Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits

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Billboard Books, 2003 - Music - 544 pages
New updated and expanded edition of the classic best-seller! The third edition ofBillboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hitsfollows the recorded history of popular music through the end of 2001. Written by Fred Bronson, author of the best-sellingBillboard Book of Number One Hits, this time-honored and reliable source of information about the most popular songs of the rock era is a must-have for all pop and chart fans. Unique in its approach to the history of recorded music, the book devotes separate chapters to such categories as the artists, the writers, the producers, the labels, the years, and the subjects. Each chapter narrows in to the best of the best—including “The Top 100 Songs of The Beatles,” “The Top 50 Songs Written by Carole King,” “The Top 50 Songs Produced by Phil Spector,” “The Top 100 Songs on Atlantic Records,” “The Top 100 Songs of 2001,” and “The Top 100 Love Songs.” This fabulous book also contains a list of “The Top 5000 Hits of the Rock Era,” from 1956 through the end of 2001. Immensely entertaining, endlessly informative, and filled with fascinating facts and figures, this brand-new third edition ofBillboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hitsis an essential music reference. • New third edition follows the history of popular music through the end of 2001 • Tracks Hot 100 charts from 1956 to the present and focuses on over 100 categories of songs • Fred Bronson is also the author of the best-selling Billboard Book of Number One Hits, now in its fourth edition • Authoritative information about the rock era and a treasury of entertaining trivia

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User Review  - luisito424 - Borders

I just buy this book today in Borders in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I don't have this book yet, but I say that it's a wonderful book, because I think that a lover of music needs this book to know all about american music. Read full review

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This book is horrible. The chart positions listed are not actual teu Billboard year end charts. In additoin, there are several numerical mistakes through the book. The index is completely off and is missing several componets that are in the book. I have to keep a separate notepad in the book to make not of missing information. It was put together in a very sloppy manner. Huge disappointment. If you are interested in this type of information, you are better off looking for books by Joel Whitburn. 

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About the author (2003)

Fred Bronsonis the author of the perennial best-sellerThe Billboard Book of Number One Hits, currently in its fourth edition, and coauthor ofDick Clark’s American Bandstand. Writer of the popular weekly column “Chart Beat” inBillboardas well as his own section of Billboard Online, he is also a cowriter of the annual TV specialAmerican Music Awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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