, thanks a lot for the RB info! I only have it for 1980-83, so earlier data is much welcome. For my part just added a cover version from 1988 that I didn't know charted. Don't know though if I should add cover versions?..
By the way, just recently bought a 7" of "Pop Muzik" just for historical value as I've yet to have a turntable!
As for opinions that'll be just great to see here, however critical. I included several "controversial" songs in the list so a bit of discussion is always welcome!Trebor
, thanks for your thoughts. I'll certainly do a layout for chart sources in the future - I actually wanted to do something like that but thought it'll be too much in a way of information, but you're right, it'll gave a better picture.
Now for charts - when I started gathering all this info what I had for Italy was those charts from Billboard, as I haven't bought Me's books then. So I naturally wrote to him and he told me this: "Germano Ruscitto was the editor and the owner of a magazine Discografia Internazionale. It was a competitor of Musica e Dischi from 1966 until 1972. When this magazine closed, at the end of 1972, Ruscitto continued to produce charts only for Billboard. He had a sector in his company (advertising company) only for these charts. They were sales charts, but I don't know how many shops were involved, probably not many. He stopped producing charts in 1988". Maybe GR info is unnecessary, though, as we already see THREE charts from one country! I'll think about it.
I by the way too marvel at variety of Italian information - from what I can tell it, Musica & Dischi and RAI were quite close most of the time with S&C giving the most divergent positions. I wonder what's the reason for it
I know about Swiss Der Blick charts as I've closely followed your great thread about those other charts, but I didn't know how influential/reliable those were. Well, if you suggest those then maybe you have time to add chart info for the songs I feature?
I'll gladly add it to the list!
As for Austria, wasn't Ô3-Hitparade the most well-known chart from this country, used by Europarade etc? I remember reading that here on UKMix. The same situation was in Sweden, by the way, with sales-based Topplistan chart and radio voted Tracks (since 1984), with the latter being the most discussed and followed. I feature Tracks info so I think there's no harm to feature Ô3
I know though that listeners votes based charts can be highly suspectable but just for the sake of a more complete picture (and to honour the hours I spend looking though every week of those damned lists!!!
) I'll let them stay.