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YesterYear Top 10s

below are the weekly national top ten hits from 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 years ago
as reported by the music industry's two major trade publications
Billboard and Cash Box

charts updated today are displayed in yellow

view the charts side-by-side (with smaller fonts)


BILLBOARD - MAY 2, 1987 - 30 YEARS AGO
  1 (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  2 Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
  3 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  4 La Isla Bonita - Madonna
  5 Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
  6 With Or Without You - U2
  7 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael
  8 The Finer Things - Steve Winwood
  9 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
 10 Stone Love - Kool And The Gang

CASH BOX - MAY 2, 1987 - 30 YEARS AGO
  1 (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  2 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael
  3 Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
  4 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  5 Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
  6 With Or Without You - U2
  7 La Isla Bonita - Madonna
  8 The Finer Things - Steve Winwood
  9 Walking Down Your Street - The Bangles
 10 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship



BILLBOARD - APRIL 30, 1977 - 40 YEARS AGO
  1 Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  2 Hotel California - The Eagles
  3 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  4 When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  5 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
  6 Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  7 So In To You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
  8 Right Time Of The Night - Jennifer Warnes
  9 Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
 10 Tryin' To Love Two - William Bell

CASH BOX - APRIL 30, 1977 - 40 YEARS AGO
  1 Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  2 Hotel California - The Eagles
  3 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
  4 When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  5 So In To You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
  6 Right Time Of The Night - Jennifer Warnes
  7 Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
  8 Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  9 Tryin' To Love Two - William Bell
 10 I'm Your Boogie Man - K C and the Sunshine Band



BILLBOARD - APRIL 29, 1967 - 50 YEARS AGO
  1 Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
  2 A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
  3 Happy Together - The Turtles
  4 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  5 I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
  6 Western Union - The Five Americans
  7 This Is My Song - Petula Clark
  8 The Happening - The Supremes
  9 Bernadette - The Four Tops
 10 Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas

CASH BOX - APRIL 29, 1967 - 50 YEARS AGO
  1 A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
  2 Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
  3 I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
  4 Happy Together - The Turtles
  5 The Happening - The Supremes
  6 Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas
  7 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  8 This Is My Song - Petula Clark
  9 Western Union - The Five Americans
 10 Don't You Care - The Buckinghams



BILLBOARD - APRIL 27, 1957 - 60 YEARS AGO
  1 All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  2 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
  3 Round And Round - Perry Como
  4 Party Doll - Buddy Knox
  5 Come Go With Me - The Dell-Vikings
  6 Gone - Ferlin Husky
  7 I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
  8 School Day - Chuck Berry
  9 Why Baby Why - Pat Boone
 10 Butterfly - Andy Williams

CASH BOX - APRIL 27, 1957 - 60 YEARS AGO
  1 All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  2 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
  3 Round And Round - Perry Como
  4 Come Go With Me - The Dell-Vikings
  5 Party Doll - Buddy Knox
  6 Gone - Ferlin Husky
  7 Butterfly - Andy Williams
  8 Mama Look At Bubu - Harry Belafonte
  9 School Day - Chuck Berry
 10 Why Baby Why - Pat Boone



BILLBOARD - MAY 3, 1947 - 70 YEARS AGO
  1 Heartaches - Ted Weems
  2 Linda - Ray Noble and his Orchestra with Buddy Clark
  3 Mam'selle - Art Lund
  4 Anniversary Song - Al Jolson
  5 My Adobe Hacienda - Eddy Howard
  6 Mam'selle - Dick Haymes
  7 Linda - Charlie Spivak
  8 Heartaches - Harry James
  9 Mam'selle - Dennis Day
 10 Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore

CASH BOX - APRIL 28, 1947 - 70 YEARS AGO
  1 Heartaches - Ted Weems : James
  2 Linda - Ray Noble and his Orchestra with Buddy Clark : Spivak
  3 Anniversary Song - Al Jolson : Beneke-Miller : Lombardo
  4 Managua, Nicaragua - Freddy Martin
  5 Mam'selle - Art Lund : Haymes : Day
  6 Guilty - Margaret Whiting
  7 How Are Things In Glocca Mora - Dick Haymes
  8 I'll Close My Eyes - Andy Russell
  9 My Adobe Hacienda - Eddy Howard
 10 Santa Catalina (Island Of Romance) - Freddy Martin