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Offline DrDoom171

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U2 Rules Sirius XM Top 1000 Alternative Songs of All Time
« on: May 14, 2020, 04:48:53 PM »
Sirius XM has a limited time channel 177 called Top 1000.  For the past 2 weeks or so, ending yesterday Wednesday 5-13-2020, they played the top 1000 alternative songs in order from 1000 to 1.  (They are currently playing the top 1000 country songs).  I'm not sure how many times they played it on repeat, but they likely got through the list 5 or 6 times.  U2 had the most songs on the countdown of any band.  U2 had 28 songs show up in the countdown but occupied 29 spots.  How did this happen?  Because they listed "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" twice at number 577 and again at number 229.  Below I've listed the top bands and the top 29 (28) U2 songs in order.  I actually have all the data on all 1000 songs and have it arranged multiple ways, including assigning increasing point values from 1 to 1000 as the countdown goes from 1000 to 1 so there would be a way to have a band with fewer songs on the countdown show up as more of an impact in the rankings.  I don't know if I need to post all 1000 songs...that would be a long post, but if anybody has anything specific they want to see, ask and I will try to post.  Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit was #1.

Below are the top 10 Artists:

1. 29 songs - 16,860 points - U2
2. 25 songs - 14,042 points - Pearl Jam
3. 22 songs - 13,470 points - Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. 21 songs - 12,526 points - REM
5. 21 songs - 12,067 points - Nirvana
6. 20 songs - 11,582 points - Green Day
7. 15 songs - 8982 points - Foo Fighters
8. 15 songs - 7525 points - Depeche Mode
9. 14 songs - 7654 points - Cure  (more points than Depeche mode but less songs)
10. 14 songs - 6818 points - Radiohead

Below are all of the U2 songs in the countdown:

947   U2 - Staring at the Sun (1997)
898   U2 - The Fly (1991)
843   U2 - All I Want Is You (1989)
796   U2 - Numb (1991)
756   U2 - Hold me thrill me kiss me (1995)
705   U2 - Walk on (2000)
673   U2 - Until The End Of The World (1991)
654   U2 - Vertigo (2004)
630   U2 - Gloria (1981)
604   U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (1993)
593   U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One (1983)
577   U2 - Who’s gonna ride your wild horses (1992)
550   U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky (1987)
504   U2 - Bad (1984)
443   U2 - Angel Of Harlem (1988)
328   U2 - Even better than the real thing (1992)
276   U2 - Sweetest Thing (1998)
250   U2 - I Will Follow (1980)
229   U2 - Who’s gonna ride your wild horses (1992)
197   U2 - Desire (1988)
167   U2 - Where the streets have no name (1987)
140   U2 - Mysterious Ways (1992)
123   U2 - Beautiful Day (2000)
103   U2 - New Year’s Day (1983)
67   U2 - One (1992)
50   U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for (1987)
40   U2 - With or without you (1987)
21   U2 - Sunday bloody sunday (1983)
5   U2 - Pride (In the name of love (1984)



Offline Billy Rhythm

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Re: U2 Rules Sirius XM Top 1000 Alternative Songs of All Time
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 08:57:32 AM »
while U2 was an "Alternative" to Top 40 radio back in the early 80's, they became Top 40 in 1984 and never looked back...  most of their songs making this list aren't "alternative", in my opinion...:-)

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Re: U2 Rules Sirius XM Top 1000 Alternative Songs of All Time
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 07:26:40 AM »
Oh, they still got plenty of airplay on 'alternative' stations after '84, until such stations ceased to exist. Not necessarily those particular songs, maybe.

I miss alternative stations. I pretty much stopped listening to radio after they went away.

Offline dwaltman

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Re: U2 Rules Sirius XM Top 1000 Alternative Songs of All Time
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »
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Oh, they still got plenty of airplay on 'alternative' stations after '84, until such stations ceased to exist. Not necessarily those particular songs, maybe.

I miss alternative stations. I pretty much stopped listening to radio after they went away.

There are still good stations available across the country.  You just have to listen through the internet if they are not available locally.

And when will that SiriusXM U2 station be available.  That announcement was over 6 months ago!