Hot answers tagged

7 votes
Accepted

Did Queen make any new best sellers after Freddie Mercury's death?

They made the last Queen album Made I Heaven in 1995 using Freddie Mercury's last vocals. Amongst awards, certifications and singles in the top charts, Made In Heaven received, in US a RIAA Gold ...
Giandomenico D'Alterio's user avatar
5 votes

Longest song recording that hit the charts

I searched for "American Pie Duration" and in the Google results I saw "is the fourth longest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, at the time of release it was the longest". Wikipedia then had a ...
Betty Crokker's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Why are there so many "featurings" in released singles nowadays?

This is a mix of my humble opinion and the result of some research: During the 80s decade the boundaries between pop, R&B, rock and rap started to be less strict, for example: A R&B and ...
jcbermu's user avatar
  • 361
4 votes

What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

'Unchained Melody' seems a potential winner with the following UK chart successes Jimmy Young (1955) Al Hibbler (1955) Les Baxter (1955) Liberace (1955) Righteous Brothers (1965 & 1990) Robson &...
DaveP's user avatar
  • 491
3 votes

What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

I Think imagine by John Lennon has made many hits throughout the years up until now. The song have been recorded each and every year and it has made many hits in the charts. Title Performer ...
Maneza F8's user avatar
  • 157
3 votes

Longest song recording that hit the charts

I was sure it would be Don McLean's "American Pie" weighing in at eight minutes and thirty-six seconds - The single had to be split into two parts but it did chart as one piece. But recently ...
mayersdesign's user avatar
2 votes

Longest song recording that hit the charts

In August 2019 "Fear Inoculum" by the band "Tool" charted in Billboard Hot 100 with a length of 10:21 (Position 93). As of October 2020 it's the longest song in Hot 100.
GGGE's user avatar
  • 245
2 votes

Why are there so many "featurings" in released singles nowadays?

jcbermu's detailed answer seems pretty definitive to me but I'd like to add a touch of cynicism to something which seems, and probably is for the most part, a generally inclusive and valuable ...
Forlornicus's user avatar
2 votes

What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

The Loco-Motion hit #1 twice and by Little Eva and then Grand Funk Railroad and then hit #3 by Kylie Minogue. For big hits charting multiple times I do not know of any more successful cover versions ...
Eric Godfrey's user avatar
2 votes

What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

Although Yesterday is indubitably the most recorded song, I haven't seen any evidence that it has hit the charts multiple times, perhaps because the original version is so definitive. Blue Moon, ...
Chris Sunami's user avatar
  • 15.6k
2 votes
Accepted

Are there collections/listings/ratings of "bad" music?

While I did see the Wiki one and it is posted in the comments. I was able to see a top 100 list that that differs some. I think while looking, that it really is a preference in what one would like to ...
norcal johnny's user avatar
1 vote

How do albums affect chart ranking of singles?

Album purchases do not count towards the position of singles, certainly on the US and UK album charts, anyway. Factors that do count: airplay sales of singles online streaming airplay of remixes ...
Rory Alsop's user avatar
1 vote

What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

In the United States, as of November 2016, the song "Hallelujah", written by Leonard Cohen, has seen 8 different versions enter the Billboard Hot 100, with 3 of those reaching the Top 40. I'm not sure ...
Mark Farrell's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible