Arrowhead Students Talk About Billboard Top 40 Songs


Spotify’s Top Songs

Molly Burns and McClane McMullen

With the Wisconsin weather warming up, students at Arrowhead take their jackets off, roll their windows down, and crank up the tunes. In doing so, the music they are listening to starts rolling out their car windows. But what kind of music are Arrowhead students listening to? And how is it different than the kind of music our parents may have listened to in high school?

Several Arrowhead girls listed Skizzy Mars, Logic, and G-Eazy, who is known for his hit “Me, Myself, and I,” as this year’s trendy artists.

As of April 21, 2016 has the these songs as the top 10 in the nation:

  1. “Work” by Rihanna
  2. “Panda” by Seilinger
  3. “7 Years” by Lukas Graham
  4. “No” by Meghan Trainor
  5. “Pillow Talk” by Zayn
  6. “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by Mike Posner
  7. “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony
  8. “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber
  9. “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE
  10. “Me, Myself & I” by G-EAZY

Arrowhead senior Royce Khutz said, “I think [people like the top ten songs] because the songs are cool, and also because they are easy songs to listen to, because they are all constantly on the radio and [playing] at parties and stuff.”

Olivia Gillette, a junior at Arrowhead High School, said, “I like to listen to rap. I don’t really like to listen to older music. Some of my favorite artists are G-Eazy, Skizzy Mars, and Logic.”

While some Arrowhead High School Students like to listen to popular music, some listen to some off the beaten road tracks.

Austin Brandt, senior at Arrowhead, said, “I really only like a few of the more popular music right now. I like more of the classic rock genre.”

The music our parents listened to in the 1970’s is much different than what Arrowhead High School students are listening to today.

On April 21, 1970, had these songs as the top 10 in the nation:

  1. “Let it Be” by the Beatles
  2. “ABC” by Jackson 5
  3. “American Woman” by The Guess Who
  4. “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens
  5. “For you Blue” by The Beatles
  6. “The Love you Save” by the Jackson 5
  7. “Mama Told Me” by Three Dog Night
  8. “Close to You” by The Carpenters
  9. “Make it With You” by Bread
  10. “War” by Edwin Starr