The number ones : twenty chart-topping hits that reveal the history of pop music /

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Breihan, Tom,


Hachette Books,, New York, United States, p.ix, 342 pages ; (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst01030641, (OCoLC)fst01071422, bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., History., MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal., Music trade, Music trade., Popular music, Popular music., United States


The Numbers Ones features the greatest pop artists of all time, from the Brill Building songwriters to the Beatles and the Beach Boys; from Motown to Michael Jackson, Prince, and Mariah Carey; and from the digital revolution to the K-pop system. Breihan also ponders great artists who have never hit the top spot, like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and James Brown. Breihan illuminates what makes indelible ear candy across the decades-including dance crazes, recording innovations, television phenomena, disco, AOR, MTV, rap, compact discs, mp3s, social media, memes, and much more-leaving readers to wonder what could possibly happen next.Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324) and index.