Month: December 2019
Looking for potential artists for “Johnny Fonts Indie A.c.”
Playlist curation does not take up much typing…
I’m talking big-time go-it-alone indie and unexposed artists. It may all be futile in the end as this playlist may never draw followers. Let alone listeners
If you’re on Twitter, submit songs in a reply to the above tweet. Only one song will b4 listed for any performer. Also, the songs must be of recent age (2 or 3 years). More rules may come up ir necessary, but that’s a nice starter set…
For those looking for the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart archives
As someone who reflected on the Billboard Music chart archives to discover music as well as be reminded of classics from days-gone-by, I was a little taken aback gy the new paywall Gillghoard has put into place. Fees for access are growing common on the Interweb, but something like this?
Yike$!.Nice cost to reflect on history or find a reference to the past. Of course, the fee enables broader access than charts.,
There is a way to access the weekly charts compiled over the years by Billboard Music up until approximately September 2019. It comes with thanks to a URL and the Wayback Machine. Through the latter, you can access archived versions of web pages/articles. That comes off very hsndy when old articles are taken offline.
Though there’s a lot of content that is blocked now, in this article the access in the Billboard chart history is for specifically the Adult Contemporary charts. I’ve grown a habit of reflecting on those charts before posting content on Reddit, where I currently run the Adult Contemporary community.
The charts-via-archives won’t work right for every weekly listing Billboard has posted from the 58 years of the Adult Contemporary charts but you can get access to most Top 30 listings through these steps:
- In the table below, choose a year (1961 – 2019) and click on it. You will be taken to a week-by-week list for that year.
- Choose a week and click again, you will go to the latest archived listing for that week
- Look at the top of the web page and the Wayback Machine date listing on the top right of the page.
- If the listed page date is listed is on or after September 24, 2019 (which is when limits to the chart results began =) click on the left arrow next to the listed date.
Now here’s the archival web listing of the Adult Contemporary archives…
*archives of 2019 stop working as a full listing on charts listed in September. Working archive pages may not be indexed for weekly listings earlier in 2019.