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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

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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Radio Hits in November 1976: More Cowbell!

A novelty hit topped this week’s chart but there were huge rock hits from Frampton, Boston, Kiss, Rod Stewart and Steve Miller. More cowbell, anyone?

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The #1 Singles of 1967, With Love

26 songs reached the top of the U.S. pop chart that year. And in many cases, there are some wild stories behind these rock, pop and R&B hits

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Top Albums October 1981: All Rock

Though Top 40 programmers stubbornly played songs by A/C acts, the top 9 slots on the US album sales chart were occupied by rock acts

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Top Selling Albums of 1979: End of an Era

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era were side-by-side with popular disco releases on the year’s U.S. sales charts

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Radio Hits in October 1978: Kenny and Stevie Were Doin’ It

The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that format

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Top Selling Albums of 1972: Rock’s Golden Era

Some of the biggest names in classic rock dominated the radio and sales charts throughout the decade. This year was no exception

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