"Wings" dropped that much because AFAIK, 75% of its spins were incentive based I believe. Not payola per se but the girls did promotional events for about 50 stations in the US or did interviews, meet and greets, etc.
I think the other stations just recognized the song had a horrible burn rate and call out scores and after just floating it for 2 weeks completely dropped it. I about died when it went from #23 to off the chart completely and it only registered 12 recurrent plays last week.
I had never seen such a circumstance in my life.
Another recent example I can think of, Taylor's "22" dropped like 1900 spins in one week. I think a lot of these big songs drop so fast because they're spun at such an alarming amount each week that they go from hit to burnt out in 3 weeks time.
Top 40 definitely isn't what it used to be, where songs had 4-5 months to grow and feel like real hits.
XFER: Well Ivan or whatever it is your name (lol) it's hard not to miss someone when we're so few. <3
Jul 6, 2013 19:01:58 GMT -5
XFER: Ok Ivan, come back!
Jul 10, 2013 7:48:16 GMT -5
ivanho: XFER, i am back. I have something that i think i can spend time posting here. IvanHoe Artists and Songs Chart is gonna be my main purpose here. not expecting people to read. Just me posting my ranking on all the artists i heard in my life. From famous
Jul 14, 2013 3:27:01 GMT -5
ivanho: singer lady gaga to non famous singer Chris Wallace. From One Direction to Onerepublic.
Jul 14, 2013 3:27:49 GMT -5
Pipa: So this station just popped up... www.whistlerfm.ca/ How does a city of 9,000 get a Triple A station, anyway?
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Sept 15, 2013 19:28:15 GMT -5
Pipa: Remember when this chatbox was the hip place to be?
Dec 20, 2013 10:43:15 GMT -5
Billy Uranus: It's time to be hip for 2014.
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Mrs. Fuckhead: Wow has it been this long?!
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