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Top 40 This Week – Part 2

Here’s the second installment of reviews for this week’s top 40 US chart.

11
Sweater Weather
The Neighbourhood
I like this. Romantic and a little bit sad.
12
The Man
Aloe Blacc
I like this too. Kind of celebratory.
13
Burn
Ellie Goulding
Like it much. Chair dancing at work.
14
Team
Lorde
This is pretty nice. I’m not captivated, but I wouldn’t kick it out of the house.
15
Demons
Imagine Dragons
Another one I’ve heard before. I like it. It also invokes a late-90s Seattle feel that I find appealing.
16
Royals
Lorde
It’s nice. Not my absolute favorite, but I like it okay. Minimalist.
17
Bound 2
Kanye West
Nah. I’m fine with explicit. I’m not cool with disjointed. Nor hokey samples.
18
Best Day Of My Life
American Authors
This is fun, gleeful. I like a jaunty rhythm along with banjo.
19
Hold On We’re Going Home
Drake
Oooh 80s flavor. This is smoooove.
20
Pompeii
Bastille
Nifty! An energetic combination of elements.

At the rate this is going, by the time I hear them all, it’ll be a different week and the chart will be different. So, here’s the rest of the ones I’ll be doing for this little experiment whenever I can.

21 Wake Me Up!
Avicii
22 Unconditionally
Katy Perry
23 Love More
Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
24 Story Of My Life
One Direction
25 Mine Would Be You
Blake Shelton
26 Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus
27 Turn Down For What
DJ Snake & Lil Jon
28 Love More
Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
29 Young Girls
Bruno Mars
30 Adore You
Miley Cyrus
31 It Won’t Stop
Sevyn Streeter
32 Hey Brother
Avicii
33 Whatever She’s Got
David Nail
34 Marry Me
Jason Derulo
35 We Were Us
Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert
36 Let It Go
Idina Menzel
37 Stay The Night
Zedd & Hayley Williams
38 When She Says Baby
Jason Aldean
39 Walking On Air
Katy Perry
40 Invisible
Hunter Hayes