The payola scandal chills Rock on the radio and adult genres surge with LPs outselling singles, but Elvis is out of the Army and everyone’s doing “The Twist!” Learn more on Chartcrush 1960!
It’s Flower Power and Hippies in California; urban riots everywhere else as Sgt. Pepper’s launches Album Rock and The Monkees take over TV and the Pop charts. Learn more on Chartcrush 1967!
Pop is trending younger and more global the year before The Beatles and Supremes, Girl Groups are everywhere and Surf sounds are California’s hot new export. Learn more on Chartcrush 1963!
Woodstock galvanizes the Boomer-Hippie counterculture as men walk on the moon, Bubblegum and Doomsday Folk triumph and Black acts score the year’s top 2 songs. Learn more on Chartcrush 1969!
The Beatles and Supremes flood the charts as the Baby Boom arrives and Motown, the British Invasion and the concept of the “Rock band” reshape U.S. Pop forever. Learn more on Chartcrush 1964!