Month: September 2014

The Year-End Countdown Billboard Magazine

It sounded so easy when we were sitting at home listening to a station’s New Year’s Eve (or Day) top 100 of the year just passed, and writing down every song. (Admit it, you did that too.) But even before year-end programs became research projects that were written and produced with amazing detail, it was still easy for things to go wrong, especially when 100 or more titles were involved. Songs played out of order or were listed twice. There were compilations with one song missing or one big hit just forgotten. With stations just starting to get their...

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