The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. Counting Down. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. Neither the music nor the writing about the music has always been top-shelf, but my, have the highs been high. Before we do this together, let me specify my parameters for inclusion. So if I want to put media darlings Kacey Musgraves and the on here alongside the stars that actually dominated pop in , you better believe I will and did. Believe it or not, the Cardi-infused remix that made this song a hit came out this year.
40. Shawn Mendes & Zedd – “Lost In Japan”
From her hippy-counterculture beginnings alongside Sonny Bono to her 80s power ballads, the singer has surfed the zeitgeist for half a century. Here are the best songs from her extraordinary career. Not as immediately effective as her best power ballads, it still has a certain emotional oomph. You could perhaps tell that Sonny and Cher were bound not for rock stardom but for cabaret. She delivers it all with a conviction suggesting that, when it comes to the isolating effects of fame, she knows of what she speaks. It is hard to decide which is the more improbable fact: that Cher ended up rerecording the solitary flop solo single released by former Ordinary Boys frontman turned reality TV star Preston , or that her version — a distorted bit of Daft Punk-y pop-house — really works. Winningly, she performed it live dressed as a vampire.
British rock band Coldplay have released eight studio albums , six live albums , six compilation albums , four video albums , fifteen extended plays , thirty seven singles , sixteen promotional singles , and sixty one music videos. The band have sold over million records, including over 80 million album sales worldwide. Coldplay released their debut studio album Parachutes on 10 July It was a commercial success, peaking at number one in the United Kingdom and performing well internationally.
Maren Larae Morris  born April 10,   is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released two studio albums. Her extended play , Maren Morris , charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero , reached number five on the Billboard chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart, and was certified platinum in the United States. Her first album Walk On was released in She provided vocals for " The Middle ", a pop collaboration with Zedd and Grey , released in January , which reached number five on the Billboard Hot and received three nominations at the 61st Grammy Awards. The album once again attained the top spot on the Top Country Albums chart and peaked at number four on the Billboard chart, while Morris achieved her first top 15 entry on the Billboard Hot chart with the album's single " The Bones ", which peaked at number Morris initially self-released five songs as an eponymous extended play , Maren Morris , on Spotify in August The success of Morris' EP attracted the interest of major labels, and she was signed to Columbia Nashville in September