10 Years Ago Vs Today

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Hello everyone! November crawls on and seeing Christmas everywhere seems less and less offensive. I know this blog is late once again and I am very sorry to my four readers and hopefully it should not be this late again for a long while but - LOOK HOW GOOD THE MUSIC IS THIS WEEK GUYS!!! LOOK!

Top 5 10 Years Ago - 13/11/2004

5. USHER - CONFESSIONS PART II/ MY BOO FT. ALICIA KEYS (New Entry)

It's been a while since we've done a double A side on 10 Years Ago Today, but if you're new, over here we look at both songs and then take an average. So here we go.


Confessions Part II is completely amazing. The delivery of "If I'm gonna tell it then I've gotta tell it ALL, I damn near cried when I got that phone CALL" alone deserves the 9 I'm going to give it. Unfortunately, like all too many Usher songs in 2004 (Burn was number one when I wrote my first ever one of these posts!), it spoils itself with overuse of what I can only refer to as "dramatic talky bits". As a side note, the Glee mashup of this with It's My Life is the best thing Glee ever have done or ever will do. Makes me miss a very happy and content time of my life where I would play it about a hundred times on repeat and thought Glee would be amazing forever. Well, at least we got 12 good episodes. 
Score: 9/10





My Boo is a song about being two adults in relationships with other people but still constantly wistfully thinking of the person you had your first kiss with. Are ANY of Usher's songs about NOT cheating on someone, emotionally or otherwise? Anyhow, it's a nice slow jam but we can all agree not as well written as Confessions Part II. Usher did however manage to create a song without ANY cringy talky bits! As a side note, Alicia Keys looks AMAZING in this video.
Score: 7/10

AVERAGE DOUBLE A SIDE SCORE: 8/10


4. CHRISTINA AGUILERA FT MISSY ELLIOT - CAR WASH (New Entry)



Great song, great cover, if you're not jamming all over the place to this right now you're dead inside and the video did bring history the gift of Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot reimagined as fish. This film is actually pretty good as well to be honest. Well done everyone. I'm heading off to hit repeat.

SCORE: 8/10

3. BRITNEY SPEARS - MY PREROGATIVE (New Entry)


You know when someone makes the self -aware choice to cover an already 8/10 song with applicable lyrics to their media perception? You know when they add an amazing car crash into a swimming pool and show Usher how the talky bits are really done? That. This is an absolute 10. Britney didn't release a single song in 2004 that wasn't 10 out of 10. And tell me, what were YOU doing in 2004?

SCORE: 10/10

2. DESTINY'S CHILD - LOSE MY BREATH (New Entry)



This song is one of the best three things that Beyonce has ever been involved with. I still listen to this ALL. THE. TIME and it's probably one of my all time top ten get-on-the-floor think-I-look-really-amazing try-to-forget-about-it-all-tomorrow oh-no-wait-I-can't-forget-as-my-calves-won't-stop-hurting-for-three-days club classics. I actually can't believe how good the top 5 was this week in 2004 guys. We've had a QUADRUPLE WHAMMY of Usher damn near crying when he got that phone CALL, AGUILERA AS A FISH, Britney crashing into a swimming pool and only bloody LOSE MY BREATH. Well done everyone, let's all go home and forget the subpar number one for the week.

SCORE: 10/10

1. EMINEM - JUST LOSE IT (New Entry)


When I was in Year 10 I used to have this friend in my Physics class who had made a mix CD. We would listen to it on her personal CD player all the time (she would get bored when the only CD I would bring in would be McFly's album) (By the way, if anyone's concerned, I got an A* in Physics). It was an amazing mix CD - Car Wash, My Prerogative, Lose My Breath, I think it had Vanessa Carlton's cover of Paint It Black on it - until. it would get to this song which I LOATHED. However, I never thought I could complain, as it wasn't my CD. Well the moral of the story is, I haven't spoken to her in eight years, and if you're reading this, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! Anyway, much like it's a shame she had to ruin her amazing mix CD, it's a shame we have to end this amazing top 5 with such an absolutely unfunny chore of a song with absolutely TERRIBLE lyrics. God, the whole video and fart sound effects and lyrics are so bad I'd give it a 1, but because the hook's okay melodically I'll drag it up to a 3.

SCORE: 3/10 

TOP 5 TODAY (well, yesterday) - 16/11/2014
*Side note: And this week we have said goodbye to Shake It Off from the top 5 after almost three whole months.

5. MEGHAN TRAINOR - ALL ABOUT THAT BASS (Down from 3)


Every week I'm a little more cross with myself for ranking this a 5 when it really deserved a 7 but as you all know I would rather shut this whole thing down than mess with my weekly stats. On an arse-themed sidenote, wasn't Kim Kardashian's magazine cover great? 

SCORE: 5/10


4. The artist currently known as CHERYL - I DON'T CARE (Down from 1)


I've said it before and I'll say it again, just because a song sounds like it was written by a committee of twelve-year-olds it doesn't mean it can't be good. Now, let's discuss Cheryl having the most UK number ones of any British female artist ever. Shall we rank those number ones, everyone?

5. Crazy Stupid Love - 3/10 abomination. Here's what I originally had to say.
=3. Promise This - 7/10 some parts amazing, X Factor performance iconic, alouette parts ruin it.
=3. I Don't Care - 7/10 above average hands-in-the-air ditty.
2. Fight For This Love - 9/10 iconic masterpiece.
1. Call My Name - 10/10 triumph for everyone concerned. 

So there we go. I invite you to tweet me your own views.

SCORE: 7/10

First reviewed last week.

3. ONE DIRECTION - STEAL MY GIRL (Up from 9)


This is back in the top 5 after an absence of a few weeks, and look, we now have a video! It's pretty cringeworthy so I wouldn't bother watching too closely but it's worth checking out Harry's ridiculous yet amazing leopard print coat. I find the lyric "her mum calls me love, her dad calls me son" in this very jarring in what is sort of a good way. I like it when people writing pop lyrics manage to find banal stuff which is what being in a relationship is like.

SCORE: 7/10

I first reviewed this four weeks ago.

2. ED SHEERAN - THINKING OUT LOUD (Non-mover)


If you follow me on Twitter you may already know this, but another week's gone by and Ed Sheeran STILL isn't my boyfriend. I'll be sure to keep you updated.

SCORE: 8/10



1. GARETH MALONE'S ALL STAR CHOIR - WAKE ME UP (New Entry)


There aren't many songs in the world that hold more emotional significance for me than Wake Me Up by Avicii, but the choir arrangement of this just still isn't doing much for me. Still, please text CHOIR to 70705 to give a fiver to Children in Need off the back of this being number one, yeah? Children in Need are amazing and support some causes very close to my heart. Just think, if all of you texted we could raise as much as twenty pounds!

SCORE: 4/10.


DRUM ROLL........... THE RESULTS:

10 Years Ago: 39/50
Today: 31/50

Well deserved victory for ten years ago. Well done everyone. Cya next week! 

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