DaddyIssuesX

why did “cardigan” gobble up the rest of the #1’s this year?

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MexicanLiLMonster

It was one of the smallest number 1s in terms of the charts, but its still impressive that she hit #1 with this type of song and during album release week! :clap3:

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1365

the way a certain fanbase STORMED in here to drag critically acclaimed solo number one "cardigan". 

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4Real

As others said, the fact that a song of this kind hit #1 is so impressive. Taylor's power I guess.

It's a superb song. Ofc the basic gp wouldn't turn it into a hit, but I'm glad that Taylor made it a single.

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Jay T
40 minutes ago, cloudbusting said:

it’s a good song but WAP remains the best #1 to me in terms of quality :wap:

??? WAP is sonically bad ??? Y’all just be TALKINT , it’s a bop but it is not a good song sonically 

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MissedTheTrain

It's a masterpiece :jonny: 

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DaddyIssuesX
2 hours ago, WildAmerican said:

shut tf up you're literally so embarrassing 

 

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:rip:

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cloudbusting
24 minutes ago, Jay T said:

??? WAP is sonically bad ??? Y’all just be TALKINT , it’s a bop but it is not a good song sonically 

Quote

to me

the sonic and lyrical elements all work for me and that’s all I care about :wap:

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TaylorFantasy

I love Cardigan, Blinding Lights and WAP :clap3:

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fentypark
3 hours ago, Pink Whitney said:

WAP sweetie I'm so:sorry:

THIS :cm:

 

 

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Protocol

It's really an amazing song. But I think most importantly it's perhaps the most alternative-sounding #1 on the Hot 100 since........"Rock Me Amadeus"? Ever? I guess you could say "Somebody That I Used to Know" but despite the odd production and structure, the hook to that felt much poppier than this. You could also say "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies all the way back in the 90s but again that felt more intentionally catchy and "cleaner" sounding. I'm really struggling to think of a song as indie/alternative-sounding as this that went #1. I don't think grunge produced any #1s. Pearl Jam reached all the way up to #2 but it was with a cover. There are very counter culture, alternative leaning singers like Sinead O'Connor who had #1s, but in her case it was with a very glossy power ballad type song, it's not like "Troy" went #1. 

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Protocol

It's not letting me add to my last post but I would say you'd have to go all the way back to the 70s to find comparably "alternative" songs that went #1. It was common back then, pick any Beatles or Beatles solo hit basically. 

 

But I wish more people acknowledged how unlikely and amazing it is for a song that sounds like "Cardigan" to go #1. 

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UnusualBoy

When you do talentry...

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mikeyace16

It’s easily the best #1 of the year.

 

rain on me is atrocious. Can’t believe Ariana agreed to participate in THAT. 

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Aribiotch

I smell racism. You would say this the year Black women are topping the charts to uplift a mediocre front loaded snooze fest. 

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Margaux

quality and taylor doesn’t go together. so no. 

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newwil7l
7 minutes ago, Aribiotch said:

I smell racism. You would say this the year Black women are topping the charts to uplift a mediocre front loaded snooze fest. 

Please shut up.

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DaddyIssuesX
8 minutes ago, Aribiotch said:

I smell racism. You would say this the year Black women are topping the charts to uplift a mediocre front loaded snooze fest. 

who brought race into this :rip:

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Raver
2 hours ago, cloudbusting said:

it’s a good song but WAP remains the best #1 to me in terms of quality :wap:

Same. WAP gets better each time I listen to it:wap:

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Aribiotch
33 minutes ago, newwil7l said:

Please shut up.

Girl go to hell. 

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Rogue

“Gobble Up” ? 
 

:skull:

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Medonerpls
1 hour ago, Aribiotch said:

I smell racism. You would say this the year Black women are topping the charts to uplift a mediocre front loaded snooze fest. 

this dupe :rip:

 

OT: yes Cardigan is the best song quality wise :flower:

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My Tears Ricochet
4 hours ago, Brando said:

I feel like we had quite a few quality #1s this year: Blinding Lights, The Box, Rockstar, WAP. Cardigan is among them. I think Blinding Lights is better overall as a song, but Cardigan slays me lyrically on a personal level, so it got more spins than any other song this year. 

:bibliahh:

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Pink Whitney
17 hours ago, Badgalbriel said:

Did any of you read the OP? 

yes & WAP is a much better song than cardigan:michael:

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Aribiotch
22 hours ago, Medonerpls said:

this dupe :rip:

 

OT: yes Cardigan is the best song quality wise 

22 hours ago, Medonerpls said:

this dupe :rip:

 

OT: yes Cardigan is the best song quality wise :flower:

Look at this goofy 

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