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Thread started 03/25/19 1:38pm

djdaffy1227

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For chart lovers (like me), Radio & Records charts

For Christmas my wife bought me the new Joel Whitburn book of the Radio & Records charts from 1973-2009 (its entire run before being taken over by Billboard). It just came in today. Radios & Records magazine was a radio trade magazine that compiled its charts from radio airplay across America. Prince ony had 5 #1's on Billboard's Hot 100 charts but had 9 #1's on the R&R charts:

When doves cry

Let's go crazy

Purple Rain

Raspberry beret

Kiss

Batdance

Cream

Diamonds & Pearls

The most beautiful girl in the world

He had 34 songs on the charts all together. I know charts aren't the end all/be all of things but I find them fascinating smile

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Reply #1 posted 03/25/19 2:12pm

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When I was making the 80s and early 90s pages on my discog site I was quite amazed at the sheer amount of Prince and Prince-penned songs that were released as singles or promos. I thought just imagine being a radio DJ back then, you'd get a new Prince-penned song every other week or so for a decade.
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Reply #2 posted 03/26/19 7:59am

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djdaffy1227 said:

For Christmas my wife bought me the new Joel Whitburn book of the Radio & Records charts from 1973-2009 (its entire run before being taken over by Billboard). It just came in today. Radios & Records magazine was a radio trade magazine that compiled its charts from radio airplay across America. Prince ony had 5 #1's on Billboard's Hot 100 charts but had 9 #1's on the R&R charts:

When doves cry

Let's go crazy

Purple Rain

Raspberry beret

Kiss

Batdance

Cream

Diamonds & Pearls

The most beautiful girl in the world

He had 34 songs on the charts all together. I know charts aren't the end all/be all of things but I find them fascinating smile

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Another Billboard competitor was Cash Box, which had all the same Prince songs hit #1 as Radio & Records, plus "Thieves in the Temple."

Nine number ones in Radio & Records and ten in Cash Box makes me wonder why Billboard only had five.

Like you, I find charts fascinating, even though they have all sorts of problems.

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Reply #3 posted 03/26/19 8:44am

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scratchtasia said:

djdaffy1227 said:

For Christmas my wife bought me the new Joel Whitburn book of the Radio & Records charts from 1973-2009 (its entire run before being taken over by Billboard). It just came in today. Radios & Records magazine was a radio trade magazine that compiled its charts from radio airplay across America. Prince ony had 5 #1's on Billboard's Hot 100 charts but had 9 #1's on the R&R charts:

When doves cry

Let's go crazy

Purple Rain

Raspberry beret

Kiss

Batdance

Cream

Diamonds & Pearls

The most beautiful girl in the world

He had 34 songs on the charts all together. I know charts aren't the end all/be all of things but I find them fascinating smile

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Another Billboard competitor was Cash Box, which had all the same Prince songs hit #1 as Radio & Records, plus "Thieves in the Temple."

Nine number ones in Radio & Records and ten in Cash Box makes me wonder why Billboard only had five.

Like you, I find charts fascinating, even though they have all sorts of problems.

Yes! I have the Cashbox books from Joel Whitburn as well. Plus the Music World-Record Vendor books!

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Reply #4 posted 03/26/19 12:18pm

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Oh man, when I was a teenager in the early 80s, the local indie store would put up the weekly Billboard Top 100 above their rack of new 45s. I was *fascinated* with chart positions, how the songs went up and down the list... To this day I can still remember highest chart positions of many of my favorite songs from that time period. It's weird how that stuff stuck in my brain.

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Reply #5 posted 03/26/19 1:15pm

SoulAlive

years ago,I got this book as a Christmas gift.It covers the entire 70s decade (my favorite decade for music) biggrin

Image result for Billboard the 70s book

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Reply #6 posted 03/26/19 1:16pm

SoulAlive

these type of books are alot of fun.....watching new songs debut on the charts and seeing them climb higher each week....or go down the charts.

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Reply #7 posted 03/26/19 3:47pm

laytonian

Back in the 60s, every Ogden and Salt Lake City radio Startin published their own chart. I had over 200 from five stations.
Alas. I threw them out.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #8 posted 03/27/19 7:25am

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SoulAlive said:

years ago,I got this book as a Christmas gift.It covers the entire 70s decade (my favorite decade for music) biggrin

Image result for Billboard the 70s book

I have the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's versions of this book too!

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Reply #9 posted 03/27/19 2:33pm

RODSERLING

There is also the ARC weekly charts that compiles : sales + airplay + video plays on TV. Kind of Ultimate charts.
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11 songs #1 for a total of 21 weeks.
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When Doves Cry (#1 5 weeks)
Let's go Crazy (1 week)
Purple Rain (1 week)
Raspberry Berret (1 week)
Kiss (2 weeks)
Sign O the Times (1 week)
U Got The Look (1 week)
Batman (2 week)
Cream (3 weeks)
Diamonds and Pearls (1 week)
TMBGITW (3 weeks)
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Some other far better peak positions than in billboard :
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I Wanna be your Lover #8
Controversy #30
Mountains #15
Money Don t matter 2night #12
7 #3
Letitgo #12
Gold #26
Betcha by Golly Wow #6
Holy River #15
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Reply #10 posted 03/30/19 1:42am

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djdaffy1227 said:



SoulAlive said:


years ago,I got this book as a Christmas gift.It covers the entire 70s decade (my favorite decade for music) biggrin




Image result for Billboard the 70s book



I have the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's versions of this book too!

I was looking at getting these until I glanced at the obscene prices online.
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