Post no Billboards

David K. Israel

In keeping with our Turnip theme of turning back the clock today, Billboard has nice feature on their site called the "Chart Rewind." And while it doesn't go back 100 years, it does go all the way to the 1940s, when it first started charting the popularity of songs. (Billboard actually launched in the late 1800s as a trade paper for the bill posting industry.)

So I clicked on 10 years ago this week and my ears were immediately transported to 1996. Yikes! As it happens, Alanis's Jagged Little Pill had just slipped from #1 down to number #4, certainly signaling the end of a very long ride for her.

Oh, Alanis"¦ you ought to have known!

Anyway, here's the link to read the rest of the chart that week, and over here you can find any other week you're in the mood for. Happy clicking.