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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 in January 1969: Over and Over

We’ve got some fun facts and great videos of hits from The Doors, Dusty Springfield, BJ Thomas, Tommy James and the Shondells, and more

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Top Albums of January 1977: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Nine months after its release, Bob Seger’s 2-LP live set finally enjoyed national acclaim thanks to the success of his band’s breakthrough studio album

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Top Albums in January 1981: Look Back

This week at the top of Record World’s sales chart: REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, and John Lennon were among the top-sellers

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Radio Hits in January 1969: Don’t Break My Heart

Seven months before the Woodstock festival, future classic rock hits from CCR and the Doors were side-by-side with songs by the Bee Gees, Sammy and Sly

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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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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 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 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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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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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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