I stopped following the Top 40 around 15 years ago. I’ve noticed my Yahoo! homepage refers to certain artists and bands, and sometimes I’ve heard of the name, but I have no idea what his/her/their music sounds like. The other day I picked up a cast-aside USA Today at lunch and saw the listings for the Top 10 songs, and realized I recognized only one name (Usher). Whether Usher is a guy or a band, I haven’t a clue. So here are the names from the Billboard Top 20 Singles chart (how many can you recognize?):
Nina Sky featuring Jabba
Kevin Lyttle featuring Spragga Benz
Britney Spears (Okay, I know who she is.)
Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim
Petey Pablo (sounds like a restaurant)
Usher (again) featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
Los Lonely Boys
Beyonce (Knowles? She was in the third Austin Powers movie)
Alicia Keys (I’ve heard this name somewhere)
Mario Winans featuring Enya & P. Diddy (Okay, I know those last two.)
Ashlee Simpson (Is she the next Britney? I’ve heard this name too.)
D12 (You sank my battleship!)
FYI: I mostly listen to movie soundtracks nowadays, and the only band I really listen to is Great Big Sea.
Darn you kids, with your crazy rock and roll music! Stop making me feel old and out of touch!