Joel Whitburn

Top Adult Contemporary 1961-2001

2002 (Copyright)

Main Details
Author Joel Whitburn
Publisher Record Research, Inc.
Cover Art by Dean Eggert Design
Series Adult Contemporary Singles
Copyright 2002
Identifying Codes
ISBN 0-89820-149-7
Edition No. 3
Format Hardback
Publication Location United States
Page Count / Font 352 pages
Language English
Chapters Author's Note
Sypnosis Of Billboard's Adult Contemporary Charts 1961-2001
What's New With This Edition
User's Guide

Artist Section

Song Title Section

Top Artists
-Top 200 Artists In Rank Order and A-Z Order
-Top 20 Artists: 1961-69/1970s/1980s/1990-2001
-Top Artist Achievements (Most chart hits/Top 20 hits/Top 10 hits/#1 hits/weeks at #1 position/non-Hot 100 AC hits/most AC hits only)

Top Hits
-Top 50 #1 Hits: All-Time/1961-69/1970s/1980s/1990-2001
-Top 40 Adult Contemporary Hits By Year: 1955-1961
-Singles Of Longevity: 1961-69/1970s/1980s/1990-2001

#1 Hits
Notes This was the third edition of Joel Whitburn's Top Adult Contemporary books, which contain the research of Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts. The AC chart began on July 17, 1961, and this edition contains chart data up until December 29, 2001. New features included: B-sides (next to all singles); pictures of Top 100 artists next to their listing; big hits and hot streaks highlighted; record price guide and picture sleeve guide; Hot 100 Airplay & Sales hits shown in "Pop Position" column; and artists cross referenced in bold type.

NOTE: It is worth noting that, in this edition, there is no "+" sign next to the debut date, as there was no mention at all about songs peaking the next year after it debuted

The book was dedicated to Joel's daughter Kim Marie and his grandson Nathaniel David, as well as his Record Research employees


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