Tune Squad: Starting from the Bottom

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Welcome to the first installment of Tune Squad, where we take a look at the world of music to see what’s trending, reminisce about some classic tracks, and crap on one of the eight songs that your Top 40 radio station plays a day. I give you my 100% No Harlem Shake Guarantee.

Starting Lineup

Justin TimberlakeSuit and Tie (feat. Jay-Z)

Welcome back.

DrakeStarted From the Bottom

I thought Drake’s first two albums sucked something fierce.  I do like this song, however. If the video was REALLY about Drake starting from the bottom, the first 3 minutes of it should have been Degrassi clips.

The Lonely IslandYOLO (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)

As far as Lonely Island songs that aren’t about dicks go, “YOLO” is solid.

The StrokesAll The Time

It’s The Strokes so, yay. But still, meh.

PhoenixEntertainment

I’ll allow it.

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Under Review

Various ArtistsSpace Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

On this album, Jay-Z wrote the lyrics to a Bugs Bunny song.  Let me repeat. Jay-Z, the proverbial King of Hip-Hop and frequent “do-er” of Beyoncé , GHOSTWROTE A RAP SONG BY CARTOON CHARACTER BUGS BUNNY. [faints]

The soundtrack to the greatest movie ever made included artists the likes of Seal, Coolio, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Method Man, R. Kelly, Jay-Z, Salt-N-Pepa, Barry White and the Spin Doctors featuring Biz Markie (!).  This should have won all the Grammys. For every year.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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iTunes Shuffle

Eric ClaptonLayla

There isn’t a dad in the world that won’t drop everything and watch a Clapton concert when it comes on TV.  Try it out at home, kids.

F This Noise

Phillip PhillipsHome

First of all, Phillip Phillips is his real name.  That is unacceptable, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips.  Only one person is allowed to pull off that kind of name repetition and it’s Wilson Wilson from Home Improvement.  If I hear this song on one more commercial I’m going to write an angry letter to the head of TV.  I’ve got his address around here somewhere.

UPDATE: Phillip Phillips’ father’s name is Phillip.  That family tree must look like a stump.

Throwback Track

Lil WayneGo DJ

Just using this as an excuse to remind you that Lil Wayne is terrible.

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