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The Book of Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Dayby Dave Mcaleer
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This entertaining book presents the U.S. and U.K. Top 20 charts side by side, month by month — showing how rock and pop developed on each side of the Atlantic. Based on the official U.S. Billboard charts and the U.K. NME/Music Week charts, this fully updated book lists the hits from January 1954 through December 2000. Each song is listed with the artist's name and nationality, record label, current and previous month's chart position, weeks on the chart, and simultaneous position on the other side of the pond. Special symbols indicate million-sellers, plus the artist's first and most recent hits. All stars and songs are indexed separately, making it easy to pinpoint any Top 20 hit. This handy reference offers instant nostalgia for those who remember the hits, and a fun history lesson for those who don't.
A fun way to recall of discover five decades of Top 20 hits at a glance. Unlike any other chart book, The Book of Hit Singles presents the US and UK Top 20 charts side by side, month by month--showing at a glance the development of rock and pop on both sides of the Atlantic. Based on the official Billboard and NME/Music Week charts, this book is instant nostalgia if you remember the hits, and a fun history lesson if you don't.
Based on the official Top 20 charts from Billboard in the US and NME/Music Week in the UK, this entertaining book shows at a glance the monthly international status of the hits. The fully updated and revised fourth edition lists the charts since they began in January 1954 all the way through December 2000. Each song is listed with artist name and nationality, current and previous month's chart position, record label, weeks on the chart, and simultaneous position on the "other side of the pond." Special symbols indicate million-sellers, plus artists' first and most recent hits. All stars and songs are indexed separately, making it especially easy to pinpoint any Top 20 hit. Includes 200 photos, plus new pop trivia and star gossip!
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