Alternate Titles For Billboard Charts
Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart has gone by a variety of questionable names including, “The Harlem Hit Parade” (1942-1945), “Race Records” (1945-1949), and “Hot Black Singles” (not a Craigslist ad – 1982-1990).
Here’s what I imagine other categories were originally titled:
Hot Country Songs
Rockabilly Redneck Tunes
Farmin’ Songs for Y’all
The ‘Bama Blues
Smooth Jazz Songs
The Weird One with the Black People
Skit Skat Songs
Canadian Hot 100
Good Songs, Eh?
Maple Syrup Rock
Songs to Sing After Hockey Games
Video Game Music
Hot Latin Songs
This Reminds Us of Ricky Ricardo
This Reminds Us of Julio Iglesias
Hot Dance Club Songs
Kids These Days
Jingles for Broke People
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Well I mean first of all, it’s never a good idea to approach a hot black girl with an opening line about how much you love chocolate!
My son from the age of three always tells me about the “creeper man” who lives in my mom and dads bedroom. He brings it up after he visits them. I made the mistake once of asking what he looks like. My son said “Oh, he doesn’t have a face.”
We live in a time where media is considered obscenely trendy. By its very nature, media is meant to be trendy–a story must delivered in a timely, entertaining, and easy-to-digest fashion.
They would meet on Facebook because Sally would post (under her customized settings she created, viewable to “friends” and “friends of friends” but hidden from “work colleagues” and “environmental studies classmates” and “ex boyfriends and lovers” but still available to…