Post by jimjterrell4210 on Aug 8, 2018 12:18:40 GMT -5
An apparent reason for the skipping-over of particular #1 singles is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which has a rule preventing a broadcaster from playing four songs from the same artist, or three songs from the same album, within a three-hour period. This is according to somebody at the xmfan.com forums. With artists like The Supremes, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey, it would be easy to violate this rule during this type of marathon. I don't think Sirius-XM said that channel 3 were going to play every single Hot 100 number one during this special, without exception. What happens if SXM-3 played the skipped-over songs anyway (for example, MJ's "Bad" album, which had five pop #1s)?
Thanks, Jim. I thought there might have been some rule preventing multiple songs from an artist being played in a specific amount of time. And I did notice the ads did not mention every #1 song would be played. Still, they did omit some songs like "Happy Together" for no apparent reason.
I was surprised to see "Alone Again (Naturally)" ranked ahead of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (#137 vs #140). Especially since First Time was ranked as the #1 song in 1972 by Billboard with Alone Again at #2.
BB seemed to have used a different methodology for their 60th Anniversary raking than they used for the year end charts. They used some kind of inverse point system with a correction factor to account for differences in chart turn over. I don't know exactly what they did as they are very vague in their description of how they did the rankings. If they used shorter time intervals for the correction factor such as 6 months instead of 12 months that too could have affected the rankings.
In BB's 7/4/1976 issue they did a top 200 of the last 20 years. On this one "Sugar Sugar" outranked "Aquarius" and "Alone Again (Naturally)" out ranked "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". In the 1976 ranking, "Hey Jude" out ranked "Mack The Knife" where it was the reverse in the 60th Anniversary ranking.