earliest music lists were numbered which puts the likely
date of issue for Chart #1 on Monday, September 24, 1956.
Distributed through record stores, they were first called
the Top Music Survey and listed 40 top-selling
a few weeks in early 1958 they were published in the Sunday
Herald, a statewide newspaper published in Bridgeport.
WPOP Top Music Survey chart #204 - August 15, 1960
September, 1962 the surveys listed 41 tunes known as the
early 1964 The New WPOP was issuing The Pop
Fourteen Plus Ten, for a total of 24 songs. By summer
the Good Guys Tunedex listed just 20 singles plus
the top ten albums. Those gave way to Sing Along Surveys
in early 1965 listing 40 tunes.
the summer of 1966 the surveys bore no particular name
and trimmed the list to 30 selections.
number of records varied until 1968 when surveys appeared
exclusively in Go Magazine (60 songs).
1969 the weekly list became the Boss Music Survey.
1970 Bob Paiva turned
them into the Good Guys Popular Music Surveys,
listing 60 songs, and they stayed that way for several
late 1973 the last version of the weekly charts became
WPOP's Pop 30.
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11, 1965 (front)
10, 1971 (front)
8, 1966 (front)
12, 1972 (front)
18, 1974 (inside)