Mariah Carey’s Hot 100 Record is Safe, but Female Pop is Not

Mariah Carey’s record is safe, phew. It was touch-and-go for a few weeks, but “One Sweet Day,” her 1995 duet with Boyz II Men, remains tied with “Despacito” for most weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber probably would’ve secured that record-breaking 17th week had Taylor Swift…

The Michael Jackson Songs You Probably Don’t Know, But Should

Today is Michael Jackson’s birthday, and instead of going on about there is almost no one in male pop music is worthy of licking his penny loafers (Bruno Mars is probably closest), I’ve decided to honor the King of Pop by highlighting my favorite, relatively deep cuts of his. These songs may not have topped…

Lady Gaga’s Generic “Cure” is Her Most Listenable Single in Years

If there’s one word that very few associate with Lady Gaga, it’s “safe”. Since her 2008 debut album, The Fame, the superstar has flown in the face of every conceivable pop convention, and was rewarded with reverence akin to the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Her combination of barn-storming pop smashes and meticulously thoughtful visuals…

Thanks to Beats 1, Apple Music Isn’t A Complete Mess

To be perfectly honest, Apple breaking into the streaming music market wasn’t terribly exciting to me. After Tidal famously bungled their launch a couple of months ago, and having been a longtime user of Spotify, I didn’t really see what Apple could offer. If anything piqued my interest, it was the convenience of the entire…