Re: What year?
posted at 3/6/2014 4:39 PM EST
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
Well, I have to take issue with this, because I based my guess on the one song I was quite certain about.
Being a huge fan of Prog Rock, the top of the list was Yes- Owner Of A Lonely Heart.
I was quite certain of that one, so I didn't spend much time in thought on the others.
I did a quick check...sort of like the replay official, reviewing the play....and it seems that 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' was released as a single in 1983 and is on the 1983 album 90125. I believe the release date of the single is either Oct. or Nov. and the Album also was released in 1983.
Normally I wouldn't dispute these things, but I feel somewhat cheated.
The 2nd single from 90125, 'Leave It' was however, released in early 1984.
Get back to me on this, as all evidence I've found shows there is a technical error on this list.
Perhaps the single was re-released a year later?
You want a fact check. I'll be glad to oblige. This just validates your knowledge, which still astounds me.
(goes behind curtain while audience waits anxiously for a ruling ... ) Okay, I'm back.
On the issue of Zilla vs. Yoga's Technical (and unintentional, yet sloppy) Error:
The ruling goes in favor of: ZILLA
"The song went to #62 on November 5, 1983 and went down to the top 10 within 7 weeks. In 1984, the song made #8 on the year-end charts."
I had a little scare at one point, I will admit ... this list is when these songs were in the top 100 list for the year 1984, which would possibly push the song into the year following its release, as in the Yes song (see above). I was hoping there were no conflicts ...
So, a technical error on my part, for not posing the question properly: What year did these songs chart on the top 100 list?
Yet, I don't want to deprive Hfx of his moment of glory.
And Slim didn't get it one way or the other.
Great job, Zilla!