It would be more interesting to know why a hit song then is not a playable song now.
Heck, any song is playable today, every last one of them. The reason why 90% of them get ignored is listener preferences, based on music testing and scoring that David and Michael Haggerty have countered with (the business side of things). I've said this before and I will say it again: "Every song is somebody's favorite"
Not everyone likes the same songs, that are heard on radio on any particular station, at any given time. Some tune away, most stay on.
Many complain about lack of quality music, frequent repetition and lengthy stop-sets, but other posters mention that as a result of testing, the results are replicated, meaning that since most will generally choose positives for frequently heard songs, others will do the same as a whole, so those are the songs that radio will play and nothing else.
My argument is that how can a test of 100 participants represent the entire listnener base for that station? How? How can 100, represent 1,000,000? They mention replication. I still don't understand the in's and out's of that theory, but that process is insisted.
This argument has gone on for years on these boards and I'll never get, as to how 100 can represent a population of one million. Everyone has their favorites and many of those songs do not get aired, that's a fact. Who says that an opinion of 100 can decide what the other 999,900 will want to listen on such station? That's absurd. I hear many complaints about the songs that are never aired, or personal hit favorites that are not in rotation.
I'm not going to ramble on anymore about this, because frankly, it's unfortunate that 90% of the hits don't get aired and it's rediculous! It is what it is, even though many of us cannot agree.
Preacher...Choir. I'll carry on your rambling for you. It sickens me that a handfull of people "represent" the masses. Didn't David say something like only 15 meters on reflected the #1 LA station...WHAT!?!?!?
Anywho, 1964----- I no longer here any of the Motown greats - "Where Did Our Love Go" and "My Guy" - used to be overplayed, but now there in the trash and I want them out.
Really only the Beatles continue with airplay.