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When I went to register this url, nowandthen.com was already taken, as was dot net and dot org. But there were a whole slew of new extensions so I chose dot rocks. Given the extension, here is a list of Billboard lists so you can check to see what songs were making the hit parade when you or one of your children or whoever was born.

Billboard Magazine started compiling its Hot 100 list in August 1958 and has continued to do so ever since. Based on radio play, online streaming and sales, the list is released every Thursday. It now publishes other lists as well including the Adult Contemporary list which began in 1961. It measures radio airplay on selected adult contemporary radio stations. Below is the first year’s Hot 100 list followed by a table of links to many other Billboard lists as well. Billboard has top albums listed on its website since 1984 as the Billboard 200 although it listed top albums as early as 1945.

In 1985 the magazine added lists for Dance Club Songs, Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums, Hot Country Songs, Hot Country Albums, Regional Mexican Albums, Latin Pop Albums, Gospel Albums, Holiday Albums, and Mainstream Rock Songs. I’ve linked most of the song lists below. Check the Billboard website for Dance Club Music, Hot Latin Songs, and the album listings. In 1988 they added Alternative Rock and in 1989 Hot Rap Songs. 1990 saw the addition of Radio Songs and Country Airplay. And many more lists over the years. You’ll have to get all of those from their website as well.

 

Billboard’s Hot 100 for 1958
Issue date Song Title Artist
August 09 Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson
August 16
August 23 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) Domenico Modugno
August 30 Little Star The Elegants
September 06 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) Domenico Modugno
September 13
September 20
September 27
October 04 It’s All In The Game Tommy Edwards
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 01
November 08
November 15 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
November 22 Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio
November 29 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
December 13 To Know Him, Is To Love Him The Teddy Bears
December 20
December 06
December 27 The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks With David Seville

Historical Billboard Charts

Year List Type

1958

Hot 100

1959

Hot 100

1960

Hot 100

1961

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1962

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1963

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1964

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1965

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1966

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1967

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1968

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1969

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1970

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1971

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1972

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1973

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1974

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1975

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1976

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1977

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1978

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1979

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1980

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1981

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1982

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1983

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1984

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary

1985

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

1986

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1987

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

1988

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1989

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1990

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1991

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

1992

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1993

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1994

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1995

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1996

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1997

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1998

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

1999

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

2000

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

2001

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

2002

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2003

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2004

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2005

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2006

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2007

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2008

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

2009

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country
Mainstream Rock

2010

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2011

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2012

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2013

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

2014

Hot 100 Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip Hop Hot Country Mainstream Rock

    Links of Interest

  • Billboard – the premier music industry magazine
    since 1894

  • Billboard Charts – we’ve only linked charts in five
    categories here but there are many more and more are
    constantly being added. This Wikipedia article gives the
    history and a complete listing.