Each week, Billboard puts collectively a chart of the highest a hundred hottest songs (as well as a number of different charts) primarily based on a nationwide sample of prime 40 radio airplay, top forty radio playlists, and music gross sales. The Scorching a hundred is our renowned national airplay chart; used by the main labels to report on their artists’ efficiency every week, and by music administrators to program upcoming playlists on radio and television. It is the solely airplay chart to weigh spins against radio listener information, so it’s a true reflection of the most ‘heard’ tracks every week across Australia.
This noticed a number of singles achieve publicity: “Loopy” and “Maneater” (nonetheless promoting strongly on downloads some time after their bodily equivalents had been withdrawn) returned to the chart with a number of others which had been eliminated within the previous months.
Musicwise, we see ‘new’ bands taking wing (Mud, of their Glam-Ted Vishnu phase), older bands calming themselves down (Slade, doing a ballad) or on their way out (Mungo Jerry, we’re looking at you), and people absolutely shedding their shit over The Wombles.
Just this week, Hudson Mohawke’s label LuckyMe was lamenting the fact that BBC Radio 1 is not breaking as many data out of specialist reveals because it once was, but instead following streaming analytics in selecting what to play.
Al Needham is joined by Neil Kulkarni and Simon Value for a correct snuffle across the bell-bottomed, tartan-fringed crotch of April ‘seventy five, veering off to sing disgusting variations of Bay City Roller songs, discuss why pirate radio was a bit crap, really, the joys of Snuff Delivery Day in outdated peoples properties in Coventry, and being bequeathed platform shoes by your father.