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Tonight you know what record gold achieves in the ‘Album top 500’ of Joe. Tomorrow will reveal the presenters of ‘Classics 1000’ on Radio 1 their absolute smash hit in music history, and Sunday, says Studio Brussels us what the 66 best metalnummers are in The ‘heaviest’ list. Lists are ubiquitous on the Flemish radio station. “It is the perfect way to keep listeners more involving them.’

Three charts live this weekend, their apotheosis. But not to worry, that void is quickly filled up again. Lijstjesprogramma’s are as timeless as the music they are listing. But why do we love so …

Three charts live this weekend, their apotheosis. But not to worry, that void is quickly filled up again. Lijstjesprogramma’s are as timeless as the music they are listing. But why do we keep so of the phenomenon? “It is a tried and tested concept, as old as the radio itself,” says Jan Van Biesen, nethoofd of Studio Brussels. “People now are once of lists. There is always a kind of tension involved. Few things are more subjective than music, but in such a list, get numbers is an objective value assigned. Suddenly you have a ranking. Listeners send their songs in, and wait: is my favorite between them? At which place? Too high or too low? It is the perfect way for listeners to engage.’

Listeners let themselves heard

That involvement should Evert Venema’s been a couple of times to experience. “I present the “Classics 1000” on Radio 1 since the beginning and it amazes me every year how hard people are attached to some of the songs. A piece at the end of a song cut because we have to make place for the news, already supplies once an indignant response.”

‘With such a chart you stand really between your listeners, ” explains Robin Vissenaekens, the director of Qmusic and Joe. “They give the list form and attach certain experiences to certain songs. It carries them back to their time as a student or a first love.’ The channels brands so clearly that the audience during the broadcast of a list of many more.

This is reflected also in higher luistercijfers? “About this edition, I can obviously not make any statements, but the past few years, there is certainly a peak for the “Classics 1000”’, says Venema. “How the top 10 in sight, the more listeners on the program tuning.’

Something for everyone

People love lists and it provides an opportunity for memorable moments to relive. But, with three similar programs in three days, not too much of the good? “Every chart is different’, says Van Biesen.

‘”The heaviest list” does not have the widest audience. We turn metalnummers not always radiovriendelijk, but it’s very popular with the fans of the genre. “The Timeless” programming, we are in the christmas holidays, because to a wider audience.’

Do the same Joe with their Album top 500’ and ‘Top 2000’. The first list is now broadcast, the second in October. “People love music,” says Vissenaekens. “Every chart has a its own approach. Even though there are two at the same time, they are two totally different critters. So there is something for everyone.’

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