I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. Being in my mid-40’s gives me some musical perspective.
I’ve liked catchy songs in the past. Over time it becomes easy to tell what songs are just great for the moment…
…and which ones will stand the test of time.
An example of an incredible legendary song that we will be listening to for decades was released in 2009.
“Empire State of Mind” – Alicia Keys.
I mean…this song is different than just the typical top 40 hit.
This is a BIG song.
In the 2010’s we have had a lot of good tunes, but not a lot of GREAT tunes.
Definitely not any BIG tunes like “Empire State of Mind”.
That all changed in 2015.
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Finally some legitimate R&B!
The mid 80’s to mid 90’s were loaded with amazing R&B tunes. Songs like this were released on a regular basis.
I’m not sure what happened.
It seems like there has been a bit of a dry spell when it comes to good R&B tunes.
People like John Legend, Justin Timerlake all of really great tunes…
…but in my opinion “Can’t Feel My Face” trumps them all. It’s hard to listen to this without bobbing your head a bit. Something I’ve been caught doing while driving.
Yeah, the radios are overplaying this song.
We will eventually move on to other music, just to get variety.
This will be a song you sort of forget about, but instantly feel nostalgia for 10+ years later.
Kind of like Loungin’.
This is an epic song!
I’m putting “Can’t Feel My Face” right in this same category.
Songs at this level are almost an accident.
It’s hard to make something catchy.
Artists like Rihanna have a lot of catchy songs. I’d say she is making some of the best stuff in the 2010’s.
…but still not quite to the level of The Weeknd’s big hit.
This could quite possibly be the biggest song that The Weeknd ever releases.
I’m hoping that they continue to make epic tunes.
…but even if they stopped with here.
This song will definitely go down as a top 10 hit in the 2010’s…which is a huge accomplishment!