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Where can you find a list of chart-topping oldies from the 1950s and 1960s?

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A list of the No. 1 songs from the 1950s and 1960s is available on the Billboard website. As of March 2015, the site lists every No. 1 song from 1958 to 2013 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Prior to August 1958, Billboard printed No. 1 singles in three charts: Best Sellers in Stores, Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes.

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Joel Whitburn and Fred Bronson, who are noted music historian and researchers, have written a number of books that look at the top songs that have appeared on the Billboard charts, as well as Cash Box and other music reporting sources.

The books, which are available on the Record Research website as well as Amazon and other booksellers, that cover the 1950s and 1960s include "Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits," Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, Joel Whitburn's Top 10 Pop Hits and "Cash Box Pop Hits 1952-1996."

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