Chart Notes:For the week ending 12/30:* I am about to start my top 40 countdown for 2017. Follow it here.
* In the midst of the Christmas rush, last week, I neglected to mention a few things that happened on the chart this last couple of weeks. First, Sia has the top two songs on the chart becoming the first woman to do so (Adele got very close numerous times, but never closed the deal.) That makes her the 4th artist overall to do it ad the 2nd to do it with two seasonal songs (read further). Pharrell and Eminem each held the top two positions, tho Pharrell was featured on both (Get Lucky and Blurred Lines) while EMinem was featured on one (Not Afraid and Airplanes).
* The only other act to be the lead act on the top two singles is 98 Degrees. They did it at the turn of the millenium, with the last week of 1999 and first week of 2000. Last week, they snuck into the top 10, though they are out of the chart now. That makes them one of the rare acts to have made the top 10 in three consecutive decades. They are the 11th act to do so. The other 10 are listed below the retro chart.
* Snowman ties for most weeks at #1 for a Christmas song. The very first #1 on my chart was Colorado Christmas by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 20 years ago this week it also got it's 5th week at #1.
2013 was an amazing year for Christmas music, with two iconic originals by Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis. In the Seasonal Songs countdown, both of these songs made the top ten. If you didn't check it out, you really should! Meanwhile, Lily Allen was on her way to what was only her 2nd number on my chart, following LDN.
The ten acts to hit the top ten in three decades:
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots is the only act to have hit #1 in all three decades.