Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of August 12, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
2. Linkin Park – “Numb”
3. Linkin Park – “In the End”
4. Linkin Park ft. Kiiara – “Heavy”
5. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
6. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
7. Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
8. Linkin Park – “Crawling”
9. Linkin Park – “Somewhere I Belong”
10. Linkin Park – “One More Light”
11. The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You”
12. Linkin Park – “Breaking the Habit”
13. Linkin Park – “Talking to Myself”
14. Linkin Park – “One Step Closer”
15. Linkin Park – “Faint”
16. Linkin Park – “Bleed It Out”
17. Jay-Z/Linkin Park – “Numb/Encore”
18. Linkin Park – “Papercut”
19. Linkin Park – “Shadow of the Day”
20. Judah & the Lion – “Take It All Back”
21. Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd – “Lust for Life”
22. Linkin Park – “Leave Out All the Rest”
23. Linkin Park – “Burn It Down”
24. Linkin Park – “New Divide”
25. Lana Del Rey – “Love”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Numb/Encore
2. Bleed It Out
3. Feel It Still
4. Love
5. Faint
6. What I’ve Done
7. Lust for Life
8. Breaking the Habit
9. One Step Closer
10. New Divide
11. Numb
12. Burn It Down
13. Somewhere I Belong
14. In the End
15. Crawling
16. Talking to Myself
17. Shadow of the Day

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of August 5, 2017

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
4. twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
5. Linkin Park – “In the End”
6. Linkin Park – “Numb”
7. The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”
8. Linkin Park ft. Kiiara – “Heavy”
9. Kid Rock – “Po-Dunk”
10. Judah & the Lion – “Take It All Back”
11. Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
12. Lord Huron – “The Night We Met”
13. Linkin Park – “Crawling”
14. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
15. Linkin Park – “Somewhere I Belong”
16. Nine Inch Nails – “Less Than”
17. Foo Fighters – “Run”
18. Linkin Park – “One Step Closer”
19. Zach Williams – “Old Church Choir”
20. The Killers – “The Man”
21. Linkin Park – “Breaking the Habit”
22. NEEDTOBREATHE – “Hard Love”
23. Coldplay and Big Sean – “Miracles (Someone Special)”
24. Jay-Z/Linkin Park – “Numb/Encore”
25. Vance Joy – “Lay It on Me”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Numb/Encore
2. The Man
3. Run
4. Feel It Still
5. Less Than
6. What I’ve Done
7. Hard Love
8. Breaking the Habit
9. One Step Closer
10. Numb
11. Somewhere I Belong
12. Lay It on Me
13. In the End
14. Crawling

SNL Recap February 5, 2011: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park

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Looks like you on the phone with Ice-T.

Cold Opening – Wayne’s World
The great thing about Wayne’s World sketches and the reason why there has never been a bad one is because they always mix up the comedy styles.  This reprise was no different, making use of the ever-popular sniggering pun (“Winter’s Bone”), witty babe-ogling (“I’d make a Mila out of her Kunis”), and Abbott and Costello-style shtick (“Who’s on Firth?”) B+

Dana Carvey’s Monologue
Dana appeared to be going for goofy-sounding singing, so we don’t know if he could pull out a legit singing voice, but he didn’t need to.  Goofy, but rhythmic, singing is generally successfully but, oddly, it is rarely seen these days, at least on SNL.  That being said, the song itself wasn’t overly noteworthy.  It’s always good when something else is going on around the song, so here we had Dana not knowing the cast members’ names.  Calling Bill “Rainn Wilson” was funny in that it almost made sense.  And you can never go wrong with Lovitz yelling, “ACTING!” B

I-Sleep Pro
The black noise sleep aid commercial makes a return appearance, getting upgraded from the the last sketch of the night to the post-monologue slot in the process. B+

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