Post by briguy52748 on Dec 23, 2018 0:54:06 GMT -5
Teenagers also downloaded a boatload of tracks from most of Taylor Swift's albums. I don't even know what Drake sounds like because I can't get past 10 seconds when I sample pop hits. I do know that he probably will end up being Billboard's top pop singles act of the 2010s and will most likely accomplish a once-in-28-year feat because the first single from his next album will probably hit No. 1 around Leap Day 2020. By then, it will have been 28 years since that date had fallen on a Billboard Hot 100 date.
The way the Hot 100 has been lately, if eight CDs by eight pop superstars all dropped at once and had 12 or more tracks each, they could monopolize the entire Hot 100. Maybe Billboard should resurrect the short-lived Pop 100 and stipulate that it must be a single (or focus-track) chart rather than a song chart.
On the other extreme, I wonder whether there ever was a Hot 100 when all 100 positions were occupied by 100 different artists--or at least 90. Of course, collaborations would add to the total--or hrow a monkey wrench into it.
I can’t answer that fully, but my guess is with the Hot 100 this was most common/likely in the 1970s through early 1990s. Usually if there was two songs by one artist, one was new and the other on its way down.
Same with the country — and likely R&B, too — charts. Thing is with the country chart at least, there was a point when Willie Nelson was the hottest artist around and had at times three songs on the chart at the same time. There seemed to be a point in the early 1980s when Kenny Rogers had two songs that were either bulleted or at least were moving up the chart at the same time, and Dolly Paton, too (especially when she was still releasing songs with Porter Wagoner).