Thursday, May 14, 2015

Prelude to The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*: Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

Our trademarked mathematical formula that helps compute The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era* reveals a wealth of fascinating information.  For instance, although the songs that we have been featuring in our Prelude* missed making the list, many were very close, to the point that certifications for airplay and sales to another level are all it would take for them to be included in The Top 500* and displace another song.  Because competition is a critical factor, sometimes if another song released at the same time is certified as having sold another million singles or albums, that would be enough to get one of these songs in the elite list.

Here's one of those, but we suspect that the song's length kept it from being played by program directors without foresight...

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