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

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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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898201529
  • Publisher: Record Research, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Music Reference Series: Chart History
  • Edition description: 2ND ED..
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note 7
The Singles
Researching Billboard's Pop Singles Charts 11
User's Guide 14
Singles by Artist 19
Key To Symbols: An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every single that made Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954 20
Pop Annual: A yearly ranking, by highest position, of every single that made Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954 145
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 1954 263
The Singles Wrap-Up
Backing Performer Cross Reference 289
The Top Artists
Top 150 Artists In Rank Order 297
Top 150 Artists In A-Z Order 299
Top 20 Artists By Half-Decade (with photos) 300
Top Artists By Category (Vocalists/Groups/Jazz/Country/Novelty/Big Band, etc.) 301
Top Artist Achievements 302
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 Debuts 303
Top 100 Songwriters 305
One-Hit Wonders 305
The Top Singles
Top 100 #1 Singles 308
Top 40 #1 Singles By Half-Decade 310
Top POPular Recordings: Instrumental / Novelty / Christmas 313
Singles Of Longevity 314
Songs With Longest Titles 315
Songs With Most Charted Versions 315
MVPs--Most Valuable Platters 316
Academy Award-Winning Songs 317
Year-By-Year Synopsis 317
Top Record Labels 317
The #1 Singles: A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 single 319
Top 10 Singles Charts: A week-by-week chronicle of the Top 10 of every Billboard "Best Selling Singles" chart 327
The Albums
Researching Billboard's Pop Albums Charts 513
User's Guide 515
Albums by Artist 517
Key To Symbols: An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every album that made Billboard's Pop Albums charts from 1945 through 1954 518
Each album title includes an index of cuts from that album
Albums by Category
Movie Soundtracks 553
Original Casts 556
Songs Of Our Times 558
Various Artist Compilations 560
The Albums Wrap-Up
Top 40 Artists In Rank Order 563
Top 40 Artists In A-Z Order 563
Top Artist Achievements 564
Most Chart Albums
Most #1 Albums
Most Weeks At The #1 Position
Top 5 MVP Photos
MVPs--Most Valuable Platters 565
Albums Of Longevity 566
Top 50 #1 Albums 567
Photos of the Top 24 #1 Albums
The #1 Albums: A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 album 571
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