Was it Elton John who once said his songs were ‘disposable’? If its disposable how come people like you and me still enjoy old pop songs 30-something years later?

This site is a celebration of the music that dominated the airwaves during the ‘Golden Age’ of pop/rock from the years 1963 through 1988. You will find every one of the songs that made the Billboard Top 40 as well as songs that made the Cashbox Hot 100, all listed by year and by month, with Top 40 position and a wealth of other information, including:

  • songwriter
  • artist who first recorded the song
  • other artists to record the song
  • interesting information about making of the recording

Some entries have a lot of information, some have very little; however this is a ‘live’ document that is continually being updated.¬† So come back often!


5 responses »

  1. tad says:

    I think U R doing a very valuable thing here. A few of the songs U’ve listed I haven’t thot of in YRS & was suprised 2 C some1 else knew about them. U’ve also posted quite a few songs that JUST MISSED the Top 40 — it would B neat 2 C where they peaked at, if that’s possible at some point….

    • chblack says:

      If I ever get access to the Billboard Hot 100 charts I can list the chart position of the ‘bottom-dwellers’ but at this time I do not have those charts.

  2. tad says:

    chblack: I have set-up a link 2 yr website at my site (http://www.tadsweirdassmusicandbooks.co.cc/), & have reviewed soma the 4got10 singles U’ve listed here in a series of posts U’ll find under the titles “Great Lost Singles” or some variation thereof. The link 2 yr site is posted under “Great Lost Singles, Part 341,” which I posted a few days ago. I’d bn reviewing what I thot were 4got10 or overlooked (mostly early-’70s) singles 4 months now, but tripping over yr site awhile back helped jar my memry about a few (Freda Payne, Travis Wammack & others, & it was a Google search 4 Heaven Bound’s “500 Miles” that brot me here), & I have since reviewed all of those at my site. Please feel welcome 2 visit & comment if U want, & please keep up the Good Work here — if nothing else, yr postings give me something new 2 comment on & trigger memries about more stuff I can write-up 4 my site. Many thanx!

    • chblack says:

      Got your website link and I will take a look if not tonight very soon. Thanks for linking to me here! Oh and I must check out the chart website you mentioned SOMETIME when I’m not updating the blog.

  3. tad says:

    …Well, I can’t get the link 2 work right 4 some reason, I THINK I got yr address right — NEway, it’s posted 4 people 2 follow if they’re intrested. & Bing the BIG Chart-Trivia fanatic that U R, U might really Njoy “The Airheads Radio Survey Archive” at http://las-solanas.com/arsa/stations.php — the database lists chart info 4 more than 900 radio stations worldwide, from stations I grew-up listening-2 2 the famous British “pirate” station of the mid-’60s Radio Caroline. The database tracks more than 50,000 charted hit singles, & some of their info goes back as far as 1960 — at least from what I’ve found so far. I know the site could keep U busy 4 hrs, I’ve already burned my eyes out lookin at it.
    & judging by yr ongoing “What I’m Listening To” list, U’ve got pretty good taste…
    All D Best!

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