American mumble rapper Famous Dex has landed the number one spot with ‘Japan”. Meanwhile, Khalid enters the WEEKEND TOP 20 with his naughty “Better”, a song whose message says is better to have a beneficial relationship with a friend. Travis Scott also appears on the WT20 with “Sicko Mode”, a collab between him and Drake. Rapper G-Eazy also comes in with his effort to turn a relationship around. Check those songs out and more on this week’s WT20FACTS.
Knocker: “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” by The 1975
- This song, “Two-time” for short, is a dancehall-inspired track written by Matt Healy about unfaithful relationships in the digital age. Healy says it’s the most fun song in their new album, and that he often listens to it when going out for a run.
Debut: “Rewind” by G-Eazy feat. Anthony Russo
- “Rewind” is a hip-hop/pop tune that takes aim at toxic relationships. In this song, both rapper G-Eazy and singer Anthony Russo sing about the feeling of wanting to go back, or “rewind’ the relationship, before things collapsed.
Debut: “Better” by Khalid
- This is Khalid’s lead single off his new EP called “Suncity” released last month. In this song, Khalid highlights the necessity of being there for each other, even if it’s for sexual purposes. He says that “nothing feels better” than having a friends with benefits relationship with someone. All they need to do is “hit him up when they’re bored”.
Debut: “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott feat. Drake, Swae Lee, & Big Hawk
- The term “Sicko Mode” refers to Travis Scott and Drake’s work ethic, showing they’re a cut above the competition by going sicko (or beast) mode especially in this trap track. Sicko or “6icko”, is also a term used to describe Drake’s friends. It is derived from his hometown where the area codes are 416 and 647.
GOSSIP – Anne-Marie
- Anne-Marie, the 27-year old English singer-songwriter is still on her year-long tour promoting her debut album, Speak Your Mind which was released way back in April. The album spawned multiple hits including Alarm, Friends, and 2002. The Speak Your Mind tour will conclude in June 2019. Anne-Marie recently completed her tour in Asia this month, with Singapore the only stop, and is now scheduled to fly to Manchester, UK on November 19.
#1 – “Japan” by Famous Dex
- The American rapper Famous Dex first premiered this mumble rap track on his Instagram last year in June. The song gained massive popularity online due to the viral lyric video featuring Dex behind green screen visuals, and YouTuber Roy Purdy creating a dance challenge to the song.