This web page is provided as a way to browse
through this massive collection of songs. I have NO music available here.
These are simply lists of songs.
Quick note here ... 1950
thru 1955 contain only the Top 30 songs for those years. I don't know why
... that is all that was available
Also, in 2007 it appears Billboard
changed the Top 100 and split it into a Hot 100 and a Pop 100... below
is the Wikipedia explination.
The Hot 100 served for many years as the data source for
the weekly radio countdown show
American Top 40. This relationship ended in 1995,
1991American Top 40 utilized only the
airplay-side of the Hot 100 (to include songs that, at the
time, were ineligible for the Hot 100 because of the lack of
a commercial single). Because of the extreme narrowing of
major radio playlists, few so-called "Top 40" stations in
recent decades would play the full array of pop, rock, R&B
and country (and other genres) depicted in a typical week’s
Hot 100 top forty.
A new chart, the
Pop 100, has been created by Billboard to answer
criticism that the Hot 100 was biased in favor of
rhythmic songs, as throughout most of its existence, the
Hot 100 was seen predominantly as a pop chart.
Navigation is pretty simple. Select the decade
on the left menu bar and then the year from the sub menu and it will appear in
this window. Select 'HOME' at anytime to return to this window.
Selecting the Artist/Band or Song/Title buttons at
the top changes the 'Set' of lists viewed in this window. Selecting the
buttons does not change the list immediately, you must reselect the decade and
year on the left to refresh this window. Sorry, I am not programmer!
To search the entire collection, select the 'SEARCH'
button at the top. A 4.6 MB list that represents the
ENTIRE compilation of songs in the collection will load. Now, select a name on the list,
anyone will do, this is to make this window 'Active' before you search.
Now go to the top of the Browser window and select 'EDIT' 'Find (on this
page)' (make sure you tapped your mouse button somewhere in this frame to make
this window Active). Type your search criteria and you can scour the collection
for your favorite song or artist.
I hope you enjoy this
collection as much as I did compiling it! Many, many people helped with
it's completion, not to mention the person/persons who originally compiled this
beast of a collection and year after year keep it up to date! Thank you, whoever