Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pop Music Chart Day


Sample Chart
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 By Akindman,

On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade. The first Music Popularity Chart was calculated in July 1940. A variety of song charts followed, which were eventually consolidated into the Hot 100 by mid-1958. The Hot 100 currently combines single sales, radio airplay and digital downloads.

All of Billboard's charts use this basic formula. What separates the charts is which stations and stores are used – each musical genre having a core audience or retail group. Each genre's department at Billboard is headed up by a chart manager, who makes these determinations.

Here are some of the Top Pop Music Charts:

1950’s
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  1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  2. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  3. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
  4. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
  5. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
  6. What'd I Say - Ray Charles
  7. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
  8. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  9. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
  10. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly & the Crickets


1960’s

  1. Respect - Aretha Franklin
  2. Louie Louie - Kingsmen
  3. Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  5. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  6. Hey Jude - Beatles
  7. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
  8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
  9. My Girl - Temptations
  10. Light My Fire - Doors


1970
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  1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  2. Hotel California - The Eagles
  3. Imagine - John Lennon
  4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  5. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  6. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  7. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
  10. Let's Stay Together - Al Green


1980’s

  1. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  2. Every Breath You Take - Police
  3. When Doves Cry - Prince
  4. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5
  5. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
  6. Like a Virgin - Madonna
  7. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.
  8. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  9. Don't You Want Me? - Human League
  10. Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


1990’s

  1. Hold On - Wilson Phillips
  2. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
  3. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  4. Poison - Bell Biv Devoe
  5. Vogue - Madonna
  6. Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
  7. Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  8. Hold On - En Vogue
  9. Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
  10. Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi


2000’s

  1. Crazy in Love - Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
  2. Hey Ya! - OutKast
  3. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  4. Lose Yourself - Eminem
  5. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
  6. Gold Digger - Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
  7. Sexy Back- Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland
  8. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
  9. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  10. In Da Club - 50 Cent


While doing the research for this article, I found several good site that I sure many of your will enjoy.

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