Billboard Music Entices Students

Max Gebhard, Reporter

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino debuted this week as #1 on the Billboard hot 100 music chart with 65.3 million US streams in the first week. The song primarily addresses being black in the United States and gun violence in the country.

“Such a strong message,” said Arrowhead senior Devin Kritner.

“The ad-libs are the best part,” said Arrowhead senior Aristotle Maxwell.

Coming in the number two spot is “Nice for what” by Drake and is about a lady who doesn’t need a man: “You got a baby Benz, you got some bad friends.”

“Better than some of his other stuff,” said Maxwell.

“He raps with authority,” said Arrowhead senior Kritner.

The number three spot is  “God’s Plan” by Drake and is about prevailing: “There’s a lot of bad things they wishing, they wishing, they wishing on me.”

“Makes me feel optimistic,” said Arrowhead senior  Adam Nannetti.

“One of my favorites recently,” said Arrowhead senior Lucas Cerny.

“Psycho” by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla is in the number four spot and is about jewelry: “Got diamonds by the boatload.”

“This song is perfect to relax to,” said Cerny.

“One of the standouts from his new album,” said Nannetti.

The number five spot is “Meant To Be” by Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line and is about letting life plays it course, “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.”

“Florida Georgia Line is incredible,” said Arrowhead junior Matt Bergum.

“I usually skip this on the radio,” said Arrowhead senior Jordan Liempeck.

Coming in the number six spot is “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey and is about meeting in the middle: “Why don’t you just meet me in the middle.”

“So energizing,” said Liempeck.

“Too girly for me but it is a fun song,” said Bergum.

“Look Alive” by BlocBoy JB featuring Drake is in the number seven spot and is about coming to reality: “Pushed me to the edge so it really ain’t my fault.”

“The bass is so good,” said Arrowhead junior Mercedes Mueller.

“They got the drums right on this one,” said Arrowhead senior Salvatore Ciardo.

The number eight spot is held by “Never Be The Same” by Camila Cabello and is about finding someone you love and being forever changed by that person.

“Has a moving message, “ said Ciardo,

“Camila is always good,” said Mueller.

Coming in the number nine spot is “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and is an old-fashion love ballad.

“I love the drums,” said Arrowhead senior Emma Serres.

“Makes me reminisce,” said Arrowhead senior Kendon Schutt.

No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande is in the number ten spot and is about finally being happy: “Right now I’m in a state of mind, I wanna be in like all the time.”

“I enjoy the message,” said Schutt.

“Ariana is the best,” said Serres.