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* "Lover" by Taylor Swift: Its reception has been significantly more positive than the first two singles from the album of the same name. It's likely Todd will praise it not only for returning to Taylor's innocent and homespun roots while still being consistent with who she is in 2019, but also because she expresses a gratefulness and optimism from her that he's been waiting for much more of; he may even compare the song to "Style" in that sense.

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* "Lover" by Taylor Swift: Its reception has been significantly more positive than the first two singles from the album of the same name. It's likely Todd will praise it not only for returning to Taylor's innocent and homespun roots while still being consistent with who she is in 2019, but also because she expresses a gratefulness and optimism from her that he's been waiting for much more of; eagerly awaiting from her; he may even compare the song to "Style" in that sense.




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* "Bad Bad Bad" by Young Thug featuring Lil Baby: While trap songs tend to be pretty rare on Todd's Worst lists due to being mostly indistinguishable to him, he put Lil Baby's "Yes Indeed" very high on his countdown for 2018, and Young Thug hasn't made much of an impression on him aside from his generic rap name.



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* "Lover" by Taylor Swift: Its reception has been significantly more positive than the first two singles from the album of the same name. It's likely Todd will praise it not only for returning to Taylor's innocent and homespun roots while still being consistent with who she is in 2019, but also because she expresses a gratefulness and optimism from her that he's been waiting for much more of; he may even compare the song to "Style" in that sense.



* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #17): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.

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* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #17): #14): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.


* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he said he considers Billie Eilish a [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1151165250030489607?s=20 meaningful]] artist who speaks to the insecurities of teenagers in 2019. He'll also probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.

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* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): #1): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he said he considers Billie Eilish a [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1151165250030489607?s=20 meaningful]] artist who speaks to the insecurities of teenagers in 2019. He'll also probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.
time. In addition, Todd responded to the news that Bad Guy had finally surpassed Old Town Road to top the charts, calling the song "a worthy successor to the throne."


* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #18): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.

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* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #18): #17): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.



* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star, similar to "Thank U, Next", or he could bash it as cold and disconnected, similar to the aforementioned songs.

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* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: House (currently at #8): Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star, similar to "Thank U, Next", or he could bash it as cold and disconnected, similar to the aforementioned songs.


** "Juice", while not a real hit as of yet, is another song of hers that has had pretty good reception. And with its 70s/80s vibe, he's sure to like it too and even if it doesn't become a real hit may give it an honorable mention.

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** "Juice", while not a real hit as of yet, is hit, was another song of hers that has had pretty good reception. And with its 70s/80s vibe, he's sure to like it too and even if it doesn't become a real hit may give it an honorable mention.


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* "Sweet But Psycho" by Ava Max: The line "run, don't walk away" would be appropriate as a fitting warning for the songs ahead.


* "Goodbyes" by Post Malone feat. Young Thug (peaked at #3): Todd could either appreciate this for being one of Post Malone's most melodically intense songs like "Better Now" (which he didn't like but said was among his better tracks), or he could criticize it for being too mean-spirited.

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* "Goodbyes" by Post Malone feat. Young Thug (peaked at #3): Todd could either appreciate this for being relatable, as well as one of Post Malone's most melodically intense songs like "Better Now" (which he didn't like but said was among his better tracks), or he could criticize it for being too mean-spirited.defensive.



* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star or he could bash it as cold and disconnected, similar to the aforementioned songs.

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* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star star, similar to "Thank U, Next", or he could bash it as cold and disconnected, similar to the aforementioned songs.
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* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish: The title drop followed by the quiet synth lick would be an effective template for Todd to segue into each entry.
* "I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber: The title itself became a running joke in Todd's Pop Song Review, which he could easily extend to the countdown.


* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star or he could bash it as similarly cold to the aforementioned songs.

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* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star or he could bash it as similarly cold and disconnected, similar to the aforementioned songs.


* "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo (currently at #5): He's likely to call her one of the most charismatic and original female music stars of the day this side of Cardi B and Janelle Monáe. Though the chorus is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong rather similar to "Black Beatles"]], that may not be a bad thing, considering Todd has come to adore Rae Sremmurd for their hooks and he usually doesn't mind ripoffs, anyway.

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* "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo (currently at #5): #4): He's likely to call her one of the most charismatic and original female music stars of the day this side of Cardi B and Janelle Monáe. Though the chorus is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong rather similar to "Black Beatles"]], that may not be a bad thing, considering Todd has come to adore Rae Sremmurd for their hooks and he usually doesn't mind ripoffs, anyway.



* "No Guidance" by Chris Brown feat. Drake (peaked at #9): Similar to Lil Dicky in "Freaky Friday", Todd will surely be angry at Drake for using his hit-making powers to keep Chris Brown's career alive well beyond its expiration date, especially since it's yet another excuse for Chris to be an egomaniac. Todd is already exhausted by Drake's constant dominance of the Hot 100, so it's likely a Chris Brown duet would break his tolerance.
* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #20): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.

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* "No Guidance" by Chris Brown feat. Drake (peaked (currently at #9): #6): Similar to Lil Dicky in "Freaky Friday", Todd will surely be angry at Drake for using his hit-making powers to keep Chris Brown's career alive well beyond its expiration date, especially since it's yet another excuse for Chris to be an egomaniac. Todd is already exhausted by Drake's constant dominance of the Hot 100, so it's likely a Chris Brown duet would break his tolerance.
* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #20): #18): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.



* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (currently at #14): Yet another stupid dance craze song. Unlike "Old Town Road (Remix)", Todd seems to [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157044456052461568?s=21 not like it]].

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* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (currently (peaked at #14): Yet another stupid dance craze song. Unlike "Old Town Road (Remix)", Todd seems to [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157044456052461568?s=21 not like it]].




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* "Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande and Social House: Despite generally being on her side throughout the years, Todd disliked "7 Rings" and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored". He could appreciate this song for playing into the mystique of her personal life as a pop star or he could bash it as similarly cold to the aforementioned songs.


* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #20): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging.

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* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #20): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging. Based on his initial reaction to the song [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157400734071250949?s=21 here]], it looks like it may be destined for the #1 spot.



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* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (currently at #14): Yet another stupid dance craze song. Unlike "Old Town Road (Remix)", Todd seems to [[https://twitter.com/shadowtodd/status/1157044456052461568?s=21 not like it]].



* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (currently at #14): Todd could either consider this just another stupid dance craze song, or he could appreciate it for its country influence in the wake of "Old Town Road"'s mega-success.

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* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (currently at #14): Todd could either consider this just another stupid dance craze song, or he could appreciate it for its country influence in the wake of "Old Town Road"'s mega-success.


* "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo (peaked at #6): He's likely to call her one of the most charismatic and original female music stars of the day this side of Cardi B and Janelle Monáe. Though the chorus is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong rather similar to "Black Beatles"]], that may not be a bad thing, considering Todd has come to adore Rae Sremmurd for their hooks and he usually doesn't mind ripoffs, anyway.

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* "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo (peaked (currently at #6): #5): He's likely to call her one of the most charismatic and original female music stars of the day this side of Cardi B and Janelle Monáe. Though the chorus is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong rather similar to "Black Beatles"]], that may not be a bad thing, considering Todd has come to adore Rae Sremmurd for their hooks and he usually doesn't mind ripoffs, anyway.



* "Baby Shark" by Pink Fong: The year's entry for the "Got Big because of a stupid internet challenge".



* “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons: They’ve become one of Todd’s least favorite bands ever in recent times, essentially the embodiment of indie rock’s [[SellOut degeneration into a soulless, corporate product]]. With even the relatively well-received “Natural” being a dishonorable mention in 2018, don’t expect that to change with this, especially as it’s yet another song that leans on TheFourChordsOfPop.
* "Cool" by Jonas Brothers: With Todd stating the Jonas Brothers have [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1113324806978580480 not improved since their Disney days]], this highly arrogant song, sung by the "Bad Jonas", will probably come across to him as a more explicitly douchey Maroon 5 track.



* "Paradise" by Bazzi: Todd gave a dishonorable mention to "Mine" last year, but this song seems ''especially'' likely to get on his bad side, due to its Zayn-esque, minimalist beat; [[TotallyRadical awkwardly forced]] rap slang, sleaziness, and hedonistic lyrics that likely wouldn't match the mood of the track for him. If it gets big enough, it'll probably be a lock.



* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #26): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging.

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* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (currently at #26): #20): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging.



* "Bury a Friend" and/or "When the Party's Over" by Billie Eilish: Another Lorde-alike, which Todd tends to have mixed feelings about in general. He could really like this artist or not care about her. While things look mostly positive for "Bad Guy" so far, it's not clear where these two tracks would land for Todd.

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* "Bury a Friend" and/or "When the Party's Over" by Billie Eilish: Another Lorde-alike, which Todd tends to have mixed feelings about in general. He could really like this artist or not care about her. While things look mostly positive for "Bad Guy" so far, it's not clear where these two tracks would land for Todd.



* “Cross Me” by Ed Sheeran featuring Chance the Rapper and [=PnB=] Rock (currently at #25): While its reception hasn't been nearly as bad as "I Don't Care", Todd has been been dismissive of many of Ed Sheeran's appearances on rap songs. Chance the Rapper could at least lift the song up, but it's also possible Todd would criticize him either for being out of place like he thought Cardi B was on "Girls Like You", or for phoning his part in like he felt Kendrick Lamar did on "Bad Blood" and "Don't Wanna Know".

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* “Cross Me” by Ed Sheeran featuring Chance the Rapper and [=PnB=] Rock (currently (peaked at #25): While its reception hasn't been nearly as bad as "I Don't Care", Todd has been been dismissive of many of Ed Sheeran's appearances on rap songs. Chance the Rapper could at least lift the song up, but it's also possible Todd would criticize him either for being out of place like he thought Cardi B was on "Girls Like You", or for phoning his part in like he felt Kendrick Lamar did on "Bad Blood" and "Don't Wanna Know".



* "Goodbyes" by Post Malone feat. Young Thug (currently at #3): Todd could either appreciate this for being one of Post Malone's most melodically intense songs like "Better Now" (which he didn't like but said was among his better tracks), or he could criticize it for being too mean-spirited.
* "Beautiful People" by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid (currently at #19): Although Todd loves Khalid and would probably enjoy his part here, he is sick of Ed's constant need for self-deprecation well into his superstardom, something not helped by this track's stream-pandering, Imagine Dragonsey production.
* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (peaked at #16): Todd could either consider this just another stupid dance craze song, or he could appreciate it for its country influence in the wake of "Old Town Road"'s mega-success.

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* "Goodbyes" by Post Malone feat. Young Thug (currently (peaked at #3): Todd could either appreciate this for being one of Post Malone's most melodically intense songs like "Better Now" (which he didn't like but said was among his better tracks), or he could criticize it for being too mean-spirited.
* "Beautiful People" by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid (currently (peaked at #19): Although Todd loves Khalid and would probably enjoy his part here, he is sick of Ed's constant need for self-deprecation well into his superstardom, something not helped by this track's stream-pandering, Imagine Dragonsey production.
* "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown (peaked (currently at #16): #14): Todd could either consider this just another stupid dance craze song, or he could appreciate it for its country influence in the wake of "Old Town Road"'s mega-success.


* "No Guidance" by Chris Brown feat. Drake (currently at #9): Similar to Lil Dicky in "Freaky Friday", Todd will surely be angry at Drake for using his hit-making powers to keep Chris Brown's career alive well beyond its expiration date, especially since it's yet another excuse for Chris to be an egomaniac. Todd is already exhausted by Drake's constant dominance of the Hot 100, so it's likely a Chris Brown duet would break his tolerance.
* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi: It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging.

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* "No Guidance" by Chris Brown feat. Drake (currently (peaked at #9): Similar to Lil Dicky in "Freaky Friday", Todd will surely be angry at Drake for using his hit-making powers to keep Chris Brown's career alive well beyond its expiration date, especially since it's yet another excuse for Chris to be an egomaniac. Todd is already exhausted by Drake's constant dominance of the Hot 100, so it's likely a Chris Brown duet would break his tolerance.
* "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi: Capaldi (currently at #26): It was #1 for several weeks in the UK and has slowly crept its way across the Pond. It has gotten a horrible reception, and Todd will likely slam the use of [[TheFourChordsOfPop Pop Song Chords]] and Lewis' oversinging.



* “Cross Me” by Ed Sheeran featuring Chance the Rapper and [=PnB=] Rock: While its reception hasn't been nearly as bad as "I Don't Care", Todd has been been dismissive of many of Ed Sheeran's appearances on rap songs. Chance the Rapper could at least lift the song up, but it's also possible Todd would criticize him either for being out of place like he thought Cardi B was on "Girls Like You", or for phoning his part in like he felt Kendrick Lamar did on "Bad Blood" and "Don't Wanna Know".

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* “Cross Me” by Ed Sheeran featuring Chance the Rapper and [=PnB=] Rock: Rock (currently at #25): While its reception hasn't been nearly as bad as "I Don't Care", Todd has been been dismissive of many of Ed Sheeran's appearances on rap songs. Chance the Rapper could at least lift the song up, but it's also possible Todd would criticize him either for being out of place like he thought Cardi B was on "Girls Like You", or for phoning his part in like he felt Kendrick Lamar did on "Bad Blood" and "Don't Wanna Know".



* "Beautiful People" by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid (peaked at #26): Although Todd loves Khalid and would probably enjoy his part here, he is sick of Ed's constant need for self-deprecation well into his superstardom, something not helped by this track's stream-pandering, Imagine Dragonsey production.

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* "Beautiful People" by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid (peaked (currently at #26): #19): Although Todd loves Khalid and would probably enjoy his part here, he is sick of Ed's constant need for self-deprecation well into his superstardom, something not helped by this track's stream-pandering, Imagine Dragonsey production.


* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he considers Billie Eilish a [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1151165250030489607?s=20 meaningful]] artist who speaks to insecurities of teenagers in 2019. He'll also probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.

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* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he said he considers Billie Eilish a [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1151165250030489607?s=20 meaningful]] artist who speaks to the insecurities of teenagers in 2019. He'll also probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.


** Alternatitavly, considering this is the end of a decade and the songs dominance has become a recurring gag by this point, Todd could give it a special "Song of the Decade" award due to its near-total staying power and cultural relavence.

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** Alternatitavly, Alternatively, considering this is the end of a decade and the songs song's dominance has become a recurring gag by this point, Todd could give it a special "Song of the Decade" award due to its near-total staying power and cultural relavence.relevance.



* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he will probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.

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* "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (currently at #2): Though Todd still has yet to specifically voice his opinion on this track, he will considers Billie Eilish a [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/1151165250030489607?s=20 meaningful]] artist who speaks to insecurities of teenagers in 2019. He'll also probably admire how a pop song this avant-garde managed to achieve such enormous success. Although he dislikes the remix with Justin Bieber, it's presumably the original solo version that will stand the test of time.

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