Did anybody notice on this week's 1981 countdown that they played a different recording of Greg Kihn's "The Breakup Song" than the one that was a hit. And I can almost swear that this is the second time this alternate version has been played during a summer of '81 countdown. What's up with that!?
This is much more than just the second time, slf. I'd say chalk it up to the unpaid interns, and also to misfortune on the artist's part.
Some singer/songwriters who have lost the publishing rights to their material will re-record it. This doesn't mean the tried and true radio version just vanishes into thin air, however. The countdown "staff" just needs someone who actually was alive in 1981 to listen to samples of these songs and let them know which is the right one to play.
Post by mellongraig on Aug 30, 2019 2:53:00 GMT -5
If this ends up being the case, I think we're going to have to send an e-mail to the PD asking him to do something about these excessive chart repeats and errors, especially the early and late 80s (but also every 80s year) they continue to make every week. You'd think after 10 years something would click for the management to finally listen but no...
If you check on the 80s on 8 page, they have an e-mail address but I'm not sure whether or not they even check that anymore. Have any of the VJs confirmed it though, because it could easily be another screw-up on whoever's in charge of advertising their shows.
And if they switched to put 8/29/87 this week and 1985 next week, that's two weeks in a row we get the same week from Casey via Premiere. At least their oft-rerun 8/19/89 countdown didn't have that particular demerit.
I just noticed they played "Alone" by Heart around the beginning of the hour just now and thought they were doing an early airing and they did go with 1987, but turns out that wasn't the case, so maybe there is a chance that it was a typo. but we'll see.
Thank goodness. While both this week and next are repeat charts, it's been 5+ years in each case, which is infinitely better than yet another repeat from the last 1-2 years. And we also avoid two weeks in a row copying Premiere's AT40.