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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

#1 Singles of 1966: Good Lovin’

Only one song stayed at the top for 3 weeks or more. And thus, no less than 37 singles reached #1 that year. Several musical acts had more than one

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Best Weekly Singles Charts of All-Time: May 1967 Edition

The airwaves were filled with some great pop vocals this week including two songs that paid tribute to other greats in their genre

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#1 Singles of 1968: Those Were the Days

Five songs stayed at the top for 4 weeks or more. And thus, only 23 singles reached #1 in the U.S. that year. Ironically, 1968’s biggest was also its worst

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Top Radio Hits 1972: Rock, Soul & Pop

The Hollies, Raspberries, Harry Nilsson and Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed the biggest hits of their careers as pop and soul classics dominated Top 40 radio

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Top Selling Albums May 1981: We Were in Paradise

MTV was still 3 months away as 2 huge albums from AC/DC, were joined at the top by LPs from Styx, The Who, Steve Winwood and REO Speedwagon

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Radio Hits of April 1970: Look Back

Days before four students were shot and killed at Kent State Univ., radio listeners were blissfully listening to these songs

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Radio Hits of April 1969: Crazy Man, Crazy

The hippie counterculture musical Hair was a Broadway smash and had 2 huge singles this week. There were also hits from The Zombies, Glen Campbell + Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Radio Hits in April 1971: Give ’em a Hand

Songs from the Grass Roots, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night will bring you back. And when’s the last time you heard “Chick-A-Boom”?

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The #1 Singles of 1975: Each Has a Story

39 different songs reached the top of the U.S. chart this year, though programmers were airing less from rock acts. Elton John continued his run with 4 more

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The ‘Lucky 13’ #1 Albums of 1968: Bookended by The Beatles

Each of the LPs that claimed the top spot had a story to tell. The year began and ended with The Beatles on top with a whole lot of Simon & Garfunkel in between

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