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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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Top Pop Artists of the Year
(singles & albums)


Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Men At Work
  3. The Police
  4. Duran Duran
  5. Def Leppard
  6. Journey
  7. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  8. Alabama
  9. Lionel Richie
  10. Prince
Top Pop Artists - Female
(singles & albums)
  1. Laura Branigan
  2. Stevie Nicks
  3. Pat Benatar
  4. Olivia Newton-John
  5. Jane Fonda
Laura Branigan - 'Branigan'
Top Pop Artists - Male
(singles & albums)
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Lionel Richie
  3. Prince
  4. Billy Joel
  5. Thomas Dolby
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Pop Artists - Duo/Group
(singles & albums)
  1. Men At Work
  2. The Police
  3. Duran Duran
  4. Def Leppard
  5. Journey
Men At Work - 'Business As Usual'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Pop New Artists
(singles & albums)
  1. Culture Club
  2. Thomas Dolby
  3. The Fixx
  4. DeBarge
  5. ABC
Culture Club - 'Kissing To Be Clever'
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Top Pop Albums

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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  1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  2. Business As Usual - Men At Work
  3. Synchronicity - The Police
  4. H20 - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  5. 1999 - Prince
  6. Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie
  7. Jane Fonda's Workout Record - Jane Fonda
  8. Pyromania - Def Leppard
  9. Kissing To Be Clever - Culture Club
  10. Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - Olivia Newton-John
Top Pop Album Artists

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Men At Work
  3. The Police
  4. Alabama
  5. Def Leppard
  6. Duran Duran
  7. Journey
  8. Loverboy
  9. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  10. Willie Nelson
Top Pop Album Artists - Female
  1. Stevie Nicks
  2. Olivia Newton-John
  3. Laura Branigan
  4. Pat Benatar
  5. Diana Ross
Stevie Nicks - 'The Wild Heart'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Pop Album Artists - Male
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Willie Nelson
  3. Prince
  4. Lionel Richie
  5. Thomas Dolby
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Pop Album Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Men At Work
  2. The Police
  3. Alabama
  4. Def Leppard
  5. Duran Duran
Men At Work - 'Business As Usual'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Pop Singles

The Police - 'Synchronicity'
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  1. "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
  2. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
  3. "Flashdance... What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
  4. "Down Under" - Men At Work
  5. "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
  6. "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Bonnie Tyler
  7. "Maneater" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  8. "Baby Come To Me" - Patti Austin & James Ingram
  9. "Maniac" - Michael Sembello
  10. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Eurythmics
Top Pop Singles Artists

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. The Police
  3. Men At Work
  4. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  5. Lionel Richie
  6. Culture Club
  7. Irene Cara
  8. Billy Joel
  9. Duran Duran
  10. Laura Branigan
Top Pop Singles Artists - Female
  1. Irene Cara
  2. Laura Branigan
  3. Donna Summer
  4. Pat Benatar
  5. Bonnie Tyler
'Flashdance' soundtrack
iTunes
Top Pop Singles Artists - Male
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Lionel Richie
  3. Billy Joel
  4. Prince
  5. David Bowie
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Pop Singles Artists - Duos/Group
  1. The Police
  2. Men At Work
  3. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  4. Culture Club
  5. Duran Duran
The Police - 'Synchronicity'
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Amazon.mp3
 
Top Country Artists of the Year
(singles & albums)

Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Alabama
  2. Willie Nelson
  3. Ricky Skaggs
  4. Hank Williams, Jr.
  5. The Bellamy Brothers
  6. Merle Haggard
  7. Conway Twitty
  8. Kenny Rogers
  9. The Oak Ridge Boys
  10. Janie Fricke
Top Country Artists - Female
(singles & albums)
  1. Janie Fricke
  2. Crystal Gayle
  3. Sylvia
  4. Dolly Parton
  5. Reba McEntire
 
Top Country Artists - Male
(singles & albums)
  1. Willie Nelson
  2. Ricky Skaggs
  3. Hank Williams, Jr.
  4. Merle Haggard
  5. Conway Twitty
Willie Nelson - 'Always On My Mind'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Country Artists - Duo/Group
(singles & albums)
  1. Alabama
  2. The Bellamy Brothers
  3. The Oak Ridge Boys
  4. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  5. The Statler Brothers
Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Country Albums

Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
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  1. Mountain Music - Alabama
  2. The Closer You Get... - Alabama
  3. Pancho & Lefty - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  4. Highways And Heartaches - Ricky Skaggs
  5. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  6. Hank WIlliams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits - Hank Williams, Jr.
  7. Greatest Hits - The Bellamy Brothers
  8. Wild And Blue - John Anderson
  9. Feels So Right - Alabama
  10. It Ain't Easy - Janie Fricke
Top Country Album Artists

Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Alabama
  2. Willie Nelson
  3. Hank Williams, Jr.
  4. Ricky Skaggs
  5. The Bellamy Brothers
  6. Kenny Rogers
  7. Merle Haggard
  8. Conway Twitty
  9. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  10. The Oak Ridge Boys
Top Country Album Artists - Female
  1. Sylvia
  2. Janie Fricke
  3. Dolly Parton
  4. Crystal Gayle
  5. Shelly West
 
Top Country Album Artists - Male
  1. Willie Nelson
  2. Hank Williams, Jr.
  3. Ricky Skaggs
  4. Kenny Rogers
  5. Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson - 'Always On My Mind'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Country Album Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Alabama
  2. The Bellamy Brothers
  3. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  4. The Oak Ridge Boys
  5. Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Country Singles

  1. "Jose Cuervo" - Shelly West
  2. "You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation" - Ronnie McDowell
  3. "Whatever Happened To Old-Fasioned Love" - B.J. Thomas
  4. "He's A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen)" - Janie Fricke
  5. "A Fire I Can't Put Out" - George Strait
  6. "Pancho & Lefty" - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  7. "You're The First Time I've Thought About Leaving" - Reba McEntire
  8. "I'm Only In It For The Love" - John Conlee
  9. "Swingin'" - John Anderson
  10. "Night Games" - Charley Pride
Top Country Singles Artists

  1. Charley Pride
  2. Ricky Skaggs
  3. Earl Thomas Conley
  4. Crystal Gayle
  5. Don Williams
  6. Conway Twitty
  7. Merle Haggard
  8. Ronnie Milsap
  9. Alabama
  10. Janie Fricke
Top Country Singles Artists - Female
  1. Crystal Gayle
  2. Janie Fricke
  3. Reba McEntire
  4. Sylvia
  5. Emmylou Harris
 
Top Country Singles Artists - Male
  1. Charley Pride
  2. Ricky Skaggs
  3. Earl Thomas Conley
  4. Don Williams
  5. Conway Twitty
 
Top Country Singles Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Alabama
  2. The Oak Ridge Boys
  3. The Bellamy Brothers
  4. The Whites
  5. The Statler Brothers
Alabama - 'Mountain Music'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
Top Black Artists of the Year
(singles & albums)

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Lionel Richie
  4. Mtume
  5. Rick James
  6. DeBarge
  7. George Clinton
  8. Prince
  9. The Gap Band
  10. Luther Vandross
Top Black Artists - Female
(singles & albums)
  1. Donna Summer
  2. Janet Jackson
  3. Angela Bofill
  4. Aretha Franklin
  5. Diana Ross
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
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Amazon.mp3
Top Black Artists - Male
(singles & albums)
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Lionel Richie
  4. Rick James
  5. George Clinton
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Black Artists - Duo/Group
(singles & albums)
  1. Mtume
  2. DeBarge
  3. The Gap Band
  4. Gladys Knight & The Pips
  5. The Whispers
 
Top Black Albums

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  2. Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye
  3. Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie
  4. 1999 - Prince
  5. Cold Blooded - Rick James
  6. All This Love - DeBarge
  7. Forever, For Always, For Love - Luther Vandross
  8. Computer Games - George Clinton
  9. The Rhythm And The Blues - Z.Z. Hill
  10. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson
Top Black Album Artists

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Z.Z. Hill
  4. Lionel Richie
  5. Rick James
  6. Prince
  7. Luther Vandross
  8. DeBarge
  9. The Gap Band
  10. George Clinton
Top Black Album Artists - Female
  1. Janet Jackson
  2. Angela Bofill
  3. Diana Ross
  4. Aretha Franklin
  5. Evelyn King
Janet Jackson - 'Janet Jackson'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Black Album Artists - Male
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Z.Z. Hill
  4. Lionel Richie
  5. Rick James
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Black Album Artists - Duo/Group
  1. DeBarge
  2. The Gap Band
  3. Con Funk Shun
  4. The Whispers
  5. The Bar-Kays
 
Top Black Singles

Marvin Gaye - 'Midnight Love'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. "Sexual Healing" - Marvin Gaye
  2. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
  3. "Juicy Fruit" - Mtume
  4. "Cold Blooded" - Rick James
  5. Atomic Dog" - George Clinton
  6. "The GIrl Is Mine" - Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
  7. "She Works Hard For The Money" - Donna Summer
  8. "Save The Overtime For Me" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  9. "Outstanding" - The Gap Band
  10. "I Like It" - DeBarge
Top Black Singles Artists

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Mtume
  4. Lionel Richie
  5. Rick James
  6. George Clinton
  7. DeBarge
  8. Donna Summer
  9. Gladys Knight & The Pips
  10. The Gap Band
Top Black Singles Artists - Female
  1. Donna Summer
  2. Janet Jackson
  3. Aretha Franklin
  4. Angela Bofill
  5. Evelyn King
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Black Singles Artists - Male
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Lionel Richie
  4. Rick James
  5. George Clinton
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Black Singles Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Mtume
  2. DeBarge
  3. Gladys Knight & The Pips
  4. The Gap Band
  5. The Isley Brothers
 
 
Top Adult Contemporary Singles

Lionel Richie - 'Lionel Richie'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. "You Are" - Lionel Richie
  2. "Never Gonna Let You Go" - Sergio Mendes
  3. "All Time High" - Rita Coolidge
  4. "Truly" - Lionel Richie
  5. "My Love" - Lionel Richie
  6. "Baby Come To Me" - Patti Austin & James Ingram
  7. "All This Love" - DeBarge
  8. "It Might Be You" - Stephen Bishop
  9. "The GIrl Is Mine" - Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
  10. "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" - Laura Branigan
Top Adult Contemporary Artists

Lionel Richie - 'Lionel Richie'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Lionel Richie
  2. Sergio Mendes
  3. Toto
  4. Neil Diamond
  5. Patti Austin & James Ingram
  6. Dionne Warwick
  7. Laura Branigan
  8. Men At Work
  9. Dan Fogelberg
  10. Rita Coolidge
Top Adult Contemporary Artists - Female
  1. Dionne Warwick
  2. Laura Branigan
  3. Rita Coolidge
  4. Juice Newton
Dionne Warwick - "Heartbreaker" (Single)
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Amazon.mp3
Top Adult Contemporary Artists - Male
  1. Lionel Richie
  2. Sergio Mendes
  3. Neil Diamond
  4. Dan Fogelberg
  5. Stephen Bishop
Lionel Richie - 'Lionel Richie'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Adult Contemporary Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Toto
  2. Patti Austin & James Ingram
  3. Men At Work
  4. Culture Club
  5. Air Supply
Toto - 'Toto IV'
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Amazon.mp3
 
Top Disco/Dance Singles/Albums

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. "Billie Jean / Beat It" - Michael Jackson
  2. "Let's Dance" - David Bowie
  3. "Holiday / Lucky Star" - Madonna
  4. "Rockit" - Herbie Hancock
  5. "State Farm / Nobody's Diary" - Yaz
  6. "Nasty Girl" - Vanity 6
  7. "Flashdance... What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
  8. "1999" - Prince
  9. "The Safety Dance" - Men Without Hats
  10. "Lies / Beach Culture" - Thompson Twins
Top Disco Artists

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Madonna
  3. David Bowie
  4. Yaz
  5. Thompson Twins
  6. Sylvester
  7. Herbie Hancock
  8. Devo
  9. Heaven 17
  10. Indeep
Top Disco Artists - Female
  1. Madonna
  2. Irene Cara
  3. Claudja Barry
  4. Grace Jones
Madonna - 'Madonna'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Top Disco Artists - Male
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. David Bowie
  3. Sylvester
  4. Herbie Hancock
  5. Falco
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Amazon.mp3
Top Disco Artists - Duo/Group
  1. Yaz
  2. Thompson Twins
  3. Devo
  4. Heaven 17
  5. Indeep
 
 
Top Soundtracks /
Original Cast Albums
  1. Flashdance soundtrack
  2. Staying Alive soundtrack
  3. Return Of The Jedi soundtrack
  4. An Officer And A Gentleman soundtrack
  5. Cats (Original Broadway Cast)
Top Jazz Albums
  1. Two Of A Kind - Bob James & Earl Klugh
  2. Jarreau - Jarreau
  3. As We Speak - David Sanborn
  4. Offramp - Pat Metheny Group
  5. In Your Eyes - George Benson
Top Jazz Album Artists
  1. Jarreau
  2. Bob James & Earl Klugh
  3. George Winston
  4. George Benson
  5. Pat Metheny Group
Top Inspirational Albums
  1. Age To Age - Amy Grant
  2. Song For The Shepherd - Keith Green
  3. More Power To Ya - Petra
  4. Stand By The Power - The Imperials
  5. Lift Up The Lord - Sandi Patti
Top Inspirational Artists
  1. Amy Grant
  2. Keith Green
  3. The Imperials
  4. B.J. Thomas
  5. Leon Patillo
Top Spiritual Albums
  1. It's Gonna Rain - Rev. Milton Brunson
  2. You Brought The Sunshine - The Clark Sisters
  3. Lord, You Keep On Proving Yourself To Me - Florida Mass Choir
  4. Precious Lord - Al Green
  5. A Touch Of Class - Jackson Southernaires
Top Spiritual Artists
  1. The Clark Sisters
  2. Douglas Miller & Various Choirs
  3. Jackson Southernaires
  4. Rev. Barnes & Sister Brown
  5. Rev. Milton Brunson
Top Classical Albums
  1. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould
  2. Pachelbel: Kanon - Paillard Chamber
  3. Perhaps Love - Placido Domingo
  4. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Deutsche Grammophon
  5. Pachelber: Canon - Academy Of Ancient Music
Top Classical Albums
  1. Placido Domingo
  2. Kiri Te Kanawa
  3. Christopehr Hogwood
  4. Glenn Gould
  5. Jean-Francois Paillard
Top U.K. Singles
  1. "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
  2. "Red Red Wine" - UB40
  3. "Let's Dance" - David Bowie
  4. "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Bonnie Tyler
  5. "True" - Spandau Ballet
Top U.K. Albums
  1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  2. Let's Dance - David Bowie
  3. True - Spandau Ballet
  4. Fantastic - Wham!
  5. Business As Usual - Men At Work










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