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Thread #69884 Message #1190916
Posted By: Blackcatter
21-May-04 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Day after Day It's Slippin' Away (Shango)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: anyone remember this '60s hit?
Certainly the fans should drive the pop information. The Top 40 is a valuable resource for DJs - it's one of the ways they hear from the listeners. Certainly listeners watch the charts too, but few people are going to buy a record just because it's high in the charts without listening to it.
The whole pop thing is very interesting to me, because I rarely have been into pop stuff.
I DJ occasional dances at my church and use my PC and MP3s. Since I don't personally listen to Top 40, I've had to use Joel Whitburn's Top 40 Hits book. And now everyone thinks I'm an expert and that I have every song they've ever wanted to dance to (I have about 500+ dance songs from the 50s on to the present. Of course I also host an alternative dance now an again with music that never was even on the Hot 100.