Watching the pop charts can be a form of entertainment in and of itself, kind of like a massive horse race that never ends. On that level it’s been kind of a dud recently. Half of the songs in the top ten are in the same positions they were last week, and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” were in the same positions (numbers one and two, respectively) the week before. Aside from the fact that what seems like half of Jay Z’s Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail just showed up, the rest of the Hot 100 is just as stagnant right now.
The one big surprise the chart had to offer this week was the appearance of a song called “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun!” by a group called the Finatticz at number 88. Between the new slang term and enthusiastic punctuation in the title, the fact that it sounded like a dance song, and the fact that I had somehow never even heard of this song or the group before this, it was legitimately exciting.