Dear music nerds,
While you were thinking about the recent resurgence of tape culture, most of the American public was listening to musicians you've never heard of. In the event that you are among squares this new years, you'll need to be prepared with a completely different set of references. Here's a primer: a reverse chronological chartsweep of the #1 hits on the Billboard adult contemporary charts in 2010, starting with Mariah Carey's "Oh Santa!". But don't stop there! Listen to the current top 15 to really feel hip to the moment.
I made this chartsweep myself and I will be offering this entire chartsweep back to 1961 as part of my marathon premium for my radio show early next year. Oh yes, all your dreams are coming to you soon.
Here. Watch this Shania Twain music video until you figure out mass culture. (seriously though, this is a great song)