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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 July 1973: On the Road to Shambala

Classic rock acts dominated the Top 40 this week in 1973 with all-time greats by Three Dog Night, George Harrison, the Doobie Brothers and Jim Croce

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#1 Singles of 1970: Radio is Blastin’, Someone’s Knockin’ at the Door

Only two songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. And thus, no less than 29 singles reached #1 that year. Several musical acts had more than one

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Top-Selling Albums July 1970: Look Back

Some of the era’s legendary names in classic rock had new releases – many of which are in your collection – at the top of the sales chart this week

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The #1 Singles of 1978: Sweet Sixteen

The Bee Gees had an astounding impact on the chart this year, thanks in no small part to the success of Saturday Night Fever and brother Andy Gibb

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Radio Hits July 1967: No Need to Change the Station

The Summer of Love was in full swing and radio was playing hits by the Airplane, Grass Roots, one-hit-wonders Every Mother’s Son and Music Explosion. And, of course, Scott McKenzie’s big hit

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Radio Hits July 1966: Summer in the City

Many songs in this week’s Top 10 would become all-time classics. It wasn’t unusual for pop and rock bands to share the airwaves with popular vocalists

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The #1 Albums of 1973: All Hits, No Secrets

The Beatles as well as 3 of its members reached the top. Other classic rock giants, including the Stones, Elton John, and Led Zeppelin, are all represented

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Radio Hits in June 1968 Were Jumpin’

As summer began, future classic rock hits were being played alongside a wild assortment of soul, country and instrumental favorites

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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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Top-Selling Albums of 1980: A New Decade

Many all-time greats were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are among the biggest sellers of all time

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