courtesy of the artist
The Current highlights five songs that entered the station's Hall of Fame in 2010.
The Current highlights five songs that entered the station's Hall of Fame in 2010. courtesy of the artist
The Current started its "Chart Show" late last year, a week after Kasey Kasem retired — a coincidence, though it seemed appropriate. A new generation of music fans had started to grow without Kasem's help. They often shunned charts as old-school, or too mainstream, but compulsively made lists of their own.
So we decided to create a chart drawn from the skills of our curatorial staff and the enthusiasm of our audience. Music lovers are always looking for new suggestions, and we hope our weekly list helps keep them aware of the myriad possibilities that exist in the modern musical world.
Considering all the new music out there, it's no surprise that most songs enter, peak and drop off the chart in quick fashion. But some strike a nerve and hang around. We decided we needed to do something to recognize the records our audience loved, so we created a Chart Hall of Fame for songs that lasted 12 or more weeks on the list.
Here are five Hall of Famers. For the complete list, visit The Current's blog.
5 For '10: The Current's Hall Of Fame Inductees