Questions tagged [charts]

For questions about music rankings based on measured popularity for a period of time.

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Which year had the most diffrent Chart songs [closed]

I wonderd when I was reading about the longest Chart stay. Which Year was it with the most hits in the charts ? Referring to this: A hit song, also known as a hit record or hit single, is a ...
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Did Queen make any new best sellers after Freddie Mercury's death?

I recently saw 'Bohemian Rhapsody' which shares and explains Queen and Freddie Mercury's rise and collapse. While I was saddened to hear the way he passed, I'm sure he would have given more hits if he ...
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Longest song recording that hit the charts

There are many lists (like this one) of songs on albums that go for 10s of minutes, and performers have often extended their songs in concerts to go for a long time, but is there a list available of ...
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Why are there so many “featurings” in released singles nowadays?

My references are Bilboard and Wikipedia. I was counting how many singles with a "featuring" ranked top 100 in charts last years. The trend starts increasing in the late-90s/early-2000s and reached ...
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Are there collections/listings/ratings of “bad” music?

A lot of us are probably familiar with the World's Ugliest Dog Contest; are there similar contests/collections/ratings of "bad" music? Note that this is not a subjective question asking what you ...
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How do albums affect chart ranking of singles?

Just a random thought I had. I was wondering if album purchases counted towards the position of singles contained within on the chart rankings.
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Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? [closed]

The days of bands Pink Floyd and Metallica topping the charts are long gone, and I'm really unsure as to why? When and why did rock music die off in popularity and electronic music take over?
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What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

I can think of a bunch of songs that have spawned many covers... sometimes too many. But which song has had the most covers / versions (including the original, if it charted) that have themselves hit ...
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What's the shortest number one chart hit?

In any country, what's the shortest number one chart hit? (Either duration of the 'A-side' / main track, or total duration)
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Why are instrumental chart toppers not as common as in the early days of the pop charts?

If you look at: UK instrumental number ones : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_instrumental_number_ones_on_the_UK_Singles_Chart US instrumental number ones : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How does Billboard assign songs to its various charts?

Billboard has many different charts, including charts for overall popularity and broken down by various genres, like the Hot 100, the Billboard 200, Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Hot Country Songs, ...