Songs Reviewed

Going Steady; New Singles 11-17-23 – 11-23-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2023

like reggae looking out a door

UK Top 10 Singles 11-17-23 – 11-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2023

Paul and Ringo’s excursion into body snatching

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 11-17-23 – 11-23-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2023

a remarkably pretty seasonal song

Going Steady: New Singles 11-10-23 – 11-16-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2023

going that way

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 11-4-23 – 11-10-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2023

Meanwhile, Tay Tay still around…

UK Top 10 Singles 11-10-23 – 11-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2023

Paul and Ringo’s excursion into body snatching

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 11-10-23 – 11-16-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2023

being in love moving in love, going that way

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 10-27-23 – 11-3-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2023

eight of the top ten goes to Swift

Going Steady: New Singles 11-3-23 – 11-9-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2023

art damaged

UK Top 10 Singles 11-3-23 – 11-10-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2023

only Taylor could put three tracks, including the top ring (and top album elsewhere) and still have it feel a little disappointing

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 11-3-23 – 11-9-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2023

more powerful

The Beatles’ “Now And Then” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2023

Paulie can do what he will but he can’t change and he certainly can’t improve on their legacy.

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, October 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2023

Pavement covering Neil Young

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 10-20-23 – 10-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2023

by next week it will be all Swift all the time

Going Steady: New Singles 10-27-23 – 11-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2023

sludgy, steady, obstreperous

UK Top 10 Singles 10-27-23 – 11-3-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 28, 2023

nothing to see here

The Early Bird: Top Five New Singles 10-27-23 – 11-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2023

should have been the GOAT

Going Steady: New Singles 10-20-23 – 10-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2023

this song is one of the stunners

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 10-13-23 – 10-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2023

the remix EP sent Taylor back to the top spot

UK Top 10 Singles 10-20-23 – 10-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2023

as mediocre a top ten as god has ever provided us..

The Early Bird: Top New Single releases 10-20-23 – 10-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2023

10% of the time he is stunning

Going Steady: New Singles 10-13-23 – 10-19-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2023

strong and pained rap, trap beats. and a moody strings haunting it

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 10-6-23 – 10-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2023

the take over of the top ten won’t last another week

UK Top 10 Singles 10-13-23 – 10-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2023

r&b meets sadgirl meets singer songer confessional woman in London

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 10-13-23 – 10-19-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2023

a Brit Pop post-Brit pop Brilliance

Intergalactic Love: Shinyribs, “Who Built the Moon” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | October 11, 2023

this song just wrecks me

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-29-23 – 10-5-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2023

2023 is one of the worst weeks in the 21st century

Going Steady: New Singles 10-6-23 – 10-12-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2023

soul charge growling rumbler

UK Top 10 Singles 10-6-23 – 10-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2023

new Doja Cat is a pleasant surprise

Going Steady: New Singles 9-29-23 – 10-5-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2023

deeply arranged singer songwriter confessional

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-22-23 – 9-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2023

Doja Cat at the top at the VMAs

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, September 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2023

this is the turning point

UK Top 10 Singles 9-29-23 – 10-4-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2023

both of Chase & Status are worth hearing on the road to Doja Cat

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-15-23 – 9-21-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2023

Drake takes the penthouse with the ever popular SZA

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 9-22-23 – 9-28-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 22, 2023

Jean making a name for himself and SZA stealing it

Steve Crawford’s Essential Songs from 1979

By Steve Crawford | September 21, 2023

a pretty solid starter kit

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-8-23 – 9-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2023

the High School star hit twenty at the top of both charts

Going Steady: New Singles 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 17, 2023

their greatest moment

UK Top 10 Singles 9-15-23 – 9-21-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2023

still Doja at the top but Olivia didn’t manage a takeover!

The Early Bird; Top New Single Releases 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2023

deep emotions and deeper arrangements

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2023

Bacharach and David’s masterpiece sampled all the way to the top

UK Top 10 Singles 9-8-23 – 9-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2023

Doja Cat walks on by

Going Steady: New Singles 9-1-23 – 9-7-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2023

SINGLE OF THE WEEK – D+

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2023

a mix of country and EDM-R&B

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, July 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2023

from bedlam to limbo

UK Top 10 Singles 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2023

Olivia on top

The Early Bird: Top New Single Releases 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2023

a perfect little monster of

Going Steady: New Singles 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2023

here we go

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 8-11-23 – 8-17-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2023

will not be a poster boy for conservative voodoo

UK Top 10 Singles 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2023

AI-ish pop where the music is indistinguishable but the singers are Social Media mavens