Joel Whitburn

Top Pop Singles 1955-1999

2000 (Copyright)

Main Details
Author Joel Whitburn
Publisher Record Research, Inc.
Copyright 2000
Identifying Codes
Series Number 9
Format Hardback
Publication Location United States
Page Count / Font 936 pages
Language English
Chapters About the Author
Author's Note
Researching Billboard's Pop Charts
What's New With This Edition
User's Guide

Artist Section
Song Title Section

Top Artists
-Top 500 Artists In Rank and A-Z Order
-Paul Grein Commentary
-Top 25 Artists By Decade
-Top Artists By Year & Category
-Top Artists By Decade & Category
-Top Artist Achievements
-Top Artist Debuts

Top Hits
-All-Time Top 100 Hits
-Top 25 Hits Of Each Decade
-Records Debuting In Top 3

-Singles Of Longevity By Decade
-Singles With Longest Titles
-Songs With Most Charted Versions
-MVPs - Most Valuable Platters
-Top Record Labels
-Label Abbreviations

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
#1 Hits
Notes Record Research's flagship book, Top Pop Singles, was updated for the first time since 1997. This edition mostly focused on the new configuration of '90s titles.

This was the first edition:
- since Billboard changed its policy on letting non-singles chart on the Hot 100 in 1998
- to highlight 90's songs that were released as a "45"
- to identify Sales and Airplay songs in a superscript by peak position
- to highlight songs that were available as commercial CD singles (that were charted on the then-revised Hot 100)

This was the only edition to feature songs that were available only as Promotional CD singles (for non-commercial singles that charted on the then-revised Hot 100)


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