Well, hello there! It's been quite a while. A few years, in fact! It's always been in the back of my mind that I abandoned this site without an explanation, so I thought I'd come by really quick and explain.
It's really quite simple: The Billboard charts don't matter anymore. At least not to me. They have changed their methodology so many times throughout the last few years that they really became laughable. The final straw for me realizing this was when they deprived Rebel Heart of the #1 spot on the Top 200 due to streaming. I understand that the way the public consumes music has changed a LOT in the last few years. Music just doesn't sell anymore. However, the week's best-selling album is still the WEEK'S BEST-SELLING ALBUM and should have still been proclaimed the #1 album of the week, whether it sold 100 copies or 1 million. To me, the Billboard charts are irrelevant. They fascinated me so when I was younger because I thought they mattered. Maybe at the time they did. But they don't hold the key to Madonna's success. I started this site in 2005 and I initially had a lot of fun doing it, but when it stopped being fun, I knew I had to stop.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and checked out this site! I will keep it up as an archived reference until it gets taken down.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Monday, May 30, 2016
Special thanks to reader 'zephyrnthesky' who submitted some archive Billboard info and helped us to complete "Sidewalk Talk"'s run on the Club Play chart (previously called the Dance Disco chart)!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
LIKE A VIRGIN
The Billboard 200: #124 (Re-Entry)
Digital Albums: #22 (Debut)
Top Catalog Albums: #11 (Debut)
R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums: #8 (Debut)
Top Album Sales: #50 (Debut)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thanks to Maurice G. for bringing it to my attention that the recent Record Store Day pink 12" vinyl re-issue of the Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits E.P. appeared on the Billboard charts for one week (May 7, 2016). This is the first appearance of this title on American charts since the original 1980's version was only released in Japan.
Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits
Top Dance/Electronic Albums: #3 (NEW)
Tastemaker Albums: #8 (NEW)
Vinyl Albums: #5 (NEW)
Top Current Albums: #98 (NEW)