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Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark [Cultural Degeneration]
Billboard.com ^ | 9/27/12 | Gary Trust

Posted on 09/27/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

... when it comes to the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, Elvis Presley**'s longstanding record total gives way to a new stats king: Lil Wayne**.

As he debuts as a featured artist (with Chris Brown**, Tyga** and Wiz Khalifa**) on Game**'s aptly titled "Celebration" at No. 82, the superstar rapper rewrites the mark for the most Hot 100 chart visits. Now with 109 entries, Weezy passes Elvis Presley, who totaled 108 between the chart's 1958 launch and 2003.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crap; music; rapcrap
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Of course, the challenge isn't that great when the moronic purchasers of your product demand more of your excrement.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow. That is certainly an accomplishment especially since I am not familiar with Lil Wayne’s music but for a person as young as he is to beat “the King” there must be something to his music that is very popular.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Quick! Name ONE Lilly Wayne song.

And no fair Binging.

3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Big deal. Lil Wayne will never even come close to the Pop Cultural apotheosis that Elvis had.

Are people going to listen to his songs and impersonate him 30+ years after he’s dead? I don’t think so.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:01:45 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SoFloFreeper

To be fair, Elvis was a singer. This other guy just bounces up and down while shooting off his mouth.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am not saying everything Elvis did was great...but compared to the 24/7 dung factory that is “rap” or “hip hop” or whatever, Elvis was Mozart.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:02:17 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has it been adjusted for population size?

...................

Besides, I don’t even know what a Lil’ Wayne is but I can guess.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Texas Eagle

All I know about Lil Wayne is that he is an ugly tattoed thug who has done a lot of jail time.

I was watching TMZ the other night and I think that they played so,e Chris Brown, Jay z, and Kayne West songs. I know that they are hugely popular and have made insane amounts of money.

Upon hearing their music my first thought were “ OMG, Who buys this crap, it’s horrifying.”


8 posted on 09/27/2012 7:04:09 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (You had me at 'Meat Tornado'.)
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/25/3021071/miami-northwestern-marching-band.html

He was in the news earlier this week:

Miami Northwestern marching band in racy music video with rappers Juicy J, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz


9 posted on 09/27/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Elvis is the king. Wayne is wayne-king.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of course when Elvis became a star, NOBODY thought that was a sign of cultural degeneration.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: SoFloFreeper
There are two factors here that put asterisks after his name in the record books.

First, you have to move many fewer units these days to get on the charts than you did back then.

Second, I would guess that a large percentage of Weezy's chart entries involve guest verses on other people's songs, whereas all of Elvis Presley's entries are likely either solo or duet entries, not guest appearances.

12 posted on 09/27/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: GeronL
Besides, I don’t even know what a Lil’ Wayne is but I can guess.

Guess no longer....


13 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:21 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: SoFloFreeper

Quick! Name one Billboard Top 100 song since the year 2000.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 7:09:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oh fer cryin' out loud...

I see all these hand-wringing, weepy articles about how current pop music is out-selling the classics and how that's proof that musical tastes have completely degenerated, etc... I say, "Pfft."

Some responses:

1) The population has grown a lot since the 50's; more customers to buy music
2) The market for American music, in particular, is now global. It wasn't in the 50's.
3) Teens have far more disposable income now than they did in the 50's.
4) It is much easier to find and buy music for anyone, living anywhere, than it was in the 50's

All these add up to some significant factors affecting current pop music sales as compared to the 50's.

Now, everyone quit crying about Elvis.

15 posted on 09/27/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Strategerist
Of course when Elvis became a star, NOBODY thought that was a sign of cultural degeneration.

Fair point. This is what our parents (or grandparents as the case may be) were worried about.

16 posted on 09/27/2012 7:11:35 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s good music and bad music. Rap/hip-hop is not music. Yes, this tattooed freak has set some sort of sales record; but I consider it to be in an entirely different field than music.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As I suspected, Lil Wayne has only 21 charting singles of his own, but has done more than 150 guest verses in the past five years or so with various artists.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 7:13:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TChris

I am crying about it because when I was a teen, I was able to distinguish between good rock and pop and garbage. I came in as a teen during the first golden era of rap and I rejected the music as garbage. I still do.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:15:48 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Elvis has been dead for over 30 years and everyone still remembers him and the pilgrimage to Graceland is one of the hottest attractions of Tennessee.

Will people remember or even know who Lil’ Wayne is 20 years from now?


20 posted on 09/27/2012 7:15:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SoFloFreeper

These are records that made the top ‘100’ charts, which is meaningless. Example: I have twenty top 100 chart records that in total sales sell three million records, and you have one ‘number one’ record, that sells 12 million copies... who sold the most records?


21 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by heights
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To: Sans-Culotte
Rap/hip-hop is not music.

Of course it is.

That's not analysis. It's just whining.

22 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:53 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

What is it with Chris Brown featuring Rihanna, Lil Wayne featuring Bow Wow.

Can’t anyone do their own songs anymore?

You never saw The Rolling Stones featuring Frankie Valli or The Monkees featuring Bobby Sherman. Sure there were one off colloborations like the Temptations and Supremes and Glenn Campbell and Bobbie Gentry but this “featuring” phenomenon is ridiculous.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:18:30 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lil who?


24 posted on 09/27/2012 7:18:49 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: wideawake

It is music but it is BAD music. The music almost always is auto tuned, and steals samples of other people’s original music. It is rarely innovative and usually features former gang members or ghetto trash as “stars.” It is music for and by degenerates.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 7:20:32 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: TChris

Culturally, the crap that is rap is way way WAY below the music of Elvis’ era.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 7:21:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: wideawake; Sans-Culotte
Rap/hip-hop is not music.

I guess what Sans-Culotte meant was, as music, it sucks. I agree.

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Rapper 'Ludacris'

Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":

"Hey... I'm back on it

like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here

The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal

Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him

With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him

Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers

Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer

Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President

Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant

Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!

If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut

And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man

Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man

You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history

The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be

The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes

Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote

Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified

McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped

Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps

Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant

And you the worst of all 43 Presidents

Get out and vote, or the end'll be near

And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here

YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here

The world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here

Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Hey!

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27 posted on 09/27/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, but Zamfir outsold both Elvis and Lil Wayne.....in Romania.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 7:22:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: wideawake
That's not analysis. It's just whining.

Whatever. I didn't realize we had to provide detailed answers for you. Sure, Rap is music. And a crucifix in urine or a photo of a guy with a feather-duster up his arse is art. Happy now?

29 posted on 09/27/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Right Brother

ugh

did not need that


30 posted on 09/27/2012 7:25:31 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes they will. He will be on 60 minutes being interviewed from jail saying he was wronged! lol


31 posted on 09/27/2012 7:25:49 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Lol!


32 posted on 09/27/2012 7:27:00 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Keep in mind that sales of this “music” are heavily subsidised by our tax dollars through welfare.
33 posted on 09/27/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is it meaningful to compare incomprehensible tribal chants to actual music?

Elvis could actually sing and make music that was pleasant and enjoyable to listen to.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 7:28:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: wideawake

Rap/hip-hop is music? Hum me a few bars.


35 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:43 AM PDT by JayAr36 ( Political Correctness is the death sentence for America.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
this “featuring” phenomenon is ridiculous

It's great marketing if done correctly.

It's wrong to think of popular music in the old "band" framework, where musical groups wrote their own songs, put out music by albums and picked out producers.

The producers are now in the driver's seat - they write and produce individual tracks and decide which singers/MCs they think would be best for them, mixing and matching artists to create the most saleable combinations.

This is, in a way, a return to the model of the late 50s/early 60s where labels had stables of performers and also house songwriters and assigned songs to performers they felt were best suited to the material.

36 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:10 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: CrazyIvan

A lot of wannabe suburban white kids buy his stuff.


37 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: JayAr36
Hum me a few bars.

Are you saying that major hip hop hits like "Empire State of Mind" have no melody?

Really?

38 posted on 09/27/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SoFloFreeper

Never heard of her...


39 posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: MarineBrat
Wayne is wayne-king.

I'll take Wayne King over any rapper, any day, any time.

40 posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ETL
I see. So if a musical genre - like every other musical genre - has plenty of low quality material alongside its higher quality material, it is no longer a musical genre.

I hope you're not claiming that thought process is coherent.

41 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Iron Munro

And most here I’m sure love the sounds of Motown, Philly, numerous Black Doo Wop groups, Sam Cooke, etc, etc. So it’s not a Black vs White thing. It’s good vs garbage. Most older Blacks would agree. They hate Rap too.


42 posted on 09/27/2012 7:38:06 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Texas Eagle
Quick! Name one Billboard Top 100 song since the year 2000

Without cheating and doing a Google search, I can only think of one--"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack (2001). However, I can probably name 30 songs from 1930 off the top of my head.

43 posted on 09/27/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: GeronL

I have never considered rap to be singing or music


44 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wideawake
I see. So if a musical genre - like every other musical genre - has plenty of low quality material alongside its higher quality material, it is no longer a musical genre.

What you deem "high quality", most here deem as trash. However, there may a couple of rap sounds I actually like, mainly from the early days. "Planet Rock" (by Soul Sonic Force?), one example.

45 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley
Hot 100 Mark [Cultural Degeneration]"


46 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Texas Eagle
Quick! Name one Billboard Top 100 song since the year 2000.

Gangnam Style?

47 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
And a crucifix in urine or a photo of a guy with a feather-duster up his arse is art. Happy now?

Not a very good analogy.

Most hip hop is not radical experimentalist noise - that would be more akin to the challenging music of artists like Merzbow or John Zorn.

The music on most hip hop tracks is composed in major and minor keys on traditional scales, using mostly the usual electric instruments (and also synthesizers like 808s and 303s). 90% of hip hop tracks feature hooks and choruses sung by vocalists in the traditional R&B vein.

48 posted on 09/27/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
I see. So if a musical genre - like every other musical genre - has plenty of low quality material alongside its higher quality material, it is no longer a musical genre.

What percentage of Rap music would you categorize as "low quality". I would say, approximately 99%. Most of the tracks are so similiar you can hardly tell the difference between them. There is very little imagination involved. Most of the lyrics are horribly offensive, at least to normal/decent folks.

49 posted on 09/27/2012 7:48:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Elvis died 35 years ago, and he still has a devoted following.

How many people will be listening to Lil Wayne 35 years from today?


50 posted on 09/27/2012 7:48:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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