::AHEM:: “CHART”-ING A COURSE FOR THE FUTURE…

Yes, I know…TERRIBLE pun…but also irresistible…heh heh heh… As of earlier this week, the TKR Classic Charts have concluded posting for now. You can now access full weekly charts from 1980 through 1993, warts and all, and I urge you to read my write-ups for each year, and send comments and memories of some of the songs listed.  I am still hoping beyond hope that the charts from 1978 and 1979 will turn up somewhere…I am beginning to fear they may be lost, but hopefully not… I have also recently posted a page in the “Classic Charts” section called “The

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IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING! The TKR Classic Charts are coming online!

You know, it has taken me almost a decade to get to this point, and I apologize for that. It’s only because I wanted to present things in the best possible way, and I’ve been trying to come up with a cool and fancy way to bring my old classic charts online. First, I thought it would be cool to reenter them on new grids with cool new logos and such…but that proved to be impossibly time consuming, especially with all I have going throughout the PNRNetworks family. Then, I thought, i’ll scan the charts in and use OCR to

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ANOTHER NEW YEAR AND STILL MILES BEHIND…

Another new year is here and if you’ve been reading the posts being posted on all our sites, you know that we were struck with a massive computer failure two weeks ago. The last two weeks have been hell, trying to get back up to speed on all the various sites, and TKR has suffered the most. At the time of the crash, I was almost caught up with the charts, and it is my intention to be caught up with all of them by the end of this coming weekend.   Then, once they’re all finished, I will keep them

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What’s that? It’s the sound of One Hit Wonder day

Today, dear friends, is National One Hit Wonder Day, a fact that I would have completely missed had it not been for our local news bringing it up.  For those who don’t know, a One Hit Wonder is a musical artist who manages to hit the top 40 once and only once. Of course this varies by country, but the US uses BIllboard as the starting point. A TRUE One Hit Wonder is someone who hits BIllboard’s Hot 100 only once, although of late that has been amended to strictly top 40 by many people. Here’s Spotify’s channel devoted to

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TWO NEW TKR VIDEO SERIES DEBUTING SOON

I’ve been working on some new ideas for video series, and two more shows will join TKR’s YouTube Channel sometime in the next week. The first is sort of a spinoff of the Saturday TKR Hot20, I guess. I was thinking the other day and I said to myself, “Self, you know we could do this whole Hot20 thing for the chart archive too.” And I was like, “Wow! Self, that’s a great idea! I’m so glad we thought of that!” Ok, ok, I know…i’ll stop that absurd self talk…heh heh heh. But I won’t stop the debut of The

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Remembering Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

We lost country and pop legend Glen Campbell this afternoon after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease; he was 81 years old. He – or rather his celebrity and his music – played a large part in my early life, and was part of what helped to shape my rather eclectic tastes in music. My mom was a huge fan of Campbell from the very beginning. Whenever he popped up on TV variety shows, my mom and I would always watch. I think she first spotted him when he was a regularly appearing singer on Shindig; I don’t remember for

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