Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hummingbird/Hottest100Women Top 10s

Okay, so, comparing the top 10s.

The top 10 for the two countdowns, and their corresponding rankings in the other countdown:

ArtistSongH100W positionHummingbird position
Aretha FranklinRespect11
Kate BushWuthering Heights247
Tori AmosCornflake Girl371
PortisheadGlory Box468
BreedersCannonballEqual 5--
Janis JoplinAnother Piece Of My HeartEqual 5--
Sinead O'ConnorNothing Compares 2 U748
Dusty SpringfieldSon Of A Preacher Man863
Veruca Salt Seether9--
BjorkHyperballad Equal 10--
Mazzy StarFade Into YouEqual 10--

ArtistSongHummingbird positionH100W position
Aretha FranklinRespect11
PinkSo What2--
Gloria GaynorI Will Survive3Equal 96
AbbaDancing Queen4--
MadonnaLike A Prayer5Equal 28
Lady GagaPokerFace6--
BanglesEternal Flame7--
FergieBig Girls Don't Cry8--
BlondieHeart of Glass9Equal 16
MadonnaLike A Virgin10--

What can we read into this? Well, it looks like songs which were massively popular in the H110W countdown were more likely to be popular across the board - regardless of whether people prefer pop or alternative. Whereas songs that were massively popular in the Hummingbird100 countdown were more likely to be popular only within the pop fan base. Half of the Hummingbird100 top 10 songs which didn't make it into the H100W at all, were from the 2000s. IE Hummingbird is more likely to have more recent songs which are more likely to be popular only among people who are more likely to like more recent songs! A more specific top 10, I guess.

What I like about the Hummingbird100 top 10 is the totally disco feel, in fact. Madonna, Abba, Gloria Gaynor, and Blondie. I could dance to those songs all night long! I can't really say the same for the H100W top 10 - they're more bottle-of-wine and good-cheese and rage-til-the-morning kinda songs. Songs that say "I used to rock really hard. Now, I reminisce." *grins* Sorry, but it's true!

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