Home Music Pop: Rihanna’s Not Great New Single Goes Straight to #1, Adele’s “Hello”...

It’s the changing of the guard on the iTunes pop chart, but it may not be such a good thing.

Rihanna has finally released a single from what is going to be her “Anti” album. The single, “Work,” featuring Drake, is Anti. It’s anti- good. Anti- melody. Anti-lyrics. It’s pro-gobbledygook. Is this what passes for a song?

I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m too old. Rihanna is a beautiful girl with a gorgeous voice. Can’t she have decent songs? Also, Drake proves in his guest appearance that the sample he took of Timmy Thomas’s 1973 “Why Can’t We Live Together” for “Hotline Bling” was the biggest part of that record.

Meantime, Adele’s “Hello” finally got pushed out of the top 5 after eight or nine weeks. What a run, though!

Rihanna’s album, by the way, may or may not be a Samsung special for their mobile devices, or a chart record. Def Jam Records may feel that Adele is vulnerable to a take down now. If so, “Anti” had better have some actual songs.

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