Re: [rumori] curve of sound innovation

From: Every Man (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 15:34:41 PST

At 05:55 PM 3/13/2001 -0500, you wrote:
><< 1974...when top 40 music was no longer TRULY top 40. >>
>i think if we're gonna try to denounce all future top 40 musical progress
>we'd better define top40 first. is it just the billboard top 40 songs
>according to popularity (hence, "pop" music) or is it just the cheesy love
>and mush songs that made Perry Como a pop star? let's get our terms straight
>here people and define what it is that is terrible.
>also, add n to x and the like are hardly pop music by either definition.
>thus i don't think they could count in a decade based comparison. But the
>point still stands that pop music is more inclusive now than it was ten years

Let's just say "mainstream", as in, Billboard top 200.
The "true" top 40 would never work as a radio format....because you'd
have a mix of country, rock, and new age artists. 1974 was the first
year (in my opinion) that this became readily apparent, and the first
year "Top 40 radio stations" stopped being gutsy. I saw a netradio
site that compiled all the current mainstream songs onto a radio
station called "TEEN", and everything else was called "Hip hop" or
"Adult Contempory" or "Alternative Experimental Industrial Country".
Bah.....I hate formats.

Every Man
Press The Button, Midnight - 3 am Sundays
WRUW, 91.1 FM, Cleveland, OH

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