Joel Whitburn's Pop Hits 1940-1954: Singles and Albums / Edition 2

Joel Whitburn's Pop Hits 1940-1954: Singles and Albums / Edition 2

by Joel Whitburn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898201527

ISBN-13: 9780898201529

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Record Research, Incorporated

Pop Hits Singles & Albums is four big books in one covering the wonderful era of big bands, classic crooners, classy female vocalists and smooth vocal groups. The first section is an artist-by-artist anthology of classic pop songs with complete chart data and now shows every record's B-side. Following is a year-by-year ranking of all the hits which includes each…  See more details below

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Pop Hits Singles & Albums is four big books in one covering the wonderful era of big bands, classic crooners, classy female vocalists and smooth vocal groups. The first section is an artist-by-artist anthology of classic pop songs with complete chart data and now shows every record's B-side. Following is a year-by-year ranking of all the hits which includes each song's songwriter(s). For the first time ever are the Top 10 charts for every week from 1940-54. And finally, the complete story of the early pop albums chart is told artist-by-artist - showing all chart data and every track from every album!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898201529
Publisher:
Record Research, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Music Reference Series: Chart History
Edition description:
2ND ED..
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note7
The Singles
Researching Billboard's Pop Singles Charts11
User's Guide14
Singles by Artist19
Key To Symbols: An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every single that made Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 195420
Pop Annual: A yearly ranking, by highest position, of every single that made Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954145
Each year begins with a
Time Capsule
Top 20 Artists Ranking
Top Songwriters
Top Artist Debuts
Song Title Index: An alphabetical listing, by song title, of every single that made Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954263
The Singles Wrap-Up
Backing Performer Cross Reference289
The Top Artists
Top 150 Artists In Rank Order297
Top 150 Artists In A-Z Order299
Top 20 Artists By Half-Decade (with photos)300
Top Artists By Category (Vocalists/Groups/Jazz/Country/Novelty/Big Band, etc.)301
Top Artist Achievements302
Most Chart Hits
Most Top 10 Hits
Most Top 5 Hits
Most #1 Hits
Most Weeks At The #1 Position
Most Consecutive #1 Hits
Most 2-Sided Hits
Top Artists Who Never Hit #1
Top Artist Debuts303
Top 100 Songwriters305
One-Hit Wonders305
The Top Singles
Top 100 #1 Singles308
Top 40 #1 Singles By Half-Decade310
Top POPular Recordings: Instrumental / Novelty / Christmas313
Singles Of Longevity314
Songs With Longest Titles315
Songs With Most Charted Versions315
MVPs--Most Valuable Platters316
Academy Award-Winning Songs317
Year-By-Year Synopsis317
Top Record Labels317
The #1 Singles: A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 single319
Top 10 Singles Charts: A week-by-week chronicle of the Top 10 of every Billboard "Best Selling Singles" chart327
The Albums
Researching Billboard's Pop Albums Charts513
User's Guide515
Albums by Artist517
Key To Symbols: An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every album that made Billboard's Pop Albums charts from 1945 through 1954518
Each album title includes an index of cuts from that album
Albums by Category
Movie Soundtracks553
Original Casts556
Songs Of Our Times558
Various Artist Compilations560
The Albums Wrap-Up
Top 40 Artists In Rank Order563
Top 40 Artists In A-Z Order563
Top Artist Achievements564
Most Chart Albums
Most #1 Albums
Most Weeks At The #1 Position
Top 5 MVP Photos
MVPs--Most Valuable Platters565
Albums Of Longevity566
Top 50 #1 Albums567
Photos of the Top 24 #1 Albums
The #1 Albums: A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 album571

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