Music Monday: Billboard Rant
Well, well, well…silly me. I was planning to do a post on a fresh Billboard chart entry for the week of September 23, 1989. After having done a Hot 100 entry and an Alternative Rock entry, I was looking at Adult Contemporary, Hot R&B, Hot Country and Mainstream Rock. Ladies…Gentlemen…if you so desire to look at Billboard’s history charts other than the Hot 100 chart, YOU ARE SHIT OUT OF LUCK. You can’t look at ANY of their charts, even the new ones, except the Hot 100…UNLESS YOU PAY THEM. This has happened, just in the last week.
I’m not paying these assholes $12/$13 a month just to LOOK at their damn charts. I was attempting to showcase ALL music pieces instead of just the number ones or stuff on the Hot 100, only. Not every song debuts on the Hot 100. Most country music goes straight to the country chart. Most rock, what new rock there is left to listen to on the radio, goes to rock charts. Now, I have no way of knowing what debuted when…or where. If anyone out there knows where I can get this information, let me know. FUCK THEM.
This situation tells me that Billboard magazine is in trouble and hemorrhaging money.
12 thoughts on “Music Monday: Billboard Rant”
September 23, 2019 at 9:20 PM
I mean, does anyone still listen to radio?
September 23, 2019 at 9:54 PM
I do but, not Top 40. That crap all sounds the same. I listen to Classic Rock and three “everything” stations.
September 23, 2019 at 10:16 PM
What’s your favorite song?
September 23, 2019 at 11:08 PM
That would be hard to say. I have MANY. I couldn’t name just one.
September 24, 2019 at 7:57 AM
I feel ya.
September 23, 2019 at 10:55 PM
A month or so ago I couldn’t get any old charts but now it works. What I have to do is to google whatever artist I’m featuring…I will google “Van Morrison Chart History”.
I’ve never tried to get to a certain daily chart though.
September 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM
I was looking for 1989 information. You can see the Hot 100:
You can’t see anything else:
And, that is true for ALL the years, now…even the 50s. Of course, some of the 50s charts are so short, you see everything, anyway.
Information is a premium these days. All in the name of the almighty fucking dollar.
September 23, 2019 at 11:44 PM
This might be a saving grace:
September 23, 2019 at 11:45 PM
Where there is a will!
September 24, 2019 at 12:24 AM
And, this is why it is happening:
September 24, 2019 at 12:01 AM
September 24, 2019 at 12:27 AM
Read, above. American Radio History has the magazine online and the Bloomberg article explains why it is happening.