As the thread suggests, you'll find my song ratings here. Using Excel and an in-depth rating system I've decided to go into the business of grading songs. The grade is decided upon taking into consideration:
Artistry of the Music
The intricacy or simplicity used as artistic expression supplementing the song.
Originality of the Music
Originality among songs of present day, not necessarily among songs of the artist.
Staying Power of the Music
Artistry of the Lyrics
Poetic content and the means by which the author communicates his/her message.
Affirmation/defamation, political/social/other commentary etc. The power of the message is judged here rather than the morality of it.
Emotion expressed in the performance by the artist.
Not all songs will qualify to be judged in this category.
These will produce subtotals for lyrical quality and musical quality which add together to achieve the final result. These ratings are somewhat opinionated as are all music reviews.
Feel free to post your own comments, thoughts etc.
The ratings are as follows:
A+ = 40/40
A = 37-39/40
A- = 35-36/40
B+ = 34/40
B = 31-33/40
B- = 29-30/40
C+ = 27-28/40
C = 23-26/40
C- = 20-22/40
F = <20, >5/40
U = ungraded = 5, <5/40
Please feel free to totally disregard these ratings.