The Billboard Book of Number One Hits

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Billboard Books, 2003 - Music - 980 pages
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Before MTV and VH1 . . . before books with “Stories Behind the Songs” of popular recording artists, there were Fred Bronson’s stories behind the top chart hits. Now in its 5th edition,The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hitsonce again provides the inside scoop behind every song since 1955 known to reach the pinnacle of the legendary and most respected record chart in the world—Billboard’s Hot 100. Entries include vivid anecdotes from the hit-making artists, songwriters, and producers; a brief history of the song; the chart entry date and position; the number of weeks on the chart; the date the song reached number one; and much more. Fascinating and engrossing, this reference is the ultimate music source for every rock fan!
 

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Essential for pop music fans. Even in the Wikipedia era where the reference materials are easy enough to look up on your own, the stories are a lot of fun to read. Read full review

Review: The Billboard Book of Number One Hits

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Essential for pop music fans. Even in the Wikipedia era where the reference materials are easy enough to look up on your own, the stories are a lot of fun to read. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Fred Bronsonhas been called “America’s foremost chart journalist.” He writes the popular “Chart Beat” column inBillboardmagazine, as well as his own chart-oriented section of Billboard.com. The author ofBillboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits, now in its third edition, he lives in Los Angeles.

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