kjell wrote: DrTravel wrote:
Not sure if there is much of a demand for these, however here are all the charts for 1961-1973:http://www25.zippyshare.com/v/rTqXfYIB/file.html
Also included are chart runs plus a few "RR errors". Will add more years during breaks from the Record World project.
There's definitely a demand. This fourth kind of music has been important during the years when the pop charts were almost devoid of melodious music. In addition the Whitburn site admitted some time ago that they were not going to do any updates of the AC book. This is most welcome and including my favourite evaluation, the chartruns.
Whitburn hasn't updated quite a few books like the albums and my personal favorite, ROCK. His buyer base is disappearing (that's a nice way of say passing away). That's why he expanded into Cash Box and Record World books - us chart historians buy them up. If it weren't for Whitburn, do you think there would be such a large group of "chartists"? We all owe him a debt of gratitude. What if Whitburn and Casey Casem (American Top 40) covered Cash Box charts instead of Billboard.
For you Billboard archive lovers - they are full with more errors than you would think. For Feb/May of 1983 and 1984 the archivers actually just purged some songs from the AC charts! Take a look at this chart:http://www.billboard.com/charts/adult-c ... 1984-04-07
All those missing numbers (it was a 50 position chart) were songs that were purge. Don't worry, I got them all...