1983 would play for the fifth time in 2021. Most likely it would play one more time this year for a total of 6 times! There are 51 Fridays in 2021 not counting 12-31 (which could be a New Year's Special). If you take away a 6th play for 1983, that would leave 45 weeks, and if you divide that by the 9 remaining years, each year would be played five times.
Here are the remaining Fridays after next Friday, 9-17-21: 9-24, 10-1, 10-8, 10-15, 10-22, 10-29, 11-5, 11-12, 11-19, 11-26, 12-3, 12-10, 12-17 ad 12-24. (New Year's Special 12-31?)
Since they do Billboard Charts anyway, I just don't know why they can't do a particular Top 40 Of The Year episode for New Years Weekend (hopefully one that AT 40 the 80's wouldn't do that same weekend.
Comments and criticism welcome!
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2021 15:53:11 GMT -5 by jgve1952
Also of note, the 90s countdown this week is from 1990, the first such in over three months.
It was interesting to hear Kyper’s “Tic Tac Toe” in this show. That song was banned by some radio stations back in the day. They would actually skip over this song when they had the countdown on. For good reason. There’s very questionable lyrics and almost seems to promote sexual assault and rape. Like the lyric when he says “yeah Judy put up quite a fight…”. I guess people just didn’t care about the lyrics back then. They liked the song primarily for the uptempo beat and riff from Yes’s “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from 1984.
Depending on their prerogative, if they felt like bringing back either year early, we could get at least one of the other two such times (10/7/89, 10/19/85) next month. (Early means even one would be a surprise, both would be like stars aligning.)
Oddly enough, the only such time either of those have aired to date is in 2015 - and back to back at that.
Back in the present day, we should be primed to get 1987 to kick off October, and then 1981 can immediately follow.
1987 and 1981 - in that order - would be due to come back for the first two weeks of October, but it'd be better if they swapped the order for 1984 and 1989 after those. Not just because that'd extend the new chart streak to 4 weeks straight, but because if 1984 followed 1981, that'd mean 10/13 yet again, which would put it alongside 2/20/88 as the only two weeks to have gone five times.
As it happens, this order would generate an unthinkable streak of 8, and 9 out of 10: 1987, 1981, 1989, 1984, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1986, 1980, 1983. Yes, that's the exact same rotation order starting at late July, just with 84 and 89 swapped. My point: It'd really, really not be that difficult to do. (1980 would be the only repeat, but nothing from late November has been done since 2014.)
If this order prevails--1987, 1981 and 1984 (10-1, 10-8 and 10-15), all years would be played 4 times with the exception of 1983 which has 5 plays. That would leave 10 weeks in 2021:(10-22 thru 12-24): 89, 82, 85, 88, 86, 80, 83 (6th time), 87, 81, 84.
January is always tricky to do different years but not the same songs we heard in December.