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

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Rick Beato

7 өдрийн өмнө

After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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Jannis Adamek
Jannis Adamek 3 минутын өмнө
Master Tapes Band
Master Tapes Band 3 минутын өмнө
nice channel bro, meantime i wonder if you are familiar with an openra, esp works of richard strauss and richard wagner? bcs all pop and even jazz singers don't have that magic and operatic world/singers have...loved your jaco pastorius video, he's my heart....God bless all real cats like Jaco and Felix
JB 14 минутын өмнө
Pop belongs in a can.
Jacob Reynolds
Jacob Reynolds 22 минутын өмнө
It’s really astonishing how much Billie Eilish has improved. Both in in songwriting and singing.
Tim Volkov
Tim Volkov 29 минутын өмнө
Sorry guys, I must admit, I simply can't listen to Eilish... Not my cup of tea.
Neko Vermillion
Neko Vermillion Цагийн өмнө
Normally I'm cynical. This time, I will say some of these are really good.
Osvaldo Conde
Osvaldo Conde Цагийн өмнө
Hey Rick u should do a series hearing followers or subscribers music I think that would be interesting
José Lopez
José Lopez Цагийн өмнө
The first song is actually pretty good! Glad to hear that R&B is no longer occupying the whole top 10
Christopher Waldrop
Christopher Waldrop Цагийн өмнө
Much better than 4 months ago. All songs still sound relatively alike akin to pop country....ugh!
Christopher Waldrop
Christopher Waldrop Цагийн өмнө
.... Moreso than The obvious Anthony Bourdain
Christopher Waldrop
Christopher Waldrop Цагийн өмнө
Rick has a Robert Downey Jr-ish look. Agree? It's subtle.
Paul Cimijotti
Paul Cimijotti 2 цагийн өмнө
Jesus Christ loves you
Jouni Korhonen
Jouni Korhonen 2 цагийн өмнө
I could get behind the No. 1, Everything else was whatever has been rolling there from the 90's. Huge amounts of effects and autotune. Those beats not excactly Bonham either. Everything kinda in the same mood, not even a mood, just mellow...
vancian1970 2 цагийн өмнө
Great video. Request: I would love to see you do a "What makes this song so great" Soft rock of the 70's version. Hall and Oates, Ambrosia, Player, Bee Gee's, Little River band. One hit wonders would also be a good one.
jgladch 2 цагийн өмнө
do khruangbin
quicksite 2 цагийн өмнө
Which of those 10 songs will be played 10 years from now.. my guess is zero.
J. Gona
J. Gona 2 цагийн өмнө
Billie Eilish is a plague upon music *far* worse than COVID-19... 😑
Bert Lambojo
Bert Lambojo 2 цагийн өмнө
how many copyright strikes u need? Rick Beato: my top 10 list..........
Bert Lambojo
Bert Lambojo 2 цагийн өмнө
why JUSTIN BEBER here on the list.. SMH!!! lol!
Lars Karge
Lars Karge 2 цагийн өмнө
exact 3:28 :)
jgladch 2 цагийн өмнө
this is awesome dude
jazzrockfusion 2 цагийн өмнө
You must have got a new hd camera or something, kinda looks like you are green screened over your studio like an 80s mtv video ala the cars "you might think"
Uwu wuw
Uwu wuw 2 цагийн өмнө
The guitar intro for Without You by Kid Laroi...i really thought it was imagination by Shawn Mendes😂
Scott 3 цагийн өмнө
I've got a good ear, but you don't have to have the best ear to figure out these tunes. That said, many of the best songs are not that complicated. Sadly, none of these tunes qualify as "best".
Juan Carlos Berrocal
Juan Carlos Berrocal 3 цагийн өмнө
Caio Ary
Caio Ary 3 цагийн өмнө
I think you should, in these videos, talk about lyrics and production, other than focus only in progression
Rocko99 Rocko99
Rocko99 Rocko99 3 цагийн өмнө
Rick is a glass is half full type of guy I guess.
teppolundgren 3 цагийн өмнө
Music died in 1997. This top list changes nothing.
Question Beggar
Question Beggar 3 цагийн өмнө
I agree that the complexity and musical quality has vastly increased. I just can't relate to the singers, though, talented as they are. They don't seem...human. Nor do the players, actually.
chewycenter 3 цагийн өмнө
Umm... When are we gonna get away from novacaine vocals? Most everyone sings like they're afraid to move their lips. 34+35. Ugh! Ariana Grande's voice grates on my nerves. Therefore I Am. The song (and most of the other tracks) would make a fine instrumental. Just drop the sludgy break up junk on top of it. I hear this song over and over at work and the verse is negligible so all I get is someone whispering "I'm not your friend" over and over. It's surreal just how depressing it is to listen to stuff like that. I love the way Rick can launch into the chords so quickly by ear. And that he can still find value in music for kids a generation down from him. I try but can't quite do it. Too much of it sounds like break up fights set to music.
Cooper Stewart
Cooper Stewart 4 цагийн өмнө
Rick, please listen to indie, new music that a lot of older generations ignore
James Moran
James Moran 4 цагийн өмнө
All or the majority of them are laid back, mellow, songs. No real driving beat or excitement. They're not even dance tunes.
Peter deWolf
Peter deWolf 4 цагийн өмнө
Pop music used to have instrumentation! All of these seemed sparsely instrumented. The vocal stylings are remarkably similar: "hurt", is a way to describe it, voices on the edge of cracking...because they wanna cry. Rick is so kind in his appraisals!
Adrian Vazquez
Adrian Vazquez 4 цагийн өмнө
Rick beato is such an oldhead, I swear
Carl Kligerman
Carl Kligerman 4 цагийн өмнө
I don’t know; for mine there is some nice writing going on in a few of these tracks but I feel like most of it is meh once homogenised through the prism of a ‘modern pop’ production. Something vapid about most of it.
GuitarKid218 4 цагийн өмнө
Seems like most people go into these expecting genres that they already like. "Why isn't this like this other think I like?" Too many people do this with all art and it's always strange to see.
Ray Brown
Ray Brown 4 цагийн өмнө
Lots of Boomer angst here. Ironic.
BeBeBeelzebub 4 цагийн өмнө
I hear that breathless singing and tune right out. Don’t know how that ever became a thing?
Prestoneat 4 цагийн өмнө
Nice job. Thanks for pointing out some details!
COSTAFINKEL 4 цагийн өмнө
7:44 Is that what we came to? A song gets points if there is actually someone playing an instrument? Wow! What a deviation from what we had in the 70s..
Guardian Uwu
Guardian Uwu 4 цагийн өмнө
That 1st one was actually a banger, ngl. Brr
smathfury 5 цагийн өмнө
I really like that first song.
Alex Hein
Alex Hein 5 цагийн өмнө
Came to the comments to see all the "back in my day" folk bashing today's pop music. I think Rick is right to keep an open mind, because in a sea of mediocrity there are some gems. That's how it's always been, but people only remember the classics. And as a music producer I assure you it's not any less difficult to create hit songs as it was in your day. The tools have just changed. Technical skill was crucial back then, but now sound design / layering is everything. A "basic" pop song like the Ariana record might have over 200 tracks in the final mix
Steven Rollason
Steven Rollason 5 цагийн өмнө
Are you certain these are Artists, and not Products?
DoolBro 5 цагийн өмнө
your ear is incredible, rick. I'll never not be amazed. I'm up to speed on my ear training and theory, but you just make it look easy.
jzm 5 цагийн өмнө
only time ive listened to the top 10 in the last 10 or so years is through this and the previous rick beato video covering the top 10. It kinda sounds like the generic music on ads. Pretty boring stuff.
Timothy Goodman
Timothy Goodman 5 цагийн өмнө
Are the singers the writers of these songs? Co-writers?
MarcoPassos 5 цагийн өмнө
I’m too late for the boomer tsunami that took over the comments
Richard Fox
Richard Fox 6 цагийн өмнө
really entertaining and educational video Rick!
Ray Wade
Ray Wade 6 цагийн өмнө
Bubble gum music got technical :)
goodolbronco 6 цагийн өмнө
Sounds better
Captain Ginyu
Captain Ginyu 6 цагийн өмнө
I really like you're open to today's pop music and I was really interested in your musical analysis. But the music is really trash, even that the most simple "trick" like a off beat guitar upstroke sounds interesting... Says enough how dull it is. Not even to mention the "in your face raunchy I need to get laid"-vibe in most lyrics.
COSTAFINKEL 4 цагийн өмнө
Yeah, Rick is trying hard af to find something interesting in this sea of boredom and genericism..
Deftoner 976
Deftoner 976 6 цагийн өмнө
Interesting quite a few of the songs had swing
eric woodman
eric woodman 6 цагийн өмнө
Dude! Ilove your work, but finding this stuff mostly offensive lol
Maus Person
Maus Person 6 цагийн өмнө
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 6 цагийн өмнө
this was great and educational (as usual). thanks Rick.
Bobbie Miles-Foreman III
Bobbie Miles-Foreman III 6 цагийн өмнө
I wish I was Rick Beato
Maus Person
Maus Person 6 цагийн өмнө
God, you have shite taste in music... find the chords faster than I do though
Clay Ford
Clay Ford 7 цагийн өмнө
Has Billie Eillish ever sounded like she's not on a handful of oxy's?
Jo Sieber
Jo Sieber 7 цагийн өмнө
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 7 цагийн өмнө
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 7 цагийн өмнө
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 7 цагийн өмнө
There are some clever producers out there. They are not Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and John Bonham!
Ryan Tipton
Ryan Tipton 7 цагийн өмнө
Hey Rick! Do they let you monetize this video since you use copyrighted songs?
Ryan Tipton
Ryan Tipton 7 цагийн өмнө
And by they I mean youtube and the owner' of the top 10 pop songs
RUTheCatalyzt 7 цагийн өмнө
Rick playing acoustic guitar along with these songs made all of them sound better. Interesting how that works out huh?
AtakanNW 7 цагийн өмнө
Really sounds like they improved
Naveen Mathew
Naveen Mathew 7 цагийн өмнө
34 + 35 = Thank you, next. I get the exact same feeling.
Basidiomycota 7 цагийн өмнө
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 7 цагийн өмнө
I hate the pop girl voice trend right now.
henry66699 7 цагийн өмнө
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 7 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
I'm glad you like SZA!
Germania Osorio
Germania Osorio 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
did she say f@ck me til the daylight?
Ted L
Ted L 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
There are some good songs on the list
joe breskin
joe breskin 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
You should do this type of video for different genres!
Stephen Hylander
Stephen Hylander 8 цагийн өмнө
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 8 цагийн өмнө
yes. it's gotten worse.
Dimmufitz 8 цагийн өмнө
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 9 цагийн өмнө
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 9 цагийн өмнө
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 9 цагийн өмнө
FINNEAS would definitely appreciate your comments.
Gabriel G.
Gabriel G. 9 цагийн өмнө
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 9 цагийн өмнө
These are really great. Please make them a regular thing!
David Riley
David Riley 9 цагийн өмнө
I heard the dua lipa song today on z100
Rodjer Dankist
Rodjer Dankist 9 цагийн өмнө
How ironic, I found the last 2 songs to be the best 2 songs
Michael Waldrep
Michael Waldrep 9 цагийн өмнө
I normally hate new music, but I have to say I like Drivers License. The lyrics and vocals are powerful.
Guillermo Perez
Guillermo Perez 9 цагийн өмнө
4 months!!!, it seems like 3 weeks.... :(
sabserab 9 цагийн өмнө
You bopping your head at 9:10 is so wholesome lol
Filipe Cardozo
Filipe Cardozo 9 цагийн өмнө
Rick, could you do a video talking about polyphia?
Zä Music And More
Zä Music And More 9 цагийн өмнө
Rick getting excited for average-colourbynumbers cheapness. Meh...
onsese joo
onsese joo 9 цагийн өмнө
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 10 цагийн өмнө
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 10 цагийн өмнө
love these thanks! I am one of your non-musician subscribers.
ouroboric 10 цагийн өмнө
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 10 цагийн өмнө
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.
I just listened to the Top 10 on Spotify...WTF?
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