While reading the recent news of the darling Taylor Swift entering an elite group of women to have 50 entries in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, I got to thinking about other Billboard accomplishments and achievements.
One of the first achievements I found that was interesting to me was “Biggest Drop off the Hot 100” or as I like to call it… “Songs We Got Sick Of Fast.” I’m only going to list the top 3 because the majority of the rest of the list are songs from pre-1980 and I just don’t care about them.
“Someday I’ll be living in a big ol’ city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean”
Honestly this one kinda surprises me. I adore Taylor Swift, and as much as this song’s lyrics are the epitome of her sometimes childish attitude, the song is pretty catchy and I’m shocked that it would go from number eleven to straight off the Hot 100 Chart.
“I just want to be free, I just want to be me And I want lots of friends that invite me to their parties”
Can’t say this one shocks me at all. While this entry from the fabulous Lady Gaga does have a fantastic melody, the idea of being “free as your hair” and having “lots of friends invite you to their parties” sounds more like an Aaron Carter song circa 2000. Lady Gaga rose to fame because of her dirty, sexy, edge… This is not edge. Sorry Honey.
“Too high, can’t come down. Losing my head, Spinning ‘round and ‘round”
Arguably one of Britney’s most iconic songs, the Glee version just didn’t have staying power. While the hype surrounding the first Britney Spears-themed episode of glee was enough to propel this hot cover high up the charts, the excitement soon turned “toxic” and the song quickly dropped off the charts.