Cash Box Looking Ahead 1959-1993
For this book, we researched EVERY title that peaked on the Cash Box "Looking Ahead" charts. There are 6,378 total titles by 3,262 artists. Of those 6,378 titles, there are 3,562 (that’s well over half) that are exclusive to this book and do not appear in our Top Pop Singles book! This chart information has NEVER been compiled ANYWHERE. To insure research accuracy, we painstakingly detailed, week by week, the journey of each song entry, chart by chart.
The "Looking Ahead" chart started on October 3, 1959 (with 20 positions) and grew to 50 positions by April 29, 1961. It stayed at 50 positions all through the 1960s. It continued through the 1970s at mainly 20-30 positions until it ceased on February 27, 1982. On August 4, 1990 it came back as a 15-position chart which finally ceased on March 27, 1993.
Here’s some interesting chart exclusives ...
Early chart hits for:
Great forgotten “girl groups”:
Regional garage band favorites:
Also, there are many obscure doo-wop, orchestral, bubblegum, R&B, dance and hard-rock titles that are now accounted for in charted music history.