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4.0 out of 5 stars Hours of endless fun
Are you like my wife and I? Do you sit there racking your brains listening when you hear a piece of music you can't put a name to? Here's the answer. Once you start into this book you spend lots of time looking at all kinds in the book, we go from one to the other in that braid that music weaves. A very enjoyable experience.
Published on 1 Aug 2009 by J. F. Middleton

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2.0 out of 5 stars The monthly problem
The problem with this book (at least if it follows the same format as previous editions) is that it uses monthly charts which are pretty much an artificial invention. It's interesting as far as it goes, but really pretty meaningless as an historical record of actual weekly chart positions. I would recommend instead books which use the proper weekly charts: the new...
Published on 19 July 2008 by PHJ


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The monthly problem, 19 July 2008
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PHJ (North Devon) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day (US and UK) (Hit Singles) (Paperback)
The problem with this book (at least if it follows the same format as previous editions) is that it uses monthly charts which are pretty much an artificial invention. It's interesting as far as it goes, but really pretty meaningless as an historical record of actual weekly chart positions. I would recommend instead books which use the proper weekly charts: the new Virgin British Hit Singles due out this autumn for the UK (which replaces the long-running and much-loved Guinness series), or the Billboard equivalent for the US. That way you're getting the actual weekly charts as opposed to made-up lists. I suppose this book is useful if you just want to remember the music that was generally around at some point of your life, but if you want actual weekly chart positions and accurate dates, this is not for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hours of endless fun, 1 Aug 2009
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Are you like my wife and I? Do you sit there racking your brains listening when you hear a piece of music you can't put a name to? Here's the answer. Once you start into this book you spend lots of time looking at all kinds in the book, we go from one to the other in that braid that music weaves. A very enjoyable experience.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this at all costs, 14 Dec 2009
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John Bendik Helmersen (NORWAY) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day (US and UK) (Hit Singles) (Paperback)
This book only cover monthly charts, and not the weekly once.
WHAT A WASTE.

John B. Helmersen
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4.0 out of 5 stars Top Stuff, 31 Aug 2009
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Phillip Littlejohn "Philten" (Tenerife) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day (US and UK) (Hit Singles) (Paperback)
Great reference book. A must for music quiz enthusiasts.
Just watch though, Its not up to present day, it only goes up to 2003!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top 20 UK and US Chart Singles 1954 to the present day, 6 Jun 2009
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Very pleased with the book. Fascinating how different US and UK charts have evolved.Suggest the book title should have stated an end year, which was 2003. This didn't worry me as I prefer pre 2000 music anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hit single top twenty charts.1954 to present day, 5 Nov 2013
This review is from: Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day (US and UK) (Hit Singles) (Paperback)
It is a very useful book. Well written and informative, only slight problem is, when it said 1954 to the present day and it only goes as far as June 2003 I was a bit disappointed. Other than that it is a great book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old book, 2 Sep 2013
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I don't think that it was made clear in the description that the second-hand book" Singles up to the present day" was 10 years old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars top 20 hit singles from 1954 to present day., 11 Oct 2011
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This book is a hive of information to anybody involved with music.The book is very well put together and is ideal for Quizzes,crosss references the list is endless.Every Dj should have one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hit singles, 30 April 2010
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Mr. G. R. Barker (tamworth, staffs.) - See all my reviews
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just what i was looking for, lists records i,d forgotten about, a real good buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hit Singles: Top 20 Charts from 1954 to the Present Day (US and UK) (Hit Singles), 16 Aug 2009
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Mr. D. Crossley "Rock n roller" (Cardigan, UK) - See all my reviews
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A bible of the songs from yester year from both sides of the pond.
I am in the process of putting all the songs we bopped to from 1954 to 1964, and this book is helping me with the songs and singers, for my own personal nostalgia.
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