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MC Bad Genius

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Butterfly is an awful song from an awful genre. It's not regarded as one of the worst songs of all time for nothing. Give me teen pop over that any day.
I listened to the 2001 Hottest 100 on Spotify today (because I didn't want to listen to presenters all day on Double J) and it was lots of fun, but there was a fair amount of shite too. Butterfly was one of I think only 3 songs I skipped though. Truly atrocious.
 

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I don't think the Hottest 100 has really dipped in quality. It's become less distinctly different from what you would hear on commercial radio, but I think the quantity of s**t songs in each count has remained relatively consistent throughout it's history.
 

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I don't think the Hottest 100 has really dipped in quality. It's become less distinctly different from what you would hear on commercial radio, but I think the quantity of sh*t songs in each count has remained relatively consistent throughout it's history.

The quality of the top 15-20 has diminished starkly since about 2015, which is when I stopped listening to the naff they play now

Heatwaves was the last good number 1 in the last 10 years
 

DaRenegade

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Cool story dawg.

Did you vote for Good Charlotte that year too?

lmao it’s hilarious how salty you are getting over me personally preferring Butterfly to teen pop, everyone has their own preferences and negative I did not, although I prefer them to OR and Doja too 🤷🏼‍♂️
 
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La Dispute

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The overall quality and top end quality has dipped significantly IMO.

Sure there used to be quite a few shitty songs in any countdown from 20 years back, but there also used to be 30-40 tracks that were great alternative songs.

These days even the best songs in the count are kind of middling and bland and don’t get out of 2nd gear. A lot of template indie pop.
 

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The overall quality and top end quality has dipped significantly IMO.

Sure there used to be quite a few shitty songs in any countdown from 20 years back, but there also used to be 30-40 tracks that were great alternative songs.

These days even the best songs in the count are kind of middling and bland and don’t get out of 2nd gear. A lot of template indie pop.
Simple, disposable music.

Sam Fender on the other hand, what a tune.
 

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lmao it’s hilarious how salty you are getting over me personally preferring Butterfly to teen pop, everyone has their own preferences and negative I did not, although I prefer them to OR and Doja too 🤷🏼‍♂️
Not salty - I don't think I had listened to a Doja Cat or Rodrigo song before Saturday. I too don't really see the appeal. I just find it funny when people s**t on today's JJJ because it doesn't play any of the objectively terrible alt-rock it did 20 years ago. It always happens in these threads.
 

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I didn't get to listen to it on the day as I was out all day, but listened to the top 20 on the way in to work. My biggest takeaway is 'what the fcuk is a Tom Cardy?'. Truly horrendous gimmick songs, at least something like Get on the Beers had some repeat listening appeal. Still maintain Elephant is perhaps the most embarrassing number 1, possibly ever, should have been in the bottom 50 at best, shame on JJJ for pushing it. Reckon that's the first time I heard Stay, couldn't tell you a single lyric or even hum its tune now. Olivia Rodrigo was he least of its problems, catchy pop punk. Spacey Jane, Gang of Youths good, Happier Than Ever starts off truly dire but at least ends well. Some good songs start showing up with a bit more regularity after 15.
 

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Not salty - I don't think I had listened to a Doja Cat or Rodrigo song before Saturday. I too don't really see the appeal. I just find it funny when people sh*t on today's JJJ because it doesn't play any of the objectively terrible alt-rock it did 20 years ago. It always happens in these threads.

it’s just part of the cycle these days, we all have a sook over their music direction one way or another, because we remember when it was better but we still listen, it’s almost like an addiction you just can’t quite kick haha

agreed on Tom Cardy though, he’s just not funny and those two songs were ear drum bleed worthy

and that TikTok remix of Land Down Under, my god 😷
 

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