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(Huffington Post)   The record set by Michael Jackson with Thriller may get broken by someone named David Guetta   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 114
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2012-06-17 11:05:04 PM
It's a pretty good song. I've really gotten into the house/pop whatever the f*ck it is. BPM is a great station to drive to.
 
2012-06-17 11:31:13 PM
That slideshow must be huge. Wouldn't load in seconds. Don't care enough to check it.

Pop music records are all bullshiat. With inflation and population increases, it's a lot easier to sell more records than Sinatra or to make more dollars than him. That doesn't mean you're a Sinatra, or even worthy to use the same toilets he did in the day. It just means there's more people and more dollars out there.
 
2012-06-17 11:36:05 PM
Proof of Theory

If you think this song/video combination is better overall than thriller, that's your business. But I doubt you'll find many people to agree.

Thriller is a cheap shot straight to the groove thang with that bass line. This? You can't dance to this.
 
2012-06-17 11:55:48 PM
Wow, that POS song is going to dethrone Thriller?

Sad.
 
2012-06-18 12:33:02 AM

doglover: Pop music records are all bullshiat.


Hey, that has two equally valid meanings.
 
2012-06-18 12:42:22 AM

doglover: Pop music records are all bullshiat.


And yet Michael Jackson's record for Thriller has lasted almost 30 years. Also this is the record for longest charting dance song, which is actually kind of impressive given how quickly dance music goes in and out of favor.
 
2012-06-18 01:10:42 AM

WhyteRaven74: And yet Michael Jackson's record for Thriller has lasted almost 30 years.


Which means that if it's not broken BIG TIME, and I mean doubled or more, it's not really broken yet, now is it?

Did you click my link? Have you heard Titanium? Have you seen the video? It's shiat that won't even be played on a Clear Channel station by next year. Thriller will still have that bass line.
 
2012-06-18 01:49:16 AM
onfinite.com
 
2012-06-18 02:00:19 AM
I mean really. Everybody knows who MJ is. I doubt anyone outside the scene even knows who this guy is. That sort of fame and recognition counts for a lot.
 
2012-06-18 02:02:05 AM
Oh, Elvis left these pretenders to the throne in the dust a long time ago. Who's kidding who? He's been dead for 35 years and his estate is still still makng money.
 
2012-06-18 02:07:00 AM
Wow, that was terrible. If I wanted to listen to unintelligible singing, I'd go with something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEvWHoqUbYM
 
2012-06-18 02:10:56 AM
Heard 2 mins of the song, I don't see why people like it...then again, I just found out this song exists
 
2012-06-18 02:15:52 AM
Huh, I just heard Titanium on the radio the other day. Pretty good for a house song.
 
2012-06-18 02:19:34 AM
I realize people have been complaining about pop music since the beginning of time, but this one really does unsettle me. I spent all day at work listening to guys like B.B. King and Lightning Jack, and the media is all about this soulless shiat?

If I ever have kids, I'm going to raise them in an orthodox blues household.
 
2012-06-18 02:21:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Wow, that was terrible. If I wanted to listen to unintelligible singing, I'd go with something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEvWHoqUbYM


ಠ_ಠ

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
2012-06-18 02:22:34 AM

HotWingAgenda: I realize people have been complaining about pop music since the beginning of time, but this one really does unsettle me. I spent all day at work listening to guys like B.B. King and Lightning Jack, and the media is all about this soulless shiat?

If I ever have kids, I'm going to raise them in an orthodox blues household.


Leave their mother when she's pregnant. Take the dogs. Come back only when you need money and want to beat the crap out of them.

You're a heartless bastard.
 
2012-06-18 02:23:31 AM
 
2012-06-18 02:25:43 AM
fix old no new
 
2012-06-18 02:27:56 AM

LewDux: Link/Link


Going to be honest. I didn't like either of those very much. The dubstep one has a weird buzzing and popping on each drumbeat. It's just kind of not my thing.

In the acoustic one, are they recording outside? There's a ton of wind noise.
 
2012-06-18 02:28:43 AM
I like it, I also like classic stuff.

My daughter has heard me listen to Led Zepplin, Pearl Jam, Candle Box, Tiesto, Armin Van Buren, Florence and the Machine, White Stripes, Deathcab for Cutie, Ingrid Michaelson and the Beatles in one car ride. It annoys me when people think good music can only be one thing.
 
2012-06-18 02:31:07 AM
Dirty Honkers- Ginger Bread Man

Now this is a song should be breakin' records.
 
2012-06-18 02:35:21 AM

dogDNRTFAlover: That slideshow must be huge. Wouldn't load in seconds. Don't care enough to check it.

Pop music records are all bullshiat. With inflation and population increases, it's a lot easier to sell more records than Sinatra or to make more dollars than him. That doesn't mean you're a Sinatra, or even worthy to use the same toilets he did in the day. It just means there's more people and more dollars out there.


"The Hot Dance Club Songs chart[1] (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. It is compiled by Billboard exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys who must apply and meet certain criteria to become "Billboard-reporting DJs."
 
2012-06-18 02:40:19 AM
I didn't make the website not load quickly. That's on them.

I've gone out of my house several times and done a lot of chores and am gettin' ready for work. Their website shouldn't take that long to power up.
 
2012-06-18 03:03:27 AM
Thank god all of you middle-aged farkers are here to tell me if a newly-released pop song is good or not. You guys really have a finger on the pulse.
 
2012-06-18 03:07:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: HotWingAgenda: I realize people have been complaining about pop music since the beginning of time, but this one really does unsettle me. I spent all day at work listening to guys like B.B. King and Lightning Jack, and the media is all about this soulless shiat?

If I ever have kids, I'm going to raise them in an orthodox blues household.

Leave their mother when she's pregnant. Take the dogs. Come back only when you need money and want to beat the crap out of them.

You're a heartless bastard.


My son will be born on the 7th minute of the 7th hour of the 7th day of 2017. His mom will leave me while I'm deployed abroad, and she'll take my damn wolfhound with her, but when I get back my son and I will just shrug and move in with her younger sister.
 
2012-06-18 03:10:59 AM

harm dealer: Thank god all of you middle-aged farkers are here to tell me if a newly-released pop song is good or not. You guys really have a finger on the pulse.


The Pulse My appendage is on it.
 
2012-06-18 03:18:16 AM
I'm not a David Guetta fan, but I wonder how many of the haters would be happy if it were someone they like who has a song on the charts for 28 weeks and would not like it if others hate it that someone they like has a song on the charts for 28 weeks
 
2012-06-18 03:20:49 AM
Everyone here sounds old.

There's a lot of music out there. Broaden your horizons.

/favorite band is Electric Six
//look em up
 
2012-06-18 03:25:57 AM
Dude in pic reminded me of this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXi8WmQ_WM
 
2012-06-18 03:27:22 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I'm not a David Guetta fan, but I wonder how many of the haters would be happy if it were someone they like who has a song on the charts for 28 weeks and would not like it if others hate it that someone they like has a song on the charts for 28 weeks


Which charts? Some countries have actual good music that tops their charts.
 
2012-06-18 03:30:16 AM

bangmaid: Everyone here sounds old.

There's a lot of music out there. Broaden your horizons.

/favorite band is Electric Six
//look em up


The song is just so....average. I just got done listening and I only vaguely remember it. Maybe you can explain why it's breaking records.
 
2012-06-18 03:37:45 AM
Could be worse.

Could be Armin.
 
2012-06-18 03:43:49 AM
Once the internet started providing legit ways to d/load music, all previous chart record history should have been frozen, then new charts installed in their place.

Being able to just click, pay and download in no way compares to how we previously purchased music. These sales contribute to chart sales, along with walking into a store.

Half the prestige of high sales is knowing just how many people put time aside to buy "Thriller" vs how many were actually produced.

I find the article hard to believe anyway. When MJ died his sales went through the roof, again. Yeah, heaps of downloads, but if we're counting everything now....

New rules.

/Long-time industry employee.
 
2012-06-18 03:48:52 AM

doglover: Did you click my link? Have you heard Titanium? Have you seen the video? It's shiat that won't even be played on a Clear Channel station by next year. Thriller will still have that bass line.


I know the song, and I think the video is a rather nice 80s throw back. Also you can blame the record labels, they've rather fractured their customer base so it's going to be hard to have something to top certain records just because whereas something would be marketed to everyone in the past, now it's not.
 
2012-06-18 03:49:17 AM
I really like this song, but I think it has more to do with Sia than Davie Guetta.
 
2012-06-18 03:51:27 AM
There are more people in the world than there were then.
The market is also larger than it was then because of technology and rising incomes in developing countries.

.
 
2012-06-18 03:53:39 AM
And this is a bad thing how?

/I'm trying to find the words to describe this girl, without being disrespectful...
 
2012-06-18 03:59:24 AM
The BillBoard Dance chart is the last of the hype charts left. The only chart not tied to BDS detections or Soundscan point of sale data.

The DJs send in their own list of plays. No audience reach or size of club matters.

"Compiled exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys, who must apply and meet certain criteria to become Billboard-reporting DJs"
 
2012-06-18 04:10:53 AM

harm dealer: Thank god all of you middle-aged farkers are here to tell me if a newly-released pop song is good or not. You guys really have a finger on the pulse.


Pulse? I'm 45 and have been listening to Sia since 2001 (I think "Drink to Get Drunk" was her first I heard) and Guetta since 2002 when he was remixing everything under the sun. Not all of us middle-aged geezers stopped listening to music after Led Zeppelin IV for chrissakes.
 
2012-06-18 04:25:42 AM

Ishkur: Could be worse.

Could be Armin.


I only know who that it, because Sharon den Adal did a video with him on YouTube. And it got 121 million views. Link
 
2012-06-18 04:26:24 AM
This is the first time I have heard this song. It sounds like every other female vocal house song I have ever heard. It doesn't even have a good hook....
 
2012-06-18 04:30:06 AM

WhyteRaven74: I know the song, and I think the video is a rather nice 80s throw back.


That's just it. It's a nice video. It's no Thriller.

It's just we've finally got enough people that a minority of them is more than a majority 30 years ago.
 
2012-06-18 04:52:23 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-18 04:52:50 AM

bangmaid: Everyone here sounds old.

There's a lot of music out there. Broaden your horizons.

/favorite band is Electric Six
//look em up


That music ain't Thriller, though. Michael Jackson did more than just create set records. He was an innovator, and Thriller the video was a watershed event in music television history, both for the care put into it, and how it broke the glass ceiling for videos by non-white artists.. who up until that point couldn't get time of day on an MTv.

It's nice that Mr. Guetta will break a record. All records fall, and his music appeals to many people, who will cherish his music 20 and 30 years from now when they think back on their youth. That's a sweet thing. But Thriller was something else entirely, and will still remain, when this record is broken again by someone else.
 
2012-06-18 04:57:31 AM

doglover: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I'm not a David Guetta fan, but I wonder how many of the haters would be happy if it were someone they like who has a song on the charts for 28 weeks and would not like it if others hate it that someone they like has a song on the charts for 28 weeks

Which charts? Some countries have actual good music that tops their charts.


Still, Cloudchaser brings up some food for thought....
 
2012-06-18 05:37:04 AM
Look, I don't really dig Guetta, but I work in a place where I hear his shiat a fair bit.

This is, I dunno, his fourth or fifth best song?

/Thriller is so tits
 
2012-06-18 06:51:11 AM
Yet it says right in the article that Thriller doesn't actually even hold the record.

Perhaps they mean it'll surpass Thriller... but that doesn't mean it'll break a record unless Thriller has said record. Which, it appears, it does not.
 
2012-06-18 07:07:27 AM

WhyteRaven74: doglover: Pop music records are all bullshiat.

And yet Michael Jackson's record for Thriller has lasted almost 30 years. Also this is the record for longest charting dance song, which is actually kind of impressive given how quickly dance music goes in and out of favor.


That may have more to do with the constant change of formats people listened to music on.

When Thriller came out, people bought the record to listen to at home. Then, many of them bought the tape to hear in their car. And then, when CDs became dominant, they bought it again.

That's why most of the top 20 all time sellers came out in the 80s or earlier. Lots of people bought the same album up to 3 times.
 
2012-06-18 07:12:32 AM

doglover: Proof of Theory

If you think this song/video combination is better overall than thriller, that's your business. But I doubt you'll find many people to agree.

Thriller is a cheap shot straight to the groove thang with that bass line. This? You can't dance to this.


Hey DogLover/Presumed Subby,

This is all very important and you are fighting the good fight and you are right and how could this happen?


(Hint: Look at the trend of yearly sales numbers for the entire music industry since well before Thriller came out. Get a grip. You're old. We get it. Get off my internet and onto your lawn.)
 
2012-06-18 07:24:18 AM
It's a good video but do you think that the song Thriller is the cure for cancer or something?
 
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