What's Trending: "The Official Song of the Summer"

Old Town Road, Waste, Britney Spears, Passy Pete

September 3, 2019
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 What’s Trending: Wednesday September 4th, 2019

 

#OldTownRoad

§     The song has officially been named the song of the summer.

§     Billboard announced the top 20 tracks on their Summer chart this year and Lil Nas X’s remixed anthem with Billy Ray Cyrus was right at the top.

§     “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish was number 2, followed by Khalid’s “Talk,” “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.

§     “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo rounde3d out the top 5.

§     The song is the longest-running No. 1 in the history of Billboard with 19 weeks at the top of the Hot 100 chart.

 

#Waste 

§     Study: We’re wasting more than half of the food in our refrigerators.

§     People say they have a projected finish rate of 97% for neat 94% of vegetables, 84% for dairy and 71% for fruit.

§     A week later they reported the honest outcome: 50% of the meat, 44% of the vegetables, 42% of the dairy and 40% of the fruit.

§     They threw away everything else.

§     People often toss food because of the dates on the labels or because it looked or smelled suspicious.

 

#BritneySpears

§     Her father, Jamie Spears, is being investigated for alleged abuse of her son.

§     According to TMZ, the alleged incident happened on August 24th at his home where Britney’s ex, Kevin Federline, claims his 13-year-old son and Jamie got into an argument when Jamie allegedly put his hands on him.

§     Federline reported it the next day to the Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Department.

§     The D.A. will decide whether to charge him.

§     Also, Britney and Kevin just formalized a shift in their child custody agreement…he gets the boys 70% of the time as opposed to the 50/50 split they had.

 

#PassyPete

§     The clairvoyant lobster is Maine’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil.

§     Every year since 2015 they take him out of the boy In Belfast, Maine and gather around to watch him choose between two scrolls.

§     One predicts six more weeks of summer, while other forecasts an early winter.

§     For the first three years he predicted six more weeks of summer but this year and last, that’s not the case.

§     The Belfast baron announced that Passy Pete predicts an early winter.

§     They say that he has been accurate every year since they started the tradition.