Billboard Adult Contemporary charts (from the beginning)

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Postby DrTravel » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 pm

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.
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Postby Swampy61 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:13 am

Thanks Dr. T.

The Adult Contemporary Charts are on my research list.

Much appreciated.

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Postby freeme » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:51 am

Thanks
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Postby RokinRobinOfLocksley » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks Dr. T.!!
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Postby Robbie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:45 pm

Thanks DrTravel!
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Postby Chartaholic » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:25 am

Great stuff! thanks DrTravel!
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Postby kjell » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:36 pm

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.
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Postby DrTravel » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:21 am

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...
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Postby Robbie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:59 am

I just wish the Joel Whitburn books weren't so expensive. Back in 2001 I had a catalogue of all his publications and there were a couple of books I wanted to buy but both the cost of the two books and the shipping costs to England would have cost me the equivalent of what I was earning per week at the time! That was back when the books were hard to get hold of in the UK and nearly always had to be sent from the US.
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Postby DrTravel » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:54 pm

Here are all the charts for 1961-June 24, 1989:

http://www30.zippyshare.com/v/8ADzEfoP/file.html

Taking a two weeks hiatus from this project - thanks to those who assisted in the background.
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Postby Borobear » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:36 pm

Great work again DrTravel, many thanks!
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Postby DrTravel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 am

Here are ALL the charts from 1961 to this week (this project is complete):

http://www115.zippyshare.com/v/qKOHw5bc/file.html

The following complete Billboard US charts have been provided:
Bubbling Under
Modern/Mainstream Rock
Country & Western
Rhythm & Blues
Adult Contemporary
Pre Hot 100 Pop Charts

That's it for the Billboard charts until I do the yearly update starting in 2018.
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Postby trebor » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:24 am

Thank you! Much appreciated. Outstanding! :D
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Postby kingofskiffle » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:42 am

I want to second that. Amazing work. Thank you.
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Postby RokinRobinOfLocksley » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:49 pm

Third that! Dr T, you are one awesome Dr...
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Postby Benny » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:01 pm

Thank you so much! :D
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Postby Swampy61 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:05 am

Thanks Dr.T - really appreciate all work hard work
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