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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 1970: Hello and Goodbye

In the same year that we greeted a new decade, we said farewell to two music legends. No less than 16 albums topped the U.S. sales charts

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Radio Hits of January 1965: British Invasion

Songs from the Dave Clark Five, Zombies and more. And demand for the Beatles on Top 40 was so great that radio DJs played both sides of their singles

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Top Selling Albums of 1973: Come to the Dark Side

Classic rock was in its heyday and many of its biggest names released #1 albums this year. But only one could be the year’s biggest

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Top Selling Albums of 1971: What a Year!

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 of December 1970: It’s a Miracle

The first year of a new decade closed out with several future classics on the top of the charts, including one recorded three years earlier

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Radio Hits of 1968: It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas

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

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Radio Hits in December 1967: Things Were ‘Different’

A memorable year in music was coming to a close with songs that remain popular decades later. Enjoy the hits from Gladys Knight, Johnny Rivers, The Beatles and more

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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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Dec. 1968: Beatles’ White Album Hits #1

To give it some context, see what songs were being played that week on Top 40 and what other albums were keeping them company at the top of the sales chart

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#1 Singles of 1968: Those Were the Days

Five songs stayed at the top for 4 weeks or more. And thus, only 23 singles reached #1 in the U.S. that year. Ironically, 1968’s biggest was also its worst

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