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Top of The Pops (Charts)

Look back on what was ruling the radio airwaves and selling albums each week in the past

Radio Hits July 1966: Look Back

Many songs in this week’s Top 10 would become all-time classics. It wasn’t unusual for pop + rock bands like The Beatles and Stones to share the airwaves with popular vocalists.

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1971

It was an amazing year for music as rock, pop and R&B shared the airwaves. Solo hits from 3 former Beatles, joined 2 songs called “Superstar” near the top. What was #1?

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Radio Hits in Late June 1968

As summer began, future classic rock hits were being played alongside a wild assortment of soul, country and instrumental favorites

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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Radio Hits June 1974: Look Back

We were listening to two Canadian singer-songwriters who had the biggest hits of their careers this week, alongside big songs from Grand Funk and Paul McCartney

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Top 40 in June 1967: Dawn of the Summer of Love

With summer just around the corner, the biggest songs this week included all-time greats from the Airplane, Turtles, Aretha and Scott McKenzie

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Radio Hits June 1968: Look Back

The playlist at Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had a great blend of pop, rock and soul hits. We examine why a Stones classic didn’t reach #1

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Radio Hits May 1966: Look Back

This week’s playlist on NYC’s Top 40 powerhouse 77WABC featured a typically great combination of pop, rock and soul at the top of the chart

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Radio Hits May 1969: Look Back

With the Apollo 11 moon landing and Woodstock just around the corner, many future pop classics were climbing the Top 40 chart

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Top Selling Albums of 1968: Look Back

Three acts had multiple albums among the year’s biggest, several of which are a vital part of any classic rock collection

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