Heard this on 6Music this morning the best new song I have heard this year. It is so eighties think The Police,Toto, Bruce Hornsby but with a modern twist the first minute you could be listening to a current pop hit. It is the new project from the ex frontman of Boys Like Girls , an emo lite band if you remember them.
Anyway this could be the Gotye or Christine & The Queens of 2017 more likely to be the 'Come With Me Now' though big US hit flop here.
Some comments on that video link said they thought they were listening to that band doing a song called "The Night Game" until they checked and found out otherwise...
It needs a real video of course to get in my chart. By the way the Outfield's wonderful "All the love in the world" isn't on Spotify.
It was its first play on UK radio today so although it was added to Spotify in April that was US indie label. Thing is they don't care much about it being successful the singer is just happy having a band again Boys Like Girls chased fame and hes not that interested in doing that again so they might not bother with a video.
I have been noticing videos are coming out later and later after tracks being added to Spotify actually I think its probably the other way round, tracks are getting added earlier to Spotify, then 4-5 weeks later they get added to radio playlists then 6-10 weeks later they do the video. I guess it extends the lifetime of the track. Definitely a trend right now as I am finding videos coming out when songs are on their way down in my chart all the time these days.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2017 18:39:28 GMT 1 by The Thorne
Hijacking my own thread in a way but can't you make a waiting list of songs you really like but don't have proper or any videos and when they come out you just add them to the next chart.
Songs that have official lyric videos nearly always release a proper video later but considering MTV stations now play lyric videos it's pretty difficult to deny them anymore especially as some of the background visuals and film is just as interesting as a standard video
But as usual none of this is an issue to me as I chart what I like and chart it when I like and I have more than enough music with the minimal time I spend on it which is pretty close to an hour a week now. But if I hear something I just add it say today I added the new Wolf Alice as I heard it this morning from playing back last nights Annie Mac but I would have found it anyway on the Friday release lists on Spotify or My personal Release Radar zero effort.
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2017 14:11:24 GMT 1 by The Thorne
It doesn't work that way, as it would give me far too many songs to listen to. I have a waitlist which accumulates for up to 6 weeks and every week those are searched again to see if a new video has appeared. If so they get onto the "listen" list.
My weekly listen-list that I have to filter into a playlist is normally around 300 songs and sometimes as many as 350. Most of them are dismissed after just listening to a small amount of it. I am still awaiting the day I can program a computer to work out if a song is any good...
There's a difference between a video that has some lyrics appearing, and the typical "lyric" video which is a plain background with lyrics appearing on the screen.
I have a backlog right now in my retro playlists to score up. The 3 weeks is coming up when I stop listening to music and it will be a welcome break for me...
Post by Razzle Dazzle on Jul 6, 2017 18:05:56 GMT 1
It looks to me that these days you only make a video chart for songs you like released anytime in the last few month because the only strict criteria is it has to have a music video. It doesn't have to be a single (grats and album tracks have videos now) and it doesn't matter if the song is the best song you've heard all year it won't chart if it doesn't have the video. Somewhere along the line I bet you used to have a seperate video chart and single chart but as all singles had videos back then they merged and it made total sense but however many years later now 70% of songs don't have music videos or they are released well after the single or some bands don't even release singles it really only makes sense to you now. I get it, work and family and two seperate charts is impossible, songs are harder to track down, All adds to the time it takes to compile but I'd say when your search becomes a chore (finding new music for me is fun and if I find nothing I listen to the good stuff already charting) and your end chart ommits what would be your favourite songs of the year because they have no video (both me and Thorney probably chart 50/50 between songs with and without videos) it all becomes a bit odd as a single chart of favourite new released songs
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The video filtering is only something I introduced about 2 years ago. Before then I could be listening to an enormous number of songs. Far too many.
I enjoy watching the video shows I make. And listening to my chart a few times. Even listening to my playlist and narrowing that down further is a chore for me.
My chart isn't a video chart, it's an audio chart but a video is a requisite.
And no, it doesn't have to be a single but that's where I start my search so songs like Air Traffic Controller getting to #1 in my chart was by chance as I found it searching for a different song of theirs. Usually if the video that youtube returns isn't the one I was looking for I discard it but I decided to watch it that time anyway.