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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

Best Weekly Singles Charts of All-Time: 1969 Edition

Let these great songs from CCR, the Zombies, Glen Campbell, Edwin Starr, the 5th Dimension, an overlooked track from Steppenwolf and more, bring you back

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The 11 #1 Albums of 1979

[caption id="attachment_83500" align="alignleft" width="257"] An ad announcing The Knack’s big debut appeared in the June 16, 1979 issue of Record World[/caption] Some of the headlines from 1979, as we closed out a decade… NASA’s Voyager 1 made its closest approach

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Radio Hits in March 1965: Look Back

The British Invasion was in full swing as many of these acts shared the spotlight with U.S. pop and soul singers. No surprise who was #1

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The #1 Albums of 1980: Brick by Brick

Just 10 albums – including two film soundtracks and releases by several classic rock favorites – topped the U.S. sales charts. We tell their stories

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Radio Hits in March 1977: Look Back

Top 40 radio featured plenty of rock artists but the sounds were a bit softer. Bob Seger and Kansas had their first hits. Check out the list

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Best Weekly Singles Charts of All-Time: 1970 Edition

The week of March 21, 1970, was a magical one for the U.S. pop singles chart, with new hits from Three Dog Night, the Jackson 5, and the Beatles vying to be #1

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The #1 Albums of 1971: 14 Stories

The year was marked by great releases by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and others. But the sales chart was dominated by a singer-songwriter

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Radio Hits in March 1970

The Beatles’ influence was all over the Top 40 this week, joined by big hits from the Jackson 5 and Bobby Sherman. Thought of Frijid Pink lately?

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Radio Hits in March 1975: Look Back

Some of music’s biggest stars of the ’70s were heading to #1. This week’s chart was also a great mix of pop, rock and R&B songs

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Radio Hits of March 1972: Look Back

A prominent songwriter had a #1 hit with a borrowed song. Listeners were confused by a tune they thought was Neil Young. And T. Rex’s only U.S. hit.

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