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(Time)   TIME lists ten best songs of the year. If you know the history of their Person of the Year awards, you'll be unsurprised that "WAP" made the list   (time.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 9:53:35 PM  
"Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" made the list in 1978.
 
2020-11-23 10:04:36 PM  
Well, I know I'm old because I don't like any of those songs.

/I'm sure they're awesome to younger ears

//You could find the Abstract listening to hip hop
//My pops used to say, it reminded him of be-bop
//I said, well daddy don't you know that things go in cycles
//The way that Bobby Brown is just ampin' like Michael
 
2020-11-23 10:28:15 PM  
I think WAP was the only song in that list I actually heard this year.
 
2020-11-23 11:16:20 PM  

Kat09tails: I think WAP was the only song in that list I actually heard this year.


Glad I wasn't the only one. Did not know any of the songs except WAP and that's mainly because of the controversy around it.
 
2020-11-24 4:04:19 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Kat09tails: I think WAP was the only song in that list I actually heard this year.

Glad I wasn't the only one. Did not know any of the songs except WAP and that's mainly because of the controversy around it.


Same here, and I didn't recognize any of the other performers.
 
2020-11-24 4:57:15 AM  
Hopefully it's #1.  WAP should always be welcomed warmly
 
2020-11-24 5:16:24 AM  
Welcome to Fark, Ben
 
2020-11-24 6:01:18 AM  
Richard Cheese "WAP (Lounge Version)" (2020) [NSFW]
Youtube YRM4gz4IfoE
 
2020-11-24 6:04:45 AM  
None of the other ones had lounge versions worth a damn.
 
2020-11-24 6:17:09 AM  
Haven't heard WAP yet, in no great hurry to.


/get off my lawn
//onion belt, etc
 
2020-11-24 6:19:12 AM  

Gleeman: Haven't heard WAP yet, in no great hurry to.


/get off my lawn
//onion belt, etc


For a 'controversial' song, I found it rather boring.
 
2020-11-24 6:19:58 AM  

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That's actually not bad.
 
2020-11-24 6:26:53 AM  
WAP needs the Weird Al treatment.
 
2020-11-24 6:27:33 AM  
Christine and the Queens?  The perpetual filler act at music festivals around the world?
 
2020-11-24 6:31:47 AM  
Is the #1 song really 13+ minutes?  I ain't tryyna listen to all that sh*t.
 
2020-11-24 6:36:43 AM  
I think I enjoy kpop mainly cuz most of the time I have no idea what they're saying.
 
2020-11-24 6:38:56 AM  
I love WAP.
 
2020-11-24 7:03:31 AM  

Gleeman: Haven't heard WAP yet, in no great hurry to.


/get off my lawn
//onion belt, etc


Gilbert Gottfried reads "WAP" lyrics ("Wet-Ass P***y")
Youtube 7tBi4Z7yexY
So NSFW
 
2020-11-24 7:08:01 AM  

ShavedOrangutan: Well, I know I'm old because I don't like any of those songs.



I know I'm old because I don't know any of those songs.  I recognize some of the performers but that's about it.
 
2020-11-24 7:08:29 AM  

JJRRutgers: WAP needs the Weird Al treatment.


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2020-11-24 7:52:31 AM  

JJRRutgers: WAP needs the Weird Al treatment.


I don't know. Even Al has his standards. And his limits.
 
2020-11-24 8:00:24 AM  

baltimoreblonde: JJRRutgers: WAP needs the Weird Al treatment.

I don't know. Even Al has his standards. And his limits.


I dont know. He always seems to have that Weird Al Polka
 
2020-11-24 8:32:52 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Is the #1 song really 13+ minutes?  I ain't tryyna listen to all that sh*t.


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2020-11-24 8:35:30 AM  
I haven't even heard WAP, although I know it exists.  The rest?  Nope.
 
2020-11-24 8:41:56 AM  

natazha: I haven't even heard WAP, although I know it exists.  The rest?  Nope.


Get your car radio fixed, tune it to any FM station, and wait an average of seven minutes, and you'll have heard it. Probably including the country stations.

It's a perfectly serviceable song, but if you haven't come to hate it just from how farking obsessed the old fat white men in charge of the top 40 music distribution channels are with it then I think you may have found the one upside to the plague because quarantine appears to be protecting you from more than the virus.
 
2020-11-24 8:55:44 AM  

phed: I love WAP.


Of course. But what do you think of the song?
 
2020-11-24 8:55:54 AM  

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That's actually not bad.


Lounge Against the Machine makes everything better.
 
2020-11-24 9:24:11 AM  
It appears the songs are the best songs (most popular songs? best selling songs?) in the world, not just the US. I'll have to check some of them out later.
 
2020-11-24 9:57:57 AM  

lindalouwho: It appears the songs are the best songs (most popular songs? best selling songs?) in the world, not just the US. I'll have to check some of them out later.


That "Think About Things" song was a major earworm of mine in early quarantine times. It came up kind of randomly on YouTube and I just couldn't get it out of my head.
 
2020-11-24 10:31:21 AM  

lindalouwho: It appears the songs are the best songs (most popular songs? best selling songs?) in the world, not just the US. I'll have to check some of them out later.


I liked the Prince Kaybee and Shimza song.  I might have to check out more of their stuff.  WAP is still the musical equivalent of Ass: The Movie.
 
2020-11-24 12:28:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Kat09tails: I think WAP was the only song in that list I actually heard this year.

Glad I wasn't the only one. Did not know any of the songs except WAP and that's mainly because of the controversy around it.


Heard a clip of it, no idea how it sounded two minutes later.
 
2020-11-24 12:51:35 PM  
The "Country" entry would have been ok if they left off the autotune. The lyrics are better than average. I wonder how it would sound if say, Jason Isbell, sang it.
 
2020-11-24 1:11:27 PM  
I see that "the ten best songs of the year" appears to be a pretty low bar to get over now a days.  Five years from now, when you mention the titles of these "timeless masterpieces", you will get a resounding "Wha'?"
 
2020-11-24 1:32:33 PM  
An acoustic version of WAP sounds pretty good.

https://youtu.be/Ahfbyl1bsag
 
2020-11-24 2:09:32 PM  
Add me to the list of knowing only one song (WAP) but never heard or listened to it. I'm in my early 50's but music is just different today...the way it's produced, promoted etc. I like rap, but can't get into this mumble rap or 10x repeated lyrics or "unh, unh, unh" lyrics. Most of it I hear is bumper music or on TV commercials or random TikTok videos as background music and those 10 to 30 second segments are enough to realize I can' stand it. Don't get pop music at all, which has always been something I could at least listen to. Not in the last 7-10 years. And again, which of these songs have any staying power? None of this will be on a playlist or radio 5 years from now. Stuff my teenage daughter listened to 5 years ago is forgotten by her. Sad to think there may never be another Dark Side or Sign o The Times type album produced because of the way music is markted today. The only new band or artist I can think of that I have enjoyed in the last few years has been Greta Van Fleet.
 
2020-11-24 2:24:12 PM  
Wow, I'm so surprised that list didn't include Baby Shark, do do do do do do.
 
2020-11-24 2:39:35 PM  

agent00pi: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YRM4gz4I​foE]


And on the other side of the music spectrum:
WAP (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli)
Youtube kHKQC-k3hXU
 
2020-11-24 2:42:14 PM  
While the lyrics "punani Dasani" may seem innovative, the human vagina is not pH balanced.

That said, Kanye would still love it.

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2020-11-24 2:54:47 PM  

MizzouGuy: The only new band or artist I can think of that I have enjoyed in the last few years has been Greta Van Fleet.

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2020-11-24 3:22:24 PM  
Follow up. I realized it was disingenuous of me to say I don't know or listen to any of this when I have just been presented with the 10 best songs, so I went and listened to them.

10. "Long Road Home," Oneohtrix Point Never. Made it half way through. Just not my taste.
9. "Uwrongo," Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion, Ami Faku. Soothing...not something I would put on specifically to listen to but perfect for background music at a dinner party.
8. "Back Door," Stray Kids. Still don't understand the Kpop fascination, and still have not heard a song I would listen to again. But I guess the kids like it so good for them.
7. "7 Summers," Morgan Wallen. Loved it! Added to favorites. Thanks TIME.
6. "Think About Things," Daoi Freyr. That was a kind of fun song/video.
5. "Good News," Mac Miller. I really liked this. Added to favorites. Thanks TIME.
4. "Little Nokia," Bree Runway. I liked the lyrics...probably wouldn't search for it but would listen if it popped up.
3. "Yo Perreo Sola" remix, Bad Bunny, Ivy Queen and Nesi. Don't speak Spanish, but I enjoyed the music and the song.
2. "WAP," Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion. First time actually hearing entire song and, well, I'm not gonna lie. It made me laugh (in a good way) and I'm not going to clutch my pearls; I liked it. I wonder what Tipper thinks of it. And there's no way this song in TIME's list if it was released 20 years ago.
1. "People I've Been Sad," Christine and the Queens. I'll admit that for the past year I have been listening to a lot of French pop music. Don't understand it, but the language and the singing can be so relaxing and/or sexy. Started listening in earnest after seeing A Simple Favor a couple years ago (although, as most Farkers can attest to, Alizée's J'en Ai Marre was always a favorite) but never came across Chritine and the Queens. But I liked it. Thanks TIME.
 
2020-11-24 3:45:03 PM  

LewDux: Welcome to Fark, Ben


I came here for the Ben Shapiro jokes and sadly think yours is the only one. WTH Fark?
 
2020-11-24 3:46:39 PM  
 "Little Nokia,"

Prince of Tennis - Failure Is Art If You're a Robot
Youtube 2VXIpgMFAfg
 
2020-11-24 3:49:29 PM  

D_PaulAngel: LewDux: Welcome to Fark, Ben

I came here for the Ben Shapiro jokes and sadly think yours is the only one. WTH Fark?


Why would Bens joke about Ben? *taps temple*
 
2020-11-24 4:00:58 PM  
 
2020-11-24 4:02:39 PM  

edmo: phed: I love WAP.

Of course. But what do you think of the song?


It's empowering for women the same way being a stripper is.
 
2020-11-24 4:11:07 PM  

phed: edmo: phed: I love WAP.

Of course. But what do you think of the song?

It's empowering for women the same way being a stripper is.


#bensplaining
 
2020-11-24 4:12:14 PM  
Ok I broke down and listened to WAP for about a minute... It's even worse than I could have possibly imagined it to be.
 
2020-11-24 5:45:45 PM  
I prefer the Kidz Bop version of WAP- Waffles and Pancakes
 
2020-11-24 6:05:42 PM  
No Dua Lipa?  List fail.
 
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2020-11-24 6:24:54 PM  
10 best lists that aren't genre specific tend to be aural hazard lists rather than worthwhile recommendations.

/not sure I've heard anything memorable released this year
//then again, not really looking either.
 
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