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Reply #90 posted 12/31/14 12:25am

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kewlschool said:

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BB 200 was officially created in 1992, even though the top 200 was created at the end of the 60's.

I never found any occurence of Mozart in the top 200, and I would be amazed to see him in an official top 100 (even if it's not on tjhe top 200, which is the focus on his very topic).

Ethically, the albums attributed to"Mozart" are musicians who plays his music.

We don't even know for sure if the music that is played now is exactly what has been played at the time of their composers.

The 3 tenors has nothing to do with MOZART, there is no musical piece of him to be found in their album.

Moreover, they mostly covered songs that were NOT classical music, such as Johnny mercer, Rodgers and Hart, Agustin lara, Sinatra biggrin , Henry Mancini, Arthur Freed (Singing in the rain) , Leonard Bernstein (West side story), etc.

The 3 tenors released an album Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert in 1990 of classical music mixed with a few "newer" songs. And at the time became the biggest-selling classical album of all time. Yes, they did cover "pop" tunes, but they did do classical music that have been around for hundred years or so and had even reached #35 on U.S Album chart sales. Showing that music past it's "prime" can still be successful. Bringing up the 3 Tenors was to prove classical singing and classical music has had chart success in the more recent past.

Of course they reached # 35, it was 20 years ago...You still don't get the change of rules occured last month ?

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Reply #91 posted 12/31/14 12:29am

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renfield said:

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BB 200 was officially created in 1992, even though the top 200 was created at the end of the 60's.

The Billboard 200 existed long before 1992, they had even started using Soundscan by May of 1991 (I know, I was already watching every week by then). And of course the album chart existed for decades before that. What are you talking about? Was that a typo?

On August 17, 1963 the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs. On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. In February 1972, the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tape; in 1984 it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985 it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991 it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992.

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Reply #92 posted 12/31/14 12:31am

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Graycap23 said:

Why are guys sweating Prince and sales? I don't get it.

Why are there some topic here about some guys who wonder seriously how to listen EMANCIPATION ?

Why are there numerous topics about ART OFFICIAL CAGE ?

Why are there numerous topic here about "your favourite top ten" almost everyday a new one ?razz

etc.

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Reply #93 posted 12/31/14 5:51pm

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RODSERLING said:

renfield said:

The Billboard 200 existed long before 1992, they had even started using Soundscan by May of 1991 (I know, I was already watching every week by then). And of course the album chart existed for decades before that. What are you talking about? Was that a typo?

On August 17, 1963 the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs. On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. In February 1972, the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tape; in 1984 it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985 it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991 it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992.

The album chart underwent slight name changes, but to say it was "officially created" created in 1992 is misleading. I wouldn't say Prince's career began again in May of 2000 because he switched his name back from the symbol.

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Reply #94 posted 01/02/15 12:58am

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renfield said:

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On August 17, 1963 the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs. On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. In February 1972, the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tape; in 1984 it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985 it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991 it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992.

The album chart underwent slight name changes, but to say it was "officially created" created in 1992 is misleading. I wouldn't say Prince's career began again in May of 2000 because he switched his name back from the symbol.

That's why I said it was created during the sixties, I'm hoping you're able to read a sentence of 15 words in its entirety.

It's not my fault if the word "officially" is just exactly the word that convenes here eek

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Reply #95 posted 01/02/15 10:02pm

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RODSERLING said:

kewlschool said:

The 3 tenors released an album Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert in 1990 of classical music mixed with a few "newer" songs. And at the time became the biggest-selling classical album of all time. Yes, they did cover "pop" tunes, but they did do classical music that have been around for hundred years or so and had even reached #35 on U.S Album chart sales. Showing that music past it's "prime" can still be successful. Bringing up the 3 Tenors was to prove classical singing and classical music has had chart success in the more recent past.

Of course they reached # 35, it was 20 years ago...You still don't get the change of rules occured last month ?

My point there is always exceptions to the way things go generally. Seeing how the 3 tenors sold 5 million copies in Britain alone at the time there music was not "in."

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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