Top Song lists
April 25, 2016 5:27 AM   Subscribe

What organizations, real or imagined, put out song lists?

I am writing a story and I have a character the cites songs, possibly made up, in lists like "My Baby Loves Me" by the DoDeDos, 1956, Rolling Stone Top 100" or "Hello My Girl" by Stan Smith, Billboard Top 10, 1988".

What other organizations, real or imagined, put out such song lists? I know that iTunes and Spotify also have such lists.
posted by falsedmitri to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Pitchfork and SPIN both publish a few different annual lists.
posted by neushoorn at 5:42 AM on April 25, 2016

CMJ (formerly "College Music Journal")publishes charts "compiled from the top albums played at college and non- commercial radio."
posted by thelonius at 7:02 AM on April 25, 2016

Hype Machine does one every year.
posted by Jacob G at 8:19 AM on April 25, 2016

Village Voice: Pazz & Jop
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:20 AM on April 25, 2016

R&R was important in its time.
posted by sageleaf at 8:43 AM on April 25, 2016

Radio stations? A couple Chicago examples: WXRT Listener Poll (1974-present), WLS Survey (1960-1990).

If you really want to go way down into the rabbit hole, this site has thousands of radio station surveys from 1953-2001.
posted by SisterHavana at 7:19 PM on April 25, 2016

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