Who had more #1 hits: Bing or Elvis? Sinatra or Jolson? When was the duo of Ada Jones and Billy Murray popular? What songs were topping the charts at the milestones in your life? The answers to these and many more queries can be found in A Century of Pop Music - 100 yearly rankings of the Top 40 songs of every year of the century. Here is the prime of Pop's past, from ragtime to rap, from crooners to country, from big bands to R&B, from the cylinder to the CD.
(Book). Pop into the new millennium with 100 separate rankings of the Top 40 songs of every year from 1900 through 1999! Whatever your generation, A Century of Pop Hits holds the soundtrack of your life. This chronological tour through the prime of pop music's past takes you from ragtime to rap, from crooners to country, from big bands to R&B, from the cylinder to the CD. Each of the 100 yearly rankings are based on America's weekly popular music charts and include chart data on every hit! All artists appearing within the yearly rankings are listed alphabetically in the artist section. The title section shows all 4,000 hits alphabetically with each title's peak position and peak year. Ten fascinating articles highlight the events, moods, and music trends of each decade. Sprinkled throughout the book are pictures of the top artists and rankings of each decade's top hits and top artists. A Century of Pop Hits is sure to spark hours of fun and great musical memories, and provide countless trivia challenges.