Post by freakyflybry on Jan 20, 2008 14:15:13 GMT -5
I know it happened a few times on AT40 in 1993-94 when they used Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, but I don't think it has happened on CT40/AT40 with Casey using R&R other than that week. I know in 2003 (it was 6/29) there was a week where there was just a re-entry (I think it was "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte) but no debuts though.
Yeah, I remember that show. I had missed the previous week's show, so I expected to be able to piece the show together save for a few positions. But when I found out there was only one dropper, and I knew what it was, I'd be able to get the whole chart from the week before.
Whenever there was a countdown with no debuts, instead of mentioning that, Casey mentioned that there was lots of chart action this week, big moves by... and then he'd mention the artists who took the biggest jumps on the countdown. For some reason, he also said that on January 18, 1992 show, even though there were three debuts. But two of them were by artists who had never hit the countdown before, so, rather than to talk about artists that nobody had ever heard of before, he mentioned that there were many songs that jumped at least five spots (there was indeed lots of chart action that week, as it was based on the first chart of 1992, after a two-week break). Oddly enough, most of the action was up in the Top Ten. Karyn White's "The Way I Feel About You" moved 19-9, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by George Michael with Elton John moved 11-4 and Prince had the biggest move of the week, making an impressive 18-5 jump.
I was thinking that there was a chart in April 2000 with no debuts, but I was thinking of the entire Top 50 chart instead of just the Top 40 portion.
Found a week pre-1994 with only one debut: 1/2/93. (No wonder they picked nearly the earliest possible date on the calendar to blow off that respective chart, eh?)
The only debut is Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" at #38, replacing Saigon Kick's "Love is on the Way" (#27 on the last 1992 countdown, 12/12).
A closer look at the chart itself...might explain this a little more, though. As it happens, on the previous week's chart (R&R, December 4), the first THIRTEEN songs were all bulleted - Saigon Kick had the lowest unbulleted song. And theirs was one of only NINE on the entire chart not to have one. Oh yeah...there were also six debuts that week, too. Put all that together, and it'd be all-but a given that a one-debut week could follow. As it stands, the first two songs on the December 11 chart (used for the 1/2/93 CT40) took huge drops to the bottom two - "Layla" plummeted 24-40 and "Rhythm is a Dancer" slid 19-39.