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dc.contributor.authorHuber, Alisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:51:30Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:51:30Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-16T08:18:17Z
dc.identifier.issn13678779en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367877909356726en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34012
dc.description.abstractIt's hard to keep up with the Top 40. Popular songs quickly lose their contemporaneity, become 'past hits', and are replaced by the next thing 堡nd them by the next. With its high-velocity temporality and multi-mediation, Top 40 culture is hard to 'fix': its content is always changing, and thus is difficult to capture for critique. Top 40 culture 'disappears' easily, with only selected elements being retained in cultural memory, or preserved in academic analytic discourse. Much of Top 40's content is forgotten. This article argues that the constant supersession of the texts of Top 40 poses a challenge to academic inquiry, when such writing about them threatens to become obsolete (just like singles themselves) once the songs are no longer popular. It introduces the activities of some collectors of Top 40 data who collate and publish chart information in book form. Their practices seem to succeed in 'fixing' the Top 40's transience by finding ways of keeping pace with the ever-changing charts. Their success in apprehending the momentum of Top 40 provides one way of thinking beyond the anxiety of disappearance, and suggests new possibilities for research methodology in this area of popular cultural studies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom147en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto162en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConsumption and Everyday Lifeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScreen and Media Cultureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200203en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200299en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200212en_US
dc.titleMaking Time Stand Still: how to “fix” the transient Top 40en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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