Remember this article that I posted a while ago? Well, it seems that the legendary band Type O Negative was NOT number 1 in the “Hard 100” chart but Bon Jovi was. I also found out about this today through a website.
“Over 34% of fans who voted on VH1′s website cast their ballot for goth metal quartet Type O Negative and their breakthrough 1993 hit, “Black No. 1.” The tongue-in-cheek ode to goth chicks and their preferred shade of hair dye was the overwhelming winner of the fan vote, besting such mighty, metal contenders as AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” Dio’s “Holy Diver,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City.””
Type O’s nearest competitor, Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer,” garnered a paltry 11.4% of the vote.
The clear winner, Type O Negative, should have taken the “No. 1″ slot on the countdown.
However, that was not the case. When the episode featuring the Top 10 of “America’s Hard 100″ finally aired, “Black No. 1″ was dropped down to “Black No. 2″ and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” prevailed, taking top honors and the numero uno position on the countdown.
This is pretty weird.. It’s worth noting that this is not the first time that Bon Jovi and “Livin’ On A Prayer” came in at Number One on a VH1 Top 100 list. In 2006, VH1 held a fan vote for the Top 100 Songs of the ’80s. Of all the songs from 1981 through 1989, online voters (allegedly?) chose “Livin’ On A Prayer” as the Number One song of the 1980s. Really!?
There is now a petition against this though and I think everyone should sign this. This clearly shows how f–ked-up the music industry and media is nowadays. To sign the petition, click here.
I personally love both bands but Type O Negative deserved the first spot and it should be theirs. Isn’t it a bit unfair?!
Meanwhile, enjoy the awesomeness that is “Black No.1”