Great stuff! Thanks for sharingDrTravel wrote:So here are all the C&W charts and chart runs for 1944-1958 including Juke Box, Disc Jockeys and Best Sellers;
Still need to verify the following charts:
April 7, 1951 The Disc Jockey chart
May 5, 1951 The Best Seller chart
August 12, 1957 The Best Seller and Disc Jockey chart
Hopefully someone has them
Thanks so much for this. Amazed at how quickly your doing this!DrTravel wrote:All C&W charts up to the end of July, 2005 plus all chart runs for songs that peaked 1944-2004:
61 years down, "only" 12 more to go
Huge thanks! (literally like, HUGE)!DrTravel wrote:All C&W charts up to the end of July, 2005 plus all chart runs for songs that peaked 1944-2004:
All fixed plus the 22.01.2000 listing for this song.trebor wrote:@DrTravel
15.01.2000 45 63 63 3 She's More Andy Griggs RCA 65936
It's a Re-Entry. (Garth Brooks was at #63 the week before; Andy Griggs was #61 two weeks' prior)
Will finish up the 1963 Music Vendor charts in the next couple of days - including the "Looking Up" charts, their bubbling unders. That will finish up the Music Vendor charts! Remember they changed the name to Record World in 1964. Record Research will be publishing chart books (two volumes) for the 1964-1982 Record World Top 100. The Music Vendor charts are extremely rare. So far just missing one Top 100 chart from 1959 and a couple of Looking Ahead charts.kjell wrote:Amazing! All main BB charts including chartruns for pop, country and soul in just months. RW pop on the same layout. I'm profoundly impressed while waiting for RW & CB country and soul completion. I've been watching charts since the summer of 62, and this is without comparison. DT and his group are really making a headway in the US charts that it's impossible to supersede.
My remark was by no means intended to be regarded as critic or negative in any sense.DrTravel wrote:Given the size and scope of this project - it's impossible to achieve perfection although I try my hardest. Corrections are always welcome.
No negativity felt on my part - corrections are always WELCOME.trebor wrote:My remark was by no means intended to be regarded as critic or negative in any sense.DrTravel wrote:Given the size and scope of this project - it's impossible to achieve perfection although I try my hardest. Corrections are always welcome.
Was coincidentally working on that time frame and immediately spotted this minor oversight.
Again, all my respect for your huge work!
True. I will add though that this affects such a small percent of songs. Only those songs that do manage to cross over are affected. However, it seems worse than it really is because mostly only the biggest genre songs will cross over, making them bigger. But it is like 1 percent of songs a year.DrTravel wrote:I think the main issue with the "Hot Country Songs" chart (and with other genre-specific charts as well) is that since October 20, 2012 their Airplay component (which is combined with sales, streaming etc. to generate the chart) does not come from the genre-specific Country Airplay chart which measures airplay from COUNTRY stations, but rather the overall airplay chart universe which measures airplay from all formats. This means that the the Country Songs charts is considerably affected by the major contributors to overall airplay, i.e. the CHR/Top 40 radio stations. (CHR=Contemporary Hit Radio) which is not directly related to country airplay. On the 10/20/2012 Hot Country Songs chart Taylor Swift was the immediate benefactor as her songs zoomed up the charts even though by then she had definitely transformed from a country artist to a pop artist. Country chart followers must have been in shock. But maybe not as much as Rap chart followers when PSY "Gangnam Style" became the #1 song in the land. Talk about a WTF moment!
Consider "Cruise" by Florida-Georgia Line. The song hit #1 and was headed down the country charts until the remix version with Nelly came out. The song returned to #1 for a lengthy stay because the remix version became very popular on non-country radio stations. Their airplay was incorporated into the Hot Country Songs chart even though the country stations airplay was waning. So in the Country universe the song was on a downward trend but on the chart it was #1 for three more months! Interesting on the Hot 100 the song artist was now listed as Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly, however the artist was always listed as just Florida-Georgia Line on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. For the record, Nelly never charted on the country charts. Obviously Billboard's methodology is wrong here for genre-specific charts but I think we can pick apart every Billboard chart.