BILLBOARD CHART HISTORY

The number of singles and albums that charted is not only attributable to the artist's studio and tour work, but reflects the size of A&M Records sales, marketing and promotion staff through the years. In 1963, A&M had only four or five employees, including founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. By November 1966, when A&M Records moved to the old Charlie Chaplin Studios, it had 32 employees. Two years later, the staff had doubled. By 1976, A&M's staff supporting the artists grew to nearly 350 people. In that light, it understandable that the number of singles that charted jumped from a previous high of five in 1965 to 15 in 1966 and then hit an average of 20 singles. Similarly, the number of albums to chart grew from 8 to 13 in 1966 and 1967, 18 the next year, 39 in 1969 and then hit an average of 30 albums per year. A&M released the number of albums and singles that it could work successfully.

Chart success for A&M Records was not just getting a record on the chart, there was emphasis placed on getting the record into the Top 10. A full 25% of singles and 12% of albums were Top 10. A&M had 70 Top 10 albums and 122 Top 10 singles in 30 years. They had singles on the charts every year from 1962 through 1990 and albums on the charts in 1962 and then from 1964 through 1990.

A&M Records often acknowledged that some of their artists were singles artists and others were album artists. They meant that both in terms of top chart position the artists attained and in terms of which artists had records on each chart. Nazareth was the artist that was the third highest artist for total albums that it charted, but it is not among the top artists to have a single on the charts.

BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHART

In August 1962, A&M Records released its first single and, "The Lonely Bull" broke into the Billboard Top 100. Over the next 30 years, A&M issued 2,430 singles, and nearly 500 of them charted. Remarkably, 20% of A&M singles made it into Billboard chart every year from 1962 through 1990.

A&M's philosophy on working its singles also shows in the charts. If a single charted, it had a 60% chance of being in the Top 40 and a 25% chance of making the Top 10. Often, Top 10 was not the goal as A&M continued to promote its product placing 15% of singles in the Top 5 and 5% at number one.

Two of A&M's best years for singles were 1973 and 1975 when A&M had eight singles in the Top 10 and averaging 20 singles per year in the Top 100. In 1976 and 1977, A&M had seven Top 10 hits. The 1970's were a boom time for A&M as 58 singles--over 30%--were Top 10. The 1980's were almost as good years with 51 Top 10 singles. In each decade, the number of Top 100 singles increased to over 200 in the 1980s.

A&M's most prolific chart year was 1983. It was their best year for total number of singles to chart with 31, and a record eight singles in the Top 10. An average year for A&M was about 20 singles on the chart and three that were Top 10.

The Top Artists in A&M History chart shows the artists who charted most often for A&M Records. They account for almost half of the chart singles from A&M but are a handful of the 139 artists who placed a record on the Pop Chart. Top artists by year and by decade are also portrayed.

BILLBOARD POP ALBUM CHART

Billboard's Pop Album Charts ranks albums through 200 positions. It would seem to be easier to make this chart rather than the Pop Singles Chart's Top 100. The first album released by A&M Records made the Top 10. Between 1964 and 1990, A&M had at least one album on the chart every year. Its best year for total albums on the chart was 1969 with 39 albums followed by 1975 and 1979 when A&M had 34 albums on the charts. Nearly one-third of the albums to chart were released in only six years.

Between 1962 and 1990 A&M released over 1,650 albums, and almost 600 of them charted. The number of artists who had at least one album on the charts was 168. Album information excludes 12" promotional and commercial extended plays and reissues.

Information excludes reentry into either the album or singles chart.

Pop charts do not show the successes of artists like Amy Grant and Janet Jackson, who were consistently on the Contemporary Christian and R&B charts, respectively, and on those charts, charted more frequently and in a higher position than they did on the pop chart.

Twenty-nine artists had six or more albums that were on the Pop Album Chart. These artists accounted for about half of the chart activity.

For albums that charted, 60% were Top 100 or better; 12% were Top 10 and 8% were in the Top 5. In its best years, 1977 and 1987, A&M had five albums in the Top 10. In 1969, 1972, 1980 and 1982, there were four albums to make the Top 10, and there were 10 years when A&M had three albums in the Top 10. A total of 70 albums were Top 10.

A&M's consistency in releasing only product it could work successfully, become apparent in the 1970s and 1980s when it had 500 albums on the charts and maintained 12% of them in the Top 10. They averaged 22 albums on the charts each year and averaged three of them in the Top 10.

Since many people think of the Creed Taylor series independently of A&M Records, 12 of those records charted.

The Top Artists in A&M History chart shows the artists who charted most often for A&M Records. They account for almost half of the chart singles from A&M but are a handful of the 139 artists who placed a record on the Pop Chart. Top artists by year and by decade are also portrayed.

NOTES:
1. Album information excludes 12" promotional and commercial extended plays and reissues.
2. Information excludes reentry into either the album or singles chart.
3. Pop charts do not show the successes of artists like Amy Grant and Janet Jackson, who were consistently on the Contemporary Christian and R&B charts, respectively, and on those charts, charted more frequently and in a higher position than they did on the pop chart.

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.

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First 50 Pop Albums
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ALL-TIME TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD POP CHARTS

RANK ALBUMS SINGLES
1 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (19) Carpenters (29)
2 Carpenters (15) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (26)
3 Nazareth (13) Styx (16)
4 Joe Jackson (12) Bryan Adams (15)
Cat Stevens (15)
5 Joan Armadtrading (11)
Quincy Jones (11)
Soundtracks (11)
Cat Stevens (11)
Janet Jackson (14)
Police (14)
6 Baja Marimba Band (10)
Rita Coolidge (10)
Captain & Tennille (12)
38 Special (12)
7 Peter Frampton (9)
Supertramp (9)
Joe Cocker (11)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (11)
Jeffrey Osborne (11)
8 Joe Cocker (8)
Chuck Mangione (8)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (8)
Styx (8)
38 Special (8)
Various Artists (8)
Rick Wakeman (8)
Herb Alpert (10)
Rita Coolidge (10)
Supertramp (10)
9 Herb Alpert (7)
Head East (7)
Humble Pie (7)
Sandpipers (7)
Squeeze (7)
Sting (7)
Paul Williams (7)
Pablo Cruise (9)
10 Human League (6)
Joe Jackson (6)
Brothers Johnson (6)
Billy Preston (8)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.

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TOP BILLBOARD POP ARTISTS BY DECADE

DECADE ALBUMS SINGLES
1962
to
1969
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (12)
Baja Marimba Band (7)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (4)
Burt Bacharach (2)
Claudine Longet (2)
Wes Montgomery (2)
Sandpipers (2)
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (22)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (6)
Chris Montez (4)
Joe Cocker (3)
Claudine Longet (3)
Checkmates, Ltd. (2)
Sandpipers (2)
We Five (2)
1970
to
1979
Nazareth (6)
Captain & Tennille (4)
Carpenters (4)
Humble Pie (4)
Cat Stevens (4)
Rick Wakeman (4)
Carpenters (23)
Captain & Tennille (11)
Cat Stevens (11)
Rita Coolidge (7)
Peter Frampton (7)
Pablo Cruise (7)
Styx (5)
Billy Preston (5)
1980
to
1989
Carpenters (2)
Rita Coolidge (2)
Chris DeBurgh (2)
Amy Grant (2)
Joe Jackson (2)
Nazareth (2)
Y&T (2)
Police (9)
Bryan Adams (8)
Janet Jackson (8)
Jeffrey Osborne (8)
38 Special (6)
Herb Alpert
(5) Styx (5)
Dennis DeYoung (4)
Human League (4)
Sergio Mendes (4)
OMD (4)
1990
to
1999
Carpenters (2)
Rita Coolidge (2)
Chris DeBurgh (2)
Amy Grant (2)
Joe Jackson (2)
Nazareth (2)
Y&T (2)
Police (9)
Bryan Adams (8)
Janet Jackson (8)
Jeffrey Osborne (8)
38 Special (6)
Herb Alpert (5)
Styx (5)
Dennis DeYoung (4)
Human League (4)
Sergio Mendes (4)
OMD (4)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.

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THE FIRST 50 BILLBOARD POP ALBUMS

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 10 Lonely Bull (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2 17 Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Volume 2 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3 88 Baja Marimba Band (the) Baja Marimba Band
4 6 South of the Border Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
5 123 Baja Marimba Band Rides Again (the) Baja Marimba Band
6 1 Whipped Cream and Other Delights Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
7 32 You Were on My Mind We Five
8 1 Going Places Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
9 102 For Animals Only Baja Marimba Band
10 1 What Now My Love Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
11 33 More I See You (the)/Call Me Chris Montez
12 7 Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
13 13 Guantanamera Sandpipers
14 54 Watch Out! Baja Marimba Band
15 2 S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
16 106 Time After Time Chris Montez
17 11 Claudine Claudine Longet
18 24 Equinox Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
19 77 Heads Up Baja Marimba Band
20 1 Sounds Like... Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
21 53 Sandpipers (the) Sandpipers
22 200 Test Patterns Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
23 33 Look of Love (the) Claudine Longet
24 162 Child of Clay Jimmie Rodgers
25 13 Day in the Life (a) Wes Montgomery
26 96 Reach Out for Me Burt Bacharach
27 190 Merry-Go-Round (the) Merry-Go-Round
28 168 Pleasures of the Harbor Phil Ochs
29 4 Herb Alpert's Ninth Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
30 135 Misty Roses Sandpipers
31 114 Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim
32 168 Fowl Play Baja Marimba Band
33 151 Glory of Love (the) Herbie Mann
34 5 Look Around Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
35 172 Make Someone Happy We Five
36 29 Love Is Blue Claudine Longet
37 109 I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
38 38 Down Here on the Ground Wes Montgomery
39 1 Beat of the Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
40 180 Softly Sandpipers
41 171 Do You Know the Way to San Jose Baja Marimba Band
42 24 Shine on Brightly Procol Harum
43 94 Road Song Wes Montgomery
44 155 Colours Claudine Longet
45 1 Christmas Album Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
46 117 Those Were the Days Baja Marimba Band
47 168 Sea Train Sea Train
48 164 Gilded Palace of Sin (the) Flying Burrito Brothers
49 165 Happy Heart Nick DeCaro
50 145 Tell It Like It Is George Benson

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955-1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.

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THE TOP 50 BILLBOARD POP ALBUMS

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Whipped Cream and Other Delights Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2 1 Going Places Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3 1 What Now My Love Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
4 1 Sounds Like... Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
5 1 Beat of the Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
6 1 Christmas Album Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
7 1 Catch Bull At Four Cat Stevens
8 1 Singles 1969-1973 (the) Carpenters
9 1 Frampton Comes Alive Peter Frampton
10 1 Breakfast in America Supertramp
11 1 Paradise Theater Styx
12 1 Synchronicity Police
13 1 Reckless Bryan Adams
14 1 Control Janet Jackson
15 1 Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson
16 2 S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
17 2 Mad Dogs and Englishmen Joe Cocker
18 2 Close to You Carpenters
19 2 Carpenters Carpenters
20 2 Teaser and the Firecat Cat Stevens
21 2 Now and Then Carpenters
22 2 Buddha and the Chocolate Box Cat Stevens
23 2 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
24 2 I'm in You Peter Frampton
25 2 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
26 2 Cornerstone Styx
27 2 Ghost in the Machine Police
28 2 Dream of the Blue Turtles (the) Sting
29 3 Fool on the Hill (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
30 3 Foreigner Cat Stevens
31 3 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman
32 3 Dare Human League
33 3 Kilroy Was Here Styx
34 3 Falco 3 Falco
35 4 Herb Alpert's Ninth Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
36 4 Song for You (a) Carpenters
37 4 Night and Day Joe Jackson
38 5 Look Around Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
29 5 Procol Harum with Edmonton Symphony Orch. Procol Harum
40 5 Light Up the Night Police
41 5 Zenyatta Mondatta Police
42 5 Famous Last Words Supertramp
43 5 Pretty in Pink Soundtrack
44 6 South of the Border Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
45 6 Smokin' Humble Pie
46 6 Body Heat Quincy Jones
47 6 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Cat Stevens
48 6 Anytime...Anywhere Rita Coolidge
49 6 Grand Illusion (the) Styx
50 6 Worlds Away Pablo Cruise

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955-1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.

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THE TOP 50 BILLBOARD POP SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 This Guy's in Love with You Herb Alpert
2 1 Christmas Song (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3 1 Close To You (They Long to Be) Carpenters
4 1 Merry Christmas Darling Carpenters
5 1 Top of the World Carpenters
6 1 Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston
7 1 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
8 1 Love Will Keep Us Together Captin & Tennille
9 1 Rise Herb Alpert
10 1 Babe Styx
11 1 Don't You Want Me Human League
12 1 Every Breath You Take Police
13 1 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
14 1 Heaven Bryan Adams
15 1 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
16 1 When I Think of You Janet Jackson
17 1 Human Human League
18 1 Red Red Wine UB40
19 1 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
20 2 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
21 2 Rainy Days and Mondays Carpenters
22 2 Superstar Carpenters
23 2 Hurting Each Other Carpenters
24 2 Outa-Space Billy Preston
25 2 Part of the Union Strawbs
26 2 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
27 2 Higher and Higher Rita Coolidge
28 2 I'm in You Peter Frampton
29 2 Let's Wait Awhile Janet Jackson
30 2 Hands To Heaven Breathe
31 2 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
32 3 You Were on My Mind We Five
33 3 For All We Know Carpenters
34 3 Sing Carpenters
35 3 Lonely Night (Angel Face) Captain & Tennille
36 3 I'll Be Good To You Brothers Johnson
37 3 Best of Times (the) Styx
38 3 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
39 3 Mr. Roboto Styx
40 3 King of Pain Police
41 3 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
42 3 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds
43 3 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
44 3 Nasty Janet Jackson
45 3 Lady in Red (the) Chris DeBurgh
46 3 Luka Suzanne Vega
47 3 How Can I Fall Breathe
48 4 Look of Love (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
49 4 All Right Now Free
50 4 Space Race Billy Preston

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.

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TOP BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY SINGLES ARTISTS

RANK ARTIST (SINGLES)
1 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (31)
2 Carpenters (29)
3 Amy Grant (15)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (15)
4 Sting (13)
5 Baja Marimba Band (11)
Captain & Tennille (11)
Rita Coolidge (11)
Sandpipers (11)
6 Bryan Adams (10)
Cat Stevens (10)
7 Herb Alpert (9)
Claudine Longet (9)
8 Sergio Mendes (8)
9 Chris Montez (7)
10 Breathe (6)
Janet Jackson (6)
Chuck Mangione (6)
Aaron Neville (6)
Jeffrey Osborne (6)
11 Gin Blossoms (5)
Quincy Jones (5)
Jimmie Rodgers (5)
Styx (5)
Supertramp (5)
12 Burt Bacharach (4)
Joan Baez (4)
Sheryl Crow
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Lani Hall (4)
Wes Montgomery (4)
13 Dennis DeYoung (3)
Gallagher & Lyle (3)
Joe Jackson (3)
OMD (3)
Pablo Cruise (3)
Billy Preston (3)
Police (3)
Stealers Wheel (3)
Gino Vannelli (3)
Paul Williams (3)
14 Peter Allen (2)
Jann Arden (2)
Atlantic Starr (2)
Blues Traveler (2)
Michael Damian (2)
Nick DeCaro (2)
Del Amitri (2)
Double (2)
Extreme (2)
Peter Frampton (2)
Kris & Rita (2)
Herb Ohta (2)
Brenda Russell (2)
Ali Thomson (2)
15 52 artists had one single on the Adult Contemporary chart

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Top Adult Contemporary Singles 1961 - 2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2002.

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TOP BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS BY DECADE

DECADE ARTIST (SINGLES)
1962
to
1969
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (22)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (12)
Baja Marimba Band (11)
Claudine Longet (9)
Sandpipers (9)
Chris Montez (7)
Jimmie Rodgers (5)
Wes Montgomery (4)
Burt Bacharach (2)
Nick DeCaro (2)
1970
to
1979
Carpenters (21)
Captain & Tennille (11)
Cat Stevens (10)
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (10)
Rita Coolidge (7)
Joan Baez (4)
Chuck Mangione (4)
Gallagher & Lyle (3)
Quincy Jones (3)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (3)
Billy Preston (3)
Stealers Wheel (3)
Gino Vannelli (3)
Paul Williams (3)
Herb Alpert (2)
Burt Bacharach (2)
Peter Frampton (2)
Kris & Rita (2)
Herb Ohta (2)
Pablo Cruise (2)
Sandpipers (2)
Supertramp (2)
1980
to
1989
Sergio Mendes (8)
Herb Alpert (7)
Carpenters (7)
Amy Grant (6)
Sting (5)
Breathe (4)
Rita Coolidge (4)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Lani Hall (4)
Dennis DeYoung (3)
Janet Jackson (3)
Joe Jackson (3)
OMD (3)
Police (3)
Supertramp (3)
Bryan Adams (2)
Atlantic Starr (2)
Quincy Jones (2)
Chuck Mangione (2)
Styx (2)
Ali Thomson (2)
1990
to
1999
Bryan Adams (9)
Amy Grant (9)
Sting (8)
Aaron Neville (6)
Gin Blossoms (5)
Sheryl Crow (4)
Janet Jackson (4)
Jann Arden (2)
Blues Traveler (2)
Breathe (2)
Del Amitri (2)
Extreme (2
Styx (2)

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Top Adult Contemporary 1961 - 2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2002.

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THE TOP 50 BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 You Were on My Mind We Five
2 1 Casino Royale Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3 1 A Banda Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
4 1 This Guy's in Love with You Herb Alpert
5 1 Fool on the Hill (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
6 1 Close To You (They Long to Be) Carpenters
7 1 Song of Joy (a) Miguel Rios
8 1 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
9 1 For All We Know Carpenters
10 1 Rainy Days and Mondays/Saturday Carpenters
11 1 Superstar Carpenters
12 1 Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
13 1 Sing Carpenters
14 1 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
15 1 I Won't Last a Day Without You Carpenters
16 1 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
17 1 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
18 1 Solitaire Carpenters
19 1 Shop Around Captain & Tennille
20 1 I Need to Be in Love Carpenters
21 1 Muskrat Love Captain & Tennille
22 1 We're All Alone Rita Coolidge
23 1 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
24 1 Rise Herb Alpert
25 1 Give It All You Got Chuck Mangione
26 1 Touch Me When We're Dancing Carpenters
27 1 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes
28 1 All Time High Rita Coolidge & John Barry
29 1 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
30 1 How Can I Fall Breathe
31 1 Second Chance 38 Special
32 1 Come Back To Me Janet Jackson
33 1 Baby Baby Amy Grant
34 1 I Do It for You (Everything I Do) Bryan Adams
35 1 Everybody Plays the Fool Aaron Neville
36 1 That's What Love Is For Amy Grant
37 1 All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
38 1 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? Bryan Adams
39 2 Call Me Chris Montez
40 2 Zorba the Greek Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
41 2 More I See You (the) Chris Montez
42 2 Work Song (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
43 2 Mame Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
44 2 Look of Love (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
45 2 To Wait for Love Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
46 2 Scarborough Fair Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
47 2 It's Going to Take Some Time Carpenters
48 2 Goodbye To Love Carpenters
49 2 Top of the World Carpenters
50 2 Lord's Prayer (the) Sister Janet Mead

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Adult Contemporary 1961-2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2002.

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TOP R&B AND HIP-HOP ARTISTS

RANK ALBUMS SINGLES
1 Quincy Jones (11) Janet Jackson (21)
2 L.T.D. (8) Atlantic Starr (13)
Jeffrey Osborne (13)
3 Herb Alpert (7)
Brothers Johnson (7)
L.T.D. (12)
4 Atlantic Starr (6)
Jeffrey Osborne (6)
Billy Preston (6)
Brothers Johnson (11)
5 Janet Jackson (5) Billy Preston (9)
6 Wes Montgomery (4)
Barry White (4)
Vesta Williams (4)
Jesse Johnson (8)
Cece Peniston (8)
7 Howard Johnson (3)
Jesse Johnson (3)
Chuck Mangione (3)
Aaron Neville (3)
Cece Peniston (3)
Brenda Russell (3)
Gino Vannelli (3)
Herb Alpert (7)
Quincy Jones (7)
Barry White (7)
8 Bell & James (2)
Al Green (2)
Intelligent Hoodlum (2)
Jerry Knight (2)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (2)
Soundtrack (2)
Sting (2)
Vertical Hold (2)
Vesta Williams (6)
9 29 artists with one album Howard Johnson (3)
Rockie Robbins (3)
Brenda Russell
Sting (3)
10   Joyce Kennedy (2)
Jerry Knight (2)
Public Announcement (2)
Seduction (2)
Ta Mara & the Seen (2)
Tramaine (2)
Shanice Wilson (2)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits 1942-2004. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top R&B Albums 1965-1998, Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1999.

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TOP R&B AND HIP HOP ARTISTS BY DECADE

DECADE ALBUMS SINGLES
1962
to
1969
Wes Montgomery (3)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (2)
Abaco Dream (1)
Sonny Charles (1)
1970
to
1979
Quincy Jones (8)
L.T.D. (6)
Billy Preston (6)
Brothers Johnson (3)
Gino Vannelli (3)
Atlantic Starr (2)
Bell & James (2)
Billy Preston (9)
L.T.D. (8)
Brothers Johnson (5)
Quincy Jones (3)
Herb Alpert (2)
1980
to
1989
Jeffrey Osborne (6)
Herb Alpert (5)
Atlantic Starr (4)
Brothers Johnson (4)
Janet Jackson (4)
Howard Johnson (3)
Jesse Johnson (3)
Al Green (2)
Quincy Jones (2)
Jerry Knight (2)
L.T.D. (2)
Chuck Mangione (2)
Rockie Robbins (2)
Brenda Russell (2)
Sting (2)
Barry White (2)
Vesta Williams (2)
Janet Jackson (13)
Jeffrey Osborne (13)
Atlantic Starr (12)
Jesse Johnson (8)
Brothers Johnson (6)
Vesta Williams (5)
Herb Alpert (4)
Quincy Jones (4)
L.T.D. (4)
Howard Johnson (3)
Rockie Robbins (3)
Barry White (3)
1990
to
1999
Aaron Neville (3)
Cece Peniston (3)
Intelligent Hoodlum (2)
Soundtrack (2)
Vertical Hold (2)
Barry White (2)
Vesta Williams (2)
Janet Jackson (8)
Cece Peniston (8)
Barry White (4)
Public Announcement (2)
Seduction (2)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits 1942-2004. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top R&B Albums 1965-1998, Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1999. \

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THE TOP 50 BILLBOARD R&B SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Outa-Space Billy Preston
2 1 Space Race Billy Preston
3 1 I'll Be Good To You Brothers Johnson
4 1 Love Ballad L.T.D.
5 1 Strawberry Letter 23 Brothers Johnson
6 1 Back in Love Again (Every Time I Turn Around) L.T.D.
7 1 Stuff Like That Quincy Jones
8 1 Holding On (When Love Is Gone) L.T.D.
8 1 Stomp! Brothers Johnson
10 1 What Have You Done for Me Lately Janet Jackson
11 1 Nasty Janet Jackson
12 1 Let's Wait Awhile Janet Jackson
13 1 Diamonds Herb Alpert
14 1 Pleasure Principle (the) Janet Jackson
15 1 She's on the Left Jeffrey Osborne
16 1 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
17 1 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
18 1 Escapade Janet Jackson
19 1 Practice What You Preach Barry White
20 2 Circles Atlantic Starr
21 2 Last Time I Made Love (the) Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne
22 2 You Should Be Mine (Woo Woo Song) Jeffrey Osborne
23 2 Crazay Jesse Johnson & Sly Stone
24 2 Come Back To Me Janet Jackson
25 2 Special Vesta Williams
26 3 I Really Don't Need No Light Jeffrey Osborne
27 3 Don't You Get So Mad Jeffrey Osborne
28 3 Can You Help Me Jesse Johnson
29 3 Everybody Dance Ta Mara & the Seen
30 3 When I Think of You Janet Jackson
31 3 Human Human League
32 3 Keep Your Eye on Me Herb Alpert
33 3 Love Will Never Do (Without You) Janet Jackson
34 3 Keep On Walkin' Cece Peniston
35 4 Get the Funk Out Ma Face Brothers Johnson
36 4 Rise Herb Alpert
37 4 Stay with Me Tonight Jeffrey Osborne
38 4 Touch a Four Leaf Clover Atlantic Starr
39 4 Be Your Man Jesse Johnson
40 4 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
41 4 If Your Heart Isn't in It Atlantic Starr
42 4 Love Struck Jesse Johnson
43 4 Sweet, Sweet Love Vesta Williams
44 4 Body Bumpin' Public Announcement
45 5 When Love Calls Atlantic Starr
46 5 Congratulations Vesta Williams
47 6 So Fine Howard Johnson
48 6 Young Love Janet Jackson
49 6 Don't Stop Jeffrey Osborne
50 6 Borderlines (the) Jeffrey Osborne

SOURCE: Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits 1942-2004. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.

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Top Pop Artists by Decade
Top 50 Cash Box Singles

 

ALL-TIME TOP ARTISTS ON CASH BOX CHARTS

RANK ARTIST (NO. SINGLES)
1 Carpenters (27)
2 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (23)
3 Styx (18)
4 Cat Stevens (17)
Bryan Adams (17)
5 Janet Jackson (16)
6 38 Special (13)
7 Police (12)
8 Joe Cocker (11)
9 Captain & Tennille (10)
Rita Coolidge (10)
Supertramp (10)
10 Quincy Jones (9)
Jeffrey Osborne (9)
Pablo Cruise (9)
11 Peter Frampton (8)
Human League (8)
Billy Preston (8)
Sting (8)
12 Peter Frampton (8)
Human League (8)
Billy Preston (8)
Sting (8)
13 Herb Alpert (7)
Amy Grant (7)
14 Breathe (6)
15 Brothers Johnson (5)
L.T.D. (5)
Chris Montez (5)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (5)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (5)
Simple Minds (5)
16 Baja Marimba Band (4)
Michael Damian (4)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Dennis DeYoung (4)
Jesse Johnson (4)
Cece Peniston (4)
Sergio Mendes (4)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils (4)
Sandpipers (4)
Gino Vannelli (4)
17 Atlantic Starr (3)
Joan Baez (3)
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (3)
Extreme (3)
Gallagher & Lyle (3)
Keith Hampshire (3)
Head East (3)
Denise Lopez (3)
Lee Michaels (3)
Procol Harum (3)
Tommy Shaw (3)
Squeeze (3)
Stealers Wheel (3)
Tarney/Spencer Band (3)
UB40 (3)
18 Blue Haze (2)
Brat Pack (2)
Checkmates Ltd. (2)
Chuck Mangione (2)
David + David (2)
Del Amitri (2)
Falco (2)
Free (2)
Henry Gross (2)
Aaron Neville (2)
Brenda Russell (2)
Ali Thomson (2)

SOURCE: Cash Box

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TOP ARTISTS ON CASH BOX BY DECADE

DECADE ARTIST (NO. SINGLES) ARTIST (NO. SINGLES)
1962
to
1969
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (20)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (5)
Chris Montez (5)
Baja Marimba Band (4)
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (3)
Joe Cocker (3)
Sandpipers (3)
Checkmates Ltd. (2)
Merry-Go-Round (2)
We Five (2)
1970
to
1979
Carpenters (23)
Cat Stevens (13)
Captain & Tennille (10)
Joe Cocker (8)
Rita Coolidge (8)
Peter Frampton (8)
Billy Preston (8)
Styx (8)
Pablo Cruise (7)
Quincy Jones (6)
Supertramp (5)
L.T.D. (4)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils (4)
Gino Vannelli (4)
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (3)
Joan Baez (3)
Gallagher & Lyle (3)
Keith Hampshire (3)
Head East (3)
Brothers Johnson (3)
Stealers Wheel (3)
Herb Alpert (2)
Blue Haze (2)
Humble Pie (2)
Kris & Rita (2)
Lee Michaels (2)
Sam Neely (2)
Police (2)
Procol Harum (2)
Tarney/Spencer Band (2)
Paul Williams (2)
1980
to
1989
38 Special (13)
Bryan Adams (12)
Janet Jackson (10)
Police (10)
Jeffrey Osborne (9)
Human League (7)
Sting (7)
Styx (7)
Herb Alpert (5)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (5)
Supertramp (5)
Breathe (4)
Carpenters (4)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Dennis DeYoung (4)
Jesse Johnson (4)
Sergio Mendes (4)
Simple Minds (4)
Atlantic Starr (3)
Michael Damian (3)
Falco (3)
Quincy Jones (3)
Tommy Shaw (3)
Squeeze (3)
UB40 (3)
David + David (2)
Giant Steps (2)
Amy Grant (2)
Brothers Johnson (2)
Denise Lopez (2)
Pablo Cruise (2)
Rita Coolidge (2)
Seduction (2)
Split Enz (2)
Ali Thomson (2)
1990
to
1999
Janet Jackson (6)
Bryan Adams (5)
Amy Grant (5)
Cece Peniston (4)
Extreme (3)
Styx (3)
Brat Pack (2)
Breathe (2)
Del Amitri (2)
Aaron Neville (2)
Seduction (2)

SOURCE: Cash Box

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THE TOP 50 CASH BOX SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 This Guy's in Love with You/Quiet Tear (a) Herb Alpert
2 1 Close To You (They Long to Be) Carpenters
3 1 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
4 1 Outa-Space Billy Preston
5 1 Will It Go Round in Circles Billy Preston
6 1 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
7 1 Top of the World Carpenters
8 1 Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston
9 1 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
10 1 Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
11 1 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
12 1 Lonely Night (Angel Face) Captain & Tennille
13 1 Higher and Higher (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Rita Coolidge
14 1 I'm in You Peter Frampton
15 1 Rise Herb Alpert
16 1 Babe Styx
17 1 Every Breath You Take Police
18 1 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
19 1 Heaven Bryan Adams
20 1 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
21 1 When I Think of You Janet Jackson
22 1 Human Human League
23 1 Red Red Wine UB40
24 1 Rock On Michael Damian
25 1 Miss You Much/You Need Me Janet Jackson
26 1 Two to Make It Right Seduction
27 1 Escapade Janet Jackson
28 1 Come Back To Me Janet Jackson
29 1 Love Will Never Do (Without You) Janet Jackson
30 1 More Than Words Extreme
31 1 I Do It for You (Everything I Do) Bryan Adams
32 1 Can't Stop This Thing We Started Bryan Adams
33 1 Baby Baby Amy Grant
34 2 You Were on My Mind We Five
35 2 Rainy Days and Mondays Carpenters
36 2 Superstar Carpenters
37 2 Hurting Each Other Carpenters
38 2 I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli
39 2 Muskrat Love Captain & Tennille
40 2 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
41 2 Lady in Red (the) Chris DeBurgh
42 2 Hands To Heaven Breathe
43 2 How Can I Fall Breathe
44 2 Black Cat Janet Jackson
45 2 Every Heartbeat Amy Grant
46 2 That's What Love Is For Amy Grant
47 3 All Right Now Free
48 3 Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
49 3 Way I Want to Touch You (the) Captain & Tennille
50 3 Whatcha Gonna Do? Pablo Cruise

SOURCE: Cash Box

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Top Artists by Decade
Top 50 Radio & Records Singles

 

THE TOP 50 RADIO & RECORDS SINGLES

RANK ARTIST (NO. SINGLES)
1 Bryan Adams (24)
2 Janet Jackson (17)
3 Sheryl Crow (13)
4 Sting (11)
Styx (11)
5 Amy Grant (9)
6 Captain & Tennille (8)
Carpenters (8)
Police (8)
7 Gin Blossoms (7)
38 Special (7)
8 Peter Frampton (6)
9 Breathe (5)
Rita Coolidge (5)
Jeffrey Osborne (5)
Pablo Cruise (5)
CeCe Pensiton (5)
Simple Minds (5)
10 Blues Traveler (4)
Vanessa Carlton (4)
Joe Jackson (4)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (4)
Seduction (4)
UB40 (4)

SOURCE: Radio & Records

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TOP 50 RADIO & RECORDS SINGLES BY DECADE

DECADE ARTIST (NO. SINGLES) ARTIST (NO. SINGLES)
1970
to
1979
Captain & Tenille (8)
Carpenters (7)
Styx (7)
Peter Frampton (6)
Supertramp (6)
Rita Coolidge (4)
Pablo Cruise (4)
Brothers Johnson (2)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils (2)
Billy Preston (2)
Cat Stevens (2)
1980
to
1989
Bryan Adams (12)
Police (8)
38 Special (7)
Janet Jackson (6)
Sting (6)
Jeffrey Osborne (5)
Styx (5)
Human League (4)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (4)
Simple Minds (4)
Supertramp (4)
Breathe (3)
Chris DeBurgh (3)
Joe Jackson (3)
UB40 (3)
Amy Grant (2)
Falco (2)
Quincy Jones (2)
Sergio Mendes (2)
Michael Sembello (2)
Squeeze (2)
1990
to
1999
Bryan Adams (12)
Sheryl Crow (10)
Janet Jackson (9)
Gin Blossoms (7)
Amy Grant (7)
Sting (6)
CeCe Peniston (5)
Blues Traveler (4)
Del Amitri (3)
Seduction (3)
Jann Arden (2)
Breathe (2)
Dishwalla (2)
Extreme (2)
Aaron Neville (2)
Styx (2)
Crystal Waters (2)
2000
to
2006
Vanessa Carlton (4) Sheryl Crow (3)

SOURCE: Radio & Records

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THE TOP 50 RADIO & RECORDS SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1    
2 1 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
3 1 Muskrat Love Captain & Tennille
4 1 I'm In You Peter Frampton
5 1 Logical Song (the) Supertramp
6 1 Babe Styx
7 1 Best of Times (the) Styx
8 1 Every Breath You Take Police
9 1 Maniac Michael Sembello
10 1 King of Pain Police
11 1 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
12 1 Heaven Bryan Adams
13 1 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
14 1 When I Think of You Janet Jackson
15 1 Red Red Wine UB40
16 1 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
17 1 Escapade Janet Jackson
18 1 Come Back to Me Janet Jackson
19 1 Black Cat Janet Jackson
20 1 Love Will Never Do Without You Janet Jackson
21 1 Baby Baby Amy Grant
22 1 I Do It For You (Everything I Do) Bryan Adams
23 1 All For Love Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
24 1 All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
25 1 Thousand Miles (a) Vanessa Carlton
26 2 Top of the World Carpenters
27 2 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
28 2 Lonely Night (Angel Face) Captain & Tennille
29 2 Shop Around Captain & Tennille
30 2 Higher and Higher Rita Coolidge
31 2 We're All Alone Rita Coolidge
32 2 I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli
33 2 Living Inside Myself Gino Vannelli
34 2 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
35 2 It's Raining Again Supertramp
36 2 Alive and Kicking Simple Minds
37 2 Human Human League
38 2 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
39 2 Two to Make It Right Seduction
40 2 Alright Janet Jackson
41 2 More Than Words Extreme
42 2 Every Heartbeat Amy Grant
43 2 Please Forgive Me Bryan Adams
44 2 Strong Enough Sheryl Crow
45 2 Runaway Janet Jackson
46 3 Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston
47 3 Way I Want to Touch You (the) Captain & Tennille
48 3 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
49 3 Don't You Want Me Human League
50 3 Mr. Roboto Styx

SOURCE: Radio & Records

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First 50 Platinum Albums
First 50 Gold Singles
First 50 Gold Albums

U.S. RIAA GOLD & PLATINUM RECORDS

TOP SELLING PLATINUM ALBUMS

MILLIONS TITLE ARTIST
10 Tapestry Carole King
8 Synchronicity Police
8 Frampton Comes Alive! Peter Frampton
7 Singles 1969-1973 (the) Carpenters
7 Tuesday Night Music Club Sheryl Crow
6 Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson
6 Four Blues Traveler
5 Superunknown Soundgarden
5 Reckless Bryan Adams
5 So Far, So Good Bryan Adams
5 Control Janet Jackson
5 Heart In Motion Amy Grant

SOURCE: Recording Industry Association of America

 

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FIRST 50 RIAA PLATINUM ALBUMS

NO. TITLE ARTIST
  1 Frampton Comes Alive Peter Frampton
  2 Look Out For #1 Brothers Johnson
  3 Song of Joy Captain & Tennille
  4 I'm In You Peter Frampton
  5 Right on Time Brothers Johnson
  6 Anytime...Anywhere Rita Coolidge
  7 Grand Illusion (the) Styx
  8 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
  9 Blam Brothers Johnson
10 Togetherness L.T.D.
11 Worlds Away Pablo Cruise
12 Pieces of Eight Styx
13 Sounds...and Stuff Like That Quincy Jones
14 Brother to Brother Gino Vannelli
15 Breakfast in America Supertramp
16 Rise Herb Alpert
17 Cornerstone Styx
18 Place In the Sun (a) Pablo Cruise
19 Light Up the Night Brothers Johnson
20 Zenyatta Mondatta Police
21 Paradise Theatre Styx
22 Ghost In the Machine Police
23 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys 38 Special
24 Dude (the) Quincy Jones
25 Special Forces 38 Special
26 Kilroy Was Here Styx
27 Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams
28 Synchronicity Police
29 Tour De Force 38 Special
30 Outlandos d'Amour Police
31 Dream of the Blue Turtles (the) Sting
32 Age to Age Amy Grant
33 Control Janet Jackson
34 Unguarded Amy Grant
35 Every Breath You Take: the Singles Police
36 Into the Fire Bryan Adams
37 ...Nothing Like the Sun Sting
38 Very Special Christmas (a) Various Artists
39 Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack
40 Labour of Love UB40
41 Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson
42 Soul Cages (the) Sting
43 Heart in Motion Amy Grant
44 Pornograffitti Extreme
45 Singles 1969-1973 (the) Carpenters
46 Waking Up the Neighbours Bryan Adams
47 Singles 45's and Under Squeeze
48 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Cat Stevens
49 Hair Of the Dog Nazareth
50 Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog

SOURCE: Recording Industry Association of America.

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FIRST 50 RIAA GOLD SINGLES

NO. TITLE ARTIST
  1 This Guy's In Love With You Herb Alpert
  2 Close to You (They Long to Be) Carpenters
  3 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
  4 For All We Know Carpenters
  5 Rainy Days and Mondays Carpenters
  6 Superstar Carpenters
  7 Hurting Each Other Carpenters
  8 Outa-Space Billy Preston
  9 Sing Carpenters
10 Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston
11 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
12 Top of the World Carpenters
13 Space Race Billy Preston
14 Lord's Prayer (the) Sister Janet Mead
15 Nothing from Nothing Billy Preston
16 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
17 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
18 Way I Want to Touch You (the) Captain & Tennille
19 Lonely Night Captain & Tennille
20 Love Hurts Nazareth
21 Shop Around Captain & Tennille
22 Muscrat Love Captain & Tennille
23 I'll Be Good to You Brothers Johnson
24 Nadia's Theme Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr.
25 Higher and Higher (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Rita Coolidge
26 Strawberry Letter 23 Brothers Johnson
27 Back In Love Again L.T.D.
28 We're All Alone Rita Coolidge
29 Love Me Again Rita Coolidge
30 Livin' It Up (Friday Night) Bell & James
31 Rise Herb Alpert
32 Babe Styx
33 Don't You Want Me Human League
34 Mr. Roboto Styx
35 Every Breath You Take Police
36 Red Red Wine UB40
37 Rock On Michael Damian
38 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
39 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
40 Escapade Janet Jackson
41 Alright Janet Jackson
42 Control Janet Jackson
43 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson
44 When I Think Of You Janet Jackson
45 Black Cat Janet Jackson
46 Nasty Janet Jackson
47 Tom's Diner Suzanne Vega/D.N.A.
48 Love Will Never Do (Without You) Janet Jackson
49 More Than Words Extreme
50 I Do It For You (Everything I Do) Bryan Adams

 

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FIRST 50 RIAA GOLD ALBUMS

NO. TITLE ARTIST
  1 Whipped Cream and Other Delights Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  2 Going Places Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  3 Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Volume 2 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  4 Lonely Bull (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  5 South of the Border Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  6 What Now My Love Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  7 S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  8 Sounds Like... Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  9 Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
10 Herb Alpert's Ninth Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
11 Guantanamera Sandpipers
12 Beat of the Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
13 Look Around Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
14 Christmas Album Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
15 Equinox Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
16 Fool On the Hill (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
17 Day in the Life (a) Wes Montgomery
18 Warm Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
19 Claudine Claudine Longet
20 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker
21 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Burt Bacharach
22 Mad Dogs and Englishmen Joe Cocker
23 Make It Easy On Yourself Burt Bacharach
24 Reach Out for Me Burt Bacharach
25 Close to You Carpenters
26 With a Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
27 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
28 Tea For the Tillerman Cat Stevens
29 Carpenters Carpenters
30 Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach
31 Teaser and the Firecat Cat Stevens
32 Rockin' the Fillmore Humble Pie
33 Song for You (a) Carpenters
34 Procol Harum Live with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Procol Harum
35 Smokin' Humble Pie
36 Catch Bull At Four Cat Stevens
37 Now and Then Carpenters
38 Foreigner Cat Stevens
39 Singles 1969-1973 (the) Carpenters
40 Buddha and the Chocolate Box Cat Stevens
41 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman
42 Body Heat Quincy Jones
43 Horizon Carpenters
44 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
45 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Cat Stevens
46 Full Moon Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
47 Six Wives of Henry VIII (the) Rick Wakeman
48 Diamonds and Rust Joan Baez
49 Mona Bone Jakon Cat Stevens
50 Numbers Cat Stevens

SOURCE: Recording Industry Association of America.

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Top 50 Pop Albums

THE TOP 50 AUSTRALIAN POP SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Lonely Bull (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2 1 This Guy's in Love with You Herb Alpert
3 1 I Go to Rio Peter Allen
4 1 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
5 1 I Do It for You (Everything I Do) Bryan Adams
6 1 All for Love Bryan Adams
7 1 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman Bryan Adams
8 2 French Song (the) Lucille Starr
9 2 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
10 2 Song of Joy (a) Miguel Rios
11 2 Top of the World Carpenters
12 3 Conquistador Procol Harum
13 3 Part of the Union Strawbs
14 3 More I See You (the) Peter Allen
15 4 Baby Baby Amy Grant
16 5 Hurting Each Other Carpenters
17 6 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
18 6 Drop the Pilot Joan Armatrading
19 6 Put a Little Love in Your Heart Al Green & Annie Lennox
20 6 I Finally Found Someone Bryan Adams
21 7 Let's Make a Night to Remember Bryan Adams
22 8 You Were on My Mind/Small World We Five
23 8 Scarborough Fair-Canticle Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
24 9 Alice Long Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
25 12 Guantanamera Sandpipers
26 12 For All We Know Carpenters
27 12 Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
28 12 Heaven Bryan Adams
29 13 Sing Carpenters
30 13 Can't Stop This Thing We Started Bryan Adams
31 14 Heart in Motion Amy Grant
32 16 I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
33 17 Fool on the Hill (the) Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
34 17 Every Heartbeat Amy Grant
35 18 It's Going to Take Some Time Carpenters
36 19 Casino Royale Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
37 19 Rise Herb Alpert
38 20 Call Me Names (I Love It When You) Joan Armatrading
39 20 I'm Ready Bryan Adams
40 22 18 Til I Die Bryan Adams
41 23 Black Pearl Checkmates Ltd.
42 24 Me Myself I Joan Armatrading
43 24 Here I Am Bryan Adams
44 25 America Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
45 25 Work Song (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
46 25 Heat of the Night Bryan Adams
47 26 Cry Me a River Joe Cocker
48 26 Cloud #9 Bryan Adams
49 28 Spanish Flea Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
50 28 Superstar Carpenters

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THE TOP AUSTRALIAN POP ALBUMS

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Going Places Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2 1 What Now My Love Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3 1 Cocker Happy Joe Cocker
4 1 Mad Dogs and Englishmen Joe Cocker
5 1 Very Best of the Carpenters (the) Carpenters
6 2 Sounds Like... Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
7 3 Whipped Cream and Other Delights Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
8 3 S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
9 4 Key (the) Joan Armatrading
10 4 Track Record Joan Armatrading
11 5 Taught By Experts Peter Allen
12 6 Song for You (a) Carpenters
13 6 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman
14 6 Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits Burt Bacharach
15 8 Lonely Bull (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
16 8 Best of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
17 8 Beat of the Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
18 8 Double Cocker Power Joe Cocker
19 8 Greatest Hits of the Carpenters Vol. 2 Carpenters
20 9 Six Wives of Henry VIII (the) Rick Wakeman
21 9 Very Best of Peter Allen (the) Peter Allen
22 9 Their Greatest Hits Carpenters
23 10 Herb Alpert's Ninth Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
24 13 Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Procol Harum
25 13 Me Myself I Joan Armatrading
26 14 Close to You Carpenters
27 14 Heart in Motion Amy Grant
28 15 Shouting Stage (the) Joan Armatrading
29 16 Reach Out Burt Bacharach
30 16 Walk Under Ladders Joan Armatrading
31 17 Ticket to Ride Carpenters
32 18 Song of Joy (a) Miguel Rios
33 18 Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading
34 18 Secret Secrets Joan Armatrading
35 19 Home Procol Harum
36 23 Steppin' Out Joan Armatrading
37 30 It Is Time for Peter Allen Peter Allen
38 36 Sleight of Hand Joan Armatrading
39 38 Fandango Herb Alpert
40 42 To the Limit Joan Armatrading
41 43 Rise Herb Alpert
42 52 Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading
43 55 Bi-Coastal Peter Allen
44 69 I Could Have Been a Sailor Peter Allen
45 95 You Smile--the Song Begins Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
46 95 Tenterfield Saddler Peter Allen
47 100 Life Machine Hoyt Axton

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Top Artists by Decade
Top 50 Pop Singles
Top 50 Pop Albums

 

ALL-TIME TOP ARTISTS ON CANADA'S MUSIC CHARTS

RANK ALBUMS (1976-2003) SINGLES
1 Bryan Adams (9) Bryan Adams (24)
2 Chris DeBurgh (8)
Police (8)
Sting (8)
Styx (8)
Supertramp (8)
Carpenters (19)
3 Joe Jackson (7) Janet Jackson (12)
4 Sheryl Crow (5) Styx (11)
5 Soundgarden (4)
Suzanne Vega (4)
Police (10)
6 Extreme (3)
Peter Frampton (3)
John Hiatt (3)
Chuck Mangione (3)
Payola$ (3)
Sting (9)
7   Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (8)
Peter Frampton (8)
Supertramp (8)
8   Captain and Tennille (7)
9   Charity Brown (5)
Paul Janz (5)
Cece Peniston (5)
Cat Stevens (5)
Gino Vannelli (5)
10   Rita Coolidge (4)
Pablo Cruise (4)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Billy Preston (4)
Go-Go's (4)
Joe Jackson (4)
Chris Montez (4)

SOURCES:
1. Lwin, Nanda. Top Albums the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
2. Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
3. CHUM 1050 Radio Charts. Toronto, Canada

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TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA BY DECADE

DECADE ALBUMS SINGLES
1962
to
1969
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (13)
Chris Montez (4)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (3)
1970
to
1979
  Carpenters (13)
Captain & Tennille (5)
Peter Frampton (5)
1980
to
1989
Joe Jackson (5)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Police (4)
Supertramp (4)
Bryan Adams (3)
Payola$ (3)
Bryan Adams (11)
Police (10)
Janet Jackson (6)
Chris DeBurgh (4)
Go-Go's (4)
Sting (4)
Styx (4)
1990
to
1999
Bryan Adams (6)
Amy Grant (4)
Sting (4)
Sheryl Crow (3)
Extreme (3)
Soundgarden (3)
Suzanne Vega (3)
Bryan Adans (14)
Amy Grant (6)
Janet Jackson (6)
Sting (6)
Cece Peniston (5)
Sheryl Crow (3)
Gin Blossoms (3)
Aaron Neville (3)

SOURCES:
1. Lwin, Nanda. Top Albums the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
2. Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
3. CHUM 1050 Radio Charts. Toronto, Canada.

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THE TOP 50 CANADIAN POP SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Song of Joy (a) Miguel Rios
2 1 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
3 1 I'm in You Peter Frampton
4 1 Babe Styx
5 1 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
6 1 It's Raining Again Supertramp
7 1 Every Breath You Take Police
8 1 Lady in Red (the) Chris DeBurgh
9 1 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
10 2 Love Hurts Nazareth
11 2 Lonely Night (Angel Face) Captain & Tennille
12 2 Logical Song (the) Supertramp
13 2 Best of Times (the) Styx
14 2 Mr. Roboto Styx
15 2 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
16 2 Captain of Her Heart (the) Double
17 2 What Have You Done for Me Lately Janet Jackson
18 2 Rumors Timex Social Club
19 2 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Glenn Medeiros
20 2 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
21 3 Nadia's Theme Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr.
22 3 Eyes of a Stranger Payola$
23 3 Nasty Janet Jackson
24 3 Two to Make It Right Seduction
25 4 Way I Want to Touch You (the) Captain & Tennille
26 4 Muskrat Love Captain & Tennille
27 4 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
28 4 King of Pain Police
29 4 Heat of the Night Bryan Adams
30 5 Dynomite Parts 1 & 2 Bazuka
31 5 Show Me the Way Peter Frampton
32 5 Shop Around Captain & Tennille
33 5 Rise Herb Alpert
34 5 I Got You Split Enz
35 5 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da Police
36 5 Desert Moon Dennis DeYoung
37 5 Luka Suzanne Vega
38 6 Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
39 6 Don't Stand So Close to Me Police
40 6 Six Months in a Leaky Boat Split Enz
41 6 Heaven Bryan Adams
42 6 We'll Be Together Sting
43 7 Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
44 7 Higher and Higher Rita Coolidge
45 7 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
46 7 Is She Really Going Out with Him Joe Jackson
47 7 Caught Up in You 38 Special
48 7 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes
49 7 Put a Little Love in Your Heart Al Green & Annie Lennox/Spheres
50 8 Only Yesterday Carpenters

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THE TOP 50 CANADIAN POP ALBUMS

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Breakfast in America Supertramp
2 1 Zenyatta Mondatta Police
3 1 Paradise Theatre Styx
4 1 Ghost in the Machine Police
5 1 Famous Last Words Supertramp
6 1 Synchronicity Police
7 1 Reckless Bryan Adams
8 1 Into the Fire Bryan Adams
9 2 Even in the Quietest Moments Supertramp
10 2 Cornerstone Styx
11 2 Supertramp Supertramp
12 2 Kilroy Was Here Styx
13 2 Dream of the Blue Turtles (the) Sting
14 3 Pieces of Eight Styx
15 3 Reggatta de Blanc Police
16 3 ...Nothing Like the Sun Sting
17 4 I'm in You Peter Frampton
18 4 Time and Tide Split Enz
19 5 Crime of the Century Supertramp
20 5 True Colours Split Enz
21 6 Grand Illusion (the) Styx
22 6 Solitude Standing Suzanne Vega
23 7 Worlds Away Pablo Cruise
24 7 Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams
25 7 Brother Where You Bound Supertramp
26 7 Every Breath You Take: the Singles Police
27 7 Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson
28 8 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
29 8 Getaway (the) Chris DeBurgh
30 9 No Stranger to Danger Payola$
31 9 Man on the Line Chris DeBurgh
32 10 Falco 3 Falco
33 10 Night and Day Joe Jackson
34 11 Hammer on a Drum Payola$
35 11 In the Eye of the Storm Roger Hodgson
36 12 Into the Light Chris DeBurgh
37 12 Look Sharp Joe Jackson
38 14 I'm the Man Joe Jackson
39 14 Body and Soul Joe Jackson
40 16 Brother to Brother Gino Vannelli
41 16 Control Janet Jackson
42 19 Crusader Chris DeBurgh
43 19 Outlandos d'Amour Police
44 22 Anytime...Anywhere Rita Coolidge
45 24 An Evening of Magic Live at the Hollywood Bowl Chuck Mangione
46 24 Sing the Hit Songs California Raisins
47 24 Flying Colours Chris DeBurgh
48 27 Children of Sanchez (the) Chuck Mangione
49 27 Here's the World for Ya Payola$
50 27 Hai Hai Roger Hodgson

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Top Artists by Decade
Top 50 Pop Singles
Top 50 Pop Albums

 

ALL-TIME TOP ARTISTS ON BRITAIN'S MUSIC CHARTS

RANK ALBUMS SINGLES
1 Carpenters (23) Sting (38)
2 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (14) Bryan Adams (37)
3 Joan Armatrading (13)
Chris DeBurgh (13)
Squeeze (24)
4 Squeeze (11) Carpenters (23)
5 Bryan Adams (10)
Joe Jackson (10)
Janet Jackson (21)
6 Police (8)
Supertramp (8)
Sheryl Crow (20)
7 Janet Jackson (7)
Sting (7)
Rick Wakeman (7)
Police (19)
8 Elkie Brooks (6)
Strawbs (6)
Chris DeBurgh (18)
9 Del Amitri (5)
Dodgy (5)
Various Artists (5)
Suzanne Vega (5)
Del Amitri (16)
Suzanne Vega (16)
10 Gun (4)
Nils Lofgren (4)
Soundtracks (4)
Therapy? (4)
Gun (15)

SOURCE: Neil Warwick, Jon Kutner and Tony Brown. The Complete Book of British Charts Singles and Albums, 3rd Edition. London: Omnibus Press, 2004.

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TOP POP ARTISTS IN BRITAIN BY DECADE

DECADE ALBUMS SINGLES
1962
to
1969
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (8) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (5)
Sandpipers (3)
Long John Baldry (2)
1970
to
1979
Carpenters (12)
Rick Wakeman (7)
Strawbs (4)
Supertramp (4)
Carpenters (17)
Squeeze (6)
Police (5)
Supertramp (5)
1980
to
1989
Joan Armatrading (7)
Joe Jackson (7)
Squeeze (7)
Chris DeBurgh (6)
Bryan Adams (4)
Police (4)
Supertramp (4)
Bryan Adams (12)
Police (12)
Janet Jackson (10)
Squeeze (10)
Sting (10)
Joan Armatrading (7)
Chris DeBurgh (7)
Suzanne Vega (7)
1990
to
1999
Bryan Adams (6)
Chris DeBurgh (5)
Del Amitri (5)
Dodgy (5)
Sting (21)
Bryan Adams (20)
Sheryl Crow (15)
Del Amitri (15)
Therapy? (12)
Gun (11)
Cece Peniston (11)

Source: Neil Warwick, Jon Kutner and Tony Brown. The Complete Book of British Charts Singles and Albums, 3rd Edition. London: Omnibus Press, 2004.

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THE TOP 50 BRITISH POP SINGLES

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Message in a Bottle Police
2 1 Walking on the Moon Police
3 1 Don't Stand So Close to Me Police
4 1 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
5 1 Happy Talk Captain Sensible
6 1 Every Breath You Take Police
7 1 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond
8 1 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
9 1 Lady in Red (the) Chris DeBurgh
10 2 This Guy's in Love with You Herb Alpert
11 2 Part of the Union Strawbs
12 2 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
13 2 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
14 2 Cool for Cats Squeeze
15 2 Up the Junction Squeeze
16 2 Can't Stand Losing You Police
17 2 Invisible Sun Police
18 3 What Have You Done for Me Lately Janet Jackson
19 3 Missing You Chris DeBurgh
20 4 Labelled with Love Squeeze
21 5 Mozart Symphony No. 4 in G Minor Waldo de Los Rios
22 5 Top of the World Carpenters
23 5 It's Different for Girls Joe Jackson
24 5 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor
25 5 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da Police
26 5 Hi Ho Silver Jim Diamond
27 6 Close to You (They Long to Be) Carpenters
28 6 Wide-Eyed and Legless Andy Fairweather Low
29 6 I Wanna Stay with You Gallagher & Lyle
30 6 Heart on My Sleeve Gallagher & Lyle
31 6 We're All Alone Rita Coolidge
32 6 Babe Styx
33 6 So Lonely Police
34 6 Stomp! Brothers Johnson
35 6 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
36 6 Glad It's All Over Captain Sensible
37 7 Only Yesterday Carpenters
38 7 Logical Song (the) Supertramp
39 7 Banana Splits Dickies
40 7 Wrapped Around Your Finger Police
41 8 Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
42 8 Pick Up the Pieces Hudson-Ford
43 8 Pearl's a Singer Elkie Brooks
44 8 Oh, Lori Alessi
45 8 Will You Hazel O'Connor
46 8 Sweetest Smile Black
47 8 Wonderful Life Black
48 9 Goodbye to Love Carpenters
49 9 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft Carpenters
50 9 Breakfast in America Supertramp

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THE TOP 50 BRITISH POP ALBUMS

NO. PEAK TITLE ARTIST
1 1 Singles 1969-1973 (the) Carpenters
2 1 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman
3 1 Horizon Carpenters
4 1 Reggatta de Blanc Police
5 1 Zenyatta Mondatta Police
6 1 Ghost in the Machine Police
7 1 Synchronicity Police
8 1 ...Nothing Like the Sun Sting
9 1 Flying Colours Chris DeBurgh
10 2 Bursting at the Seams Strawbs
11 2 Now & Then Carpenters
12 2 Myths and Legends of King Arthur (the) Rick Wakeman
13 2 Singles 1974-1978 (the) Carpenters
14 2 Pearls Elkie Brooks
15 2 Solitude Standing Suzanne Vega
16 3 Kind of Hush (a) Carpenters
17 3 Breakfast in America Supertramp
18 3 Night and Day Joe Jackson
19 3 Singles 45's and Under Squeeze
20 3 Dream of the Blue Turtles (the) Sting
21 3 Wonderful Life Black
22 4 Beat of the Brass (the) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
23 4 Crime of the Century Supertramp
24 4 Stop! Sam Brown
25 4 Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson
26 5 Portrait in Music Burt Bacharach
27 5 Me Myself I Joan Armatrading
28 5 Breaking Glass Hazel O'Connor
29 5 Pearls II Elkie Brooks
30 6 Symphonies for the Seventies Waldo de los Rios
31 6 Breakaway Gallagher & Lyle
32 6 Frampton Comes Alive! Peter Frampton
33 6 Anytime...Anywhere Rita Coolidge
34 6 Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading
35 6 Outlandos d'Amour Police
36 6 Very Best of Rita Coolidge (the) Rita Coolidge
37 6 Walk Under Ladders Joan Armatrading
38 6 Famous Last Words Supertramp
39 6 Voice of the Heart Carpenters
40 7 Six Wives of Henry VIII (the) Rick Wakeman
41 7 Paris Supertramp
42 7 Reckless Bryan Adams
43 7 Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack
44 8 Greatest Hits Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
45 8 Cry Tough Nils Lofgren
46 8 Paradise Theatre Styx
47 8 Control Janet Jackson
48 9 Autobiography of Supertramp (the) Supertramp
49 10 Key (the) Joan Armatrading
50 10 Man on the Line Chris DeBurgh

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTS TOPPERS--1960s

YEAR NATION ALBUMS SINGLES
1962 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#10 Lonely Bull–Herb Alpert & the TJB #6 Lonely Bull–Herb Alpert & the TJB

#8 Lonely Bull–Herb Alpert & the TJB
1963 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
  #55 I'm Just a Country Boy–George McCurn
#22 Lonely Bull–Herb Alpert & the TJB
1964 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#88 Baja Marimba Band #54 French Song–Lucille Starr

#29 Comin' in the Back Door–Baja Marimba Band
1965 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Whipped Cream–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#1 You Were On My Mind–We Five
#3 You Were On My Mind–We Five

#3 Spanish Flea–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#9 Taste of Honey–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#1 French Song–Lucille Starr
1966 US
BRITAIN
CANADA

NETHERLANDS
#1 What Now My Love–Herb Alpert & TJB
#2 Whipped Cream–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#9 Guantanamera–Sandpipers
#7 Guantanamera–Sandpipers
#10 Spanish Flea–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#10 What Now My Love–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#3 Dear Mrs. Applebee–David Garrick
1967 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 ...Sounds Like–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#5 S.R.O.–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#8 I Wonder What She's Doing...–Boyce & Hart
#27 Casino Royale–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#1 Whiter Shade of Pale–Procol Harum
#1 Whiter Shade of Pale–Procol Harum
1968 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Beat of the Brass–Herb Alpert & TJB
#4 Beat of the Brass–Herb Alpert & TJB
#1 This Guy's in Love with You–Herb Alpert
#2 This Guy's in Love with You–Herb Alpert
#1 This Guy's in Love with You–Herb Alpert
#11 This Guy's in Love with You–Herb Alpert
1969 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#11 Joe Cocker!
#9 Ahead Rings Out–Blodwyn Pig
#13 Black Pearl–Sonny Charles
#21 It's Too Late Now–Long John Baldry
#5 Look of Love–Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
#6 Natural Born Boogie–Humble Pie

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTS TOPPERS--1970s

YEAR NATION ALBUMS SINGLES
1970 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#2 Close to You–Carpenters
#2 Mad Dogs & Englishmen–Joe Cocker
#8 Getting to This–Blodwyn Pig
#8 Greatest Hits–Herb Alpert & the TJB
#1 Close to You–Carpenters
#6 Close to You–Carpenters


#1 Close to You–Carpenters
#2 Wild World–Jimmy Cliff
1971 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Tapestry–Carole King
#1 Music–Carole King
#4 Tapestry–Carole King
#1 It's Too Late–Carole King

#5 Mozart Sym. No. 4 in G Mi–Waldo de los Rios
#3 Rainy Days and Mondays–Carpenters
#3 Superstar–Carpenters
#2 Black and White–Greyhound
1972 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Catch Bull at Four–Cat Stevens
#11 Grave New World–Strawbs
#2 Hurting Each Other–Carpenters
#2 Outa–Space–Billy Preston
#9 Goodbye to Love–Carpenters
#1 Outa–Space–Billy Preston
#1 Whiter Shade of Pale–Procol Harum
1973 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Singles 1969–1974–Carpenters
#2 Now and Then–Carpenters
#2 Bursting at the Seams–Strawbs
#1 Top of the World–Carpenters
#2 Yesterday Once More–Carpenters
#2 Part of the Union–Strawbs
#1 Top of the World–Carpenters
#1 Will It Go Round in Circles–Billy Preston
#4 Late Again–Stealers Wheel
1974 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Wrap Around Joy–Carole King

#1 Singles 1969–1973–Carpenters
#1 Journey to the Center...–Rick Wakeman
#1 Please Mr. Postman–Carpenters
#1 Nothing From Nothing–Billy Preston
#10 Reggae Tune–Andy Fairweather Low

#1 Another Saturday Night–Cat Stevens
#3 Jambalaya–Carpenters
1975 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#2 Love Will Keep Us....–Captain & Tennille
#1 Horizon–Carpenters
#1 Love Will Keep Us...–Captain & Tennille
#2 Please Mr. Postman–Carpenters
#1 Love Will Keep Us...–Captain & Tennille
#33 Please Mr. Postman–Carpenters
1976 US

BRITAIN

CANADA

NETHERLANDS
#1 Frampton Comes Alive!–Peter Frampton

#3 Kind of Hush–Carpenters
#3 Lonely Night (Angel Face)–Captain & Tennille
#3 I'll Be Good to You–Brothers Johnson
#6 I Wanna Stay with You–Gallagher & Lyle
#6 Heart on My Sleeve–Gallagher & Lyle
#2 Lonely Night (Angel Face)–Captain & Tennille
#2 Love Hurts–Nazareth
#1 Love Hurts–Nazareth
1977 US
BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#2 I'm in You–Peter Frampton
#6 Show Some Emotion–Joan Armatrading
#6 Anytime...Anywhere–Rita Coolidge
#2 Even in the Quietest...–Supertramp
#2 I'm in You–Peter Frampton
#6 We're All Alone–Rita Coolidge

#1 I'm in You–Peter Frampton
#2 Give a Little Bit–Supertramp
1978 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#6 Worlds Away–Pablo Cruise
#6 Pieces of Eight–Styx
#2 Singles 1974–1978–Carpenters

#3 Pieces of Eight–Styx
#4 Feels So Good–Chuck Mangione
#4 I Just Wanna Stop–Gino Vannelli
#12 Don't Cry Out Loud–Elkie Brooks
#12 Roxanne–Police
#7 Feels So Good–Chuck Mangione
#22 All for a Reason–Alessi
1979 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Breakfast in America–Supertramp

#1 Reggatta de Blanc–Police

#1 Breakfast in America–Supertramp
#1 Rise–Herb Alpert
#1 Babe–Styx
#1 Walking on the Moon–Police
#1 Message in a Bottle–Police
#1 Babe–Styx
#2 Message in a Bottle–Police

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTS TOPPERS--1980s

YEAR NATION ALBUMS SINGLES
1980 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#5 Light Up the Night–Brothers Johnson
#5 Zenyatta Mondatta–Police
#1 Zenyatta Mondatta–Police
#1 Zenyatta Mondatta–Police
#7 Stomp–Brothers Johnson

#1 Don't Stand So Close to Me–Police
#8 I Got You–Split Enz
#3 Don't Stand So Close to Me–Police
1981 US

BRITAIN
CANADA

NETHERLANDS
#1 Beauty and the Beat–Go–Go's
#1 Paradise Theater–Styx
#1 Ghost in the Machine–Police
#1 Ghost in the Machine–Police
#1 Paradise Theater–Styx
#3 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic–Police
#3 Best of Times–Styx
#1 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic–Police
#1 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic–Police

#1 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic–Police
1982 US
BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#3 Dare–Human League
#3 Night and Day–Joe Jackson
#3 Singles 45's and Under–Squeeze
#1 Famous Last Words–Supertramp
#1 Don't You Want Me–Human League
#1 Happy Talk–Captain Sensible

#1 It's Raining Again–Supertramp
#6 It's Raining Again–Supertramp
1983 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Synchronicity–Police
#1 Synchronicity–Police
#1 Synchronicity–Police
#1 Every Breath You Take–Police
#1 Every Breath You Take–Police
#1 Every Breath You Take–Police
#1 Save Your Love–Renee & Renato
1984 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
#1 Reckless–Bryan Adams

#6 Man on the Line–Chris DeBurgh
#9 Declaration–Alarm
#6 Run to You–Bryan Adams
#1 I Should Have Known Better–Jim Diamond
#5 Desert Moon–Dennis DeYoung
#2 Fraction Too Much Friction–Tim Finn
1985 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#2 Dream of the Blue Turtles–Sting

#3 Dream of the Blue Turtles–Sting
#1 Reckless–Bryan Adams
#1 Heaven–Bryan Adams
#1 Don't You (Forget About Me)–Simple Minds
#11 Run to You–Bryan Adams
#6 Heaven–Bryan Adams
#1 Good Heart–Feargal Sharkey
1986 US


BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Control–Janet Jackson


#1 Every Breath You Take: the Singles–Police

#9 Falco 3–Falco
#1 Rock Me Amadeus–Falco
#1 When I Think of You–Janet Jackson
#1 Human–Human League
#1 Rock Me Amadeus–Falco
#1 Lady in Red–Chris DeBurgh
#1 Lady in Red–Chris DeBurgh
#1 Jeanny–Falco
#1 What Have You Done for Me–Janet Jackson
1987 US

BRITAIN
CANADA
#7 Into the Fire–Bryan Adams

#1 ...Nothing Like the Sun–Sting
#1 Into the Fire–Bryan Adams
#3 Lady in Red–Chris DeBurgh
#3 Luka–Suzanne Vega
#2 Solitude Standing–Suzanne Vega
#2 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You–
Glenn Medeiros
#4 Diamonds–Herb Alpert
1988 US
BRITAIN
CANADA

NETHERLANDS
#10 Good Morning Vietnam–Soundtrack
#1 Flying Colours–Chris DeBurgh
#24 California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs
#24 Flying Colours–Chris DeBurgh
#1 Red Red Wine–UB40
#6 3 Missing You–Chris DeBurgh
#13 What a Wonderful World–Louis Armstrong

#1 Stop–Sam Brown
#1 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You –
Glenn Medeiros
1989 US

BRITAIN

CANADA
NETHERLANDS
#1 Rhythm Nation 1814–Janet Jackson

#4 Stop–Sam Brown
#4 Rhythm Nation 1814–Janet Jackson
#30 Blaze of Glory–Joe Jackson
#1 Rock On–Michael Damian
#1 Miss You Much–Janet Jackson
#15 Can I Get a Witness–Sam Brown

#1 Miss You Much–Janet Jackson
#8 Message Is Love–Arthur Baker & Al Green

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTS TOPPERS--1990s

YEAR NATION ALBUMS SINGLES
1990 US


BRITAIN
CANADA
#10 Pornograffiti–Extreme


#1 Yesterday Once More–Carpenters
#1 Greatest Hits–Carpenters
#1 Slammin'–Various Artists
#7 Rhythm Nation 1814–Janet Jackson
#1 Say a Prayer–Breathe
#1 Escapade–Janet Jackson
#1 Black Cat–Janet Jackson
#2 Tom's Diner–Suzanne Vega and D.N.A.


#1 Bird on a Wire–Neville Brothers
1991 US


BRITAIN

CANADA
#2 Soul Cages–Sting


#1 Waking Up the Neighbours–Bryan Adams
#1 Soul Cages–Sting
#1 Waking Up the Neighbours–Bryan Adams
#1 Pornograffiti–Extreme
#1 Soul Cages (the)–Sting
#1 I Do It for You–Bryan Adams
#1 More Than Words–Extreme
#1 Baby Baby–Amy Grant
#1 I Do It for You–Bryan Adams

#1 I Do It for You–Bryan Adams
#1 More Than Words–Extreme
1992 US
BRITAIN

CANADA
#5 Temple of the Dog
#2 Change Everything–Del Amitri

#4 Best Things in Life–Janet Jackson &
Luther Vandross
#6 Breakin' My Heart–Mint Condition
#2 Best Things in Life–Janet Jackson & Vandross
#2 Finally–Cece Peniston
#2 Finally–Cece Peniston
1993 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#6 So Far So Good–Bryan Adams
#1 So Far So Good–Bryan Adams
#1 So Far So Good–Bryan Adams
#1 All for Love–Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart
#2 Please Forgive Me–Bryan Adams
#1 Please Forgive Me–Bryan Adams
1994 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#1 Superunknown–Soundgarden
#2 Fields of Gold–Best of Sting 1984–1994
#1 Superunknown–Soundgarden
#2 All I Wanna Do–Sheryl Crow
#2 All for Love–Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart
#10 I'm in the Mood–Cece Peniston
1995 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#3 Design of a Decade–Janet Jackson
#2 Design of a Decade–Janet Jackson
#4 Tuesday Night Music Club–Sheryl Crow
#1 Have You Ever Really Loved...–Bryan Adams
#2 Runaway–Janet Jackson
#1 Have You Ever Really Loved...–Bryan Adams
#1 Runaway–Janet Jackson
1996 US
BRITAIN
CANADA
#2 Down on the Upside–Soundgarden
#1 18 Til I Die–Bryan Adams
#2 Down on the Upside–Soundgarden
#11 Til I Hear It from You–Gin Blossoms
#4 Good Enough–Dodgy
#1 Only Thing That Looks Good...–Bryan Adams
#1 If It Makes You Happy–Sheryl Crow
#1 Follow You Down–Gin Blossoms
1997 US
BRITAIN
CANADA

#1 Very Best of Sting and the Police
#7 Happy?–Jann Arden
#11 Every Day Is a Winding Road–Sheryl Crow
#4 Free–Ultra Nate
1998 US
BRITAIN
CANADA

#2 Globe Sessions–Sheryl Crow
#2 Version 2.0–Garbage
#20 My Favorite Mistake–Sheryl Crow
#2 Horny–Mousse T
#8 My Favorite Mistake–Sheryl Crow
1999 US
BRITAIN
CANADA


#14 Best of Me–Bryan Adams
#14 Euphoria Morning–Chris Cornell
#1 Love Will Never Do–Janet Jackson
#5 Brand New Day–Sting

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.

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RANK YEAR ARTIST TITLE PEAK WEEKS
1 1983 Police Every Breath You Take 1 6
2 1971 Carole King It's Too Late 1 5
3 1970 Carpenters Close to You 1 4
4 1968 Herb Alpert This Guy's In Love With You 1 4
5 1975 Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together 1 4
6 1982 Human League Don't You Wan't Me 1 4
7 1979 Styx Babe 1 2
8 1979 Herb Alpert Rise 1 2
9 1972 Billy Preston Will It Go Round In Circles 1 2
10 1973 Carpenters Top of the World 1 2
11 1973 Billy Preston Nothing From Nothing 1 1
12 1975 Carpenters Please Mr. Postman 1 1
13 1970 Carpenters We've Only Just Begun 2 4
14 1982 Go-Go's We Got the Beat 2 4
15 1977 Peter Frampton I'm In You 2 3
16 1971 Carpenters Superstar 2 2
17 1971 Carpenters Rainy Days & Mondays 2 2
18 1971 Carpenters Hurting Each Other 2 2
19 1977 Rita Coolidge Higher and Higher 2 1
20 1972 Billy Preston Outa-Space 2 1
21 1973 Carpenters Yesterday Once More 2 1
22 1974 Carole King Jazzman 2 1
23 1981 Styx The Best of Times 3 4
24 1976 Captain & Tennille Lonely Night (Angel Face) 3 3
25 1983 Styx Mr. Roboto 3 2
26 1971 Carpenters For All We Know 3 2
27 1973 Carpenters Sing 3 2
28 1981 Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 3 2
29 1976 Captain & Tennille Muskrat Love 4 5
30 1983 Sergio Mendes Never Gonna Let You Go 4 4

Adapted from Police Take A&M Crown From King. Paul Grein. Billboard, August 13, 1983.