30 July 2018

Summer Jam 2018 Week 12: Music That Happened

This was kind of a weird week for me, folks. I didn't get out and experience the wonderful summer music of the world all that much, but something insignificant like that surely won't stop me from an authoritative countdown of the hottest jams in America this week!

Hot Jam of the Week: "Potato Salad" by A$SAP Rocky X Tyler the Creator

This song made a few waves this week and is a solid jam fueled by a chill beat laid under the harsh voice of Tyler the Creator and supreme flow of one of the best ASAPs in the game. We're at a point where no Hot Jam is really going to make a dent, but it's fun anyway.

"Never Be the Same" by Camila Cabello

Camila returns for a brief moment this week, but this song is pretty much over. This will be a nice late addition when she tallies up her possible Summer Victory come labor day. We won't totally count out this track for the rest of the year of course, but this is a nice exclamation point on her success.

"Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line

Another long dead track that's still floating around adding to its legacy. It's still a great track and is a great hit for Bebe, but I think it'll just come short of Summer Jam Winning Status. Actually this is a weird summer - all these songs had such meat in the first three months August is looking like this weird has-been month. I'm sure something will emerge.

"Psycho" by Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Yep, see above for the exact description of what this old song is still doing here. It's really a great track that is still charting well, but might as well be Frank Sinatra and the Big Bopper at this point. Grandma music. I do still love almost every line of this rambling, slurry jam, though, and it's definitely made a case for itself this summer.

"Delicate" by Taylor Swift

I've pretty much avoided this track this summer, but it earns its spot this week. For one it's really not that great, and Taylor seems to have burnt off any goodwill and poetically ironic musical prowess she once had. This is the worst song she's cranked out in years but actually doing decent and I've heard it quite a bit recently. Taylor won't win anything this summer, but here's a nice flash of acknowledgment.

"Friends" by Anne Marie ft. Marshmello

This is actually a better friendzone song than I've given it credit for, and after a few weeks in purgatory it's back to show that it's got some potency this summer. That's the theme for this week. Padding stats. I feel like this will definitely eventually become a 2018 trivia song, and Anne Marie will never have another hit ever.


Crawling up again and actually setting up that August run, "SAD!" comes in strong again this week. It's popular with the young people and that's what matters. Without the young people we're just a bunch of grandmas listening to Post Malone. That's no good for anyone.

"Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

Yep - #1. I heard this jam more than any other this week and still dig it, mostly because it's had quite the slow ascent. It may be making a case for itself after all, even though I had written it off weeks ago. It's endlessly pleasant and making a nice late-season run here.

Next week...

I'm so out of it. Stay tuned and we'll do better.

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