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Post  Adric on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:07 pm

I have one piano off my back through charting the entire 80's by hand to keyboard. As I continue, I'd like to add more vids to the mix. Youtube, however, is as reliable as a tame possom. I'm going t6o continue charting, though will add vids on those lucky nights I have cocktails available to pass around.
Seriously, when (if) youtube gets its' act straight, I'll add vids. I have 1984 covered and the latter half of 83'. Like fine wine, these are vintage years.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:05 am

I hope to get 1981 completed in the next few days. Since I've changed from hopping back and forth, things have gone a little quicker, which is the bottom line for me. 1982 is coming along nicely.

It's going to be a tortoise and hare effort though.
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Post  Adric on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:42 am

misery guts wrote:I hope to get 1981 completed in the next few days. Since I've changed from hopping back and forth, things have gone a little quicker, which is the bottom line for me. 1982 is coming along nicely.

It's going to be a tortoise and hare effort though.

I've been so busy charting our own muck that I've barely touched on what charts you've supplied from the UK. I almost don't want to because I get envious as hell hah. You get all the goth, techno, trance while we get mainstream bubble gum music for the most part. We've had our wonderful eras, but can't think of any in this decade and it's almost 2110. Evil or Very Mad
I never asked you to supply these wonderful charts. You just came aboard and started doing your thing. I can't tell you how appreciated that is! I can't wait to kick back and view the UK charts and youtube a song I've never heard that sounds promising.
Just to say, you rock! You've made this forum about two continents and I ADORE that! Now if some of these guests would join and say hi, it'd be even more wonderful. We put a ton of time and effort into this forum and really would love some feedback. Come on guests .... don't be shy. Very Happy
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Post  misery guts on Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:40 pm

Well, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't enjoy it, and get something out of it. It's nice to see songs in chart context, rather than as tracks on compilations, or on the radio, which is the usual way. It's also informative to learn about new songs I've never heard of, new acts who are familiar to other people, and tracks from classic artists which I'd never known existed, even though they clearly have.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:44 am

Haven't been quite as prolific as I was before Christmas, but still staggering toward the end of 1985, so I'm pleased with how it's going.

Adric's hunting down the end of the 90's, which is impressive work cheers
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Post  misery guts on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:34 am

Just finished 1987, so that's nice, and 1988's motoring along.

Adric's tearing through 2002... must be nearing halfway through, sort of cheers affraid
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Post  Adric on Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:56 am

misery guts wrote:Just finished 1987, so that's nice, and 1988's motoring along.

Adric's tearing through 2002... must be nearing halfway through, sort of cheers affraid

Nicely done! I had a blast doing the eighties. 2002 is now complete. Moving onwards.... Smile
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:33 am

Just got the last 4 months of 1989 to go... Shocked The 1990's will be a challenge, especially when they get to almost half new entries every week..! No

I'm enjoying doing the more recent ones. Well, some of them Exclamation
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Post  Adric on Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:07 am

misery guts wrote:Just got the last 4 months of 1989 to go... Shocked The 1990's will be a challenge, especially when they get to almost half new entries every week..! No

I'm enjoying doing the more recent ones. Well, some of them Exclamation


Well charted! You know, I'm completely intrigued by the UK 80's. So many familiar songs there that never broke into the top 40 in the states. Many of which came very close, but just didn't quite make it.
90's was also a challenge here. Starting in 1991, the rap started dominating the charts. Many a songs spent 20+ weeks in the Top 40, sometimes even a full year! Personally, I think that's rediculous. Even a really good song would start sounding old on the ears after even a few months. Because of the changed charting methods used here, we got far fewer debuts each week. While having a slew of new entries each week can be tedious to chart, I'm looking at the bright side. Imagine how many more songs you had in the UK to choose from.
Another highly tedious thing that occured starting in 2001 was the many #1 debuts from American Idol . Even The Beatles never scored at #1 debut. Here we have AI songs that start at the top and drop out in a matter of a few short weeks. Seems like a sales pitch on Billboard's part. Then again, I see you go through the same massacre with Britain's Got Talent . Neutral Yes, on a rare occasion, we both get a few good acts out of this, but is it worth all of the crap that comes along with it?
Yes, I was thrilled to be finished charting the 90's while the 80's were a pure joy. I can't wait to be caught up to the current times. It will be far easier being able to have to only update current charts weekly and spend the rest of the time catching up from 1960 onwards. Smile
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:01 am

There were so many 80s songs when I'm going "ooh, I know this one", and yet still more which came as a complete blank. I went through a bit of a blank around the year 2000, so some of those years will come as a surprise.

There are (and were) some good rap acts, but a lot of dross.

When you look back over 9 years of American Idol et al, you realise the only people to really profit from it, are Simon Cowell.
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