September Songs: #1 September Hits Through The Years!
The air is crisp. The days are shorter. High schools are jammed with kids dreading the long year while college campuses are abuzz with excitement, proof that life actually does get better -- before it gets irretrievably worse. Some late summer hits hang on, while new songs show up like new clothes for the season.
The following songs were all #1 hits in the month of September. The list is in reverse chronological (Modern Lovers precise) order, beginning with 2011 and working back to 1969. If you don't like these songs, don't yell at me. I didn't vote for them. I just report the facts. Though I do hope you'll find my insights particularly insightful and my salient points, pointy.
25) Moves Like Jagger -- Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera (2011): Everyone knows the trick to writing catchy tunes is to find a hook and beat it into people's brains. While obviously this song doesn't literally do that, it kinda does, since the words work on a loop that causes dementia in laboratory rats and bloggers.
24) Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry (2010): For some unknown reason, I really wish Katy's real name wasn't Katy Hudson but Maude Gomes and I have no idea why. It's one of those things I think about when her music plays, which is to say it inspires me to think!
23) I Gotta Feeling -- The Black Eyed Peas (2009): I admit, I sorta dug this song the first, I dunno, 13 times I heard it. Then the other 201,327 times followed and I grew resentful. It was like being in grammar school and watching one of the bigger kids hog the water fountain during recess. Don't you think you should let someone else have a turn?
22) Whatever You Like -- T.I. (2008): I like the open-ended offer here. What does it sound like? Whatever you like.