Songs Reviewed

The Early Bird: Top Five Singles 8-25-23 – 8-31-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2023

glorious hope for New York happiness

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2023

a return to the Sufjan we loved on Carrie And Lowell

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2023

Anthony’s manager claims he is a messenger from God…

UK Top 10 Singles 8-18-23 – 8-24-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2023

I tend to change the grade as listening again changes my opinion to a degree; especially true of the new Billie…

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 8-18-23 – 8-24-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2023

Macca at his lachrymose worse

Going Steady: New Singles 7-11-23 – 7-17-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2023

a beautiful pop folk endeavor

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 8-4-23 – 8-10-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2023

we don’t even have a song of the summer

UK Top 10 Singles 8-11-23 – 8-17-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 12, 2023

Dave and J Hus just about guaranteed the song of the summer (UK version)

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 8-11-23 – 8-17-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2023

who can’t love a sound that got ya drunk for the first time

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 7-28-23 – 8-3-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2023

Morgan’s 15th non consecutive week on top

Going Steady: New Singles 8-4-23 – 8-10-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2023

Ed does a fine remix, kudos

UK Top 10 Singles 8-4-23 – 8-10-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2023

It is touring that is turning the music world on its head, and not recorded music

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 8-4-23 – 8-10-3 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2023

comedic and triumphant vocal

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2023

siddles next to soul and makes a turn

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 7-21-23 – 7-27-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2023

the first time EVER

Going Steady: New Singles 7-28-23 – 8-3-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2023

A Banshee drummer taking the lead vocal

UK Top 10 Singles 7-28-23 – 8-3-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2023

clever clogs Mark Ronson overshot the runway

The Early Bird: New Singles 7-28-23 – 8-3-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2023

Grimes isn’t in it for the money

Tomás Doncker and the True Groove All-Stars Release ‘Let Me Be Dirty,’ First Video From Upcoming EP Driving Through Limbo, Vol. 1

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2023

Doncker has given us all a song we can get dirty to

The ABC’s of 1979 (Alphabetically From The A’s to the Beat)

By Steve Crawford | July 27, 2023

This column begins my deep dive into the year, which will include capsule reviews of hundreds of albums and will end with a listing of “Essential Songs” for the year

A Sinead O’Connor Playlist In Memoriam

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2023

she was an early 90s icon and one of our very best singers

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 7-14-23 – 7-20-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2023

the BTS guy sounds like TLC “No Scrubs”

Going Steady: New Singles 7-21-23 – 7-27-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 24, 2023

Alice is a highway star

UK Top 10 Singles 7-21-23 – 7-27-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2023

J Hus on top…. again

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Singles 7-21-23 – 7-27-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2023

an evolving dream hook

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 7-7-23 – 7-13-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 18, 2023

at # 1 for its fourteenth non-consecutive week

Going Steady: New Singles 7-14-23 – 7-20-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 18, 2023

a badass who knows what she wants from a guy and plans to swap him

UK Top 10 Singles 7-14-23 – 7-20-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2023

Dave still on top

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 7-14-23 – 7-20-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2023

a fantastic, loud, Slash slashing barn burning version

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 6-30-23 – 7-1-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 11, 2023

impressive Olivia Rodrigo who needed to get straight to the top

Going Steady: New Singles 7-7-23 – 7-13-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2023

using his ambisexual sounding vocals to devastating effect

UK Top 10 Singles 7-7-23 – 7-13-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2023

Olivia didn’t beat Dave

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 7-6-23 – 7-13-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2023

why isn’t it a hidden pop masterstroke

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 6-23-23 – 6-29-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2023

a quiet week

Going Steady: New Singles 6-30-23 – 7-6-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2023

a merseybeat rock out with a beat straight outta central casting Bo Diddley

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference Through The Halfway Mark: June 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2023

a gorgeous slice of guitar AOR

Harry Styles’ Masterpiece “As It Was” Has Been Out For Over A Year, This is What Girl Fans On Youtube’s “First Reaction” Had To Say About It Last April, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2023

Not everybody might think coeds losing their minds over Harry Styles is much fun

UK Top 10 Singles 6-30-23 – 7-6-23

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2023

with the exception of Dave and Central Cee, EDM is the sound across the ocean

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 6-30-23 – 7-6-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2023

Bloodsucker, famefucker, bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire…

“Strange Currencies” Video Collaboration with FX’s The Bear

By admin | June 28, 2023

I’m so glad The Bear exists

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 6-16-23 – 6-22-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2023

for the first time in 42 years

Going Steady: New Singles 6-23-23 – 6-29-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2023

stomper

UK Top 10 Singles 6-23-23 – 6-29-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2023

the summer is beginning to come into view

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 6-23-23 – 6-29-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2023

Corinne goes punk

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 6-9-23 – 6-15-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2023

the first time there has been two top three country songs since 2000

Going Steady: New Singles 6-16-23 – 6-22-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2023

a melodic dream of classic rock

UK Top 10 Singles 6-16-23 – 6-22-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 17, 2023

better Central Cee than Calvin Harris

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 6-16-23 – 6-22-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2023

encapsules every reason he is the greatest rocker unknown to English speakers

Going Steady: New Singles 6-9-23 – 6-15-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2023

strong beat reggaeton

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 6-2-23 – 6-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2023

ten weeks at the top for Morgan