Billboard Pop Decade Series

I am now creating various books which cover the some of the charts compiled from American music, broken down by decade. Each of these books are available below, together with details of their content.


Each volume, which cover charts dated during the decade in question, contains up to a Top 100 (for years following 1958 when the Billboard Hot 100 began) and also covers complete chart data on the following:-

  • Entry Date
  • Peak Position
  • Weeks On Chart
  • Title (Including each entry broken down by re-entry as appropriate)
  • Composer (Shown for most entries)
  • B-Side (Shown for records charting physically)
  • Label
  • Catalogue Number
  • Duration (Shown for most entries)

Each volume also contains statistical analysis of the individual decade, with a title listing, sorted alphabetically, and a listing of number 1 records. Do please look at the sample pages below for details of the contents.

Sample Pages

Please click each decade below for samples from each volume

For now, only the 1940’s volume is available, listing the three main pop charts – Sellers In Stores, Juke Box and Disk Jockey, as well as the four regional charts compiled during the first half of the decade.

Do please check out the sample above for more information.

Pop Singles 1950-1959

Volume 2 contains over 800 pages, in full colour, covering full chart data with exact peak positions as denoted on each chart for the Billboard Best Sellers In Stores Chart, from 1950 to its end in 1958. IN additon, we also have the full Top 100 chart data, as wlel as full Billboard Hot 100 data form 1958-1959 and the full data on those records to appear in the Bubbling Under chart from its start in 1959 to years end. The charts covered in full for the period are

  • Best Sellers In Stores
  • Best Sellers In Stores – Coming Up Strong
  • Disk Jockey Charts
  • Juke Box Charts
  • Top 100 (1955-1958)
  • Billboard Hot 100
  • Bubbling Under The Hot 100

Each entry contains the composer, duration, B-Side, and full chart history for each appearance on each chart.

Check out the sample pages below!

1960’s – coming in 2024

1970’s – coming in 2024

1980’s – coming in 2024

1990’s – coming in 2024

2000’s – coming in 2025

2010’s – coming in 2025


For your chance to own this excellent and detailed set of books, you can purchase individually as outlined below.

1940’s Decade

1950’s Decade

85 Years Of Billboard Charts

In 2025, Billboard Charts turn 85, and to celebrate I have created a series of volumes, one per year, with detailed information never before collated in this form. When purchasing a decade of the series – or the whole set – the individual Decade Series Singles books are included with those volumes.

Full details of the 85 Years Series can be found here.