The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

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Billboard Books, 1996 - Music - 831 pages
12 Reviews
Not just an update, this perennial favorite just keeps getting better, with additional biographical detail on artists previously included as well as new chart data from 1992 to the present. Comprehensive and definitive, the book lists every album to reach the top 40 of Billboard's weekly Hot 100 singles chart since 1955. 300+ photos.

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User Review  - Alyce Rocco - Goodreads

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, I owned was a much earlier edition ~ 1955 - 1984. I can not say I read every word in this reference book, but I bet I came close to doing exactly that. I used this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

I first read whatever version of this was available in 1985, and purchased the new versions as they came out. Great argument settler, too, for who recorded a song or when it came out. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Whitburn is world-renown for his vast and comprehensive expertise on and collection of charted music.

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