Hit Records #101-150: 1959-1982


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Now accounted for in music history are many songs that are “Hall of Fame” classics, regional surf, hot rod, garage rock, and doo-wop. The #101-150 chart was also the home of the popular compositions of many jazz and blues artists. These along with thousands of obscurities are thoroughly researched. Also appearing is the B-side of every single, plus a biography for every new artist.

On February 23, 1959, Music Vendor magazine introduced “Beat of the Week…And Heading For the Top 100 – Popular” chart. This was 15 weeks prior to Billboard magazine introducing its “Bubbling Under” chart. Music Vendor’s chart grew to 50 positions. In April of 1964, Music Vendor became Record World and this chart was retitled “Singles Coming Up.” From 1974 until 1982 (last year of Record World magazine), while Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart featured only 10 song titles, Record World’s #101-150 chart hosted 40 more titles!

#101-150 Hit Records: 1959-1982 is the research of approximately 4,500 song titles that do not appear in our Top Pop Singles book, which features all songs that made Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart and “Bubbling Under the Hot 100” chart, nor do they appear in our Hit Records book, which features all songs that made the Music Vendor / Record World “Top 100” pop singles charts.

Here is a sampling of classics that now have chart data:

– Aerosmith … Train Kept A Rollin’

– The Beach Boys … Surf’s Up

– Black Sabbath … Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath

– David Bowie … Heroes

– Captain Beefheart … Diddy Wah Diddy

– Eric Clapton … Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

– Deep Purple … Stormbringer

– Bob Dylan … Blowin’ In The Wind

– Emerson, Lake & Palmer … Fanfare For The Common Man

– Grateful Dead … U.S. Blues

– Elton John … Take Me To The Pilot

– Carole King … Up On The Roof

– Bob Marley … Waiting In Vain

– Marilyn Monroe … I Wanna Be Loved By You

– Pink Floyd … Comfortably Numb

– James Taylor … Sweet Baby James

– The Who … Substitute

Over 100 major artists have 5-10 titles in this book. Those songs do not appear in any of our other pop singles books, including songs by:

– Annette

– Chuck Berry

– Johnny Cash

– The Beach Boys

– Dion

– Fats Domino

– The Drifters

– The Fireballs

– Bill Haley & His Comets

– Herman’s Hermits

– Brian Hyland

– The Kingston Trio

– Ricky Nelson

– Johnny Rivers

– Tommy Roe

– Jack Scott

– Frank Sinatra

– The Ventures

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in

176 pages



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