone since, even far less gifted vocalists, trying to copy them. Also, Justin Biber is still a thing?
Filip Krawczyk
Filip Krawczyk 2 orë më parë
0:42 #1 Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license 2:52 #2 Justin Bieber - Anyone 4:46 #3 Ariana Grande - 34+35 5:53 #4 Dua Lipa, DaBaby - Levitating 6:50 #5 Kid Laroi - Without You 8:20 #6 HVME - Goosebumps 9:35 #7 Billie Eilish - Therefore I Am 11:15 #8 Lil Nas X - Holidays 12:29 #9 Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber - Monster 14:10 #10 SZA - Good Days
Billy Neville
Billy Neville 2 orë më parë
FINNEAS would definitely appreciate your comments.
Gabriel G.
Gabriel G. 2 orë më parë
I don't listen to pop, but I do play it at gigs acoustic style. It's beneficial. Chord patterns are very similar...nice melodies usually too. Sometimes they can be a little too repetitive but overall, I like playing them.
Nathan Thorpe
Nathan Thorpe 2 orë më parë
These are really great. Please make them a regular thing!
David Riley
David Riley 2 orë më parë
I heard the dua lipa song today on z100
Rodjer Dankist
Rodjer Dankist 2 orë më parë
How ironic, I found the last 2 songs to be the best 2 songs
Michael Waldrep
Michael Waldrep 3 orë më parë
I normally hate new music, but I have to say I like Drivers License. The lyrics and vocals are powerful.
Guillermo Perez
Guillermo Perez 3 orë më parë
4 months!!!, it seems like 3 weeks.... :(
sabserab 3 orë më parë
You bopping your head at 9:10 is so wholesome lol
Filipe Cardozo
Filipe Cardozo 3 orë më parë
Rick, could you do a video talking about polyphia?
Zä Music And More
Zä Music And More 3 orë më parë
Rick getting excited for average-colourbynumbers cheapness. Meh...
onsese joo
onsese joo 3 orë më parë
Hard to detect whether it is Bieber or SZA singing. There's so much all kind of stuff over their voices going on.
ri weihsferguson
ri weihsferguson 3 orë më parë
Seems as if today's music (definitely won't call them artists) brands, are so one dimensional, sounds like everyone works out of one recording studio using the same sounds, production and software. The music now has no soul. Yeah there is an occasional really good song, but 98% is ear candy to be eaten at this moment in time. Nothing that will stand the test of time.
Mike Pettengill
Mike Pettengill 3 orë më parë
love these thanks! I am one of your non-musician subscribers.
ouroboric 3 orë më parë
that first song with the #11 that you mentioned reminds me of Death Cab for Cutie's song Transatlantacism with that constant pedal.
Neph Ilim2
Neph Ilim2 3 orë më parë
That Olivia Rodrigo is a great song upon first listen in terms of classic songwriting. Nice to hear something without trap trappings, too. Yes, I am commenting because Rick said to.
Adam Hannigan
Adam Hannigan 3 orë më parë
Bieber song ripped off ‘Goin Home’ by Toto
Vinicius Gonçalves
Vinicius Gonçalves 3 orë më parë
Dua Lipa is really good, her songs sound so energetic and uplifting .
Suad Cokljat
Suad Cokljat 3 orë më parë
"All minor chords but souds uplifting..." Say of the day! Cheers, S
Mr. Eizy
Mr. Eizy 3 orë më parë
i’m sorry i only read tabs
MD Fens
MD Fens 4 orë më parë
All these songs sux big D. Over produced pop machine crap. Sad. What happened to real music? But could be use to torture terrorist pow for quick intel.
Gio Hernandez
Gio Hernandez 4 orë më parë
Please react to the song Vagabundo by Robi Draco Rosa!
Kris R
Kris R 4 orë më parë
That guitar chord progression on the Justin Bieber chorus is the same or damn close to " you shook me all night long" by AC DC .
FhuWiennermen 4 orë më parë
id be interested to see what he thinks of more obscure music thats coming out right now like 100 gecs
Dan Lo Fat
Dan Lo Fat 4 orë më parë
Actually of course the roots with Jimmy Fallon wrote this song originally as a sea shanty over 300 years ago. We invented time travel, now you know because you could have known before I told you
Virgo26 VICE
Virgo26 VICE 4 orë më parë
Can someone please explain the song Come Together by Chris Brown for me, I still don't understand the timing
Simon Kaye
Simon Kaye 4 orë më parë, dull and computer generated boring music and lyrics. There's nothing exciting, challenging and even....dangerous. Oooh! Music was great art in years gone by and great art makes us think, stand and cry out. This music just puts me to sleep. Boooooring!!
Eduardo Carmona
Eduardo Carmona 4 orë më parë
really happy things got better!!!
Brad Cannata
Brad Cannata 4 orë më parë
Im looking to get help with my music publishing expertise. Can you help or do a video?
The Noble and Mighty Beaver
The Noble and Mighty Beaver 4 orë më parë
It had definitely not gotten worse. These songs are way better than the last top ten RIck did.
Tom Spoljaric
Tom Spoljaric 4 orë më parë
This video got the phrase 'regression to the mean" stuck in my head. I think that what I was.really trying to think of was that popular music only has one way to go. It can only improve. I'm not shocked to see that it is in relation to complexity.
Christian Steinkogler
Christian Steinkogler 4 orë më parë
I think in times like these, it is important to stress, that when Rick says things like: "The kick is too loud" or "b2dim is really cool." it doesn't mean that the kick drum is actually too loud or the b2dim is actually really cool, but that's what he thinks about it. So we don't get to learn something about the quality of the songs, but rather about Ricks likes/dislikes. So facts and opinions are two separate things and I'm getting a weird stomach of I hear people say 'It's like that." when they really should say 'It's like that for me.'. No offence.
uk7769 4 orë më parë
I listened. I listened again. Nope. No thanks. Nothing there that inspires and makes me want to listen again. Especially vapid auto tuned vocals. Thanks a lot Cher. lol
W. Dearth
W. Dearth 4 orë më parë
Meh...this isn't music. Back in my day our rockstars dressed like women and sang about the devil. Now that was music. -B. Burr
Deep Puce
Deep Puce 5 orë më parë
Jacob Collier co-wrote and produced “good days” by SZA. He also sings backup vocals. Makes a lot of sense.
Dwight Woods
Dwight Woods 5 orë më parë
Hey Rick, you videos have helped me to become more relatable to my young students by learning more about their music and actually finding a few gems in your "Top 10" series! Mil gracias!
Coc gaming
Coc gaming 5 orë më parë
I just wamted to say that i dont hate everything in music more than those shitty Remixes like the goosbumps one the song doesnt get better at all it gets worse all the time its just for getting more and more money. Thats maybe a bit negative since its such a nice Video. Yeah
Bthelick 5 orë më parë
My job is as a ghost for several artists, and in pop, chords are no longer a consideration in themselves, the only goal is to serve the emotion of the vocal, clever / fruity chords for the sake of ingenuity often take people out of the immersion in a lyric focused music unless the theme is to be deliberately strange/psychedelic . Now don't get me wrong there's plenty of lazy lyric writing out there too but I just think it's pretty worthless analysing the 'charts' for musical merit above lyrics. Billie Eilish fans aren't listening to the chords ya know! but yet if the wrong chords / production were used it wouldn't sell as well. But also the 'Charts' don't really exist now, radio is behind the curve, they don't set the trends since spotify playlists became a thing. Everyone has a personal chart now, and thankfully, those are usually much more interesting.
oudaram1 5 orë më parë
A few are more creative than last time, a little more harmonic stuff and some nice atmosheres. When it was all over nothing stuck in my head, (though i may have more holes than most) almost like the melodies are functioning like background tracks. Very forgetable music.
Seagull 5 orë më parë
These songs could be good if they were not using electric beeps and boops and only real instruments.
Damián C
Damián C 5 orë më parë
Forgive me Rick, but aside from #1 and (boy do I hate myself for this: #2), the rest have boring melodies to boot. They may be well produced, and the progressions of some may be passable, but the melodies are an instant kill for me. I mean, some of them could be improved enormously just by making them instrumental!!!
dmlt1210 5 orë më parë
I know that at this point, I'm still excited for new songs at 30. I just hope I can maintain this youthful wonder for new songs like Rick here.
Rick Savory
Rick Savory 5 orë më parë
Anything with autotune = immediate turn off, sorry. Plus half your approvals go to the production quality, not the quality of song writing or musicianship.
Anthony Bryan
Anthony Bryan 5 orë më parë
As a beginner guitarist, watching you just fly through all those chords, is insane to me lol
John Randle
John Randle 5 orë më parë
It seems rock has gone its soft sad no uplift its not mason Williams thats for sure?
Michael Byrdsong
Michael Byrdsong 5 orë më parë
Music that is defined as the “top 10” of the industry is evidence that the Music Industry needs a major overhaul. But that’s been true for a long time.
John Sikes
John Sikes 5 orë më parë
#5 guitar opening...Eagles...anyone?
sunyside 5 orë më parë
I try to like it but it all sounds so "unmusical" to me. Repetitious, like having a drop of water hit your forehead every 10 seconds for 24 hours. It doesn't hurt, but after a while the repetition drives you nuts. Meanwhile, I can listen to every Joe Bonamassa DVD I have or Stevie Ray with Albert King Sessions and it just doesn't get old. Listening to Born Under a Bad Side as I type. Incredible stuff and there's not a PC/cell phone in sight.
Naiya Devine Cominos
Naiya Devine Cominos 5 orë më parë
Personally, I like how diverse some of the newer pop songs are. Better writers, better lyrics, better arranging, little surprises that hold people's interest, rather than dull the mind and the listeners' awareness. Nice work all. Great breakdowns, Rick. Thank you.
Trash Ultra
Trash Ultra 5 orë më parë
After only 1 minute I can instantly notice how passionate this guy is about music. Nice.
ALV1 Music
ALV1 Music 5 orë më parë
Please react to the top 10 EDM songs. plsssss
Dutchguy712 5 orë më parë
What do the numbers 1-6 you use in the chords mean?
Rock Hammer
Rock Hammer 5 orë më parë
Thomas Rosendahl
Thomas Rosendahl 5 orë më parë
All the songs are really simple in their chord structure, where are the funk/jazz major 9 or minor 11 chords?
JonnyCrash 5 orë më parë
Re: the Justin Bieber song, is it just me, or have a lot of artists over the last few years really cranked up the concert hall effect? I feel like they're trying to achieve a sort of religious/worship aesthetic to their music. I'm not a huge audiophile, so I may be wrong on this.
Michael Bacon
Michael Bacon 6 orë më parë
7 is OK. She kinda sounds like she could have been a Prince protege.
Michael Bacon
Michael Bacon 6 orë më parë
So far, 1 and 2 are very good. 2 is especially good for a Justin Bieber song. I never thought I'd hear a JB song I liked. I withdraw my previous request to deport him! 😄😄
Duke Western
Duke Western 6 orë më parë
Wow - theres a chance I might listen lol!
Joe Brooks
Joe Brooks 5 orë më parë
Nobody cares if you do. You're not important
Ron Edwards
Ron Edwards 6 orë më parë
The Sza Good Days tune was a welcome surprise. Classic R&B changes the 8th note delay guitar arpeggios, the MELLOTRON!!! The songwriting credits are attributed to a Carlos Munoz quick Google search list him as “Galician musician and multi-instrumentalist who plays the gaita, the traditional Galician bagpipe, Galician flute, ocarina, Irish flute,[1] whistle[2] and low whistle.” So obviously a sample involved Oh and also THE JACOB COLLIER on background vocals how did this one slip by???
ChuckDaddy13 6 orë më parë
They're all terrible
David Caris
David Caris 6 orë më parë
Love you Rick and appreciate your enthusiasm and insight, but IMHO there was really nothing unique about any of the songs, just some innovative tweaks to polished songs that gave me no emotional response. Of course I am not the target audience and this is apparently what's selling. There's great new music by younger musicians, but this ain't it.
Patrick Cagney
Patrick Cagney 6 orë më parë
Glad this came up in my recommended. I have a hard time listening to my own generation’s music and honestly your openness to it helped me keep an open mind. Subscribed 👍
Arvis Pinkletter
Arvis Pinkletter 6 orë më parë
If there's one thing that's really noticeable in terms of identifying what era many of these songs are from, it's the pronunciation. I wonder how it was developed, and where the heck it came from. The letter "t" seems not to exist in this particular musical dialect, and it doesn't have much in common with the way most people pronounce words "in real life".
GarridoEntertainmentTV 6 orë më parë
Pop = poop
perrygoround 6 orë më parë
Is it just me or the first song, Driver License, sounds like a ripp off of the Jeff Buckley cover of Hallelujah? I mean, is good, but I could help but thinking about it
EteRnal 6 orë më parë
I love how he sees the music for what it is and how he has the ability to know such amazing chords and techniques by ear. And his attention to detail is inspiring. I dont know why but when he started using the upstrums that was the point when i was like omg this guys a beast.
Matt D
Matt D 6 orë më parë
Pop music has sounded the same to me for about 10 years. Or more. Trap beats, synth bass, maybe a real instrument thrown in there every once in a while, and really lazy sounding vocals. In my opinion, it’s a very stagnant sound. Something new really needs to come along and change it up.
jvburnes 6 orë më parë
I can't help but think most pop music in the last 15 or 20 years sounds like tunes for people who never heard anything other than Disney soundtracks -- and that's the best of it. Some combination of the worst of country / pop programming and no soul. Very little chord structure and a lot of autotuned major interval arppegiated club transitions. Stuff a synthesizer could have composed and maybe that's the point. The sad part is that there are great musicians and composers working in this generation and that's the missed opportunity that's passing us by.
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