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I really shouldn't be doing this, because it will make you scream more about the next update, and I haven't added any of the (probably > 500) "new" songs to the database yet. I am sure that I will need every day until November...
But I have added the 2000s lists and some all-time lists for the songs that are already at AM, and I just can't keep quiet about the outcome. For sure, I have never made a site update with such dramatic changes, and here are the biggest climbers of them all. (I won't tell how much they have climbed though, my numbers are only preliminary anyway.)
Songs already in the top 3000 - biggest advances in percentage of their current positions
1. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
2. The Knife - Heartbeats
3. Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
4. Wilco - Jesus Etc.
5. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
6. Portishead - Glory Box
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
8. Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner
9. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
10. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Songs currently bubbling under - highest new ranks
1. Radiohead - Idioteque
2. Björk - Hyper-Ballad
3. Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place
4. Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon
5. Panda Bear - Bro's
6. The Cure - Killing An Arab
7. Lindstrom - I Feel Space
8. Bruce Springsteen - I'm on Fire
9. Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
10. Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Thanks for the teaser Henrik, much appreciated. Once again, if you need any help, the forum is at your every beck and call.
I'll give you one more. Here are the ten songs that have the worst percentage change. They were included in many EOY lists but were no longer critics' favorites when the 2000s came to a close.
1. Missy Elliott - Work It
2. Kanye West - Gold Digger
3. The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
4. Usher - Yeah!
5. Travis - Sing
6. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
7. The Killers - When You Were Young
8. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
9. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah
10. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
I could not agree more with these changes. I don't particularly care for any of the songs that dropped, and so many of the risers/new songs are awesome.
Glory Box, Jockey Full of Bourbon, Heartbeats, Jesus, Etc., and the two Radiohead songs are particularly deserving. Definitely wasn't expecting any pre-2000s songs to be on here. The Star Spangled Banner is definitely the most surprising.
Add Do You Want To to that list. I always thought that song was such a bore especially the chorus. I doesn't even sound good enough to be a Bside to their classic debut.
And then there's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, which is sure to make quite an impression for a song that hasn't even managed to bubble under yet. I wonder where Daft Punk will end up on the artist list with this update...
"Paper Planes" charging up the all-time list with a vengeance.
Thanks for the teaser, Henrik.
I'm calling it: Paper Planes to break top 100