Well you have read them in publications,
seen then on TV music shows, and even heard numerous countdown shows on
the radio. Yes we are talking about the 10,000 pound gorilla in
music better known as 'the charts'. It's one of those
beasts within music that everyone seems to enjoy. They can stir up
a lively conversation around the water cooler and of course it's always
fun to see who holds that #1 position. Not only do fans of music
like to look at charts, the music industry simply loves them to death.
BDS spins, Billboard charts, sales charts.... they can never seem to get
enough. With that being said, the compiled charts
here on theUIE.com are not for the caterings of the music industry nor
are they necessarily here to elicit a particular reaction from the fans
of hip hop. The purpose of the charts on theUIE.com is to give a
rundown of the top tracks (from singles) and top spins from LPs (tracks
not released as singles) as heard on the Urban Innercity Experience.
As with anyone compiling a monthly
chart based on spins for a weekly show, the variance between the top and
bottom rankings, and what does and does not make the chart is razor
thin. Remember, we are looking at a 3 hour show that occurs 4 or 5
times a month.... Thus you should merely enjoy looking at the charts and
not read too far into the positioning or what is listed and what is not.
Now we are talking! A look at the
year in review based on spins. Here you will be able see a
snapshot of over 50 shows representing more than 150 hours of
programming on the Urban Innercity Experience. So if you are
curious of which track from a 12" single had the most spins, or which LP
got the most play on the Urban Innercity Experience for a given year,
it's right here, staring you dead in the face... have some fun looking
at the yearly charts.
One more thing.....
The charts are predicated on the data
entry of the playlists on theUIE.com.... I need to correct spelling
discrepancies and have all the playlists entered for accurate charting. Please check the
Playlists page for updates
to the playlist database. Charting will be altered as the playlists
database is updated.
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