The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

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Billboard Books, 2000 - Music - 844 pages
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This volume provides chart information on all songs and artists to make up the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart from 1955 to the end of the 20th century. Every artist entry begins with brief biographical information, followed by the date each single first reached the Top 40, the single's highest position in the chart, the number of weeks it remained in the chart, and the single's original record label and catalogue number. Following the alphabetical listing by artist of all singles to make the Top 40 of the Billboard charts is an additional alphabetical listing by song title for easy reference and a Record Holders section detailing Top 100 Singles 1955-1999, Top 100 Artists 1955-1999, Top Artists By Decade, Top Artist Achievements, Top Singles By Decade, and No 1 Singles Listed Chronologically 1955-1999. There are captions for 300 photographs and biographical information for each artist offering facts and trivia.

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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  - Joe Pfeiler - 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



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

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