The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

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Billboard Books, 2004 - Music - 852 pages
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This unparalleled resource provides complete, cross-referenced information for all songs and artists to make the Top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart from 1955 through 2003. Every artist entry opens with biographical information, followed by the date for each Top 40 single hit, its highest position and number of weeks on the chart, and its original label name and catalog number. Alphabetical lists by artist and by song title are followed by an extensive 'Record Holders' section that details the top 100 singles of 1955-2003, with separate charts for that period showing the top 100 artists and top singles by decade. These exhaustive lists and 300 artist photos with their fact-filled captions will be valued by record collectors, DJs, pop music fans, and trivia enthusiasts, as well as by radio, cable, and music industry professionals.

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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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