Reviewing My 2021 Apple Music Replay; 80-71
I’m loving this countdown so let’s keep rolling!
80. Fat Lip by Sum 41
There is one line that sticks in my head whenever I hear this song, “now I know I’m not the one you thought you knew back in high school”.
When I hear Fat Lip I just think of summers in college when all of your boys are back in town and everyones kind of changed a bit, but you’re all still the same shit heads that love getting into trouble and hanging out.
79. Talk So Much by Spose, Chris Webby, and Ekoh
The trio on a track that every fan wanted finally came true last year when Spose, Webby, and Ekoh collaborated as super heroes or maybe villains rapped about their super powers and how they’d eviscerate other rappers on a track.
I bumped the shit out of this song at the gym on leg day because it wasn’t like fully hype, but it was uptempo and angry enough to get me going.
78. Flow Like Poe
Such a unique song that really embodies what nerd core music is. MC Lars throws himself into the body of Edgar Allan Poe and raps about being a “melancholy wordsmith” that has a raven on his shoulder, but just for the “gothic thematics”.
“Unstressed, stressed, five times, flow iambic, stressed, unstressed watch me flip the dynamic like once upon a midnight dreary”. BARS.
77. Drawing Board by Spose and Lyle Divinsky
Drawing Board is a song about being stuck where you are and watching people in the same field as you advancing. At least that’s how I interpret it. When Spose raps “First Logic, Macklemore, and now Russ popped off, I count my paper up in Maine like, nah, I must not rock” makes me think that he’s seeing others blow up and question if he should quit.
With blogging and podcasting, that feeling is always there, but the bigger picture of the song is to keep your head down and just keep going because everything will work out.
76. Out of My League by Fitz and The Tantrums
What a great song. When I listen to Out of My League, I picture myself in the music video for this song that I’m making. I see myself bending corners in a car driving fast while it’s dark out with pink and neon green lights flashing with every turn I take.
Out of My League throws off “main character” vibes and that’s why I love it so much.
75. Return of the Mack by Mack Morrison
Shocked, stunned, and flabbergasted that Return of the Mack is not in the top fifty. One of my all time favorite songs to listen to before I go out to the bars or when I’m hanging with friends because the jam just radiates confidence.
Return of the Mack is big pimpin vibes with your friends when you’re walking into a party and it’s as if everyone in the room is looking at you and your crew. “Lettin’ all the people know, That I’m back to run the show”.
74. Suicide Doors by Spose and P.MO
When I had Mike Squires on the podcast, we talked about this song and how Spose wanted a female voice where P.MOs voice is on the chorus, but he convinced P.MO to record it and they sent it over too Spose. Spose loved it and made the change to use P.MOs voice on the track.
Suicide Doors is a sad song, one that makes you reflect. It talks about the depression in which celebrities suffer through their fame and fortune. How money can’t buy happiness and how fans treating celebrities poorly can lead to their suicide and mental health issues.
73. Three Minutes by Spose
Three Minutes is Sposes pitch to his wife on why he should get laid. I feel like every guys made this pitch, especially married men. Spose details the chores he’s completed and how he’s fixed up the house and how he should get a quick, three minute reward.
The kids aren’t around and the King of Maine has watched four episodes of Say Yes to the Dress so let my man get some. I mean he even cleaned the diaper genie.
72. Read My Mind by the Killers
BANGER ALERT! Read My Mind is very similar to another Killers song that I love, Human because of the rhythm and tempo.
This is a great driving song because the lyrics are easy to learn and it has a very upbeat middle section that you can scream/sing along with. A top two Killers song for me. Hasn’t cracked the top spot, but top two is pretty good.
71. Everyday by The Palmer Squares
The vibes are immaculate. I say a lot of the songs are on here for when I’m driving, but it’s for different driving scenarios and Everyday is the song to play when you wake up kinda hungover and you’re driving to Dunks to get a coffee and breakfast sandwich while the sun is shining bright.
A rare occasion, but I know everyone reading this knows the feeling. You’re kinda tired still but the song boosts your mood and you just nod your head and vibe out.