Sunday, March 9, 2014

Billboard Top Adult Songs 1961-2006

This book is a recent acquisition and it's a wonder the Soft Rock Kid didn't get a copy sooner.  Put together by Joel Whitburn over at Record Research, it incorporates all the chart information from Billboard's Adult Top 40  (which started in March 1996) with the info from the Adult Contemporary charts (which started in July 1961 as the "Easy Listening" chart).  My only problem is the use of the term "adult" because its use isn't consistent with the rest of the entertainment industry:  the term "adult songs" doesn't quite have the same meaning as "adult magazines" or "adult movies," does it?

Published in 2007, it includes all the adult contemporary chart information needed for this blog, so get ready because sooner or later you're going to get more info than you need about the Captain & Tennille's "Muskrat Love" and Spyro Gyra's "Morning Dance."


  1. 'bout damn time.

    It's newer and shinier than my 2002 edition.

  2. Mark, that is a nice addition to your library. I look forward to how it further adds to your already fantastic blog.