Topic: 2017 hits in review

This came up in one of my FB groups, I think I've heard about 5 songs from this:

https://www.hitsongsdeconstructed.com/h … in-review/

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Re: 2017 hits in review

Going by just the name of the song, I don't recognize any of them.

Maybe if I listened to them all something might be familiar but I won't be doing that tonight; probably not at all. smile

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Re: 2017 hits in review

The links on the page just seem to be samples ... a lot of the 'rap' songs don't make it to radio stations I listen to, but Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Portugal The Man have ...

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4 (edited by Tenement Funster 2018-02-06 19:56:53)

Re: 2017 hits in review

A friend who worked in the media / broadcasting industry explained the whole "Billboard" system to me many years ago. Here's a synopsis of his comments:

"Have you ever noticed a radio announcer introducing a brand new release by an artist, by describing it as a hit? This should tell you something. It's not a hit because of popularity, because no one's heard it yet! It's a hit simply because the artist's agent has paid for promotional time on the mainstream networks. In other words, the public is being told that a song is a hit that they should like, whether or not that's warranted."

I've never been one to permit someone else to tell me what I should or shouldn't like. Just because something's "popular" doesn't mean it's any good, or (more to the point) something I have to like because "the star maker's machinery" (Joni Mitchell) is telling me I should. The link to the Billboard list contains two Canadian embarrassments IMHO, being Justin Beiber and Drake.

(This concludes my daily rant big_smile)

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Re: 2017 hits in review

Tenement Funster wrote:

(This concludes my daily rant big_smile)

I agree, I lost faith in the whole music industry a long time ago - I think it was around the mid 90's the power, corruption and lies became the most apparent for me, although it was probably around before that, I just wasn't aware ...

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6 (edited by Peatle Jville 2018-02-07 10:52:17)

Re: 2017 hits in review

I cant stand listening to commercial radio.  Major music awards mean nothing to me.  Top  music management today  still  focus their money on the old music industry model of cash-cow hits, major label investments and commercial radio.  In my opinion the gigantic promotional machine for the music industry is there to cater to those with low expectations  and  feed the masses. Big labels don't honour the arts or the artist need for originality mostly they force them  into keeping a formula pushed by management.. Music insiders have claimed  major record labels have taken deliberate steps to maximize their chart positions by such tactics as timing a single's debut to face the weakest possible competition,  Meanwhile, other labels have been known to deliberately withhold even their most marketable songs in order to boost album sales. Since 2013 the three big labels have been Universal , Sony, and Warner.  It is claimed  other independent labels only have about  11% to 12% of the market worldwide.

Re: 2017 hits in review

bblondunisexsalon.com wrote:

Without music Song Is baseless Is it true guies???

Mention "Billboard" and we get spam ... !!

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Re: 2017 hits in review

neophytte wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

(This concludes my daily rant big_smile)

I agree, I lost faith in the whole music industry a long time ago - I think it was around the mid 90's the power, corruption and lies became the most apparent for me, although it was probably around before that, I just wasn't aware ...

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson tells about his agent asking them to write a radio hit. They released "Living in the Past" in 1969, which came along on the album of the same name in 1972. The song is written in the jazzy 5/4 time signature, much like a Roland Kirk or Moe Kaufman tune. It went pretty well, but most people were just confused.

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