...what are the highest charting non #1 songs that didn't make the top 40 on Billboard that charted on Billboard's rival chart - R&R (1970's, 1980's, 1990's), Cash Box (1980's, 1990's), and Gavin Report (1980's, 1990's). Did Record World cease before the 1970's ended?
For the record, John Lennon's song "Mother" was the highest to not make the Billboard top 40 but made #16 on Record World and #19 on Cashbox in the 1970's.
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2020 17:43:36 GMT -5 by dth1971
And the biggest example of all is from Cashbox - in 1992, Wayne Newton got #1 there with "The Letter", but failed to chart anywhere else.
He's referring to non #1's...I think. Or is it non top 40s? Or both? I'm as confused as anyone by this thread.
Non #1 songs and non top 40 songs, that is.
I know in Spring 1991 State of the World by Janet Jackson made it to #4 on R&R (used for Casey's Top 40/Rick Dees Weekly Top 40) and also #4 on Gavin Report (used for Dave Sholin's Insider) but never made Billboard's Hot 100 chart since it was not released as a single.
A couple more in the same boat - Top 10 in R&R due to airplay, but didn't chart in Billboard because they weren't commercially released as singles - are "All My Love" by Led Zeppelin and "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" by Jermaine Jackson.
If you listened to Dave Sholin's Insider in 1990 until 1991 when it switched from a Top 40 to a Top 30, you'd hear about a handful of songs that didn't make top 40 reaches on Billboard's Hot 100 nor R&R CHR top 40 but made the Top 40 of the Gavin Report CHR chart used for the show - mostly in the #31-#40 range.
It wasn't, because it wasn't released as a single. 'Billboard' rules. Same for "More Than a Woman" by The Bee Gees in '78. It also hit R&R's chart.
So much for Hugh Gibb's influence on Billboard. I guess there was a limit.
Not sure what you mean. "More Than a Woman" wasn't eligible to chart on the 'Hot 100' since it wasn't released as a commercial single. The story is that RSO wanted to release it but the Brothers Gibb said 'no'.