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Old April 6 2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Madonna overtakes Beatles as most played artist in Britain

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Old April 6 2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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I'm surprised Queen are only 4th on that list, i'd have expected them to be no.1 in the UK to be honest.

The fact that Robbie fuckin Williams gets more airplay than Queen is both disgusting and depressing.
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Old April 6 2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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The fact that Madonna still gets that much airplay is fairly depressing.
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Old April 6 2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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It's probably an honorary award because she tries to talk with that fake British accent nowadays. Isn't she from Michigan originally not Liverpool?
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Old April 6 2010, 10:36 PM   #5
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I find this fact very depressing indeed. Freaking Madonna?
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Old April 7 2010, 01:52 AM   #6
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I find this fact very depressing indeed. Freaking Madonna?
Like it as not, she has fans, many of them in the gay community. Also, she's been singing as long as the Beatles have, maybe even longer. Plus, dance music is very popular in England, unlike here in North America.

And she's friends with Paul McCartney! So there.
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Old April 7 2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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Shit.
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Old April 7 2010, 12:00 PM   #8
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Shit.
Tough shit, Nardpuncher: Brits aren't expected to be all Beatlefans for most of their lives, you know. There is other music in Britain to listen to, and most people listen to it; that music is dance music (disco, house, acid house, techno, electronica, etc.) It's to be expected in a country that has no 'classic rock' radio stations blaring 24-7/365, and Madonna is one of the most popular artists that does dance music.
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Old April 7 2010, 12:15 PM   #9
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Dear internet,
Absolutely disgusting. Oh, and I don't know anybody who actually likes dance music. In fact, most people I know would rather listen to a million nails scraping a million chalkboards than 99% of electronic music.

Sincerely, a British "Beatlefan" for life (who would very much like for there to be several 'classic rock' radios stations blaring 24/7)
P.S: Madonna sucks
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Old April 7 2010, 12:15 PM   #10
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I'm not actually against Madonna because of the style of music she does, or for the concept or image she projects. But I've never been too impressed with most of her actual musical output, and very few of her songs are classics in my eyes.

I would say she's more "pop" than dance overall though, even if she does incorporate various dance styles into her music.
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Old April 7 2010, 12:20 PM   #11
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Shit.
Tough shit, Nardpuncher: Brits aren't expected to be all Beatlefans for most of their lives, you know. There is other music in Britain to listen to, and most people listen to it; that music is dance music (disco, house, acid house, techno, electronica, etc.) It's to be expected in a country that has no 'classic rock' radio stations blaring 24-7/365, and Madonna is one of the most popular artists that does dance music.
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Old April 7 2010, 02:36 PM   #12
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It's so unimportant. There are far more radio stations now than in the sixties and since the Beatles are no longer recording new material and She it is not that suprising. Most stations play current chart music. She won't be most played 40 years after she stops recording and what is more on that day she will have dropped back behind the Beatles because at the the end of the day their music will shine longer than her's.
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Old April 7 2010, 02:54 PM   #13
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Pah.

To hell with this.
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Old April 7 2010, 05:05 PM   #14
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Dear internet,
Absolutely disgusting. Oh, and I don't know anybody who actually likes dance music. In fact, most people I know would rather listen to a million nails scraping a million chalkboards than 99% of electronic music.

Sincerely, a British "Beatlefan" for life (who would very much like for there to be several 'classic rock' radios stations blaring 24/7)
P.S: Madonna sucks
Like I said, to you, Madonna and most dance music sucks; to the rest of Britain (and Europe), it doesn't. There are a lot more people listening to dance than you would think, obviously due to the number of stations that play dance music in London and other cities. Not everybody wants to live stuck in the past like you, and this heterosexual North American fan of both the Beatles and Madonna is glad that the Material Girl has trumped the Fab Four, and also that there are no oldies stations stinking up the airwaves with Classic Rot in Britain. Would that North American could only be as open to new music as their British & European cousins are.

Besides, you can always get your Beatles fix at HMV or Virgin whenever there's a sale.

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It's so unimportant. There are far more radio stations now than in the sixties and since the Beatles are no longer recording new material and She it is not that surprising. Most stations play current chart music. She won't be most played 40 years after she stops recording and what is more on that day she will have dropped back behind the Beatles because at the the end of the day their music will shine longer than her's.
Not bloody likely. I'll bet that Lady Gaga will be the one they go 'gaga' for in the future, or some other new artist, vis a vis the classic status the Beatles now have; by then, Classic Rock will have died off due to the death of the 50's, 60's, and 70's generations that nurtured it, and any radio that exists will be playing new artists like they used to back in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, with occasional flashbacks to the past.

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Old April 7 2010, 05:19 PM   #15
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Shit.
Tough shit, Nardpuncher: Brits aren't expected to be all Beatlefans for most of their lives, you know. There is other music in Britain to listen to, and most people listen to it; that music is dance music (disco, house, acid house, techno, electronica, etc.) It's to be expected in a country that has no 'classic rock' radio stations blaring 24-7/365, and Madonna is one of the most popular artists that does dance music.
You're weird.
I am? Go to England and see for yourself, then.
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