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(NPR)   How the Hot 100 became America's hit barometer   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, Robin Thicke, Owl City, record charts, Linda McCartney, Nielsen SoundScan, Plain White T's, airplay, iTunes Music Store  
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2013-08-03 03:29:30 AM  
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Alphax: "The better question is this: How is it that, half a century later, we still follow a chart called the Hot 100 to measure which songs are dominating our earbuds, our streets, our beaches, our dancefloors, our American lives? We don't listen to transistor radios anymore, or buy seven-inch 45-RPM vinyl (not in quantity, anyway). Why is this chart still around?"

For the same reason that TV ratings are still judged on who watched a show live at air time when we all know that between DVR's and online streaming a large percentage of people don't. The reason is because like TV, the people who run the music industry are so stuck in the past that they refuse to adopt to newer technology.
2013-08-03 10:13:19 AM  
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ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.

Ahh I see your point, lemmie edit my statement:  Its the exact same mechanism for both types of media (provided you have a computer and ISP service plan from the last ten years).

/The cam versions does stand though, but its pretty easy to locate screener copies instead if you're willing to suffer with DVD quality
//Similar to good luck finding Flacs of brand new songs from any main stream band on release day except through official channels
///meanwhile, everyone should point and laugh at people who download flacs of main stream music
2013-08-03 08:50:33 AM  
1 vote:
Heh, look at that chart from 1988. I remember all those artists. I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too.

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2013-08-03 02:39:35 AM  
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I'm pretty sure every dance/pop song in the top 100 over the last 15 years has been written by the same small cabal of producer/songwriters.  Just look at the Dr Luke discography page on Wikipedia.  It's almost sickening that a tiny group of insiders ultimately decides what music will be enjoyed by millions upon millions of Americans every day. Though they're not really to blame, it's sheep who keep lapping it up that have created this monster.  It's like a perfect parallel with the world financial markets.
2013-08-03 02:00:55 AM  
1 vote:
pfft. study it out, folks

oh, and fark you, todd

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2013-08-03 01:54:24 AM  
1 vote:
I thought that song was cool 2 weeks ago.  Already sick of it.

/we'll always have the uncensored video
//how small is your dick when you need to make a music video to say you have a big one?
2013-08-03 12:07:41 AM  
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How the Hot 100 became America's shiat barometer
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