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TheCHR83 is a video review show hosted by Chris. They mainly cover pop music from decades ago to today.

Chris has three series:

  • The 10 Worst/Best Charting Hits from...: Unlike some of their contemporaries who usually make Top 10 Worst and/or Best lists of the biggest hits from an entire year, Chris instead covers specific weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Every three months, they make one of these for the current time period and from November 2020 onwards, started including the Billboard Global 200 into the current-year roundups.
  • IT'S A ALBUM: A series where Chris covers forgotten albums that unusually stand outinvoked among their artists' discography.
  • Grab Bag CHRaptacular!: A series similar to Diamond Axe Studios Music's Grab Bag Reviews and Lyzette G's Subscriber Special where Chris covers songs voted for the most by fans and ranks them from worst to best.

Their channel can be found here.

Trope examples:

  • Ad Bumpers: Their lists include ad bumpers and random commercials for aesthetical purposes.
  • Arch-Enemy: Anuel AA, to the point where they want him to "fail to exist on the planet Earth go away".
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Momentinvoked: Used in The 10 Worst Charting Hits from August 27, 2022, as much as they wanted to avoid using the term, to describe the out-of-nowhere Gingerbread Man interpolation for the #4 entry, "Dah Dah DahDah" by Nardo Wick.
  • The Cameo: The 10 Worst Charting Hits from June 12, 1982 features a cameo from Diamond Axe Studios Music during the "Body Language" segment.
  • Crossover: Ranking the Mainstream Rock Chart from August 5, 2017, a collaboration with Triple 9 of Mainstream Rock Talk.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In their earlier videos, Chris never showed up on camera, instead showing either a picture of their plush Fennekin or footage of them playing a retro video game whenever a music video or live clip isn't playing. They started showing their face more prominently from the November 2019 lists onward. Similarly, the commercial breaks weren't introduced until The 10 Worst Charting Hits from February 4, 1989.
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  • Everyone Has Standards: In The 10 Worst Charting Hits from August 1st, 1981, they almost make a direct reference to a certain incident involving an artist when they compare the subject matter of "Shaddup Your Face" to other "fucked-up things involving someone's mother", only to hesitate.
    Chris: At least it isn't- [pauses] We're not going there, and we're never going there on this channel because even my sick sense of humor has limits. Next!
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Chris points out in the Lost and Found episode of It's a Album that they didn't add the censor bleep in "Tell Me Why", and that it's actually present on the album.
  • Posthumous Popularity Potentialinvoked: Discussed in The 10 Best Charting Hits from May 30, 2020 (under its previous name, Dead Artists Are Better) as a prelude to #10, "Dior" by Pop Smoke.
  • Readings Blew Up the Scale: Chris implemented a "Chris Brown Reprehensimeter" in The 10 Worst Charting Hits from October 9, 2010 during their #1 pick, "Deuces", which breaks following the Ike Turner line. It returns in The 10 Worst Charting Hits from April 9, 2016 during "Back to Sleep", the #5 pick, but it breaks once again after Chris mentions it's from an album named after his daughter.
  • Shout-Out: Chris calls one of the characters from "All I Wanna Do" "Bimmy" after the infamous typo from the Double Dragon III NES port.