From uptown blues to street corner rap, here's the only book that goes the distance in dissecting America's purest musical art forms. Whether the chart was titled "Soul," "Black," "Urban Contemporary" or "Rhythm & Blues," every charted single is examined here in definitive detail, with extensive artist biographies and record notes. Includes an A-Z Song Title Section, Top Artist and Record Achievements, and a #1 Hits Section. America's most influential and diverse styles of music are all documented in this fascinating book!
This is the first book to comprehensively account for the tracks played on rock radio during the past 14 years. From the stadium-filling rock bands to the underground college favorites, they're all heer in two artist-by-artist listings of the over 3,700 titles that appeared on Billboard's "Album Rock Tracks" charts from March, 1981 through August, 1995 and over 1,200 titles that appeared on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" charts from September, 1988 through August, 1995. You'll find established artists like AC/DC and ZZ Top, veteran "newcomers" U2 and R.E.M., and the complete chart histories of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and more. Research includes the album title and album label and number from which the track is taken, a combined alphabetical song title listing of every charted "Album Rock Tracks" and "Modern Rock Tracks," Photos of the Top 25 Artists, a Top 100 Artists Ranking, Top Artist Achievements, Top 40 Hits of Each Year, #1 Hits Section, and more.
The complete chart history of America's leading listener format is covered hit by hit in one fact-packed volume. Arranged by artist, this comprehensive excursion into AC lists every record to appear on Billboard's "Easy Listening" and "Top Adult Contemporary" singles charts from July 17, 1961 through July 17, 1993. You'll discover plenty of diversity because through the years AC has encompassed a remarkable range of artists, from Mantovani to Madonna...from Presley to Prince...from the Stones to the Stylistics...and so many more. Includes Top 100 Artists Photos, Alphabetical Song Title Index, Top Artist and Record Achievements, and #1 Hits Section.