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Posted: 13 March 2019 at 5:36am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

kingofskiffle wrote:
Have you thought about adding the
1940-1954 data to it? Maybe for the
2020 edition? 80 years of Billboard charts? Not going to
add more than
a few pages I’d suggest.


Would add WAY more than a few pages; probably over 100 at
least. I highly doubt it will ever start earlier than
1955.
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kingofskiffle wrote:
Have you thought about adding the 1940-1954 data to it? Maybe for the
2020 edition? 80 years of Billboard charts? Not going to add more than
a few pages I’d suggest.


The singles part of "Pop Hits 1940-1954" is about 120 pages. They are the smaller book size so it would likely add 80 or so pages with the larger size book. Of course both the R&B and C&W books go all the way back to the first charts so it kind of makes sense that all three were the same, but how many pounds would that book weigh? Probably a tad bit smaller than the "Top Pop Albums 1955-2016" book.

The Hot 100 hasn't been a "Pop" chart for quite some time now so using Top Pop Singles in the title is not 100% accurate. Maybe call the book "Top Hot 100 Singles" but then again the Hot 100 didn't start until 1958 so what do you do with 1955-1958?. Damn if you do, damn if you don't! Doesn't bother me either way because I have never looked at my "Top Pop Singles 1955-2015" except for the day I bought it. I will not be buying the updated book (have bought everyone since the 3rd edition) because I will never read it.
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Posted: 20 March 2019 at 10:14am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

Books arrived here yesterday afternoon (3/19). All orders
are now being shipped!
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Posted: 20 March 2019 at 1:41pm | IP Logged Quote Ron S

Paul Haney wrote:
Well, it's finally happening!

We are now taking pre-orders for Radio & Records Top
Pop Hits 1973-2009
. Order now and save $10! Book
should be out sometime in February 2019. Lots of
different chart peaks from the Billboard Hot 100.

Go to our website for more details!


Do you have the link to the website?
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Posted: 20 March 2019 at 4:57pm | IP Logged Quote PopArchivist

Paul,

Next up Top Pop Singles 1955-2018?

I wonder if at some point the print size will get to be too many pages that you will have to do a 1955-2024 Book 1 and Book 2 for example. I could see 1940-1954 being added if that were the case.

By the way been curious, for the non-hot 100 airplay hits for an artist how do you determine if it gets listed or not. For example Miles Away by Madonna got a lot of airplay in 2008 but never charted at all if I recall, yet its not listed in her hits like Into the Groove etc are.

It would be hard to draw the line as to what is classic and what is not I would think.
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Miles Away did make #1 single sales and #2 on the dance
chart, though. Miles Away was mentioned in the 1955-2012
edition - granted, it was in the back of the book in the
#1 sales-only hits section (page 1090)

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Posted: 21 March 2019 at 5:12am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

Ron S wrote:
Do you have the link to the website?


Just go to recordresearch.com
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Posted: 21 March 2019 at 5:19am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

PopArchivist wrote:
Paul,

Next up Top Pop Singles 1955-2018?

I wonder if at some point the print size will get to be
too many pages that you will have to do a 1955-2024 Book
1 and Book 2 for example. I could see 1940-1954 being
added if that were the case.

By the way been curious, for the non-hot 100 airplay hits
for an artist how do you determine if it gets listed or
not. For example Miles Away by Madonna got a lot of
airplay in 2008 but never charted at all if I recall, yet
its not listed in her hits like Into the Groove etc are.

It would be hard to draw the line as to what is classic
and what is not I would think.


Yes, we're hard at work on Top Pop Singles 1955-2018.

The "Classic Non-Hot 100 Songs" are just an added bonus.
There are some qualifications (#1 on another chart, did
it receive an industry award, did it get a lot of airplay
as an album cut, etc.), but it's also based on the Record
Research staff's subjective opinion as well. Obviously,
there will be some arguments over what constitutes such a
thing. We don't even always agree among ourselves, but
Joel has the final say on what gets in.

We've always shied away from splitting the books into
separate volumes. Not too many customers would be
willing to pay for two volumes and it would also double
our printing costs. As for doing e-books, those just
haven't taken off as we had hoped. Most of our customers
still want the print books.
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