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The Double Agent was a music review webseries created by Ethan Johnson formerly known as Worst Music Of The Year. He loves to make various Ranking Videos about anything that is on the Billboard 100 recently and also uploads some mash ups on his channel as well, but recently also likes to present some underrated songs that currently on the charts. He has a very deadpan outview on the charts You can find his show on Youtube and can follow him on Twitter at @DoubleAgentGuy. He's also part of the Talking The Charts podcast.

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  • Aborted Arc: Originally intended as a meta critic show, but it immediately became a music review show.
    • He also stated in his worst moments list, that he has no intention of continuing "The Outliers", since the show was a) not well executed enough in his opinion and b) didn't had nearly as many views as his regular videos.
  • Backdoor Pilot: The show originally was intended to be about random topics and even doing meta reviews to leave his show Worst Music Of The Year behind, but he warmed up talking about music again.
  • Blatant Lies: As of late some of his lists actually include more songs than advertised. For example, his "Top Ten Worst Chris Brown Songs" video is actually a Top Fifteen list.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: The "Shit (0)" tier is supposed to be the lowest of the rankings... until Meghan Trainor's "Me Too" forced the creation of a "Negative One (-1)", which was eventually joined by Kodak Black.
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  • Caption Humor: At times, an entry will mangle the artist name ("Ellie Gellie", "Derrick") or song title ("Bad and Boujee" was "Beep Boop" by "Beep Boo Boo Bop").
  • The Cast Show Off: The kid knows his music theory!
  • Crossover: With Asalieri in his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1985.
    • Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2008 was a crossover with Mark Grondin of Spectrum Pulse.
    • While the majority of his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2013 video had him doing it alone, he called upon YouTube user MalaCritico for one song on it ("My Nigga"). He also collaborated again with Mala Critico in "Top 10 Best Songs Of 2014 (That I Forgot)".
      • In his "Rock 2016 Billboard Top 20 Ranked" video, he collaborated with fellow YouTube music reviewer, The LP Club
  • Deadpan Snarker: He barely smiles while cracking jokes and constantly looks unhappy.
  • Guilty Pleasures: "Top 10 Songs I'm Ashamed In Liking". Also appears when he ranks the entire year-end Hot 100. invoked
  • Hypocritical Humor: In two different videos, when discussing the song "Classic Man", he comments on the singer being the kind of stereotypical Internet Nice Guy who should be wearing a fedora or is convinced that a suit makes him the classiest dude in the room, before making some gesture to distract the audience from his own typical outfit.
  • It's Been Done: Ethan has more than once called himself a Todd in the Shadows ripoff - most blatantly, in the Top 11 Worst Songs of 2011 where Kevin reads from Todd's review of Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight" to call him out on it.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: It's somewhat inverted because according to Ethan's own statements he's just as deadpan OOC as he is in character.
  • Nice Hat: His fedora. In his crossover with Asalieri, he revealed that he wore multiple other fedoras under that fedora when Asa asked him to take it off.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: He likes using gross misspellings to mock certain fanbases.
  • Running Gag: If Madonna gets a dishonorable mention in any of his worst videos, he has a disgusted look before saying nothing more than "Ew." note 
  • The Scottish Trope: Given the tendency of Chris Brown fans to jump in his defense, the video on his worst tracks is actually about "C*** B***", and another has a song of his credited to #Team Breezy.
  • Take That!: As any Caustic Critic, Ethan is prone to this. For instance, "I hate u I love u" is credited to "idk google it" and all that plays is a looped "I hate you...".
  • Tempting Fate: At the end of "Summer 2016 Billboard Top 20 Ranked", he proclaims the Top 20 so bad he would rather listen to nothing but Chris Brown songs for the next two weeks.
    "Oh my god, what did I set myself up for?"
    • While discussing Beyoncé's "Check On It" during the Worst #1 Hits of the 2000s list:
    "But for now, let's just label this a fluke and hope she never dives this low agai—"
    [cut to "7/11"]
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 16 but due his deep voice and love of his suits, it's easy to think he's older.

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