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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 - MARCH 28, 1987 - 30 YEARS AGO
  1 Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
  2 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  3 Let's Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson
  4 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis
  5 Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  6 Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
  7 Come Go With Me - Expose
  8 The Final Countdown - Europe
  9 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
 10 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael

CASH BOX - MARCH 28, 1987 - 30 YEARS AGO
  1 Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
  2 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  3 Let's Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson
  4 Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  5 Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
  6 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis
  7 Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis and the News
  8 Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  9 Come Go With Me - Expose
 10 The Final Countdown - Europe



BILLBOARD - APRIL 2, 1977 - 40 YEARS AGO
  1 Rich Girl - Daryl Hall and John Oates
  2 Dancing Queen - Abba
  3 Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  4 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  5 Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) - Barbra Streisand
  6 Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  7 The Things We Do For Love - 10cc
  8 Hotel California - The Eagles
  9 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
 10 Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings

CASH BOX - APRIL 2, 1977 - 40 YEARS AGO
  1 Dancing Queen - Abba
  2 Rich Girl - Daryl Hall and John Oates
  3 Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  4 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  5 The Things We Do For Love - 10cc
  6 Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) - Barbra Streisand
  7 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
  8 So In To You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
  9 Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
 10 Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings



BILLBOARD - APRIL 1, 1967 - 50 YEARS AGO
  1 Happy Together - The Turtles
  2 Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas and The Papas
  3 Penny Lane - The Beatles
  4 There's A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits
  5 Bernadette - The Four Tops
  6 This Is My Song - Petula Clark
  7 For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  8 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
  9 Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
 10 Western Union - The Five Americans

CASH BOX - APRIL 1, 1967 - 50 YEARS AGO
  1 Happy Together - The Turtles
  2 Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas and The Papas
  3 There's A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits
  4 Penny Lane - The Beatles
  5 I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
  6 Sock It To Me Baby - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
  7 For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  8 My Cup Runneth Over - Ed Ames
  9 This Is My Song - Petula Clark
 10 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles



BILLBOARD - MARCH 30, 1957 - 60 YEARS AGO
  1 Party Doll - Buddy Knox
  2 Round And Round - Perry Como
  3 Butterfly - Charlie Gracie
  4 Butterfly - Andy Williams
  5 Teen-Age Crush - Tommy Sands
  6 I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
  7 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
  8 Young Love - Tab Hunter
  9 Marianne - Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders
 10 Why Baby Why - Pat Boone

CASH BOX - MARCH 30, 1957 - 60 YEARS AGO
  1 Young Love - Tab Hunter
  2 Party Doll - Buddy Knox
  3 Round And Round - Perry Como
  4 Butterfly - Charlie Gracie : Williams
  5 Teen-Age Crush - Tommy Sands
  6 I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
  7 Marianne - Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders
  8 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
  9 Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte
 10 Too Much - Elvis Presley



BILLBOARD - MARCH 29, 1947 - 70 YEARS AGO
  1 Heartaches - Ted Weems
  2 Anniversary Song - Al Jolson
  3 Managua, Nicaragua - Freddy Martin
  4 Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
  5 Anniversary Song - Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
  6 Guilty - Margaret Whiting
  7 Linda - Ray Noble and his Orchestra with Buddy Clark
  8 Anniversary Song - Guy Lombardo
  9 How Are Things In Glocca Mora - Dick Haymes
 10 Managua, Nicaragua - Guy Lombardo

CASH BOX - MARCH 31, 1947 - 70 YEARS AGO
  1 Anniversary Song - Al Jolson : Shore: Beneke-Miller : Lombardo
  2 Heartaches - Ted Weems
  3 Managua, Nicaragua - Freddy Martin : Lombardo
  4 How Are Things In Glocca Mora - Dick Haymes
  5 Guilty - Margaret Whiting
  6 Linda - Ray Noble and his Orchestra with Buddy Clark
  7 I'll Close My Eyes - Andy Russell
  8 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - The King Cole Trio
  9 Sonata - Perry Como
 10 Jalousie (Jealousy) - Billy Butterfield