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

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Rick Beato

Rick Beato

Vor 6 Tage

After a 4 month break, I decided to check back in on the Top 10 Pop songs worldwide.
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Bravata Wildcat
Bravata Wildcat Vor 4 Stunden
Rick ! the world needs a Sounding Off with Michael Romeo of Symphony X
DaddyBoss TrebC.C
DaddyBoss TrebC.C Vor 4 Stunden
This is a legit musician review reaction, you should have a regular at least once a,month content like this.
Borislav von Berlichingen
Borislav von Berlichingen Vor 4 Stunden
RickBeato - Just one question: do you think that any of these songs (except maybe the first one) even had a chance getting into Top 100 in the 80s or 90s? For me it sounds all like plastic. Well produced. Back then: we bought records or getting interested because a song was different or cool. Now, people like songs, because radio plays it so much that one day they'll like it. It's just sad for me.
Junkyard Sam
Junkyard Sam Vor 4 Stunden
I've never been one for popular top 10 music but... VERY interesting hearing you comment on the tracks. A great way to stay aware. I hope you keep doing these!
William Price
William Price Vor 4 Stunden
Her voice quality is... Compared to pop music in the Motown era e.g. "Heat Wave", "What becomes of the Broken Hearted", "My Girl", "Dancing in the Street" and a virtual ton of music out of Studio A in Detroit this wouldn't make the top 40. This tune will never be a classic. It will fail the test of time and thus be relegated to music's popular/trendy dust bin.
Balázs Tóth
Balázs Tóth Vor 4 Stunden
Too much kick on one of the songs is clearly a victim of today's phone speaker optimization trend
Thomas Gnilebe
Thomas Gnilebe Vor 4 Stunden
Fortunately no auto-tune crime in the top 5. I celebrate the day we won't have any of that in the Top 100.
imranqqq Vor 4 Stunden
Like you said, the same programmer wrote all these songs. Bored to tears and completely forgettable.
Priapatius Priapatius
Priapatius Priapatius Vor 4 Stunden
billie eilish is a perfect example of the decline of the west. This music is for subhumans. Nothing more, nothing less.
Ron DiFabbio
Ron DiFabbio Vor 4 Stunden
The first song was interesting, the rest was crap
AlpineHawkMusic Vor 4 Stunden
love these videos. the enthusiasm is contagious!
yaohunter Vor 4 Stunden
With a little less production, that Justin beiber song would be so cool
Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson Vor 5 Stunden
Born in '56. Grew up with 'real' music. Still hard for me to listen to this "stuff". I appreciate your finding the musicality to some of it. Can't help but feel sorry for the generations who don't know what REAL musicianship is, though....
Jad Scout
Jad Scout Vor 5 Stunden
If u listened the last song a little longer ur mind would have been blown by the harmony
Chris Rowe
Chris Rowe Vor 5 Stunden
Gotta watch Steve Terreberry how to be Billie eilish
L L Vor 5 Stunden
Could you do a top 10 review of this years Triple J’s hottest 100? It’s on the 23rd of Jan, this year & it the largest music poll in the world for best songs of previous year. Not so mainstream either.
John John
John John Vor 6 Stunden
Lol!! none of it would i waste a moment listening to, when there is just so much better music, past and present in all genre's to liten to. It just sounds like cheap manufactured dead/fake 'music/muzak?'. In a word 'SCHLOK'.
Papa John
Papa John Vor 6 Stunden
Rick, you should really know better that a good pop song is more than just some kind of chord progression. This is all copy and paste music. Thank god it does not bother at all.
Night_Fiend6 Vor 6 Stunden
Nothing really inspiring. Pop music was better in the 80s in that while there was a lot of bad stuff there was still quite a bit of good stuff. Good music is still being made it just isn't on the pop charts.
Lorenzo B
Lorenzo B Vor 6 Stunden
Does the 2nd sound like ACDC's "You shook me all night long" only to me?
BenjaminGessel Vor 6 Stunden
Wow Rick, you're pretty complementary here.... I'm quite a bit less forgiving than you are with these "songs"...
Leif-Ulrich Neuländer
Leif-Ulrich Neuländer Vor 6 Stunden
"F**k me til the daylight", DISCUSTING!!!!😤😤😡
Raphael Pecoraro
Raphael Pecoraro Vor 6 Stunden
I love when you do this pls keep doing this. I feel entertained in a way like I can somewhat relate. I'm a teenager born in this generation and I don't like music today, I listen to rock n roll and which I love. I thinks its very cool to see and be curious of whats up with the update of music these days. And with that, your personality and ideas are splendid. They surely are agreeable and they're very kind and relatable. Thank you rick and take care! Peace~ -RP
Kristján Sigurleifsson
Kristján Sigurleifsson Vor 6 Stunden
It would be interesting to hear your opinion on why you think that the songs that have nothing special to them still make it to the charts. I so agree on nr.5, not interesting arrangement and the composition is poor, still nr.5....why? is it money behind the artist or charm/persona?
southsideronnie Vor 6 Stunden
Thanks for you insight Rick!
buk kuk
buk kuk Vor 6 Stunden
Autotune playlist .. wow .. These pop-stars know their music s..cks .. so they try to be more .. 'indy' .. and 'jazzzy' .. -) .. Yeah .. all that 'big-star-artists' wannabees are gona be rememberd in music-history as modern .. Led Zeppelin or .. sth .. !?! .. -) ...
Holly Lynn Overin
Holly Lynn Overin Vor 6 Stunden
When i shop at Big Lots looking for toilet paper and dog chewies, I hear the new industry music, wishing I didn't. Most of it sounds like robots having sex. I am a baby boomer, of course.
Johnny Namechanger
Johnny Namechanger Vor 6 Stunden
I love that Rick didn't waste a single breath on Ariana Grande's stupid 69 lyrics. She's like "fuck my till the daylight" just as he says "just not that interesting to me" and shuts it off 🤣
Douglas Coelho
Douglas Coelho Vor 6 Stunden
Im realy impressed how he Knows music theory!
Austin Zaff
Austin Zaff Vor 6 Stunden
All of the dad-rock boomer takes in the comments are too funny.
Kelly Ward
Kelly Ward Vor 7 Stunden
Better you than me dude. Just sayin
Dmytro Oleinichenko
Dmytro Oleinichenko Vor 7 Stunden
The first one (drivers license) reminded me a Led Zeppelin Going to California chorus:)
James Fagan
James Fagan Vor 7 Stunden
Ariana's a P.O.S. Same with Cardi and Myley. If you're gonna sing/talk filthy, at least sound like you're mature enough to deserve it. It's just kids playing with a toy they know nothing about.
JetFixxxer Vor 7 Stunden
98% of anything on "pop" radio / Top 40 irritates the hell out of me.
Canadian Commie
Canadian Commie Vor 7 Stunden
The og goosebumps is a lot better than the remix
Chewbaccacabra Vor 7 Stunden
Is Billy Eilish ever going to sing a song? I don't know of a single singer who whispered her way through her career like Billy.
747lch Vor 7 Stunden
I immediately wrote off the first song as being too whiney and generic and was going to write a toxic comment. But then I listened to the lyrics and realized I could relate and felt all sorts of emotions. And that's what music is about. Popular music doesn't have to be technically proficient or complex (although the #4 is neat) to do it's job
dpe4 Vor 7 Stunden
My goodness. Whatever happened to subtlety, nuance, innuendo. There is no room left for imagination. No respect for lyricism today.
Mike Rose
Mike Rose Vor 7 Stunden
Another song with the sharp 4th is a thousand years by Christina Perri
Mitch Castrission
Mitch Castrission Vor 7 Stunden
I like pop today. It’s pretty much always guaranteed to be catchy.
Katinka Vor 7 Stunden
What you feel like when you know what he's talking about when he says db's - 😎
Quaselfasel Vor 7 Stunden
Your Reviews don't get worse. These get better, I think.
LfunkeyA Vor 7 Stunden
Rick, lets be honest - it's all horrible. Yes there are some interesting changes here and there, yes a lot of it is on point, 'good' production whatever. but it's all soulless, it's all one note, all the singers sound the same - overly dramatic, overly serious, dreadful and bland. I can see how you can appreciate the professionalism behind a lot of the production, but everything sounds so the same, so perfectly made as a product to be sold. it's trend that obviously began early in the 20th century, as did everything related to the growing capitalist / globalist culture of our times, and music has exponentially become less human and less personal, as has everything else (interpersonal relations, work, the cost of living, consumerism on every level). the state of mainstream music is simply dreadful. lots of great musicians and producers wasting their time on this garbage because it pays, and because technology is oh-so-exciting.
Ian Davies
Ian Davies Vor 8 Stunden
Not for me. The only sing I liked was the first one, and that's not something bid go and listen to.
60DegreeLobWedge Vor 8 Stunden
That Bieber song also shows that by using different chord voicings and timing its still possible to do something interesting with the same tired old I-IV-vi-V progression
Casual Cadaver
Casual Cadaver Vor 8 Stunden
Very fun video Rick.
Gab garcia
Gab garcia Vor 8 Stunden
How bout top 10 and select top song from 10 foreign countries. No duplicates however are there similarities in harmony and beat? Oh well
Ian Davies
Ian Davies Vor 8 Stunden
Is Ariana Grande singing fuck me till the daylight? 😂
Mauro Giuffrida
Mauro Giuffrida Vor 8 Stunden
It would be amazing if you do a series where people can submit their original music and you just show and review the best, rather than just listen to famous artists.
The Vegan Punk
The Vegan Punk Vor 8 Stunden
The lesson is:today’s music is really really horrible compared to music from 30yrs ago.
VЄ Macrinnon
VЄ Macrinnon Vor 8 Stunden
It's better musically, but still the Vox's smothered in autotune bs.
Aziz sa
Aziz sa Vor 8 Stunden
he look like Al pacino if he became a musician
Swathi Ramachandran
Swathi Ramachandran Vor 8 Stunden
Been obsessed with Good Days since you showed us, Rick! Thank you for reminding us to stay updated even though we may not like what we hear!
d cy
d cy Vor 8 Stunden
Does anybody know if he has perfect pitch?
Ted Floyd
Ted Floyd Vor 7 Stunden
Rick says he has very good relative pitch. His son Dylan has perfect pitch.
AFigureOfDisguise Vor 8 Stunden
all these songs sound much better with Rick's additional guitar track :)
André Sena
André Sena Vor 8 Stunden
It would be awesome to watch you reacting to the video "2020 EM UMA MUSICA" from the Brazilian youtuber "Lucas Inutilismo", it's like the year 2020 in one song and it went really well imo, he plays the top songs in a rockish way. I love your vids sir!
Xavier Mireles
Xavier Mireles Vor 8 Stunden
It sounds like beginner song writer stuff to me. And also a rip off of Regina Spector and Eisley. Songs like these are a dime a dozen, clear top 10 manipulation
River Of Blacklights
River Of Blacklights Vor 8 Stunden
Hate those stupidly overused type vocals on the first song. It's as if every female singer is trying to sound the same nowadays as opposed to past decades when artists tried to sound different from each other. Nowadays, it's like eating pizza or hamburgers non-stop. Back in the day, you had a buffet of "flavors" because record companies took risks and tried to provide good *_AND DIFFERENT_* music as opposed to now where everything sounds so sterilized, sanitized, stagnant and boring. No huge variety, no real diversity. Just the same old things being re-used ad nauseam. Just plain lazy and un-creative to my ears. I couldn't even make it past a few seconds of the first track. No thanks...
OpThomasPrime Vor 8 Stunden
Left a like, but a couple minutes in I realised i just don't care to bother my ears with this tripe. ✌🏽🤘🏼
Josh Draghe
Josh Draghe Vor 8 Stunden
'Orchestra for the kids' as Phil Spector said.
BTS Dance Studio
BTS Dance Studio Vor 8 Stunden
Love it Rick but its nothing like the Top 10 with Susana Hoffs And The Bangles.....The was the golden Era of pop music!
Gustavo Vor 8 Stunden
"pretty cool"
always music
always music Vor 9 Stunden
Never saw any of your videos before I am so impressed at how fast you are able to play those songs
Korey Ryan
Korey Ryan Vor 9 Stunden
Drivers license is such a good song compared to the last top 10 songs
BelligerentHeritage Vor 9 Stunden
Get that Beato Book. So much insight into music. Bought it a couple years ago, and from my understanding, it has only improved since then. Get it. Even if you're not making music. A wealth of information.
WIll Johnson
WIll Johnson Vor 9 Stunden
You should start looking into new indie music there are so many great artists like nick hakim, Cleo sol, Faye Webster, Angel Olsen, Matt Corby, salami rose joe louis, river tiber and many more.
Max Parry
Max Parry Vor 9 Stunden
Rick’s surprised by a “real guitar”: says it all really.
manndera Vor 4 Stunden
Manuel Garrido
Manuel Garrido Vor 9 Stunden
Good video Rick!
greg charles
greg charles Vor 9 Stunden
Top 10? Whats the point? Can't say anything kind so why bother. Rick your much more interesting covering the greatest songs ever, and what makes this song great.
alessandro massimo
alessandro massimo Vor 9 Stunden
Goosebumps remix hits hard
Doug Carson
Doug Carson Vor 9 Stunden
For song #9, "Monster", I think that the guitar parts you added yourself, Rick, make the song notably better. You've added something rich and organic with the acoustic guitar accompaniment. There should be a "Beato Mix" released for this! ;)
Steven Giles
Steven Giles Vor 9 Stunden
Sharp-4? Meaning 7?...
timtrek Vor 9 Stunden
not a one of them is inspired
Pastor Kevin Lauer
Pastor Kevin Lauer Vor 9 Stunden
If you've heard one Ariana Grande song, you've heard them all.
Fackumon Vor 9 Stunden
Ariana's song was the least interesting one compositionally yet it was the best one for me while i found most of them annoying lol
Virgilio Marques
Virgilio Marques Vor 9 Stunden
They are mostly songs made for teenage girls...
Asher Chancey
Asher Chancey Vor 10 Stunden
Yeah, I could watch this every week.
Tshort _AK
Tshort _AK Vor 10 Stunden
Great review
Brad Madsen
Brad Madsen Vor 10 Stunden
Music is so subjective, that's art. I love it. I mean, I absolutely hate all of those songs ... but I love that a song I detest will invariably be someone else's favorite song. I love that other people love these songs. To each their own.
edcollante Vor 10 Stunden
Wait a minute there, Justin Bieber's "Anyone" is absolute, utter, total plagiarism. The chorus is IDENTICAL to Toto's "Goin' Home". Exactly the same melody & chords.
yellow Tesla
yellow Tesla Vor 10 Stunden
PLEASE keep doing this every few months! Love it
Juan Cilliers
Juan Cilliers Vor 10 Stunden
Let me put my "They live" sunglasses on... Hmmm, "buy me", interesting.
senni bgon
senni bgon Vor 10 Stunden
Only Rick could hear a cat meowing and saying: Oh that's interesting!
Pablo LaCruz
Pablo LaCruz Vor 10 Stunden
Thanks for the video Rick. As a seventy year old this video gave me a bit more appreciation of todays pop music.
Royce Hart
Royce Hart Vor 10 Stunden
I don’t know which I love more - your on the spot analysis and theory discussion - or your ability to articulate what’s special and how. This is real music education. Thank you for all you do!
El Èl
El Èl Vor 10 Stunden
Thoughts: it'll all be garbage First song plays: I'm an idiot
Wes Tolson
Wes Tolson Vor 10 Stunden
My favorite part are the comments from people who are offended by music that doesn't resonate with them.
KrissandLisa C
KrissandLisa C Vor 10 Stunden
That was great
senni bgon
senni bgon Vor 10 Stunden
Only Rick could hear a cat meowing and saying: Oh that's interesting!
George Vor 10 Stunden
My guy is trying to see how much he can get copyrighted in one video 👌
Malcolm Adams
Malcolm Adams Vor 10 Stunden
Ricks raps
Frodo Saggins
Frodo Saggins Vor 10 Stunden
One thing I’ve always loved about Rick is how he can hear 2-3 seconds of a song and instantly play it on his acoustic
Kevin Sutherland
Kevin Sutherland Vor 10 Stunden
Hungry Hippo
Hungry Hippo Vor 11 Stunden
You are just Old.. I remember My Grandma used to think the same way about my Music... Get out of the way and let music Progress.. Sry you and your viewers are senile and set in your ways.
Ted Floyd
Ted Floyd Vor 7 Stunden
Sorry...not Progress.
g_ petranow
g_ petranow Vor 11 Stunden
Outro song?
Rick Allison
Rick Allison Vor 11 Stunden
Seems newer songs are mostly dark, drab cloudy day songs. Every once in a while they come out with a song that makes you want to get up open the windows and look forward to the day. But it's rare these days. Seems like older music was brighter, more colorful. Even the slower and sad songs had an energy to them I don't hear much of today.
Cedar and Sound Studios
Cedar and Sound Studios Vor 11 Stunden
it goes to show you just how important the production aspect of music is, vs. the singer themselves.
TheJacobShapiro Vor 11 Stunden
I’m glad you aren’t just completely negative like a lot of musicians, particularly older people, tend to be towards newer pop music.
James Gordon
James Gordon Vor 11 Stunden
Excellent Review, Rick! I may have to check these out.
petey twofinger
petey twofinger Vor 11 Stunden
would rather listen to goats farting
Andreea Dobre
Andreea Dobre Vor 11 Stunden
Hey Rick, you should check out the Russian band Shortparis some time. Most interesting stuff I've heard in ages! It's so modern and "now" but with real instruments haha. No idea what genre they are but I've seen people describe them as death disco.
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