Post by mellongraig on Dec 6, 2018 18:38:48 GMT -5
For the first time ever, even though women are on the Country Airplay chart, none are inside the Top 20. Talk about an embarrassment when women deserve to be heard on country radio like they used to be back then . I'll bet Mediabase 24/7 will follow suit next week.
Post by mellongraig on Dec 9, 2018 23:08:19 GMT -5
No wonder why the charts are slow now like many genre charts, I do think they need to look at changing the recurring rule status or something else to allow more faster turnover. Also, Mediabase 24/7 in the recent update confirms the same thing as well (with some different positions), but their recurring rule is three weeks without bullet status (and not at #1).
And I absolutely hate that 3 week rule. It is stupid to me a song can theoretically be so big it spends 3 weeks at #2 after being #1 and then gone. It should be the old way of x number of weeks on the chart, falls below #20 and it’s gone.
Post by briguy52748 on Dec 13, 2018 2:23:40 GMT -5
This would take a chart expert to answer, but I wonder how the charts looked insofar as female representation prior to Jan. 20, 1990, and how far back prior to January 1990 you’d have to go to find no female artists within the top 20?
My guess is, at least the very early 1960s (as in 1960-1961), when the most consistent artists were Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson and Kitty Wells. (Loretta Lynn was still about a year before she started having consistent “Success.”) The possibility existed that all three of those artists — Cline, Jackson and Wells, and maybe one or two others I’m not thinking of right now — were briefly out of what was then a 30-position Hot Country Singles chart as their then-most recent songs fell into recurrent status and their new songs were just breaking.
For point of reference, one source I’ve read through the years noted that in 1962, that year’s year-end chart had just one female artist — Patsy Cline — represented among that year’s top 30 singles. (Likely, “Crazy” and “She’s Got You.”)