Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 examines the Windy City’s top hits as documented by the weekly record store surveys issued by radio station WLS. As rock ‘n’ roll music entered its third decade, it was finding itself increasingly fragmented, which challenged the ratings dominance top 40 radio had exhibited throughout the 1960s. But while FM listening overtook AM in the rest of the country by the decade’s end, Chicago was the exception. WLS managed to stave off its competition with their commitment to playing Chicago’s favorite music- regardless of genre. That music is documented in this book. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 lists every song to reach the WLS survey alphabetically by title and artist, with debut and peak dates, highest positio

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