Boney James Tops The New Smooth Jazz Now Top 50 Countdown
Aug, 15, 2012 - Our chart is back! The Smooth Jazz Now TOP 50 weekly singles chart has finally returned by popular demand. This chart will focus on “the listener’s choice,” says John Beaudin, Smooth Jazz Now, Program Director. “Just like our previous Top 30 and 40 chart, this weekly list will solely be based on audience response,” says Beaudin. Quite simply put if someone requests Boney James (which many have) then that artist will get credit for that and at the end of the week the song with the most inquiries or requests gets the number one spot. “It’s not scientific at all,” says Beaudin, “but it will reflect what’s happening on Smooth Jazz Now.
With thousands of Smooth Jazz fans listening every week Smooth Jazz Now takes pride in being a Non-Payola radio station, “You can’t buy a positive review or airplay with us, so you know you can trust us.
Another different angle for our chart will be the inclusion of album tracks. “We have always played several tracks from the best albums on Smooth Jazz Now,” says Beaudin, “What we usually do with a new release is simply play all the best cuts and our chart should reflect that.” Gerald Albright and Norman Brown’s new ‘24/7,’ for instance, was the most played album based on six tracks on the chart. Grady Nichols also faired well with six tracks. Pete Gitlin, Ben Tankard and Jeff Bradshaw each scored three tracks on the chart. – By Beth Knudsen.