What even is pop music anymore? Considering rap has overtaken every other genre as the dominate popular music in the country, you could technically argue that it is pop music. And often enough it is! Pop music. Cardi B? Pop music! And you can pretty much attribute popular music to anything on a major label that's dominating the charts. I consider pop music anything that'll put me in a good mood. When I want to escape the existential dread of our current reality, I go for some Charli XCX, some Robyn—anything that will trigger the pleasure centers of my brain rather than crippling anxiety.
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Subscribe to the updating playlist on Apple Music. After only a few weeks of release, this song already feels like a classic. It feels like the kind of slow ballad you might dance to at a high school prom, innocent and clarifying in its outlook. It is, plainly, one of the most beautiful songs HTRK have ever made — simple, affecting, and undoubtedly worth the wait. To be a political popstar nowadays generally requires embracing and amplifying identity traits. But sometimes, I hanker for the kind of scandalising, controversial political pop that defined the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, though, The have decided that their new role in the landscape is to scream in our faces about how fucked we all are. And honestly, thank god for that. It is admirable and refreshing that Ariana Grande has begun collaborating with her co-writers, rather than keeping them shrouded away behind her as many pop stars do.
View Charts Legend. See More Year-End Charts. Post Malone. Also appears on these Year End Charts. Ariana Grande. Billie Eilish. Travis Scott. Ed Sheeran.
The Rolling Stone Top is a song chart that ranks popular songs from today's most popular artists. Songs are ranked by Song Units, a number that combines audio streams and song sales using a custom weighting system. The song chart does not include any passive listening, such as terrestrial or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top Song chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday. Beta Back to All Charts. Monthly Trend. Song Units Weeks at 1 2.