Top 40/Mainstream-Top 50 of 1995 Jan 19, 2013 11:13:40 GMT -5
Post by mkarns on Jan 19, 2013 11:13:40 GMT -5
Actually this is the case for todays CHR chart as well, an at least ONE reason why AT40 no longer does a Top 100. Becuz songs were being played at the bottom of the Top 100 year end chart that had never been played on AT40 (never reached the Top40). No doubt due to the fact that AT40 now-adays doesnt seem to have a recurrent rule so some songs can spend a year on the show.
Yeah, I remember that, in 2006, "Ever The Same" by Rob Thomas never hit the AT40 chart, yet managed to snag itself a spot on the year-ender. That one didn't surprise me, however, as it had spent a long time in the lower reaches of the CHR/Pop chart and must have been very close to the Top 40.
The real corkers on that year end chart (IMO, anyway) were the fact that "Listen To Your Heart" by DHT kicked off the show even though it had spent but a single week on the chart (at #40, no less) within 2006. I have no idea what the time frame of the chart year was, but I'd heard that they used no stats from December, 2005.
The weirdest thing, however, is that "Mr. Brightside" had made the chart, even though it had dropped out in October, 2005, never to return. It must have spent an awfully long time right outside the Top 40 in early 2006. Barring a statistical error, that's the only logical explanation.
"21 Guns" by Green Day made the AT40 year end countdown in 2009 even though it never made the regular weekly chart. It was heard once as a "Breakout", though, so it must have gotten extremely close.
These sort of occurrences are unlikely to recur under AT40's current policy of broadcasting only the year end top 40. It also seemed to me that the 2012 year end countdown confined its points to a fixed period; I though that songs that debuted in 2011 were somewhat docked in points, as well as those that carried over into 2013.