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by Joel Whitburn

ePub The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009 download
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Joel Whitburn
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Billboard Books; 9th Revised, Expanded ed. edition (October 5, 2010)
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The information contained in the book is excellent for anyone interested in a compilation of the biggest hits from 1955 to 2009 and facts about the artists.

Publication Date: July 18, 2012. The information contained in the book is excellent for anyone interested in a compilation of the biggest hits from 1955 to 2009 and facts about the artists. But the conversion of the book to the Kindle format for Android devices leaves much to be desired. Specifically, the layout of the Artist information section is absolutely terrible. The information on each page of the section appears in an area about one-third of the width of the page. In some cases, headings with artist names break at inappropriate places.

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Start by marking The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I can not say I read every word in this reference book, but I bet I came close to doing exactly that. I used this book so often, I had to tape the cover back on (not hardcover).

The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music. Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s

The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music. Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal Rock Around the Clock all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out Poker face, this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring.

The Billboard Top 40 Hits Is Not Chronological. It is an "alphabetical" listing by "artist" of top 40 chart positions and song details.

The Billboard Hot 100 chart ranks the top 100 songs of the week based on sales, radio airplay, and streaming activity. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. Popular Charts.

This is an exhaustive resource of up-to-date chart information on every artist and song to hit the Top 40 on Billboard's pop singles charts since 1955. It is an exhaustive resource of up-to-date chart information and includes not just America's most popular songs in a quick, easy-to-read guide, but also biographical information on the artists, lists of record holders, top artists by decade and much more. Format Paperback 984 pages.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th. Publisher: Billboard Books. Publication Date: 2010. The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal Rock Around the Clock all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out Poker face, this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s. Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades.

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The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know?    • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot.   • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990.    • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.”   • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks.   • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s.   • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring.    • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!
  • This is my 4th version of this book. I have been using this book for 25 years or more for reference on top 40 records. Being a DJ for years helped and just putting together classic cd collections by using this book helps me keep all my records,cd's and LP's in correct order because of the years and the dates I list. You can find what records made the top 40 from 1955 all the way up to 2009. Now after 2000 you have a lot of rap and hip hop records if you are into that or if the files your looking for are from the 60's 70's 80's or the 50's this book is for you. I swear by it.Why have I bought 3 versions before this one...I wore them out.

  • I bought the Kindle version of the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition. The information contained in the book is excellent for anyone interested in a compilation of the biggest hits from 1955 to 2009 and facts about the artists. But the conversion of the book to the Kindle format for Android devices leaves much to be desired. Specifically, the layout of the Artist information section is absolutely terrible. The information on each page of the section appears in an area about one-third of the width of the page. In some cases, headings with artist names break at inappropriate places. For instance, on a Galaxy Note 4, at a comfortable font size for reading, the last two letters of Aaliyah's name are on a separate line from the rest of her name. Most lines of text on the phone have room for only two or three words; fine print sometimes gets to five words. About a word more fits on a line on a 9.7 inch Android tablet. I have tried the narrow margins setting in the app, to no avail. In short, the conversion of the book to Kindle makes for a very unpleasant reading experience.

  • If you're a fan of Pop Music btwn 1955-2009 this is one of the BEST books ever to buy for yourself or as a gift. You'll hear a song on the radio you haven't heard in a long while, will open the book to find out where it charted and will find yourself 30 minutes later leafing through it looking up songs/bands you love. It's mind-blowing. Discovering that The Who only ever peaked at #9 while other one hit wonders only charted in the Top 40 once and peaked at #1? It's awesome. I own this book and have given it as a gift to a bunch of people and it's always a BIG hit. I've read that this Vol. (Vol. 9) is the last one to be printed. I also own Vol. 8 and that's just as great. Grab one of these (all of the ones I've purchased I bought used through Amazon) before they become even harder/more expensive to find. They're definitely worth it!

  • This book was a vital source of information when I was in the radio business. I've worn out two copies over the past twenty-plus years and am now on my third copy. Being a music lover with an appetite for knowledge of Top 40 chart history, I purchased this one to enjoy in my leisure time.

    Thanks to Joel Whitburn and his staff for their diligence in compiling the chart information in this book. There are many variations of Billboard chart info books in print, but this is the most valuable and basic reference source available. It contains the info you need and the layout makes it easy to use. If you're into music research or just hungry for personal info about your favorite songs, this is the book you want. There has been a copy of this book in every radio control room I've ever stepped into. I honestly don't know what I would have done without this book and the valuable information it contains.

  • Music lovers will definitely find this book a "must-have". As you flip through the pages, you will get to remember that long-forgotten song you used to listen back in the day, how popular it was and when it reached its peak position at the Billboard's top 40. The book is essentially organized by artist and their chart achievements, but there are also smaller sections where song titles are organized alphabetically (with its peak position and year), #1 songs by year (and # of weeks at the position) and artist rankings based on chart performance. So all that means that regardless of your research criteria, you will probably find this book friendly and easy to navigate. It's been great not only to read, but also to build my music library organized by dates and discover "new" old songs I've never paid attention to. If you subscribe to one of these streaming services and plan to build an entirely different playlist to share and enjoy, this book might be of great help.

  • If you've ever wanted to be a disc jockey or host a countdown of your own, this book is a bible unto you. It's an absolute necessity for those who listened to "American Top 40" back in the day. The Billboard chart used to be reverenced and revered. Now everyone uses Mediabase.

  • This book is probably the greatest single reference for the modern popular music fan. The last edition of "Top 40 Hits" that I owned only covered up to 1990, and it was around 600 pages long. This new edition goes all the way up to 2009 and it's huge---900 pages---almost a third longer. I have been without one of these Whitburn "Top 40" references for a while and I had forgotten how much I missed having it as a music listening tool. With this book you can identify your favorite top 40 hit record (from 2009 back to 1955) when you hear it on the radio, or just look up your favorite song titles to see when they were hits, and learn their peak chart position. Or you can see just how many of your favorite band or artist's songs made it to Top 40 hit status. The thoroughness of Whitburn's research is unbelievable! In this latest edition there is still trivia about many of the bands and artists including listings of many bandmembers and their previous and subsequent musical involvement. And in the hands of a skilled music programmer, this book is a powerful programming tool. So it is both entertaining and useful. I guess it's all a matter of perspective, but since I received my copy it has never been up on the shelf. It is out on the table, and used almost constantly. This was some of the best reference book money I have spent in a long time.