Off The Record

Billboard Hot 100 — Black Beatles in the City

By Kara-Beth Yaquinta, Dec. 5, 2016

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Surely, you can guess what songs are topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week because let’s face it, these songs follow us everywhere we go. However, there’s something interesting about the chart topper this week, which I want to point out. So the song is Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd- the theme song to the #mannequinchallenge.

My question surrounding this song is that, "would it be the number 1 song on the list if the #mannequinchallenge wasn’t a thing?" I don’t quite know how to determine this, but what I do know is that it is a REALLY good song. Even if you are not a fan of rap music, you have to admit this song has a SICKKKKKKKK beat. And then there’s the lyrics, so catchy. I think about them and even though they seem so simple, I could never put them together like whoever wrote this song did. It’s definitely a fun song, but I’m not sure if it would be number 1 because I feel like the majority of its fame was from the #mannequinchallenge. If you haven’t heard it definitely do so and prepare to get it stuck in your head.