1975 Top Ten Music Charts

1975’s Biggest Artists and Songs Marvin Hamlisch (1974 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1975) Stevie Wonder (Grammy for Album of the Year) I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Sister Sledge, Marshall Tucker Band, Orleans, Grover Washington Jr, Pure Prairie… Read More

1987 Top Ten Music Charts

1987’s Biggest Artists and Songs Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1986 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1987) Paul Simon (Grammy for Album of the Year) Higher Love – Steve Winwood (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: LL Cool J, Patty Smyth, Pepsi and Shirlie, New Order,… Read More

1969 Top Ten Music Charts

1969’s Biggest Artists and Songs Jose Feliciano (1968 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1969) Jose is best known for his instrumental version of The Door’s Light My Fire and 1970’s Feliz Navidad. Glen Campbell (Grammy for 1968 Album of the Year) Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkle (1968 Grammy for Record of the… Read More

2009 Top 10 Music Charts

2009’s Biggest Artists and Songs Adele (Best New Artist Grammy Winner) Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Grammy for Album of the Year) Please Read The Letter – Alison Krauss and Robert Plant (Grammy for Record of the Year) 2009’s Retro Top 10 Hits 1. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston 2. Fireflies – Owl City 3.… Read More

1961 Top Ten Music Charts

1961’s Biggest Artists and Songs Theme From ‘A Summer Place’ – Percy Faith (Grammy for 1960’s Record of the Year, presented in 1961) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Tony Orlando, The Marvelettes, Glen Campbell, Gene Pitney, Johnny Maestro, Dave Brubeck Quartet 1961’s Retro Top 10 Hits 1. Runaway –… Read More

1981 Top Ten Music Charts

1981’s Biggest Artists and Songs Christopher Cross (1980 Best New Artist Grammy Winner & Grammy for Album of the Year, presented in 1981) Sailing (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Sheena Easton, Phil Collins (solo), Loverboy, Stevie Nicks (solo), Lionel Richie, The Oak Ridge Boys, Al Jarreau, Steve… Read More

1998 Top Ten Song Charts

1998’s Biggest Artists and Songs Paula Cole (1997 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1998) Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin (Grammy for Record of the Year) Bob Dylan (Grammy for Album of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Natalie Imbruglia, Smash Mouth, Ben Folds Five, Fastball, Eve 6, Creed, Lee… Read More

1955 Top Ten Music Charts

1955’s Biggest Artists and Songs Autumn Leaves was a huge song in 1955. It was released by Roger Williams (#1 on Billboard Charts), Steve Allen, Mitch Miller, Jackie Gleason, Victor Young, and The Ray Charles Singers. Based on the 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) it had a pretty good run,… Read More

1989 Top Ten Music Charts

1989’s Biggest Artists and Songs Tracy Chapman (1988 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, awarded in 1989) George Micheal (Grammy for Album of the Year) Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Milli Vanilli, Roxette, Babyface, Jeff Healy band, Enya, Maxi Priest, Bd… Read More

1976 Top Ten Music Charts

1976’s Biggest Artists and Songs Natalie Cole (1975 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1976) Paul Simon (Grammy for Album of the Year) Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Boston, Kansas, Boston, England Dan and John Ford Coley,… Read More

1997 Top Ten Music Charts

1997’s Biggest Artists and Songs LeAnn Rimes (1996 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1997) Celine Dion (Grammy for Album of the Year) Change The World – Eric Clapton (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Spice Girls. Hanson, Will Smith, Third Eye Blind, Savage Garden, Matchbox 20,… Read More

1988 Top Ten Music Charts

1988’s Biggest Artists and Songs Jody Watley (1987 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented on 1988) U2 (Grammy for Album of the Year) Graceland – Paul Simon (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: 10,000 Maniacs, Ice-T (solo), Traveling Wilburys, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Vanessa Williams, Guns… Read More

About Music of the 1960s

About Music of the Sixties: Things You Need To Know In 1960, New Orleans was the place to be apparently. Hits included Johnny Horton’s The Battle of New Orleans, Freddy Cannon’s Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Gary US Bond’s New Orleans and Walking To New Orleans by Fats Domino scored in Billboard’s charts. Chubby… Read More

1982 Top Ten Music Charts

1982’s Biggest Artists and Songs Sheena Easton (1981 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented on 1982) John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Grammy for Album of the Year) Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Billy Idol, Aldo Nova, Jeffrey Osbourne, Paul carrack, Pia… Read More

1956 Top Ten Music Charts

1956’s Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs Elvis Presley managed to do what no one had done before – crossing over Pop, R&B, and Country, all while making Rock and Roll almost respectable. His single Don’t Be Cruel, with the reverse side Hound Dog, spent most of the summer on ’56 in the top Billboard chart… Read More

1970 Top Ten Music Charts

1970’s Biggest Artists and Songs Crosby, Stills and Nash (1969 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, awarded in 1970) Their first gig was on Aug. 17, 1969, at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, and their second gig was at Woodstock. Blood, Sweat, and Tears (1969 Grammy for Album of the Year) Aquarius – The Fifth Dimension… Read More

2000 Top Ten Music Charts

2000’s Biggest Artists and Songs Christina Aguilera (Best New Artist Grammy Winner) Santana (Grammy for Album of the Year) Smooth – Santana and Rob Thomas (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: 3 Doors Down, Vertical Horizon, Macy Gray, Train, Ludacris, BBMak, Pap Roach, Kelis, Keith Urban, Aaron Carter,… Read More

1964 Top Ten Music Charts

1964’s Biggest Artists and Songs The Swingle Singers (1963 Best New Artist Grammy Winner for Bach’s Greatest Hits – Best Performance by a Chorus). Although you may have never heard of them, there is an ensemble currently still making music. (website) Barbra Streisand (1963 Grammy for Album of the Year & Best Female Vocal Performance)… Read More

1995 Top Ten Music Charts

1995’s Biggest Artists and Songs Sheryl Crow (1994 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1995) All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow (Grammy for Record of the Year) Tony Bennett (Grammy for Album of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Montell Jordan, Des’ree, Faith Evans, Silverchair, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler,… Read More

1960 Top Ten Music Charts

1960’s Biggest Artists and Songs Frank Sinatra (1959 Grammy for Album of the Year & Best Male Vocal Performance, presented in 1960) Come Dance With Me was Mr. Sinatra’s best selling album of his career, and stayed on Billboard’s Pop album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at #2. Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (1959… Read More

1971 Top Ten Music Charts

1971’s Biggest Artists and Songs The Carpenters (1970 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1971) The Carpenters were brother and sister Karen and Richard Carpenter. Simon and Garfunkle (Grammy for Album of the Year) Bridge Over Troubled Water (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Rod Stewart, John… Read More

1977 Top Ten Music Lists

1977’s Biggest Artists and Songs Starland Vocal Band (1976 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1977) Stevie Wonder (Grammy for Album of the Year) This Masquerade – George Benson (Grammy for Record of the Year) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Charlene, Rush, The Ramones, Bonnie Raitt, Genesis, Robert Palmer, Kenny Loggins, Boney… Read More

2001 Top Ten Music Charts

2001’s Biggest Artists and Songs Beautiful Day – U2 (Grammy for Record of the Year) Shelby Lynne (Best New Artist Grammy Winner) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Alicia Keys, Nickleback, Dido, Petey Pablo, Michelle Branch, Shakira, Jill Scott, Black Eyed Peas, Puddle of Mud, Linkin Park, Tool, India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, Incubus, Bubba Sparxxx… Read More