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    No need for you to by the album since all your boyfriends were willing to play it on demand for you. I didn't put out so I had to buy my own vinyl.
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    Vinyl? pfft! Mixtapes were where it was at!
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    Again, I didn't put out so no one was making mix tapes for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    I still have all my old 45s. Played Puppy Love by Donny Osmaond for my daughter and her friends when they were home for Thanksgiving. LOL They are more impressed with my old Lps though. They can't believe I have "real" albums from Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller band, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynrd, etc. They love my Street Survivors since it has the flames. My daughter wears my old concert shirts all the time since they are so vintage.
    that skynyrd album must be worth a fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzyGirl View Post
    Yeah comparisons not really "fair" but fun to see.

    In some cases they are also making a comparisons with artists that were on the edge - were Hendrix/Zepplin/Marley really considered mainstream?

    And back in the day we had to scrounge up our money - get in our cars, go to a store and buy our music. Often the ENTIRE album/8track or cassette! Now it's 2 clicks and TaDa!

    ETA - and I love the Barbra fact. She's been around for evah...like buttah!
    I was just about to say the exact same things. In a way, sales seem to be tallied up, like in the 1950's, by singles sales rather than the entire album sales.

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    Love this list.

    In the 60s there were other factors like:

    kids had far less personal spending money so saving up your allowance for a 45 rpm record was common. Took a while since most allowances were around 50 cent to a dollar a week for a lot of kids if there was an allowance at all. It was also common to "borrow" a record.

    far fewer personal listening devices (the main listening device was a family radio). there were portable radios though but they were too big to fit in a pocket, you had to carry them around. So there was less need to "own" music.
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    Ah mix tapes. Truely a sign that someone was really into you. *sigh*

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    *sigh* I got a mixed tape but he married someone else.

    I have a vague memory of getting a Disney vinyl record of Scrooge's triplet nephews and Pluto singing Christmas carols. No memories of 8tracks. 'Twas born right on the cusp of these things.

    But I think it's sad that Katy Perry as equal number 1's as the creepy pedo; even if Jackson was a dangerous freak his music (that I didn't pay for 'til he bought the farm) was brilliant. For the market to have changed so much that sales records are being broken by flash in the pan autotuned no-namers is displeasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Quotes View Post
    Barbara is awesome so whatevs.
    Yeah, she was no surprise.

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    music is shit nowadays. people are stupid.

    that is all.
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    ^It depends on what type of music and who it is. There is much more music than the top 40 hits. Listen, learn, and step out of the box
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Quotes View Post
    Barbara is awesome so whatevs.
    Quote Originally Posted by JazzyGirl View Post
    Yeah comparisons not really "fair" but fun to see.

    In some cases they are also making a comparisons with artists that were on the edge - were Hendrix/Zepplin/Marley really considered mainstream?

    And back in the day we had to scrounge up our money - get in our cars, go to a store and buy our music. Often the ENTIRE album/8track or cassette! Now it's 2 clicks and TaDa!

    ETA - and I love the Barbra fact. She's been around for evah...like buttah!
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    Totally disagree with 7 and 9, otherwise this list is pretty spot on.
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    Seriously, there are a LOT of gays out there, and it's surprising that Babs sold well?
    Number nine was the only one that was not depressing or revolting. Loves me some Babs. *sings Evergreen*

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    Some of these are misleading. For example, the Beatles have had more #1 singles, more #1 albums and are still the best-selling artist of all time in the U.S. So saying something like "The Glee cast has had more charted songs than the Beatles" is misleading, because not all charted songs are hits, and it implies that the Glee cast have had more hits than the Beatles, rather than the truth (that Glee has releases tons and tons of songs that sell very briefly, rather than having a string of massive hits).

    Also, according to Wikipedia, Flo Rida's "Low" has sold 6 million, not the 8 million that the "Hey Jude" single sold, but it's apples and oranges because "Low" was digital downloads while "Hey Jude" was actual records. Ditto with Kesha's "Tik Tok," which has 6 million in sales in the U.S., not enough, as the article states, to trump the bestselling Beatles single.
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