Tag: Billboard Hot 100

Just Jesse Belvin

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Jesse Belvin, “Guess Who”

When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll...

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

The Everly Brothers

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny”

This week's spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, "Poor Jenny."...

Johnny Cymbal, "Mr. Bass Man"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man”

In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with "Mr. Bass Man."...

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, "Percolator (Twist)"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, “Percolator (Twist)”

This week's column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial....

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

The Flamingos (1959)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”

In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released....

Bobby Vinton - "There! I've Said It Again"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Bobby Vinton, “There! I’ve Said It Again”

There was musical life before the Beatles, and Before We Was Fab has the proof....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 72

With this, the fourth installment of our look at AM Gold: 1979, the Digging for Gold series comes to a close. Thanks to everyone for...

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 71

One more. Just one more installment of Digging for Gold after this week's and our journey through Time-Life's AM Gold series is at an end....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 70

Thanks to this week's "Digging for Gold," in which we look at the second batch of songs from AM Gold: 1979, you can now cross the words...

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 69

It's 1979! That also means it's the final year of our look at the AM Gold series....

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 68

That's a wrap on AM Gold: 1978, friends. That means we have just one more year of Time-Life treasures to explore before our little...

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 67

This week's installment of AM Gold: 1978 features no Bee Gees songs, but two songs written by the Brothers Gibb....

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 66

In the words of our own Jason Hare, esteemed curator of all things mellow, this second part of AM Gold: 1978 is, "seriously, the Mellow...

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 65

We hope you've been enjoying our collective journey through the fields of AM Gold so far, because the end is nearly in sight....

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 64

It's the beginning of the Carter Administration and the malaise has started in the world of AM Gold....

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 63

Say what you want about the cultural phenomenon that was Star Wars, but boy could you dance to its theme song....

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 62

One song in this room just filled the expanse with methane. Can you guess which one? - Dw. Dunphy, on seeing the second batch of songs for...

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 61

This week's AM Gold is dedicated to the memory of the late Hal David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012)....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Onslaught of Song

In the battle of the singers versus the music, the singers are winning hands-down....

AM Gold: 1976

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 60

We close out AM:Gold 1976 the only way possible - really mellow, man....

AM Gold: 1976

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 59

There's only one way to truly appreciate this week's AM Gold: 1976 entries, and that's to listen once again to the famous Casey Kasem rant...

AM Gold: 1976

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 58

Gasoline might have been in short supply in the '70s, but mellow tunes were not....

AM Gold: 1976

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 57

As America celebrated its 200th birthday in 1976, two of its biggest hits were the theme song to a show about the 1950s and a retro disco...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 56

As we will learn in this, the fourth and final installment in AM Gold: 1975, few things inspire passion and raw emotion in us like... Glen...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 55

This week's installment proves, once and for all, that we are not the cynical, cold-hearted bunch we seem to be sometimes. Witness the...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 54

This week's edition of Digging for Gold contains not one, but two references to Twilight. No reason why, that's just how we roll at...