The Garden

A blog by Marijn van Hoorn

Introducing the NEOcharts

Marijn van Hoorn
Coming soon... the NEOcharts: what songs are hot on the ’net?

Hello. I’m trying something new: a music chart! The NEOcharts is one of those, but instead of a country or streaming service, it’s for people with fun personal websites. Sound interesting? Here’s what i wrote about it on the main page (which, if you care to click through, also has a little example of what the charts will look like):

The NEOcharts is the up-and-coming music chart showing what’s hot on the ’net, sourced from the data of dozens of fellow netizens. It comes in two parts: the NEOhot 20, showing which singles people are banging around the world, and the NEOtop 15, showing what albums people just can’t get enough of. If you have a fun personal website, you can join in too! Details are below the chart…


You can join in the fun if you have a fun personal website — that is, one which isn’t primarily trying to sell something or get people to hire you — and an account on, a music recommending-and-data-tracking website.

Got all that? Just send an email to with your website and account, or, if you’re on Neocities, comment on my profile page on there with your account. Simple as!

(Do note that your website and account will be listed publicly.)

I’ll probably put together the first charts once four or five people have signed on. If it sounds like your kind of thing, you know what to do!

[P.S: I wrote up my original brainstorming for this idea back in March; feel free to go read that if you’re interested.]