The first thing to keep in mind, that this is all for fun.
So for those who grew up in the sixties, viewing the page is like walking in to a record store and picking up the locally published Top 30 chart. Your presented with the Top songs of the moment. The store has those songs on those round little platters of plastic, and might have a few other titles lying around. You can pick up one of the records at the store, or you can give the station a call and make a request (stations use to consider all of the called in requests).
The rules for the Classic Top 30 are simple: Vote for Your Favorite Oldies and have fun......
Songs need to be from 25 years (or more) since the original release as a publicly availble "single" (in either 45 or 78 format).(updated 3/12)
Preference is given to songs that charted in the North America or the UK,
using for reference
Billboard/Cashbox charts( in the USA) or
Melody Maker/NME charts, (in the UK)
or in Canada on CHUM/RPM charts.
but, ANY RELEASED SONG AS A SINGLE OR EP CAN MAKE THE CHART (other resourses will be used when availble).
A few songs (examples:My Hawaii - Rascals, Fancy Colours - Chicago) charted on some local charts while never being OFFICIALY RELEASED as a single. A existing published chart would be the only support for this song being considered for the CTT.
Only 1 Song per Artist will be charted in each weeks Classic Top 30. (positions 1-31) but solo performances will be not counted as part of the group. (This was to keep away from a all Beatles or Elvis Top 30)
Bubbling Under & Hitbounds will be uncharted songs below the Top 30 who have not been on the Top 30, or who's weeks on the chart were 5 or less and have been off the charts for 5 or more weeks. The number of songs listed will be from 3 to 19, but only positions 32-40 may be numbered, but the order may have no relationship to its "position on the chart!!!!".
A artist can have a song in the Top 30 and a song that is listed hitbound or bubbling under, and a artist can have any number of songs that are listed as Hitbound or Bubbling Under. But when one makes the Top 30, only one other can be listed has hitbound/bubbling under. (updated 3/11)
Votes for flip sides will not be counted with the charted song (I Am the Walrus votes will not be counted with Hello Goodbye votes)
The Same Song by Different Artists can be charted on the same chart. (Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix & Purple Haze by Dion)
The "Value" given to the #1 song on your list is equal to the
total value given to all the other songs.
[i.e. #1 is worth 100 points #2-40, #3-20 #4-15 #5-10 #6-5 #7-4 #8-3 #9-2 #10-1] (this is just a example of the point system, as it is adjusted by the number of the weeks voters)
The Maximum life of a song on the CTT will be 13 weeks.
The rules for Classic LP will be: