Table of contents for Joel Whitburn's Billboard pop hits, singles & albums, 1940-1954 / compiled from Billboard's pop singles charts 1940-1954 and Billboard's pop albums charts 1945-1954.


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Researching Billboard's Pop Singles Charts .............................................................................. 11
User's Guide  ........................................................................................................... 14

   Key To Symbols  .......................................................................................................................... 20
                     An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every single that made
                     Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954.

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                     A yearly ranking, by highest position, of every single that made
                      Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954.
                                   Each year begins with a
            Time Capsule / Top 20 Artists Ranking / Top Songwriters / Top Artist Debuts.

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                     An alphabetical listing, by song title, of every single that made
                       Billboard's Pop Singles charts from 1940 through 1954.

   THE SINGLES WRAP-UP:
       BACKING PERFORMER CROSS REFERENCE...................................................... 289

       THE TOP ARTISTS
           Top 150 Artists In Rank Order.......................................................... 297
           Top 150 Artists In A-Z Order ........................................         .................. 299
           Top 20 Artists By Half-Decade (with photos).................................................................. 300
           Top Artists By Category (Vocalists/Groups/Jazz/Country/Novelty/Big Band, etc.) ...............301
           Top Artist Achievements:............................................................................................. 302
               Most Chart Hits              Most Weeks At The #1 Position
               Most Top 10 Hits             Most Consecutive #1 Hits
               Most Top 5 Hits              Most 2-Sided Hits
               Most #1 Hits                 Top Artists Who Never Hit #1
           Top Artist Debuts  .......................................................................................................... 303
           Top 100 Songwriters .......................................................... 305
           One-Hit Wonders  .......................................................................................................... 305

       THE TOP SINGLES
           Top 100 #1 Singles....................................................................................................... 308
           Top 40 #1 Singles By Half-Decade ..........................................................        310
           Top POPular Recordings: Instrumental / Novelty / Christmas.................................313



          Singles Of Longevity...................................................................314
          Songs With Longest Titles............................................................................................ 315
          Songs With Most Charted Versions ............................................................................. 315
          MVPs -  Most Valuable Platters...................................................................316
          Academy Award-Winning Songs................................................................... 317
          Year-By-Year Synopsis     ................................................................... 317
          Top Record Labels ....................................................................... 317

       THE #1 SINGLES           ............................................................................................................ 319
                    A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 single.

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                    A week-by-week chronicle of the Top 10 of every Billboard"Best Selling Singles" chart.



Researching Billboard'sPop Albums   Charts.................................................................. 513
User's Guide ................................................................................................... 515


   Key To Symbols ........................................................................................................................ 518
                    An alphabetical listing, by artist, of every album that made
                    Billboard's Pop Albums charts from 1945 through 1954.
                    Each album title includes an index of cuts from that album.

   ALBUMS BY CATEGORY:
       Movie Soundtracks .     ................................................................. 553
       Original Casts   ..................................................................................................................... 55   6
       Songs Of Our Times .......................................................................................................... 558
       Various Artist Compilations................................................................................................. 560

   THE ALBUMS WRAP-UP:
          Top 40 Artists In Rank Order........................................................................................ 563
          Top 40 Artists In A-Z Order .......................................................................................... 563
          Top Artist Achievements: ............................................................................................ 564
              Most Chart Albums
              Most #1 Albums
              Most Weeks At The #1 Position
              Top 5 MVP Photos
          MVPs - Most Valuable Platters...............................................................565
          Albums Of Longevity .................................................................................................... 566
          Top 50 #1 Albums ........................................................................................................ 567
              Photos of the Top 24 #1 Albums

       THE  #1 ALBUMS   .......................................................................................... 571
                      A chronological listing, by peak date, of every #1 album.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Popular music United States 1941-1950 Discography, Popular music United States 1951-1960 Discography