|First posted 9/25/2012; updated 3/16/2021.|
Hit Records (Music Vendor/Record World):
Top 100 Songs, 1954-1982
This list is from a book published by Record Research, the company Joel Whitburn founded which packages books based on music chart data. As Whitburn says in the introduction, this is his “first research work that is entirely outside the covers of Billboard magazine.” This covers charts from Music Vendor and Record World from October 4, 1954 to April 10, 1982. It is, While the charts are very similar, there are some differences of interest to chart aficionados. Here’s the list of the top 100 songs according to the book (pages 403-4).
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