Oops. Ryan said up in Fargo, North Carolina when introing an extra. No such place. And even if there was, it is not 'up in' from the standpoint of Los Angeles. Btw, those 2 songs jlthorpe posted about yesterday by Chainsmokers and Coldplay and by Lorde made their first appearance on AT40 this week, the former as a debut record and the latter as a breakout.
He had a rough Hour 3. Not only was he making up towns in the Old North State, he also teased "Down" by saying Marian Hill would be one of the female voices that would have a big year. However, and he literally just told the listeners this last week, Marian Hill is not the name of the singer. Samantha Gongol is.
Post by dukelightning on Mar 25, 2017 8:04:02 GMT -5
Wonder what possessed them to do a top 3 recap this week. Had not done that in months. Ryan says in a tease that Bruno Mars is the first artist to hit the top 10 with his first 16 releases. Did not say 'this century' that he sometimes says and as a result, that is a mistake. Mariah Carey did that with her first 18 releases and that is based on R&R chart data. Maybe he can still overtake her. Ryan is the anti-Casey when he does these teases in the sense that he hardly ever talks about it when the song comes up a few minutes later. That was the case with this so you are left hanging wondering if he meant something other than he said in the tease. Oh well. Ed Sheeran got every week in March. Let's see if can get all of April too. Looks like the #1 song of the year to me.
Post by statenislandfan on Apr 9, 2017 8:26:28 GMT -5
What happened with the #32 song this week on Show #17-15? Starboy was at #32 but El Perdon was played instead with Ryan voice tracking stating it was Starboy. This reminds me when this happened in the late '70's when Casey played a current Andy Gibb song back then and it was the wrong one played.
Post by dukelightning on Apr 15, 2017 13:29:58 GMT -5
2 of the last 3 songs on this week's show if you include the optional extra are/will be #1 songs of the year IMO. "Stressed Out" the #1 song of 2016 followed by the #2 song followed by "Shape of You" in its 7th week at 1.
Post by dukelightning on Apr 18, 2017 14:57:45 GMT -5
I just went back a year and heard the 4/23/16 CHR show (for the first time). And I had forgotten that Prince died on April 21st. Ryan spoke of it starting with about the 4th word he said on the show. Then before #2, he spoke with Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child about him and her encounter with and feelings about him. Before #1, he played a montage of what was supposed to be his 9 #1 hits. Except they missed "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", one of my fave Prince tunes. Not too happy about that. This appears to be another case of AT40 redoing a show a la Dec. 1980 when John Lennon was killed. The show is normally done on Tue/Wed but April 21st was a Thursday last year. So I am guessing the opening and the last segment were redone at the last minute. Funny Ryan in that last segment said they had been playing tribute to Prince the whole show but he did not mention Prince at all in between the opening and the intro to #2. So saying that and forgetting to play TMGITW has to be attributed to making those changes at the last minute.
Post by dukelightning on May 12, 2017 9:54:30 GMT -5
Bruno takes down Ed's "Shape of You" after 10 weeks. Still ridiculous that by the first of April, anyone with a clue about the chart knew what the #1 song of the year will be. Look at that. Rick beat Ryan to the punch on the Chain Smokers factoid about them playing a surprise high school gig in Illinois. Ryan said that this week after Rick said that last week.
Post by dukelightning on Jun 10, 2017 11:21:47 GMT -5
Selena Gomez ends a run of male artists on top that lasted 14 weeks. Long time huh! Not as long a run as the debut that Ryan said has been dominating the country charts. "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt has now been #1 on the iTunes download chart for 18 weeks. Not sure if that is the record. But to rule a chart not based on airplay for that long is nothing short of impressive. Several songs logged that many or more weeks at #1 on the AC and Hot AC charts that Casey counted on AT10/20. But those charts are all based on airplay as all countdowns in all genres (AT40,WT40,ACC,CT40,Hot AC,AC) since the 90s have been based on.
Two notable things about this week's (June 24/25) show, both near the beginning:
Ryan makes a memorable goof when recapping last week's top 3; he said the #1 song previously was by Kygo & Selena Gomez, when in fact it was "Stay" by Zedd & Alessia Cara (he plays a bit of the correct song.)
Shortly thereafter, at #39, is "Heavy" by Linkin Park & Kiiara; that drops from #16. The 23-notch drop is the largest of Ryan's tenure (without falling off the countdown completely). He notes that the last song to drop more in one week while still staying on was d**n Yankees' "Where You Goin' Now", which plunged 26 notches from #12 to #38 in January 1993 (on Casey's Top 40).