|Mvula: big numbers after a big year. But not #1|
By the way, this isn't perfect - it can't be. YouTube numbers, like many Google reckonings, can wander about a bit. Not every genre - like rap battles - fits the criteria. And Ruby Turner would place impressively high if her showcase TV slots with Jools Holland were included – but these are live fan captures, not commissioned videos.
We don't live in a perfect world. Two charts follow the break: the basic totals, and a breakdown of who's made the most progress in the past six months. Numbers were collected in the week just gone. And if I've missed you out, I'm really sorry. Yell at me in the email box at top right, or drop me a snarky comment, and I'll fix things.
The criteria: who and what what qualifies?
|Heavy metal - still the most popular genre|
- West Midlands acts only
- Proper videos only: smartphone stuff and fan clips are out, official vids are in.
- The two most-viewed videos in the past three years are used; minimum total is 10,000.
- No live videos unless specifically commissioned.
- Only one version of the song allowed - no remixes.
The big numbers for February 2014Acts are listed by total views for two videos. Click any video title to view
|That was then... and, a bit battered, they're still here now|
And here are the best ten performers in a six-month increase in total views. Given the usual rate of progress, I'be worked out that a typical increase for a reasonably active band will be around 10-15%. So here are the above average guys...
|Increase in views|
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