RPM's POP CHARTED SONGS '64 - '90

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RPM's POP CHARTED SONGS '64 - '90

Postby radiofan » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:49 pm

Brian Tarling has just published a followup to his 2013 Vancouver Top 40 Chart Book. Brian's new book is a history of RPM Magazine's weekly Top 100 charts from 1964 to 1990.

The book presents the compiled data from the TOP POP SINGLES charts as published by R.P.M. from its first published chart dated June 24, 1964 up to February 10, 1990. From time to time RPM described the charts covered in this book as "Canada's Only National 100 Single Survey." After the first couple of years, the charts were compiled from "record company, radio station and record store reports" up until September, 1988 when the charts were then compiled from "radio station charts and playlists."

The book lists the hits from across Canada during the period covered; almost 11,700 songs by almost 3,200 different artists.

The book has five sections: Introduction, Songs Listed by Artist, Songs Listed by Year (by Peak Position), Statistics and Song Title Index.


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A great deal for $45.00 (plus shipping). Check the website for more info and ordering details. http://www.rpmspopchartedsongs.ca/

A great addition to any record collector's bookshelf! I bought my copy yesterday.
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Re: RPM's POP CHARTED SONGS '64 - '90

Postby Recordman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:24 am

Hi don`t want to rain on anybodys parade,but the RPM charts are online,have been for a few years: website is www.collectionscanada.gc.ca rpm
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Re: RPM's POP CHARTED SONGS '64 - '90

Postby Jim Walters » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:39 am

Recordman wrote:Hi don`t want to rain on anybodys parade,but the RPM charts are online,have been for a few years: website is http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca rpm


This doesn't appear to be a book full of charts like you'd find online, it's more along the lines of Joel Whitburn's Record Research books which use the data from weekly charts.

Much easier to look up the title or artist for release dates in a book like this than having to sort through 25 years of online charts week by week.
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