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.

1950’s – coming in 2024

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 – 1,228 pages

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.