|1. Most of our information is taken from the BBC Radio 1 charts
and other UK sources.
|2. We update our charts weekly
- usually on Sundays.
|3. Yes we do - it's called 'Verses' and you can subscribe here.
|4. A music download is either a complete album or single track
which you download to your computer or device and play whenever
you want to.
|5. Only if you want to. What we ask is that you choose a nickname,
password, and give us your country of orgin. You do have the option
of giving your e-mail address but it is not required to use the
forum. Sign up here.
|6. Please, by all means send us an e-mail with the url and tell
us what the mistake is - we'll sort it as soon as possible - we
|7. Sorry - no we don't - it's just for fun.
|8. Of course you can.
|9. By all means send us a request and will take it under consideration.
|10. You'll never know if you don't tell us - go for it!
|11. There are methods of contacting us on our 'Contact' page.
12. This one could be a bit tricky. Genre is defined as
a division of a particular form of art according
to criteria particular to that form. The other thing you must remember
is that genre does not just apply to music but to all forms of
As far as music is concerned it is a category (or group)
of pieces of music that
share a certain style or "basic musical language" but can also
we catergorised by a geographical location or even race, for
example Hawaiian music or black gospel.
|13. Rock usually features vocals (often with vocal haromony), electric
guitars and a strong back beat, other instruments, of which may
include saxophone (which has been omitted from the newer genres,
such as rock since the 90s).
Rock n Roll has two distinct meanings, either traditionals rock
and rock in the 1950s style, or later rock and even pop music
which may be very far from traditional rock and roll.
14. Unfortunately there's not a short answer to this one.
R&B (once standing for rhythm and blues)
was believed to be a gimic and musical marketing term, initially
introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler
at Billboard magazine.
R&B was designated by an upbeat popular music performed
by African American artists whose style mixed jazz and blues.
The term R&B (or rhythm and blues) replaced the somewhat
'offensive' term known as 'race music'.
Initially, R&B was used to identify an earlier style of
music that would later developed into 'rock and roll'. Changes
came about and in the 1970s R&B
evolved again and now included soul and funk. Today,
the acronym 'R&B' has almost completely replaced 'rhythm
and blues' and is now used to define a more modern version of
soul and funk that developed at the end of the disco era some
time in the 1980s.
'gold' record (according to the RIAA) is a song (or album) that
has sold over 500,000 copies and a 'platinum' record is one that
has sold over 1,000,000 copies. There is another category which
is even higher than the platinum, the 'diamond' award or certification.
Under this category a song or album must exceed sales of over
|16. This question does not (at present) have a definite answer,
however, the best place to find your answer would be at this website
- they list all the latest cases against copyright theft and downloaded
|17. Not at the moment. Just keeping up with the UK charts is
a chore in itself but we will not rule it out if
we get enough requests.