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The Song Project, Chris F. wrote:
I think it really depends on what would criteria is used.
Arrows had 2 Top 40 hits in the UK (one of which went top 10). I Love Rock'N'Roll wasn't one of them. They were also a television series. Which I think would make them mainstream enough to be excluded from the Voter's Choice.
Hello actually had 2 Top 10 hits in the UK as well, including New York Groove. So with that the band and the track are both in the mainstream.
That is looking at the UK charts, in America both acts were obscure.
Falco is a whole other story. He had two top 40 hits in the States ("Rock Me Amadeus" at #1, Vienna Calling at #18) "Amadeus" was so popular it also notched a 6 week run in the R&B charts top 40 (peaking at 6). He also had 2 albums hit the charts (at #64, and #3), of which Falco 3 went on to be certified gold by the RIAA. So as an artist his credentials point to being too mainstream for anything he released to be considered obscure. The track itself did chart on the Cashbox charts at #74. Cashbox was Billboard's competitor. I wouldn't use Cashbox as a qualifier.
Gloria Jones "Tainted Love" would be open to the Voter's Choice though. Jones was never popular. She didn't chart high enough anywhere (and never even notched a spot on the Album charts). The only thing I see her hitting is Youtube views (at about 3 million). Jones was respected, and wrote some hits for others, but that doesn't make her performing career mainstream.
About The Song Project, GFW wrote:
|I'd go with Option 2.|
About The Song Project, SotN wrote:
|Darren: Thank you for the information! I hope to be able to participate more in the future.|
On the matter of VC, I have a question: if hits are excluded, what about if the hit in question is a cover of a far more obscure artist or lesser hit of the same song? Excluding Three Dog Night covers, I can think of four cases of the top of my head:
Arrows - I Love Rock and Roll (covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
Hello - New York Groove (covered by Ace Frehley)
Falco - Der Kommissar (covered by After the Fire)
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (covered by Soft Cell)
In fact, of these four, the only cover not already on the Song Project is After the Fire's Der Kommissar (and admittedly, Falco's easily the most well known of these four).
About The Song Project, Chris F. wrote:
|"I through that idea out the window anyway."|
Look at that wonderful misuse of a word.
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