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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 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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Radio Hits in December 1969: Leaving a Decade Behind

As a memorable decade ended, some memorable songs dominated the chart including favorites from Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Fifth Dimension

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The #1 Singles of 1965: The British Are Coming

The British Invasion was in full swing with a dozen songs at the top of the U.S. chart, including 5 from The Beatles. It’s quite a list

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Radio Hits in December 1977: Getting Sentimental

A Queen song, synonymous with sports championships, topped the radio charts this week, which also included hits by Santana, Randy Newman and Fleetwood Mac

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