My Other Blog

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For quite some time now, I’ve been writing on another blog.

The name is Every Number One and it is a journey through every song that ever was #1 in the Billboard charts. Going backwards, until 1959.

It is quite different than Tangled Up In Music, because I don’t actually review the songs. Rather, I write about their background story, with quotes from the artist himself or bits of reviews from well-known websites/magazines.

Basically, you won’t hear me saying that I love a certain song or that I hate it, but you can learn a lot about how dozens of classics came to be, covering all decades, from The Beatles to Michael Jackson and to Adele.

Many of you may already be following Every Number One or be aware of it. I know I’ve liked posts, given comments and followed other blogs from behind it. The reasons why I wanted to keep the two blogs separate are a) because the purpose of them is completely different and b) because I wanted both to be judged for what they are individually, with no overlapping.

But then I thought it would be more fair for the blogging community that I’m part of to know that the same person is behind both blogs. I thought maybe some bloggers that enjoy the Stories Behind Classics Songs series on Tangled would be interested in more informative posts in the same vein. Or that maybe people reading about so many different artists each week on Every would want to also hear my personal opinion on some of them. It seems like the logical thing to do now.

So here’s the link to Every Number One

In the end, I’d like to give a shout-out to the most active people over there who constantly like and comment on my posts. I urge you to check out these wonderful blogs:

Jmount’s Written in Blood

Eclectic Music Lover

Yeah, Another Blogger

Apple Pie and Napalm

Opher’s World

The Playground

Graffiti Lux and Murals

The Lonely Author

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14 replies

  1. Oh! I didn’t know that was you too! I double checked, and I am following you. Errr, both of you!

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  2. I also didn’t know that was your blog. I shouldn’t be so surprised since they are both so well written. Keep up the great work!

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  3. Good for you Ovidiu – it’s like JK Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, eventually being revealed as the author.
    Either way, like with JK/Galbraith, good writing on both your sites, well done!

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  4. I can barely scrape together the material for one. How do you do it?

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  5. I hate to say this, but if you are nibbling together background stories from artist quotes and magazine/website stories you are probably aren’t getting much background as all of that is usually shaped and manufactured by the artist’s record label publicity division. Especially, the biggest pop stars of today.

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    • Interesting point. That may be the case with some more outrageous stories, which I try to steer away from as much as possible, but when it comes to an artist recalling how a collaboration came to be, or what other artists influenced him (often obvious) I don’t see any real reason for them to be lying. I also write about things such as the song-writing teams behind a song, its sample-ing sources or the impact it generated (think about how Pharrell’s Happy inspired hundreds of YouTube clips) which are more factual.

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      • It’s not lying so much as background stories and quotes are sanitized. Musicians are coached by their publicity departments to sat and the right thing. A case in point is Beiber who was destroying his own career until somebody got him to listen.

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  6. Fantastic. Following… now!

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  7. Ovidiu, I’m surprised but not shocked that both blogs are yours, as they’re both so well-written, as noted above by Quirky T. And thanks so much for the shout out. I appreciate your support as well!

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  8. I would never have guessed. I remember you once visited my site and asked me to check it out. I did and while I’m a fan of your other site, as well-written as 1 is, I’m just not too interested in the bands covered. I’ll keep watching though and when you hit the old geezer (me) era, I’ll be sure to check it out. 😉

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  9. Very nice – I’m following your other blog, as well…glad to know that it’s you!
    My new computer lets me view blogs again; the old one was crashing far too often, so much so that half of the blogs I follow wouldn’t load properly.

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  10. Hi! I like your blog, keeping blogging happy to read

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