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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 in December 1977: Champions

A Queen song, synonymous with sports championships, topped the radio charts this week, which also included hits by Santana, Randy Newman and Fleetwood Mac

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Top Selling Albums of 1971: What a Year!

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of top-selling albums in the U.S.

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Radio Hits November 1968: Fantasy Will Set You Free

An amazing week for some all-time greats on the Top 40 including songs by Steppenwolf, Stevie Wonder and CCR. And we answer the question: Who was Derek?

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Radio Hits of 1973: A Monster Year

The Allman Brothers Band had their biggest pop hit. Elton John scored four. Jim Croce had two #1s, one posthumously. A great blend of pop, R&B and rock were the top radio hits of 1973

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Radio Hits in November 1973: Joking Around

While Richard Nixon was insisting “I am not a crook,” Top 40 listeners enjoyed classic rock hits from Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller Band, the Stones and Jim Croce

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Top Selling Albums of 1973: Come to the Dark Side

Classic rock was in its heyday and many of its biggest names released #1 albums this year. But only one could be the year’s biggest

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The #1 Albums of 1972: Each Has a Story

Our recap of the year’s chart topping LPs in the U.S. includes many classic rock favorites. Several took years to rise to the top

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Radio Hits in November 1967: Take a Look

It was a melting pot in the Top 10 on WABC this week, with plenty of all-time favorites topped by a band with a psychedelic name and an unusual path to #1

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#1 Singles of 1972: Nothing But Blue Skies

Three songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. And thus, no less than 30 singles reached #1 that year. Listen to some great vocals

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Top Radio Hits 1966: Look Back

The British Invasion, popular vocalists and novelty hits all topped the charts. Songs from the Rascals, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Mamas & the Papas. What were the biggest?

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