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

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Rick Beato

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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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E X T R E M E پیش 52 دقیقه
I would really like uncle Ricky to be my teacher
ProfVonW پیش ساعت
Anyone know what model Gibson that is?
HedL!nes پیش ساعت
This dude is like the Emirates stadium - perfect pitch
Real Crunchy
Real Crunchy پیش ساعت
I do recommend The Pretty Reckless Death By Rock and Roll and there other song 25. Taylor Momsen can really sing
This is George
This is George پیش 2 ساعت
Ok, Rick... point taken. There are some well written pop songs these days. Dang it! It still goes against my grain deep down. I’m not a boomer either. Raised by boomers so maybe their mindset leaked in. Pop goes against my principals.
Russian Meloman
Russian Meloman پیش 2 ساعت
All the songs sounds better with Rick's guitar playing)
Louis Menard
Louis Menard پیش 2 ساعت
Hey Rick ! You should review music from the two last Charli XCX albums : mainstream pop but absolutely fascinating production, rythmic and harmonic choices !
PyroGiz پیش 3 ساعت
Hey Rick, have you come across Wardruna yet?
Jax پیش 3 ساعت
They all seem to have really compressed vocal. Not hearing any real vocals.
Jane Ross
Jane Ross پیش 4 ساعت
I've never got the hype behind Billie Eilish, people saying she's "scary" and her stuff just sounded bloopy and daft to me, didn't know what the big deal was. But listening to this one in the video, it does have something to it. Not bad. Still... I have to remain generally disappointed. These all seem like unfinished project ideas that someone said "that'll do" to. None of them suggest passion or pride to me. It's like a skyscraper competition where everyone stops at the first floor and agrees to share the prize. That happens a lot in pop, sure but where have the exceptions gone? There used to be exceptions that popped through and shone. Just don't see any these days, it's weird. A little intricacy please, pop. Something a bit more than a couple of riffs strung together. There's nothing wrong with a couple of riffs strung together when that works but sheesh, you don't want it to be ALL there is. Variety, c'mon! Where you got to? Additionally, besides even worrying about real instruments or not, where's the heavy? Where's that gone, too? It's so completely absent. Just one vibe to hang off is dull, and the one vibe nowadays seems to have been, for a very long time, sarcy self-superiority. It's vapid, and not even in a fun way. Are two or three people writing pretty much everything? I know that happens. Have they just got complacent about pretending otherwise, and forgot to sprinkle in some weird? I know I'm being a bit of an old woman shaking fist at cloud. Get off my lawn, lol. (I'd love to have a lawn, jealous lol) I'm... gonna go ahead and say that isn't such an embarrassing thing to be these days and just own it. I'm not wrong, am I? Do have a point, don't I? Nothing sparks any more. Seems like nothing wants to go to the trouble of being special. Of course there's plenty of great stuff below the upper skin, of course there is, always is. Music's wonderful. Pop's sometimes from time-to-time been a bit of a watered down representation of that (and occasionally a good representation). It's failed consistently enough recently that I've kinda lost faith in the pattern. Anyone else feel that way or am I just being a bit impatient?
Ado- Mas
Ado- Mas پیش 4 ساعت
I'm amazed on how he can know the chords to almost every (every) song
cast away
cast away پیش 5 ساعت
I reckon his favourite one is Billy ellish
Stephen Gilbert
Stephen Gilbert پیش 6 ساعت
That was fun. I was afraid it was going to be a trash session, but you really listened to each song on its' merit . I learned something about organic music on the way. Respect!
skylineXpert پیش 6 ساعت
Gotta hand it to you for your taste rick. But beliebers will call us grandpas
Trampoline Culture
Trampoline Culture پیش 7 ساعت
'Maybe if I listened to it another 20 times, I might say "wow I really like this," but probably not.'
Sky Johnson
Sky Johnson پیش 7 ساعت
Hey Rick, how can you play the same song ten times in a row and call it some kind of list?
Lord Edward
Lord Edward پیش 7 ساعت
The last song had a great backing track and interesting chord progressions but the vocal track seemed to have nothing to do with anything like it was just slapped on top. I was disappointed by the Ariana Grande song. Jeez, just pulled some canned tracks off the shelf and slapped it together. She has a lot of talent but it isn't being displayed.
Lawrence August
Lawrence August پیش 8 ساعت
You are the best music person ever.
K Spassione
K Spassione پیش 9 ساعت
There is some very strong craft in these tunes. Driver's License hit me by surprise with its intensity and aching feeling. Love to sit and talk with you one day Rick. Thanks for what you share, truly. - Ken
Pevsfreedom پیش 9 ساعت
I'm glad in a way I was born when I was (91) because time has helped filter out all the garbage quite a lot :) This "whisper singing" feminine singing thing grinds my ears to a pulp.
Vadim Martynyuk
Vadim Martynyuk پیش 10 ساعت
Spotify should rename “top” to “bottom”
Onewxrld Music
Onewxrld Music پیش 10 ساعت
Based on your incredible assessments, I think you should published a monthly list of Best 5 Songs every month based on the 4 chrats of the month. You can pick from the 4 Hot 100s and similar charts published.
darwin price
darwin price پیش 10 ساعت
Beato challenges me to keep an open mind. I’d never normally give two shits about any of these artists. So much of this music I’d never get excited about, but I love his openness towards it and he finds value in it. Beato is an actual artist and it shows in his integrity. Much to live up to here!
MrRight James
MrRight James پیش 11 ساعت
Hahah I had the same reaction as him when I first heard drivers license lol
Andrew Hardardt
Andrew Hardardt پیش 11 ساعت
While I understand you/I/we need to be up-to-date in our understanding of current music trends, I simply find nearly all of our available crop to be so, so similar in tonality, dynamics, lyricisms, structure [especially] that it just blends from one to another. Where are the highlights that make an artist truly stand out from their peers? The first six or so songs on this all sound like the same group of people created and produced them barring male v female vocals. The underlying music is good but then trite, stilted vocals are patched onto something with some feel and........ pppffffttttt [Bill the Cat] dead as a doornail. Bieber sounds like Grande sounds like Eliesh sounds like Rodrigo... No wonder I don't listen to the radio or any streaming services. There are NO TRUE HITMAKERS any longer. And I'm not even talking about true musicians.... just hitmakers.
Buxees Singh
Buxees Singh پیش 11 ساعت
Definitely better than the last one. Olivia Rodrigo and Sza were real highlights. Nothing the last time made me smile, but these two did. I agree with your evaluation of Ariana Grande. She has a gorgeous voice with great range and skills -- why is she doing something so lame?
Randy950 پیش 11 ساعت
So utterly terrible
rockplay100 پیش 12 ساعت
Rick you should do a series where you review the music (albums) of your subscribers
djbartz1978 پیش 12 ساعت
I think all of those those songs blow really bad. Every single one of them but I love your show and how you can break the music down
Quique Rojas
Quique Rojas پیش 14 ساعت
And where are the musicians in all these "songs"? and where are the singers without autotune?
Harold Baize
Harold Baize پیش 15 ساعت
Agree, much better than 4 months ago. 😀
Dante Busquets
Dante Busquets پیش 15 ساعت
Everything kinda sounds like Instagram stories music
El Lee
El Lee پیش 16 ساعت
I hate this music so much :(
Mike Sereny
Mike Sereny پیش 16 ساعت
Love your openness to checking out pop tunes 👍
Liam Brown Music
Liam Brown Music پیش 16 ساعت
A lot more complexity in some of those songs than the cynical amongst us give the genre credit for. EZ Chords? And Drivers Licence is superb!
Craig Geil
Craig Geil پیش 17 ساعت
Ugh.. why I don't listen to Spotify's top 10 list. The music is overproduced, autotuned and just lacks any kind of soul. Boring and shallow. All of this could have been created by a computer with enough horsepower to mimic human voice.
CrisClash پیش 17 ساعت
I just want to see most of these songs without their auto-tune crutch. Curious to see where they would rank then....
Valentine پیش 17 ساعت
idk all sounds the same. remember when you could distinguish a band from the singer and the guitarist? everybody does the same thing now. yawn.
Dumb'n Drummer
Dumb'n Drummer پیش 18 ساعت
That guitar tone of yours can make any song sound great. What a beaut acoustic
Molly Woodcock
Molly Woodcock پیش 18 ساعت
why does 34+35 sound like the mii music
Trampoline Culture
Trampoline Culture پیش 18 ساعت
Nice guitar Rick
RandysContext پیش 18 ساعت
Loved this ! I am just a hack guitarist but really love listening to you break these down.
Dod Riggs
Dod Riggs پیش 18 ساعت
Every vocal track these days has that 'squished, autotune' sound to it. One of those things, once you notice it, you can't NOT notice! Ugh.
sunny0210 پیش 18 ساعت
I get those goosebumps every time
tristan avakian
tristan avakian پیش 19 ساعت
These videos are a manual on how NOT to become a blues dad. Instead of bitching about “kids, these days”... pick up a guitar, play along, analyze. Listen without prejudice. Objectively. What do you like about it, what don’t you like, and why? You may learn something.
Damien Jones Music
Damien Jones Music پیش 20 ساعت
throughly enjoyed watching you go through these
Johnny پیش 20 ساعت
None of this music would ever make my playlist. I must be getting old.
georg walt
georg walt پیش 21 ساعت
beautiful but overused
gooble69 پیش روز
Rick: "I love this", "this is great"... I bet you he never listens to any of these songs again :)
Olivera Toic
Olivera Toic پیش روز
Moust of these songs sounds like real crap
Jonny Bro
Jonny Bro پیش روز
Dude make this a series please it’s so Interesting
Jonah Cilley
Jonah Cilley پیش روز
Missed billie’s new song :’(
Tommy Petraglia
Tommy Petraglia پیش روز
I can't sit through that crap just to hear what you have to say
Lara Anžlovar
Lara Anžlovar پیش روز
He should've come to the bridge in Drivers License. He missed the bridge. 🤧
So What
So What پیش روز
I like this content. I retired to take care of my wife and have lost all connection to young folks and their music they listen to, so thanks for reconnecting me. Makes me want to drag out the old guitar and start playing again. Unlike you, I'm not that good, so I probably will leave it in the gig bag lol.
John Bolger
John Bolger پیش روز
Very good. I'd watch these if done regularly. Love your reactions when something smart happens... like the diminished. I felt the same. Agree with your evaluations..
Matt Riddell
Matt Riddell پیش روز
Agreed with everything you said - nice man - from a fellow sound engineer/musician
Matt Riddell
Matt Riddell پیش روز
havent heard any of these songs 😂
J H پیش روز
How much caffeine did he have before filming this lol
Jamie Croft
Jamie Croft پیش روز
Your videos are awesome, your ser-up is what many people wish to have, love the play button aswell. I would love to know what you mean by all these numbers (chord progressions) so I can develope that skill and find chords instantly Thankyou
David Robertson
David Robertson پیش روز
Actually you are very right Rick, over 1/2 of these are decent and I'd listen to them - maybe.... 17yr old daughter hates it when I say the music these days is computerized crap and anyone could do it with the equipment but hey some of these aren't too bad, somehow youth has found real INSTRUMENTS finally - WOW
Randy Stocker
Randy Stocker پیش روز
Your analysis and breakdown of the songs causes me to give some a further listen, when I would have otherwise passed them over. Thanks for that!
Stefano Vanoncini
Stefano Vanoncini پیش روز
Hi Rick, thanks for your incredible contents. Do you think to talk about Dirty Loops sometimes?
Thoughts In 5D
Thoughts In 5D پیش روز
Yeah, pop HAS gotten worse. It used to have groove to it, now it's just a bunch of ghetto sad music.
Joseph Lach
Joseph Lach پیش روز
Only if he did top tens when TØP was in the top ten.
Joseph Lach
Joseph Lach پیش روز
1:34 Does he mean a sharped four because it's an A over an Eb chord?
Drew Cobb
Drew Cobb پیش روز
Always enjoy your take, and learning a little theory in the process
Nyubhum Nyu
Nyubhum Nyu پیش روز
"Anyone" remade me like this
Blighght پیش روز
Don't like how the only major form of critique in this video is the chord progression or whether or not it has guitar.
CorpseBlood پیش روز
i’m just glad that wap finally left the top ten
MsTexas73 پیش روز
Hi. I just subbed. Do you also listen to the R & B lists? I like SZA. I saw your reaction to the chords in her song. That’s pretty usual in soul/R&B. Would love to hear more of your reaction. I will go and look at your other videos.
Roman Ferguson
Roman Ferguson پیش روز
hey rick, i always wonder what you'd think of this album i have listened to for many years. It's called This Binary Universe, by BT. it's ambient electronic and its very much an "experience" front to back. let me know what you think or if you have ever heard it
J G04TH پیش روز
They all sing in cursive, though.
Pop Music, take a cookie cutter, cut, paste, repeat.
koschwarz پیش روز
Ariana Grande is a great singer with the most generic and uninspired songs. Wasted talent, she needs a new songwriter.
Fun freq
Fun freq پیش روز
I get that Rick is just dissecting the music, different music than most of us are used to hearing on his channel. This music seems to be full of lament and is at a set level of emotion. I would much rather hear music the way it was being crafted back in the 70's and 80's. Lyrical content and chord use were more mature and worth listening to. The vocals were not full of how many notes you can sing in one bar, massively irritating. Why not compare yesterday's pop song construction to today's and see what happened to it? Find out why it's so whiny and uninspiring to listen to. Because the music side of it is pretty basic and simple which I suspect is only half of the problem.
Glauco Beall
Glauco Beall پیش 2 روز
Well...think maybe there's some good tunes, but... production is so standardized... same effects, transitions, that "autotune", R'n'B vocals... Diversified arrangements, and singers with personality, would make a big difference.
Kristen L
Kristen L پیش 2 روز
Good video!
Peter W Rohr
Peter W Rohr پیش 2 روز
I’m absolutely shocked (positively) The last time I listened to the charts (years ago) it was just awful (most produced on a computer and basically on one chord) Now chord progressions, real guitar, drums and basses have come back. When will we hear some saxes, trumpets and bones in the hit parade? I’m waiting I just want to add that despite being positively impressed by these songs they are very forgettable when you compare them to the best songs from the 30’s and 40’s
Tim Waaijenborg
Tim Waaijenborg پیش 2 روز
This Guy is Just a pro at music
David Mitchell
David Mitchell پیش 2 روز
I was going to thank you for bringing me up to speed, but after hearing it I can't, in good conscience, do that.
Kaine Joyes
Kaine Joyes پیش 2 روز
thanks so much haven't listened to top tn in 20 years, really like (most) of these...especially the first one...great song, great rations thanks
TheGreatAtario پیش 2 روز
The way he can pull every chord instantly is like a fucking magic trick to me. I had music theory classes in college and I have to pore over a song like two dozen times to get something that's probably inaccurate anyway
TheGreatAtario پیش 12 ساعت
@a a Getting what's easy is not the issue, dude
a a
a a پیش 18 ساعت
should have paid attention bro. You can establish the key in the first 20 seconds even if you didnt have training, literally slide up and down the E string on a guitar or tap likely (based on pitch) areas on a piano. Once you have the key, theres what, 4 exceptionally likely chords to pick from? That should get you 90% of most songs down. the melody and chords will be intertwined too. I'm not trying to be negative here i just hate the idea that people read a comment like yours and decide not to even try. Did you really try? did you sit down with a list of songs recently and see how much you could figure out? Online there are lists of songs that build in complexity that people have put together for exactly this purpose!
JF’s Music Box
JF’s Music Box پیش 2 روز
I was preparing to cringe real hard as he listened to Grande. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out what it’s about. Mainly she “stole” the Mii channel music.
Deric پیش 2 روز
Try upstrums on that Bieber song :)
Bob پیش 2 روز
the biebs ain't no slackin yo
Victor Spoils
Victor Spoils پیش 2 روز
Seems like 90% of young female singers (even some males) have this weird affectation these days where they curl their tongues. Sounds so fake and makes me cringe. Just sing with your natural f-ing voice. Everyone is copying each other.
Sock Monster
Sock Monster پیش 2 روز
The last song is the best, The first song is the second best, and everything else goes in the garbage
Sock Monster
Sock Monster پیش 2 روز
Garrett Sanchez
Garrett Sanchez پیش 2 روز
Please keep doing vids like these. Love it.
ZRecords پیش 2 روز
Rick,react the same way melodically to some virtuose New bands...I suggest Né Obliviscaris
FelixFTW پیش 2 روز
when i search for songs on genius or spotify i have to include the artist name because none of my music is popular
Stuart James
Stuart James پیش 2 روز
Its all pop or popular music unless you are referring to indigenous music , jazz or classical.
Hananeko پیش 2 روز
"the drums are 10db loud" lmao pretty accurate summary of pop music nowaday
Newlen Media
Newlen Media پیش 2 روز
I didn't watch your video on the top 10 pop songs from last time. But 5 or 6 of these songs were really good.
Ronald Genendlis
Ronald Genendlis پیش 2 روز
1st song was the best.
dorzuohans پیش 2 روز
Great video Rick. I think i'm gonna checkout SZA a bit more
Phil Kelley
Phil Kelley پیش 2 روز
This is really different - a critic (in the good sense) with a guitar. I agree with you on most of your likes. My only disagreement would be, one of the songs sounded like a Madonna retread and the another one sounded like Deep House like you would hear on DJ Drop G in any of his mixes. I think there are lots of good things going on in music today. Most of my contemporaries (60's and 70's rockers) don't agree. If they listened to you, Rick, they might change their minds. Thank you for uploading this.
Ogaitnas900 پیش 2 روز
Hey these two videos were very inspiring, watching a knowledgeable, very talented music professional comment on popular songs with an open mind and a positive attitude just makes me want to learn more. Thanks! Wonderful and needed content :)
Rick پیش 2 روز
I think corona isolation made people sick of basic progressions! love it
Sgt Syke
Sgt Syke پیش 2 روز
Rick...can you go over minor key songs. I discovered that I absolutely love songs in minor keys, but it would be cool to see you play through some really cool transitions. We were jamming some 80’s pop tunes and Madonna’s La Isla Bonita and Like a Prayer both have some really enjoyable changes in them. Id like to hear your dissection of them and other similar minor songs.
I just listened to the Top 10 on Spotify...WTF?
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