Framing each playlist are seven definitive photos of either picture sleeves or sheet music covers that display the character and trends belonging to that month, for a total of 1,218 photos.
Each yearly Cross Reference page lists, by artist, the ranking and month(s) where an artist’s hits can be found.
All #1 hits are highlighted in red.
Also new to any of Joel’s books is his “Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Road To The Top 40,” which shows the chronological progression, by song, of rock ‘n’ roll from the sidelines to the top of the charts.
Oldies fans and those nostalgic for radio’s glory days will linger in these pages.