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# What is the first number one hit?

Question #63273. Asked by packerbutch. (Mar 09 06 9:15 AM)

dino335

Well this question would seem to need further definition. Before radio, "Hits" could be on sheet music or Player Piano Rolls -- and even further in the past lyrics were sold on the streets of cities like London by intinerant lyric sellers.

Also, records existied before radio, but I don't no when they started keeping sales charts -- but I know Caruso was a big seller early on.

Further more, there used to be Cashbox Charts, Billboard Charts and maybe some other charts I don't know about. These are divided into categories -- Popular, Country, Urban Contempary etc.
Incidently, charts now are for airplay, not sales of singles.

 Mar 09 06, 12:10 PM
dcastnut

WAS THERE AN ANSWER IN THERE SOMEWHERE

 Mar 09 06, 12:47 PM

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