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.
Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie (feat. Jay-Z)
Drake – Started 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 Island – YOLO (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)
As far as Lonely Island songs that aren’t about dicks go, “YOLO” is solid.
The Strokes – All The Time
It’s The Strokes so, yay. But still, meh.
Phoenix – Entertainment
I’ll allow it.
Various Artists – Space 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
Eric Clapton – Layla
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 Phillips – Home
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.
Lil Wayne – Go DJ
Just using this as an excuse to remind you that Lil Wayne is terrible.