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Title: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 16, 2009, 08:42:29 AM
http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/

Can't remeber who was running this but is there any chance of an update?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on October 16, 2009, 11:25:20 AM
Apologies for not updating lately.

AUS, UK & US Charts have now beeen updated to Sep, Also added this weeks charts as October so the latest charts appear on the most current chart page.

Unfortunately the site I was getting the other chart updates from has now closed down and we are awaiting to see if the archives will be rereleased.

Also I have added the US Hot 100 charts from 1953-1964, closing the 'gap' to now 65-69 which i hope to have finished and checked for errors in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 16, 2009, 11:31:05 AM
Excellent i am hoping to include them in the next public release of V5 along with the updated skins etc. Due to some bugs that have come to light and lack of a laptop right now it's looking like next week before i make that release. However i am pretty confident it will be a worth while release with some nice new additions like the genre icons in.

Thanks for updating the files, i will grab them later and start intergrating them into the jukebox.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on October 17, 2009, 05:25:43 AM
Barry,

Well finally, I have closed the gap!! After about a year of mindless text editing the US Hot 100 charts are now complete from Jan 1953 to this week!  I have also finished matching the original UK charts to the US charts so the entries should match across the board.  All files have now been uploaded to my site.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: ScAtMaN on December 24, 2009, 08:54:24 PM
Hi Andowhy

Have you got updated charts for the rest of the year yet?
Would be nice to have ready for those new-year partys!
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on December 26, 2009, 05:39:49 AM
Just updated up to Dec 2009.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on December 26, 2009, 04:36:39 PM
Thanks for the update dude. Good work as always.  :beer

If anyone else knows of a good source for other localised charts feel free to share so we can update the pack. Would be good to have the ability to automatically download the latest charts maybe this could be done with a bat file?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: ScAtMaN on January 04, 2010, 11:14:10 AM
Thanks andowhy!  :beer
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: mr_doles on January 04, 2010, 12:15:57 PM
I think it wood be cool to have the option to start with either the current month or the previous month.  Right now it starts with January but we don't have a chart for January yet as it is too early.  So when you hit Decades everything says no chart found.  Or maybe start with the highest month found in the highest year.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Novalak on January 05, 2010, 12:23:42 AM
andowhy, do you want the australian charts ealier then what you have...i have done them from 1953
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on January 05, 2010, 06:20:21 AM
yeah that'd be great.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on January 05, 2010, 09:05:03 AM
Wahoo! more charts ;)
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: wwwombat on April 16, 2010, 01:34:04 AM
Are these still being updated?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on May 03, 2010, 07:23:47 AM
Yeah, I am still producing the charts, just have been on holidays for the last 3 weeks along with a myriad of other things, I have the charts, will upload later tonight.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on May 03, 2010, 01:12:10 PM
 :beer

Thanks dude.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on August 17, 2010, 01:22:19 PM
I will need to update the V6 release to include any additions you have posted.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on August 17, 2010, 01:26:44 PM
Barry,

UK and AUS charts are up to date as of last week, Ive had a few issues with the Billboard site but will have a look now.  There is a new chart I have started working on - the Global Chart List, pretty good concept, Ive done the last 5 years or so, but having a few troubles finding a good thumbnail.  

Regards,
Darren

Looks like its working now, Ill update the july/aug charts now.

July/August Update is now live.  All good to go.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on August 17, 2010, 01:37:07 PM
Excellent dude  :beer
Title: Too many entries? - US Sep 1991 (11.txt)
Post by: wwwombat on September 15, 2010, 05:33:58 AM
How come the US Hot 100 September chart (11.txt) for 1991 has 11 entries?

Can someone (hopefully the chart author) refresh my memory (or point me to a post that explains it) how the monthly entries are derived/from where is the data sourced?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on September 20, 2010, 04:48:45 AM
Hmm... will check that when I get home.  I have the Sep charts ready to go, will upload them when I get home tonight.

I take the charts from the second chart week of each month and use the offical chart sites.

US Hot 100 - billboard.com
AUS - aria.com.au
UK - officialcharts.com
Global - mediatraffic.de
Title: USA Sep 2010
Post by: wwwombat on September 24, 2010, 06:44:18 AM
Your USA Sep 2010 (current) top 10 has Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg : California Girls in both slots 2 and 7.

Unfortunately most of the sites you presumably get the details from (in this case billboard.com? are blocked for me here at work so I can't check what it should be)

And the UK one for the same month has an extra quote/comma in it that should be removed.

"Katy Perry","Teenage Dream",",new.gif


*** UPDATE ***

After checking on the weekend it appears that song#2 on the September 2010 USA Charts should be "Katy Perry","Teenage Dream",new.gif
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on October 14, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
Hi All,

October charts are live.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/ (http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/)
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 14, 2010, 01:44:23 PM
Excellnt, thanks for the hard work on those dude.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on November 13, 2010, 02:14:01 PM
Hi All,

November charts are up.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on December 16, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
Hi All,

December charts are up.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on December 16, 2010, 12:29:40 PM
Great news thanks :)
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Novalak on January 09, 2011, 10:52:42 PM
yeah that'd be great.

Whats your email and ill send
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on January 22, 2011, 03:27:20 AM
Hi All,

January charts are up.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on January 22, 2011, 12:33:55 PM
Cheers buddy  :beer
Title: Aussie (non-ARIA?) Decades Charts
Post by: wwwombat on February 17, 2011, 04:13:44 AM
andowhy, do you want the australian charts ealier then what you have...i have done them from 1953

To Novalak... the ARIA charts only started being published in 1989 as far as I know. Does this mean you have charts that precede this, maybe from "Countdown" or a conjoined list from each state's major (at that stage AM) radio station i.e. 5AD etc.?

If so I'd love to see these... I'm using the charts to build the uber-single jukebox and it's interesting to note how little (maybe 50%) of crossover there is between the USA/UK/AUS charts... so I suspect, even though I've had a damn good crack at it, that maybe I've missed a few great Aussie artists/songs or even a few "global" artists in the earlier years that only charted in Oz (John (ny Cougar) Mellencamp had his first chart hits of "Miami" and ""I Need a Lover" in Oz and most yanks still think "Whatever happened to Midnight Oil" and think of them as a one-hit wonder and would be surprised to see the lead singer as a politician now).
Title: Re: Aussie (non-ARIA?) Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on February 17, 2011, 08:30:25 AM
andowhy, do you want the australian charts ealier then what you have...i have done them from 1953

To Novalak... the ARIA charts only started being published in 1989 as far as I know. Does this mean you have charts that precede this, maybe from "Countdown" or a conjoined list from each state's major (at that stage AM) radio station i.e. 5AD etc.?

If so I'd love to see these... I'm using the charts to build the uber-single jukebox and it's interesting to note how little (maybe 50%) of crossover there is between the USA/UK/AUS charts... so I suspect, even though I've had a damn good crack at it, that maybe I've missed a few great Aussie artists/songs or even a few "global" artists in the earlier years that only charted in Oz (John (ny Cougar) Mellencamp had his first chart hits of "Miami" and ""I Need a Lover" in Oz and most yanks still think "Whatever happened to Midnight Oil" and think of them as a one-hit wonder and would be surprised to see the lead singer as a politician now).

John Cougar Mellencamp, in the UK his one hit wonder was "Jack and Diane"... I love that track.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: ecbrad on February 18, 2011, 02:01:01 AM
I'd be interested in seeing these too. So many great aussie artists/songs that the rest of the world would not know about.

50's, 60's & 70's examples:

Johnny O'Keefe, Cole Joy and The Joy Boys, The Easybeats, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs (had a long competition with deep purple to be the loudest band), The Masters Apprentices, The Loved Ones, Max Merritt, Spectrum, Daddy Cool, Chain, Russell Morris, The Dingos, Lobby Lloyd, Sherbert, Hush, Skyhooks, John Paul Young.....I could go on and on and all of these people had number ones here.

Theres a nice set of australian chart archives from the defunct Go Set music magazine you can use from here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070313111901rn_1/www.poparchives.com.au/gosetcharts/

Also just found this on wikipedia.....looks damn good:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Australian_music_charts

Cheers,
Brad
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on February 19, 2011, 10:08:04 AM
Hi All,

February charts are live. I have also added the Pre-Aria charts from 1953-1988, thanks to Novalak for the hard work in supplying these.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: wwwombat on February 21, 2011, 03:22:54 AM
You bloody ripper!!! .... just had a quick look through and reckon I've got most but there's some surprises in there.... ah, the memories ;o)

BTW, each line in the extra Aussie charts ends in ,. (instead of new.gif,down.gif or stay.gif) but I'll adjust my set since I need to check them all against my exact match standard anyway. Also a few directories had the extraction .bat and .pl file still in there.

Just for my interest, since these are not the ARIA charts, does anyone (Novalak?) know what the source actually was? I'm adjusting the pictures on my chart display to a glossy square flag anyway so I can keep them together.

BTW2 - andowhy... the UK Feb 2011 chart is present in the full download but not in the UK 2010/2011 download.

Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Novalak on February 23, 2011, 02:17:26 PM
BTW, each line in the extra Aussie charts ends in ,. (instead of new.gif,down.gif or stay.gif) but I'll adjust my set since I need to check them all against my exact match standard anyway. Also a few directories had the extraction .bat and .pl file still in there.

ok i can fix them, but to be honest i dont give a hoot about the up and down - it doesnt make a difference to me so i took them off

I have a script to put them back in, but in all honestly - why?


The .pl and .bat is my fault, they are some of my scripts i use to create it every month - you can delete those

Just for my interest, since these are not the ARIA charts, does anyone (Novalak?) know what the source actually was? I'm adjusting the pictures on my chart display to a glossy square flag anyway so I can keep them together.
Yeah i bought this book - http://www.austchartbook.com.au/
He talks about how he collected the data in the book, something likepublished record sales and radio plays or something - been while and the book is now destroyed
Then i scanned every page, OCR'd them then ran scripts over them - took weeks
I still have the pdfs though so i can look back
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on March 19, 2011, 05:01:37 AM
Hi All,

March charts are live.

http://www.members.westnet.com.au/gvdmdshn/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on April 05, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
Hi Andowhy

Thanks for keeping the charts up to date.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on June 14, 2011, 05:53:46 PM
Any updates?     ???
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: andowhy on June 25, 2011, 01:55:39 PM
Coffee,

Sorry, I have been updating the website, but due to being out of town a fair bit recently I havent been on the forums to post update messages, but the charts are still being updated each month.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on June 25, 2011, 02:45:39 PM
Coffee,

Sorry, I have been updating the website, but due to being out of town a fair bit recently I havent been on the forums to post update messages, but the charts are still being updated each month.
I really appreciate your work Dude. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Novalak on July 01, 2011, 07:18:27 AM
Coffee,

Sorry, I have been updating the website, but due to being out of town a fair bit recently I havent been on the forums to post update messages, but the charts are still being updated each month.
I really appreciate your work Dude. Thanks a lot.

Coffee if your IT savvy I can post how to make your own charts with a script which I use
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on August 30, 2011, 02:40:49 PM
No update on these charts yet?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: wwwombat on September 22, 2011, 01:28:23 AM
@Andyowhy... are you still around? I don't think we've had an update to these charts for a few months and I hope everything's okay?

If you've just otherwise been busy then, when you get a few minutes, would you mind providing the script you refer to and/or would you mind providing the URLs to the actual sites you scrape the information from?

More importantly, could you alert me as to exactly what DAY you do this on... I've been to what I think the sites are that you use before to try to "manually" create the files before your updates but mine never seem to exactly match what you end up producing - either a song or two sneaks in or out or the positions are slightly altered.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on October 11, 2011, 05:31:46 AM
Hi Guys

The charts is a bit important. Is there no one here who is willing to keep this charts up to date for us?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 11, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
It might be a case of having to do our own.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 11, 2011, 06:15:19 PM
Is it hard to do?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 11, 2011, 11:51:59 PM
Is it hard to do?

No it's just a txt file/
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 12, 2011, 06:40:05 PM
I mite have a go myself if you can tell me what needs to be done
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: bzpilot on October 12, 2011, 11:01:42 PM
I mite have a go myself if you can tell me what needs to be done

If you just look at the text files, you'll see it's pretty straight forward.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 13, 2011, 03:33:35 PM
Where am i looking for these files?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 13, 2011, 06:23:27 PM
Ok i couldnt wait for an answer to my last post so i went looking in the install files and found a file called history, and in this file is three more files called ARIA Chart, UK Chart and US Hot 100 Chart, In these files are more files named from 1953 to 2011, In all of these files (Apart from 2011) are 12 txt files named from 01 to 12, Am i correct in assuming these are the top 10 hits for that month? if so were do i go to get the rite info? all help mucho grassias
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 13, 2011, 08:14:02 PM
OK heres what ive done, this is the top 10 hits for feb 2011

"Jessie J","Price Tag (feat. B.o.b)".gif
"Adele","Someone Like You".gif
"Rihanna","S&m".gif
"Adele","Someone Like You".gif
"Chipmunk","Champion (feat. Chris Brown)".gif
"Adele","Rolling In The Deep".gif
"Chris Brown","Yeah 3x".gif
"Alexis Jordan","Good Girl".gif
"Bruno Mars","Grenade".gif
"Lady Gaga","Born This Way".gif

Apart from the up and down been missing just before the .gif is this rite?   I couldnt put the up and down in next to the song cos the web site i obtained my info from didnt give that sort of literature
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on October 13, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
That is correct apart from the gif info.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on October 14, 2011, 04:52:52 PM
This is how it should look like:

"Kelly Clarkson","Mr Know It All",up.gif
"Gotye Feat. Kimbra","Somebody I used To Know",up.gif
"LMFAO","Sexy And I Know It",down.gif
"Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris","We Found Love",stay.gif
"Maroon 5","Moves Like Jagger",down.gif
"Gym Class Heroes Feat. Adam Levine","Stereo Hearts",up.gif
"David Guetta","Titanium",down.gif
"Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi","You Make Me Feel",up.gif
"Jason Derulo","It Girl",down.gif
"Rihanna","Cheers",down.gif
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 14, 2011, 09:18:51 PM
This is how it should look like:

"Kelly Clarkson","Mr Know It All",up.gif
"Gotye Feat. Kimbra","Somebody I used To Know",up.gif
"LMFAO","Sexy And I Know It",down.gif
"Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris","We Found Love",stay.gif
"Maroon 5","Moves Like Jagger",down.gif
"Gym Class Heroes Feat. Adam Levine","Stereo Hearts",up.gif
"David Guetta","Titanium",down.gif
"Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi","You Make Me Feel",up.gif
"Jason Derulo","It Girl",down.gif
"Rihanna","Cheers",down.gif

How do you know what went up, down or stayed? The web site i obtained my info from didnt divulge that kind of literature, or do i make my own mind up as to what went up, down or stayed
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on October 15, 2011, 05:58:49 AM
How do you know what went up, down or stayed? The web site i obtained my info from didnt divulge that kind of literature, or do i make my own mind up as to what went up, down or stayed
LOL. I had the same problem and a lot of the time it was guess work but the charts change weekly so you can see what happened and how the songs moved.
I think the best way is to take the charts for the first week of every month and work only with that. This way you can compair the lastest info with the previous month's first week and enter the new, up, down and stay according to that.
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 15, 2011, 10:39:12 AM
Ok I'll Give it a go, But be patient as im in the middle of making a new skin and making a new cabinate for my juke but i will give the charts priority for you guys
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 15, 2011, 09:54:58 PM
Can Someone please point me in the right direction for the australian charts, i was getting the info from aria charts itself but i could only get data back to june 2011 and i need to get feb 2011 to may 2011, then i found top40.com which totally contradicts what aria is saying, Does anybody know where i can get the right info from
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 16, 2011, 02:24:33 PM
Ok I have the uk charts ready and the us charts ready and up to  date,  i just need the aria charts to update but need help on a reliable site for info any suggestions?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on October 16, 2011, 02:45:50 PM
Panic Over Ive Found somewhere, Ill have the charts done tonight
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on January 13, 2012, 07:44:08 PM
No updates Glen?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: GlennCarnell on January 13, 2012, 09:07:02 PM
No updates Glen?
Yes mate there here

http://www.freeboxjukebox.com/Forum/index.php?board=34.0
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: coffee on January 14, 2012, 08:28:18 AM
No updates Glen?
Yes mate there here

http://www.freeboxjukebox.com/Forum/index.php?board=34.0
Wow, thanks Dude.
Your work is valued !!!
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: markflickr on April 21, 2014, 05:35:58 PM
What membership level do i have to be to take advantage of these?
Title: Re: Decades Charts
Post by: Barcrest on April 21, 2014, 09:12:38 PM
What membership level do i have to be to take advantage of these?

Anyone can use them.