Top Pop Singles 1955-2002
Of the 14 print editions of our all-time, best-selling book, this 10th edition is the only one to show key information in red type! (Click on the sample pages to see what a difference red ink makes.) This book contains all of the songs and artists that appeared on Billboard's early pop singles and Hot 100 charts from 1955-2002.
Quickly spot the following in red type:
All artist names / The Top 3 or 5 Hits of top artists / Peak chart year of every artist / All #1 hits marked with an easy-to-spot / Picture Sleeve, Cassette, CD, DVD and "45" Vinyl Symbols / Artist's ranking in the Top 600 Artists / Strings of 5 or more consecutive Top 40 hits have their peak positions in a shaded red box / Singles that hit #1 on other Billboard charts (R&B, Country, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks) / All Top 10 peak positions in song title section
Comprehensive, Essential Chart Data:
Peak chart position / Chart debut date / Total weeks charted / Original label & number / Peak position on Billboard's multiple weekly '55-'58 pop singles charts ("Top 100," "Best Sellers," "Juke Box" and "Disc Jockey") / Peak position on Billboard's special weekly '84-'99 "Hot 100 Airplay and "Hot 100 Sales" charts / Total weeks at #1 or #2 / RIAA Platinum/Gold Certification / Artist peak year of chart popularity / Re-entries (recharted singles) or special types of singles, such as Novelty, Live, Comedy, Christmas, or Instrumental singles are indicated with a special symbol / Every Top 200 artist is pictured by their listing / The B-sides of all charted singles, as well as additional tracks on charted cassette singles and compact discs are shown / A fully updated record price guide / New and updated artist biographies (all artists now have a bio) / Expanded title notes reveal more information
Special Bonus Sections:
Special Bonus Pages feature photos of rare picture sleeves and records, selected CDs 1999-2002 and selected cassettes 1990-1998 / Complete A to Z Song Title Section (includes special key word headings to help quickly find multiple titles that begin with the same word) / All-time Top 600 Artist Ranking / Top Artist Achievements / Top Hits & Record Breakers / #1 Hits in Chronological Order / "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" Inductees