Re: Billboard 75 Years Ago
Posted by Lorne on 11/1/2017, 3:41 pm, in reply to "Re: Billboard 75 Years Ago"
I had wondered if it was due to some of the reasons you mentioned, but it's good to see confirmation of this. Still, it shows how much times have changed with regards to such records, and I hadn't realized that it had ever been otherwise. Something that has long bothered me is that even songs that just relate to winter don't generally get any airplay after the Christmas season (and conversely, get played before winter has even officially started). |
: Actually, not a surprise at all. It was
: featured in the movie "Holiday
: Inn", starring Bing, which came out in
: August of '42. Since Bing had already put
: 200 hit records on the charts of those days
: going back to 1931, the record stores
: featured any record of his when it came out.
: Also, since there wasn't nearly as much
: music on the radio then as there would be
: 10-15 years later, airplay wasn't as
: important then.
: Furthermore, being featured in a very
: popular movie back then was really all a
: song needed to stir up demand.
: Keep in mind also, nearly every family in
: the USA had a husband, son or daughter
: overseas in the middle of World War II in
: 1942. "White Christmas" touched so
: many hearts with it's simple wish to be
: where the 'days were merry and bright' and
: families were all together.