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1950 page 1 from Pop Annual 1950-2023
1950 page 1 from Pop Annual 1950-2023
1970-1974 Synopsis page 1
1970-1974 Synopsis page 1
Announcing Pop Annual 1950-2023
Pop Annual 1950-2023

Printing late June of 2024
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Announcing the upcoming 10th edition of our beloved Pop Annual. The new edition of this music fan favorite boasts 12 more yearly rankings over its predecessor, as we take it back to the beginning of the Fifties and update it through 2023. Also new to this book are half-decade synopses of the Top 10s among artists, songwriters and songs, as well as Top Artist Debuts, and news tidbits. Journey across this musical landscape of ~1,000 pages packed with stats detailing every song and artist to hit Billboard's pop singles charts, whether they ascended to #1 or #135, over the past 74 years.

Printing late June, 2024

1950 page 1 from Pop Annual 1950-2023
1970-74 Synopsis_Page_1
1970-74 Top Artist Debuts & News Tidbits
first page of 2021 ranking of all songs that appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 and Bubbling Under the Hot 100 charts
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Available in color and black and white.



It now takes two volumes to cover the  complete research of every song and artist that ever hit Billboard magazine’s early pop singles, “Hot 100” and “Bubbling Under” charts since the dawn of the rock era.  Every song, whether it was a month-long chart-topper or hit #135 for a single week, is presented with our robust research.  These data-dense books present an objective history of mainstream music in an A-Z artist section, song title section, rankings, and more. 

The Record Research Library

Music Chart Data ...

... by Artist

... by Decade

and MORE!

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Then, You Have a Heart for the Charts!

Record Research's reference books are relied upon by music industry professionals and devoted music fans worldwide. Extending from 1900 through today, Record Research covers the music charts of many genres (Pop, Country, R&B, Rock, AC, and Dance). 

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