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    by Sat August 3rd, 2019, 22:07

    ^ I think it's only natural "gimmicky" kind of songs stay a long time at #1. No one buys the album and it's the kind of song that gets played at party's and everyone wants to dance or sing along.

    Just think of:
    Old Town Road (17 weeks)
    Despacito (16 weeks)
    Macarena (14 weeks)

    I am surprised Gangnam Style got stuck at #2.

    If the Old Town Road record gets broken, I think it will be most likely by someone we haven't heard of yet.
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    by Sat August 3rd, 2019, 23:18

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    ^ I think it's only natural "gimmicky" kind of songs stay a long time at #1. No one buys the album and it's the kind of song that gets played at party's and everyone wants to dance or sing along.
    Humans sure love their novelty

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    by Sun August 4th, 2019, 04:01

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    I am surprised Gangnam Style got stuck at #2.
    If the same chart rules were in place that were when Gangnam Style came out, it would have hit #1, but streaming and youtube were negligible back then.

    We can probably blame Gangnam Style for helping change the chart rules.

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    by Sun August 4th, 2019, 04:42

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJim View Post
    The US has lost the plot at this point.
    You ain't gotta break down,
    YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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    by Sun August 4th, 2019, 04:54

    Such an amazing track, its success has been astonishing.

    The points it accumulated over its chart run has been off the chart.

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    by Sun August 4th, 2019, 06:18

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    ^ I think it's only natural "gimmicky" kind of songs stay a long time at #1. No one buys the album and it's the kind of song that gets played at party's and everyone wants to dance or sing along.

    Just think of:
    Old Town Road (17 weeks)
    Despacito (16 weeks)
    Macarena (14 weeks)

    I am surprised Gangnam Style got stuck at #2.

    If the Old Town Road record gets broken, I think it will be most likely by someone we haven't heard of yet.
    Australia has had its share of 'Novelty' #1's too, Gangnam Style, 'Bloke' (Parody of Bitch), Because I Got High, and Axel F by Crazy Frog just a few examples that made the top spot here in the past two decades. Haha. Although only some of them have held for more than a few weeks at a time, or to this extent that seems to be partly helped by the streaming era.

    OTR still at #2 this week although Senorita dropped to #3 and the Tones and I song is #1.
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    by Sun August 4th, 2019, 08:43

    Yeah I'm not averse to novelty tracks going to #1, I enjoyed many of them. It's just a bit much when it's 10+ weeks.

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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 11:14

    This song is the ultimate meme song. I think this started with Harlem Shake, then Gangnam Style, but this kid has capitalized on the memes to get to the top and staying there.
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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 11:55

    I wonder how we gonna look at this in 20 years time...I expect this to be the "Cotton Eye Joe" of 2010s.
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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 12:32

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo View Post
    I wonder how we gonna look at this in 20 years time...I expect this to be the "Cotton Eye Joe" of 2010s.
    That comparison sounds plausible. Probably with the exceptions that 'Cotton Eye Joe' is pretty major and 'Old Town Road' is one of the most minor novelty hits in terms of piano language.
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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 12:45

    Quote Originally Posted by DnBLover View Post
    This song is the ultimate meme song. I think this started with Harlem Shake, then Gangnam Style, but this kid has capitalized on the memes to get to the top and staying there.
    Gangnam Style was late 2012, Harlem Shake (the meme) took off in early 2013, but it seems the song itself was out since May of 2012 according to wikipedia and was re-released in Jan 2013 followed by the meme.
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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 13:04

    In Europe we had 'Crazy Frog" and "Schnappi" *shudders*
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    Gonna take some time but things will turn out
    So much of everything will be waiting for you..."

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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 17:37

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    by Mon August 5th, 2019, 19:08

    YYAASSSS Old Town Road - 18 in the new 16 !!

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 02:42

    This song is not Entirely novelty though.

    The chorus has an amazing melody as well and also the instrumental in the verses COULD be used by any critically acclaimed artist.


    If the chorus was sung by Adele you guys would not be calling this novety.

    It is a touch above all the aforementioned songs tbh. If this is novety then BEP- I got a feeling is too
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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 11:53

    Adele wouldn't sing lyrics this stupid though

    I think the reason the chorus falls flat for me is that it doesn't rhyme at all.

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 12:49

    I hope this spends at least 20 weeks at #1. But it doesn't look like it will.
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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 15:11

    Quote Originally Posted by Hejira View Post
    In Europe we had 'Crazy Frog" and "Schnappi" *shudders*
    UK had the amazing "Babycakes" in the early 2000s + The Cheeky Girls were kinda meme-tastic, just like the pan-European smash of "Dragostea Din Tei"
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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 15:25

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo View Post
    UK had the amazing "Babycakes" in the early 2000s + The Cheeky Girls were kinda meme-tastic, just like the pan-European smash of "Dragostea Din Tei"
    The Cheeky Girls omg..."Touch my bum, this is life". Spiritual.
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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 16:28

    Quote Originally Posted by Hejira View Post
    The Cheeky Girls omg..."Touch my bum, this is life". Spiritual.
    Yet touch my body throw me on the floor is claimed as some sort of master piece lol

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 16:31

    Quote Originally Posted by Loveguru View Post
    This song is not Entirely novelty though.

    The chorus has an amazing melody as well and also the instrumental in the verses COULD be used by any critically acclaimed artist.


    If the chorus was sung by Adele you guys would not be calling this novety.

    It is a touch above all the aforementioned songs tbh. If this is novety then BEP- I got a feeling is too
    I don't get novelty vibes from this song at all. People are just saying that as it took off from Tik Too..
    The song is groundbreaking. A country rap fusion. Complete genius!

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 16:39

    Well, I do get why it's novelty ... I mean this is a song that mentions a bladder, boobies, and booty all in one verse.

    But I do think it has cultural impact for all sorts of reasons.

    I'm curious to see what knocks it out of #1 now though.

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 16:53

    @InFamous: Regarding country and rap fusions, the most successful ones before 'Old Town Road' were 'Dirt Road Anthem' by Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' remixed with Nelly. The thing is that those two songs were exclusively known in the US and Canada - unlike 'Old Town Road'. Sam Hunt also did some country rap songs, but again - only known in the Anglophone world. Considering this, a surprise Lil Nas X's label bothered to release the song outside of Nothern America...
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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 17:09

    Quote Originally Posted by theMathematician View Post
    @InFamous: Regarding country and rap fusions, the most successful ones before 'Old Town Road' were 'Dirt Road Anthem' by Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' remixed with Nelly. The thing is that those two songs were exclusively known in the US and Canada - unlike 'Old Town Road'. Sam Hunt also did some country rap songs, but again - only known in the Anglophone world. Considering this, a surprise Lil Nas X's label bothered to release the song outside of Nothern America...
    They knew it had universal appeal!!

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    by Tue August 6th, 2019, 22:37

    Having a Dutch guy involved is amazing.
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