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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

Top Selling Albums of 1972: Look Back

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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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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Only 6 Albums Reached #1 in 1978: Here’s Why

On January 21, roughly one month after the film’s opening, its soundtrack reached #1. It remained at the top through July 8, another 24 consecutive weeks.

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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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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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The 11 #1 Albums of 1969: Look Back

In a final year of the decade, three releases accounted for 33 of the year’s weekly chart toppers. The one with the most weeks at #1 may surprise you

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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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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Top Radio Hits of 1968: Look Back

What a year! With all-time greats among the year’s best with songs by the Rascals, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Judy Collins, the Doors, the Beatles and more

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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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