Migos, "T-Shirt"

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This song will be a hit. 32
This song will not be a hit. 7


Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Let's define "hit" as charting in the the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Or maybe Top 20?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i think it will be a minor hit

lag∞n, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

We should let deej define "hit" because his ridiculous idea of what is a "hit" might be like his definition of "dated"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Top 10 in the US Spotify Chart right now, 813,919 plays per day--probably gonna move up in the Hot 100 this week from #37 last week.

ridiculous perm ban decision (voodoo chili), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

a most palpable hit!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

ridiculous perm ban decision (voodoo chili), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:34 (one month ago) Permalink

deej will also probably tell you spotify means nothing because kids in chicago only listen to songs on musical.ly now or something

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 21:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i will take 'hit' if we define 'hit' as charting in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100

wld probably take 'hit' under most definitions of 'hit song'

( ^_^) (Lamp), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:38 (one month ago) Permalink

might take the under on peak hot 100 chart position at 4.5 def confident on the over at like 11.5

( ^_^) (Lamp), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd call that a hit but if deej says it isn't a hit then I guess there's that.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:46 (one month ago) Permalink

stonewaller

suggest bannon (||||||||), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:53 (one month ago) Permalink

My baseline suspicion/dismissal of trap is not dealing well with the amount I've enjoyed the Migos songs I've heard

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Monday, 6 February 2017 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

it's a

sheer presence, look and size (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 February 2017 22:12 (one month ago) Permalink

It's #7 on the US Spotify chart atm.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 6 February 2017 22:18 (one month ago) Permalink

this will chart high due to streaming numbers, in a post-streams to charts world it is already a hit. i doubt it has any real longevity personally, shit is riding the waves from bad & boujee and a novelty video

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 6 February 2017 23:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 6 February 2017 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

No this was actually all said in the original migos thread

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 6 February 2017 23:48 (one month ago) Permalink

My baseline suspicion/dismissal of trap is not dealing well with the amount I've enjoyed the Migos songs I've heard

― ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Monday, February 6, 2017 4:56 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

feel like if u put migos in the trap bucket theyre def more fun than their contemporaries who tend more towards the moody/serious/arty axis, but if u compare them to the mumble rappers theyre kinda the standard level of fun, both those classifications are kinda whatever imo but maybe interesting in this context

lag∞n, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:18 (one month ago) Permalink

damn gotta switch out your lures there Whiney, he ain't bitin

xpost

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

david is right that its chart number may be artificially inflated, if it's off the chart in three weeks it wasn't actually a hit so much as the next song to come out after "bad and boujee"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 7 February 2017 04:49 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean timmy turner was a hit in chart position but i dont think you can call it a hit in any real way

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 04:51 (one month ago) Permalink

except ... chart position?

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 05:16 (one month ago) Permalink

my point is that chart peak is a suspect measurement. what kind of attempted own was that?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 05:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Bad and Boujee was a hit because of streaming. And then it was a hit in other formats - because of streaming. Same thing happened with Juju and most other rap hits that no one thought were real hits.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 06:03 (one month ago) Permalink

except ... chart position?

― alpine static, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:16 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark

there's a long phenomenon of songs having short bursts of chart relevancy at the very beginning of their life cycles going back to itunes sales getting incorporated into chart data

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 7 February 2017 06:27 (one month ago) Permalink

every song from starboy placed in the hot 100 its first week but the weeknd has 2 hits off that album so far

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 7 February 2017 06:29 (one month ago) Permalink

But now that seems to be changing. The songs that reach top 10 via streaming hang around longer these days because other formats start picking them up from there. That's what happened to Black Beatles, for instance. It's a new set of rules.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 06:33 (one month ago) Permalink

i wasn't trying to "own" anyone, i just think it sounds funny to say a song's not a hit except in the way we track hits, but y'all know how that stuff works better than me

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 06:53 (one month ago) Permalink

fake hit

suggest bannon (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 07:16 (one month ago) Permalink

weingars, get to, droppin, when that, drake-o, get to, poppin [fddrrrr]

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 07:27 (one month ago) Permalink

sometimes differentiating between a one month and six month hit matters a lot anthropologically but less so with 't-shirt' bc it is a super rad banger duh

whichever prevailing current u may opine it is most aided by (4real zeitgeist wave, industry ersatz hypebestiality, meme magic, or ppl's personal bubbles where they care about neither) (or... all of them at once *gasp*) it is v disingenuous rhetoric to imply that it only has marginal/negligible appeal beyond that. foh with the timmy turner

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 07:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Timmy Turner reached #34 on the Hot 100, which makes it a minor hit but no t-shirt.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 07:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Bad and Boujee was a hit because of streaming. And then it was a hit in other formats - because of streaming. Same thing happened with Juju and most other rap hits that no one thought were real hits.

― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:03 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm aware dumbass. What is wrong with you guys

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i wasn't trying to "own" anyone, i just think it sounds funny to say a song's not a hit except in the way we track hits, but y'all know how that stuff works better than me

― alpine static, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:53 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"We"

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Suddenly going top 40 is a "minor hit" ? You guys have to make up your mind here about whether you're going to be strict charts constructionists or not around something other than the migos hypebeast cycle

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:30 (one month ago) Permalink

If you're talking Timmy Turner, dumbass, then yes. Since it was his follow up to a Hot 100 #1 hit and was massively hyped, I'd consider it a minor hit at 34.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:40 (one month ago) Permalink

T shirt has so far peaked at 37....

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:46 (one month ago) Permalink

"...and Migos' "T-Shirt," from Culture, vaults 37-19."
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7678133/hot-100-ed-sheeran-shape-of-you-zayn-taylor-swift-surge-to

I was replying to J0rdan's "there's a long phenomenon of songs having short bursts of chart relevancy at the very beginning of their life cycles going back to itunes sales getting incorporated into chart data" - the point being that such long phenomenas are changing so that the past might not be the best way of assessing what will happen to a song like T-Shirt. Also, the weeknd is a strange point of comparison since his chart success largely derives from him catering to the old business model of letting the label take care of the marketing, writing songs for radio etc etc. He's not playing the Migos game.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 08:53 (one month ago) Permalink

no, what's changing is that songs that should have been bigger are getting more attention, but it doesn't change songs artificially launched into the top cf 'timmy turner' or 't-shirt'...per rtc tho yes t shirt is better than timmy turner

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:39 (one month ago) Permalink

if t-shirt had come pre- bad & boujee, it would not be a hit

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:40 (one month ago) Permalink

'say sum' is more of a hit than 't shirt' it just had the bad fortune to come before the colossus that is 'bad & boujee'

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Also, the weeknd is a strange point of comparison since his chart success largely derives from him catering to the old business model of letting the label take care of the marketing, writing songs for radio etc etc. He's not playing the Migos game.

― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:53 AM (forty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also you're kidding yourself if you think migos aren't 'writing songs for radio'

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Well good luck with your alternative facts, deej. Every song comes out after another song. And Migos are writing the same type of songs that they always did about the same subject matter. That they do it better than on their last album and have developed their pop sensibilities quite a bit does not make Culture comparable to Starboy, sorry. Radio plays Bad & Boujee because it is already a hit but B&B was not written for radio and radio didn't make it a hit in the first place.

What's "artificial" about the streaming charts though? Those are the songs listeners actively seek out, unless you want to make an argument about playlists like Rap Caviar "skewing" the stats.
As mentioned above, today T-Shirt is at number 7 on the US spotify chart: https://spotifycharts.com/regional/us/daily/latest How does that not reflect its actual popularity?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:49 (one month ago) Permalink

They should have put cocoon on the album though.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:54 (one month ago) Permalink

agree its obv not another breakthru full spectrum cultural moment like 'b&b' but no one was rly claiming that either

"songs artificially launched into the top" there is a fine diff between zeitgeist and hypebeast and u know this... both distortive but only one is artificial

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i might add by the by that it actually sounds awesome on the radio but i suppose the relevance of that depends on what radio is being discussed

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:13 (one month ago) Permalink

wait why does streaming numbers not count into what is a hit?

isn't that the dominant form of music listening now?

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 16:17 (one month ago) Permalink

this song is good to start with and this thread elevated it

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

I think "minor hit" is the end result and, sadly, I don't think this is enough evidence to dunk on deej

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:30 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

minor hit basically means deej was right imo

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm just impressed that songs like t-shirt do so well in the mainstream US charts. It's at number 82 here and Bad & Boujee didn't enter the top 30.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

this isn't the time to throw in the towel! GET INVOLVED. DO SOMETHING. GET ON SPOTIFY. LISTEN TO T-SHIRT.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to stop listening to the Migos' hit song 'T-Shirt.'” - DJ Khaled

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

inspirational, thank u brother

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

just ordered a Migos t-shirt. No kidding.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:20 (one month ago) Permalink

1995
2005
I seen it with my eyes
"T-Shirt" still alive

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

this is a matter of national security; play "t-shirt" at all opportunities

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 22:03 (one month ago) Permalink

looool

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i hope no one forgot to listen to "t-shirt" by atlanta rap group migos today

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Friday, 17 February 2017 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

call your representatives and tell them to listen to "t-shirt" by migos

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 17 February 2017 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

I heard the national anthem "T-Shirt" by Francis Scott Quavo in a really normie gay pub the other night

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Friday, 17 February 2017 21:22 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao @ "francis scott quavo"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 17 February 2017 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

haaa

Spottie, Friday, 17 February 2017 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

stars and bars

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Friday, 17 February 2017 23:34 (one month ago) Permalink

example (crüt), Saturday, 18 February 2017 01:15 (one month ago) Permalink

does Chief Keef rap on beat

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 05:51 (one month ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/BoyThatRant/status/829554728069533697

flopson, Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

today i listened to t-shirt and thought "i really am in this moment"

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Atlanta Rap Trio Inspires “T-Shirt” Fashion Trend

Atlanta (AP) – From Beatle boots to the dressed-down “grunge” look of the 1990s, musicians have often inspired trends in the fashion business. The latest of these fads comes in the wake of the Atlanta rap trio Migos and their hit song “T-Shirt,” which has now topped the charts in over 56 countries worldwide.

The t-shirt is a style of unisex fabric shirt – generally made of cotton – with short sleeves, a crew or v-neck collar that often sport colorful graphics featuring popular phrases or imagery from movies, music, television or professional sports teams. Until now, the t-shirt has been an underground phenomenon, but thanks to Migos the once lowly garment is suddenly everywhere.

From soccer moms to millennial urban “hipsters,” there’s a t-shirt for everyone – and everyone appears to be getting in on the craze. It’s definitely set to be the fashion fad of summer 2017. And, while the chorus of Migos’ “T-Shirt” exclaims “17-5 [slang for $17,500 - Ed.], same color t-shirt”, you won’t have to pay nearly that much; most t-shirts retail from $15 to $30. Affordable and stylish? That’s the kind of “Culture” trend we can all get behind.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 20 February 2017 19:22 (one month ago) Permalink

truly a cultural moment

lag∞n, Monday, 20 February 2017 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

flopson, Monday, 20 February 2017 22:24 (one month ago) Permalink

lol at ellen with the hamiltons

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

The t-shirt is a style of unisex fabric shirt – generally made of cotton – with short sleeves, a crew or v-neck collar that often sport colorful graphics featuring popular phrases or imagery from movies, music, television or professional sports teams. Until now, the t-shirt has been an underground phenomenon, but thanks to Migos the once lowly garment is suddenly everywhere.

lmao

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:33 (one month ago) Permalink

culture is for the culture

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:33 (one month ago) Permalink

these jokes have ran their course for the culture

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:17 (one month ago) Permalink

debatable tbh

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm looking for the thread where we discuss Migos, 'T-Shirt'. Is this it?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:23 (one month ago) Permalink

No, this is the one where we discuss whether or not forks can put it in a playlist.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:48 (one month ago) Permalink

hi dog latin, glad you're enjoying "t-shirt"!

what's your favorite part?

i like
woah
kemo-sabe
chop-per
point-ed
at ya
nog-gin

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to "T-Shirt" today. It's far from my favorite song on Culture but we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

evol j, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

i love the cadence on takeoff's "talkin country grammar, n**ga, straight out north atlanta!" line; it's an unremarkable line prima facie but the delivery is *kisses fingers*

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 23 February 2017 22:38 (one month ago) Permalink

otm

flopson, Friday, 24 February 2017 01:34 (one month ago) Permalink

43 -> 37 -> 19 -> 26 -> 29

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 27 February 2017 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

couldn't help but hear that number sequence in migos flow

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 27 February 2017 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

43, 37
THIRTY SEVEN
19, 26, 29
TWENTYSIXTWENTYNINE

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Monday, 27 February 2017 20:37 (one month ago) Permalink

heard t-shirt on the radio this morning

mh 😏, Monday, 27 February 2017 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

ugh I am so sick of hearing t-shirt everywhere

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 27 February 2017 20:52 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not! :)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 27 February 2017 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

MTV's Meaghan Garvey gets it:

http://www.mtv.com/news/interactive/migos-cover-story/

the month after CULTURE’s release sees temperatures across the country hit forebodingly unseasonal highs, meaning t-shirt weather for usually snowbound cities. Meanwhile, the album's second and best single, “T-Shirt,” cracks the top 20 songs of the Hot 100. Which, yes, global warming. But also: Hurricane Migos.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm wearing one of these T-Shirts right now!

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i too am wearing a tshirt, feels great to be part of something

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They're a real thing now

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Migos announce that they will be musical guests on Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a special performance of their smash single "T-Shirt" tonight, Thursday March 23rd at 11:35 EST on NBC. "T-Shirt" has sold over 500,000 equivalent units and remains one of the top 5 songs at Urban Radio while the iconic video for the song has nabbed over 60,000,000 views on YouTube to date.

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:49 (six days ago) Permalink

my t-shirt came in the mail, fits so good
think this innovation might be my favorite thing about this year so far

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:59 (six days ago) Permalink

wait.. 't-shirts' are still 'a thing'??

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 24 March 2017 10:10 (five days ago) Permalink

got one too recently, can't help but think what it would be like if the fabric was a bit thicker and the sleeves longer

niels, Friday, 24 March 2017 14:44 (five days ago) Permalink

man don't go out like a sucker with the "long sleeve t-shirt theory," that way lies

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Friday, 24 March 2017 14:47 (five days ago) Permalink


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