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

Radio Hits in October 1965: Look Back

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” – one of the most recorded songs ever – was #1 this week in 1965. But a few months later an instrumental would beat it for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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Radio Hits in October 1969: Look Back

The Stones, Beatles and Elvis shared the spotlight this week along with some huge bubblegum hits. The full chart is about as good as it gets

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Look Back: The Top-Selling Albums of 1980

Many all-time classics were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are the #5 and #6 best sellers of all time

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Radio Hits in October 1974: Look Back (at ‘Nothing’)

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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Radio Hits in September 1968: Look Back

Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had some all-time greats in its Top 10 this week including The Beatles’ longest-running #1

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Radio Hits In September 1964: Look Back

The Top 10 during this week on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring songs from several British Invasion acts

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Look Back: Top Selling Albums of 1971

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 in September 1973: Look Back

Five all-time classic rock hits were in the Top 10 this week in 1973 on Boston’s Top 40 station WRKO. Could it get any better than this?

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Radio Hits in September 1971: Look Back

Some all-time classics by Rod Stewart, the Moody Blues and The Who were still climbing the chart while the Top 10 had a mix of pop, soul and rock favorites

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Radio Hits in September 1972: Look Back

This week on Los Angeles’ Top 40 KHJ included some all-time classic rock greats including hits by the O’Jays, the Raspberries, Moody Blues + Three Dog Night

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