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Charts Quotes

We’ve collected the best Charts Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Darius Rucker, Nancy Gibbs, Guy Oseary, Cher Lloyd, Shakin’ Stevens. Use them as an inspiration.

In the case of the classic Western helicopter parent, it starts with Baby Einstein and reward charts for toilet training, and it never really ends, which is why colleges have to devote so many resources to teaching parents how to leave their kids alone.
Dance music is Madonna‘s base. It’s what she likes, it’s what she listens to. It’s not anything other than that. She doesn’t read what’s on the charts. And if it’s on time, great. This is who she is.
Guy Oseary
I don’t care about the charts; I just want to make great music that I enjoy performing on stage and I’m proud of.
I’ve been asked that question lots of time before, why wasn’t I on Live Aid? And quite frankly I don’t know. I was riding high in the charts and the styles of music they had were quite varied from Adam Ant to Status Quo to Queen. I would have definitely fitted in.
The Best of Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Hailey and the Comets, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine all topped the charts in the ’50s. Load a playlist of rock n’ roll royalty. You’re spoilt for choice.
I am a foodie and Puja is the time when you can indulge and not think about diet charts.
It’s interesting, because as a musician, I don’t feel like I need to be on the top of the pop charts.
Every single thing that I was told that I couldn’t do without a label – get in the charts, get on to the Radio 1 playlist – I’ve done.
I could bear being in the charts and being on everyone‘s car radio 10 times a day. I’m just terrified of… a lot of people I respect have done it with a real little ‘ditty’ and that was the end of it – that was all they were ever known for.
I always thought my records were number one; it’s just the charts didn’t think so.
As an artist, I don’t care about where we are in the charts and all that. The important thing to me is to connect with a creative project.
Deep down, I always had a belief I would get on the charts.
Every generation has had some sort of focus for their unrest and discomfort with growing up. But today, the music that’s in the charts is probably liked by their parents as well, and I think it’s a part of youth that you need something that isn’t liked or understood by the older generation.
It’s very satisfying when you see your song at the top of the charts.
For me, geopolitical issues are becoming more important, because how can you understand economy if you don’t understand geopolitics? People think economists just deal with spreadsheets and charts. That’s a narrow-minded caricature.
The title, the name Frank, comes from this extraordinary British character Frank Friedbottom. He was very big in Britain in the ’80s, but I, as an Irish kid, saw him on ‘Top of the Charts.’
If you look at the charts, there’s not a lot of male artists and for whatever reason, female artists sell a lot more records and get played a lot more on the radio.
I feel like I’m a product of this generation where everybody listens to charts with diverse music.
The energy behind Mr. Trump is just off the charts. This is a rank and file movement that you’re seeing, with massive turnouts from New Hampshire down to Mississippi, Alabama. I mean, his supporters are representative of the entire country.
I’d had my time in the charts and made loads of money. I was no longer hungry for success.
I figured the songs wouldn’t make much of a splash. I didn’t think ‘Take Me To Church‘ would play on the radio or get in the charts, and I didn’t think about dealing with a global audience.
There are plenty of bands who never get in the charts and it doesn’t mean that they’re not any good. Actually, a lot of the top ten is filled with stuff that just sounds the same. I could guess what’s in there now – probably a bit of GaGa, Beyonce and some U.S. R&B males.
Now there is a new group every week; it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts.
When you’re in a band you can stay a teenager for years; my mood was determined by what number we were in the charts.
To me, it’s exciting that women are dominating the pop charts.
I’m just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy.
I did, although I didn’t read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
If critics have problems with my personal life, it’s their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it’s the charts that count.
I can’t see a Twisted Sister on the country charts.
When I was doing dancehalls, nobody was doing well in dancehalls. Dancehalls was not mainstream music that was blazing charts and knocking down barriers. This was an underground phenom.
I recorded 80 per cent of the record in my guest bedroom; then, when ‘Shine‘ went to number one on one of the charts, the label called and said, ‘Can you do an EP?’ Then, ‘Can you do a full length? And can you do it in two weeks?’
Joshua Ostrander
We do a big business with our midsized-venue model. We don’t need bands to be on the top-ten charts to make money.
I don’t really look at the charts at all. If anything, I try to out-do what I’ve done before. I try to make music that I like and I trust my own judgement with what will work with a wider audience. If you compare yourself to the charts, you lose perspective on what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
It can be disheartening to see acts that don’t necessarily have any input on their own material to do so well in the charts.
Jake Bugg
If I’m just trying to get to different levels… and it takes levels to get to levels, and I just have to do what I have to do to keep on climbing the charts and getting where I need to be.
I remember seeing the song in some diners on the selection gadget that plays records at the table while you were eating. We were never told if the songs ever got on any charts.
Phil Harris
Obviously, getting a number in the charts is a nice thing but the cherry on the cake rather than the main cake.
My spinach feta wrap usage rate is off the charts.
I try to keep my confidence on the charts, but I’m a confident guy as well. You’ve got to be that way. If you don’t think that you’re the best, then you won‘t perform that way.
The packaging of Led Zeppelin‘s IV doesn’t have the name of the band, doesn’t have the name of the album: It’s got a guy on the cover with a load of sticks on his back. This record didn’t quite get to No. 1 in the United States – it went to No. 2 – but stayed on the charts for years and years and years.
I grew up in the day when the Beatles sold 1 million singles in a week. And all you’ve got to do now is sell about 10,000 singles and you’re in the charts.
When doctors and nurses do rounds in the hospital, we pore over charts of all of the patient‘s vitals during the past 24 hours.
Your voice is vibrant for only a certain part of your life. There are some records I’ve always wanted to make, and I don’t know if I want to waste this time beating on the door of the charts.
Recently, I’ve been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I’m not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I’m still hoping to get another record in the charts.
Desmond Dekker
Social media can sometimes influence the charts, but I think that only great music makes it to the top. The good songs make it.
I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it’s not competitive like an election, it’s the Olympics, it’s not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like.
I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.
For the first ten years of my career, I felt suffocated. People constantly stood over me while I tried to create. And in 2009, I hit rock bottom. I couldn’t find myself because I was looking to be defined by the music industry or by being number one on the Billboard charts.
I’m having No. 1 hits on the country charts and that’s where I always wanted to be. I’ve had 26 No. 1 country records. That thrills me to no end.
If the Beatles made England swing for the young, then Bond was a travel-poster boy for the earmuff brigade. The Bond films even put a few theme songs, such as Paul McCartney‘s ‘Live and Let Die,’ on the pop charts.
I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram.
After reviewing the polygraph charts in private, the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters.
Women are strong now. Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We’re kicking butt and taking no prisoners.
The song ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.
I was on the outside of the industry. So I started a podcast early in the podcast boom and that caught on a little. I made an album that went to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. I made my own special. I started my own storytelling show.
My love for dance music started when I was a child. Some of my earliest memories are hearing Trance music in the charts and later being heavily influenced by the eclectic tastes of my big brother, he quickly turned me into an avid Drum ‘n’ Bass head even though I was too young to rave.
Becky Hill
People talk about flip charts, tactic boards and other rubbish like that. But the truth is that as a manager you just need to get the best out of the players at your disposal.
If you look at the charts every year, there may be five or ten memorable songs from each year.
The games come thick and fast and you can get left behind in the scoring charts. It doesn’t look so great if someone has double the amount of goals you have.
Callum Wilson
Last I checked, the album was #82 out of the top 200 on the Billboard charts thanks to you all. I pray that keeps moving up and with your help it will.
The intensity of the Super Bowl is one-of-a-kind. An NBA finals is best-of-seven. But the Super Bowl, one game, winner-take-all. The intensity is off the charts.
You cannot beat the feeling of sitting on top of the charts. I had almost forgotten what it feels like… It feels great! It is really a very exciting time and I am enjoying the ride.
I always wanted to be the first true Latino to break the American barrier, to be on the American charts.
I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
I could care less about the pop charts.
Chart numbers can be deceiving. An album doesn’t have to sell that much these days to show up really high on the charts.
I loved music from a young age. At school I played the violin but I didn’t sing much; there was an expectation of the kids in the choir that they’d have really pure tones, and my voice had all this texture to it. The anodyne soul of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey was in the charts and I couldn’t relate to it.
Man, I was scared. I didn’t know what to think. All of a sudden, I got a record climbing the charts, and I’m out in the streets. You know, workin’ on the docks. And the first week, it sold something like 40,000 in New Orleans.
It was so simple in the old days. You put out an album, people promoted it, it got in the charts, and you had a hit.
Jeff Lynne
My head is massive. My head is, like, off the charts.
As a composer, it is a great thrill for me to have an album in the top 15 of the pop charts.
I’m definitely bigger than a Rihanna. Pop stars nowadays are all perfect Barbie-doll bodies, and they talk about how they keep their bodies up with hard work, so in my eyes, it’s good to have a regular, average body type in the charts.
The success of ‘Take Me To Church,’ I never imagined it. I never imagined that it would work on radio, that it would find its way onto the charts, even at home and certainly not in America.
I never really wanted to base success on charts and chart positioning. For me, it’s really about the shows and seeing them grow.
A lot of time, if you spend too much time in Nashville, songwriters get caught up in charts and numbers and the music business politics.
One day, the dance charts will be the biggest chart in the music world. Because we all need to dance. This planet will be a fun planet when the judges in court will end the day with a dance!
I’m a musichead. My favorite Gaga song of all time is ‘You & I’ – it might not be the popular vote in terms of charts or sales, but it’s my favorite.
I once had a dream and this one familiar god, who was probably one of my master teachers, said, ‘You should not worry about being on the charts. That’s not important.’
I feel like I’m doing something in Atlanta that nobody ever did as far as rap. If it happens to end up on the top 40 or the pop charts, it doesn’t mean I meant to go pop. It’s just where the music took me. It started at the bottom, and it rises.
Influenced by Pete Seeger and the Weavers, McLean proudly wore the mantle of troubadour in the early 1970s, when ‘American Pie’ topped the Billboard charts, and has never shed the cape.
Probably the biggest-kept secret about ‘Ring of Honor‘ is that when you go to see a live show – I’ve had people in their 60s from down in North Carolina that have seen a lot of wrestling tell me that it was the greatest live wrestling show they’ve ever been to. The atmosphere is off the charts.
I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts. None at all.
Me and my mom were just watching the charts like, ‘Why isn’t it stopping?’ And now I’ve got a platinum disc in my bedroom.
Belushi was one of my very first heroes. At a time when film, television, and music were undergoing tectonic shifts within American culture, he was at the center of it all. At that moment, he had the number one show on television, the number one film at the box office, and the number one record on the charts.
Lula is off the charts. You cannot reproduce Lula; and you will always have to count him in.
I have to write pretty songs; that’s what gets them on the charts.
I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it.
Jane Elliot