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Debris
(grinning soul)
05/06/04 08:56 AM
Hello, You're On The Air new  

Which Of The Two Has Received More Radio Play?:


Space Oddity
Changes

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I'll be adding more match ups come soon.

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Debris
(grinning soul)
05/06/04 08:57 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air new [re: Debris]  


Fame
Let's Dance

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Debris
(grinning soul)
05/06/04 08:58 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air [re: Debris]  


Modern Love
Young Americans

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Feel free to add your own pairings.

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Dara
(acolyte)
05/06/04 09:33 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air new [re: Debris]  

Interesting polls.

I voted Space Oddity, Let's Dance and Modern Love. I'm pretty sure that outside of North America all three got significantly more airplay than their rivals (none of which were even top 10 singles in the UK, for example), more than enough to counterbalance the North American figures (even if the rivals got more airplay there, which is by no means certain).

Slan libh,

Dara

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EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
05/06/04 09:41 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air new [re: Dara]  

Yups, I voted for the same songs. Shame we'll never know if we are right.


How about this couple:


Cat People (Soundtrack single)

This Is Not America


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Dara
(acolyte)
05/06/04 09:50 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air new [re: EJSunday]  

That's a touger one, but I'll guess This Is Not America by virtue of the fact that it was post-Let's Dance, and was a sizable hit on mainland Europe.

I saw the video for This Is Not America for the very first time in 1997. In Germany.

Slan libh,

Dara

So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

Guust
(grinning soul)
05/06/04 10:24 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air [re: Dara]  

I didn't know This Is Not America had a video...
why isn't it on the BoB-DVD?

btw, how about this poll?

which one receives more airplay?


Golden Years vs. Fashion
Golden Years
Fashion

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AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
05/06/04 10:30 AM
Australia and Bowie [re: EJSunday]  

All songs in the first three polls get wide airplay in Australia.

Let's Dance more than Fame.

Space Oddity (I believe) more than Changes.

Modern Love more than Young Americans (but I'm less sure about this - they might be pretty even).

As for EJ's poll, neither of those songs get played anymore as radio is bent on providing the most conservative playlists possible.

I have only recently come to the understanding that Cat People (Putting Out Fire) was a notable hit in it's day. My brother in law has fond memories of hearing that song a lot back in University and the parties he attended then.

Now the most obscure Bowie songs I have ever heard on radio are 'You Can't Talk' by Tin Machine, 'Some Are' by Philip Glass and 'Success' by Iggy Pop. But you'd only hear that on trippy stations like PBS or RRR or in the case of Glass I think it was a classical music station.

Of course when JJJ had their 3 or 4 hour special on Bowie around 1996, they also dug up some obscurities and rarities but that is for another conversation.




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Dara
(acolyte)
05/06/04 10:39 AM
Re: Hello, You're On The Air [re: Guust]  

In reply to:

I didn't know This Is Not America had a video...
why isn't it on the BoB-DVD?


Maybe because Bowie's not actually in it (it's just clips from the movie, IIRC).

Your poll is the toughest one yet. In fact, so tough I can't decide, so I'll put off voting until there's a bit of discussion. I guess it comes down to how much airplay Golden Years got at the time in the US, and whether this compensates for the larger amount of airplay Fashion almost certainly got everywhere else. Was Golden Years a big radio hit in the US at the time?

Slan libh,

Dara


So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
05/06/04 10:50 AM
Fashionable Cats and Golden Falcons [re: Adam]  

"This Is Not America" reached a # 5 in the German single charts and stayed top ten for an impressive 9 weeks and top 20 for 13 weeks. From the data I have it was Bowie's second biggest single hit ever here, only beaten by "Let's Dance". The song is still to be heard once in a while on radio stations here in Germany. As it probably was similarily successful in other parts of the world in post Let's Dance times I agree with Dara that it got more airplay than "Cat People".

"Cat People" has completely disappered from the airwaves here. Shame.

In the "Golden Years" vs. "Fashion" case I would suspect that the latter was the bigger cracker. But then again I am only guessing.

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