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Billboards number one hits on the Rock Chart from 1949 to March, 1989. Includes comma delimited database and a database browser.
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Billboards number one hits on the Rock Chart from 1949 to March, 1989. Includes comma delimited database and a database browser.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
POPHITS.BAS 11284 2520 deflated
POPHITS.DEL 52719 19596 deflated
POPHITS.EXE 59881 41100 deflated
POPHITS.RS 11666 3901 deflated
READ.ME 2091 1022 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file


Patrick Spreng April 19, 1989
2324 Montclair Circle
Carrollton, Texas

What you now have are databases of every single to reach Number 1 on Bill-
board's Hot 100 Pop Singles chart (or its earlier equivalents) and every album
to reach Number 1 on Billboard's Pop Album charts from January 1, 1955 through
March 31, 1989. Each entry includes the title of each song, the artist, the
date the record first reached #1, and the total number of weeks the record
stayed at number 1. I intend to keep this data fully up to date with quarterly
updates. At this point, I am restricting these databases to the pop charts and
have no intention of expanding into Billboard's R&B, Country, Gospel, CD,
Videocassette, or other charts.

This Archive contains five files:


POPHITS BAS A sample QuickBasic program to query the data base
(assumes the POPHITS.DEL file to be in the current
directory).
POPHITS DBF The complete data base in dBASE format
POPHITS DEL The complete data base in comma delimited format
POPHITS EXE The compiled QuickBasic query program
POPHITS RS A text file of the Top 100 singles since 1963, as
ranked by Rolling Stone, 9/8/88 (Issue #534)
READ ME This file.

The files can be printed on any IBM compatible printer and are sixteen (singles)
and nine (albums) pages long.

The information in this database came from these sources:
1. Billboard Magazine
2. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 3rd Edition, by Joel Whitburn
3. The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, by Fred Bronson

Any comments or suggestions may be sent to me at the above address, left as
messages in the InterLink Music conference, or left as messages on one of the
following electronic bulletin boards:

Channel One 1 617 354 6155
The Forbin Project 1 319 233 6157
Computing Technology 1 619 375 2306


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