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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 October 1974: The ‘New’ Math

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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The Nine #1 Albums of 1981: Take It on the Run

Each of the releases had a different story to tell. Many were from artists who had paid their dues for years. Others were from superstars returning to the top

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‘Rumour’ Has It: Only 5 Albums Were #1 in 1977

Albums from two of rock’s biggest names accounted for 43 of the year’s 52 weeks, a staggering total. They remain among the biggest sellers of all time

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Prince Dominates Album Sales Chart

The anticipated rush for Prince’s music has arrived at retail and ecommerce sites. And the artist’s albums aren’t the only classic rock releases topping the charts

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