Timmy94 wrote:@thread: I miss the days when No.-1-singles had "normal" chart runs and weren't stuck in the top 10/20 for months until you can't hear them anymore...
Welcome to the crap US fans have put up for for ages.
That is the one thing I thought changed for the worst in late 91 when the singles chart "changed".
In the 1980's, this was seen as a ridiculously long chart run, Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust". In 1980, 15 weeks in the top 10 and 31 weeks altogether was considered an epic chart run and showed that this was a really big hit single managing to stay in the top 10 for "so long" (which was actually just three months and change)
Date: 16/08/1980 - Run: 67-50-28-23- 9-3-3-*1*-1-1-2-2-4-4-4-4-3-3-7-14- (20 wsf)
03/01/1981: 14-20-30-47-54-67-70-96-96-98-98 (31/15/3 wks) UK:#7/9/3
Yet nowadays you have songs like Party Rock Anthem and Moves Like Jagger that peaked last summer that are still charting. Ugh!
Who ever would've guessed that singles would be the ones stagnant while the album chart changes week to week, albums should have more longevity than singles.