The Adult Contemporary is a weekly music chart that is published on the Billboard magazine. It lists the top 30 popular songs. It measures the top 30 songs depending on its airplay, digital download sales, and single sales. It is only based on 85 radio stations that play adult contemporary music. The chart first appeared on the July 17, 1961 issue of Billboard magazine.
The Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents lists the top 10 adult contemporary songs that are one year old but are still being played on radios.
The Adult Top 40 chart was released in 1996. This lists only lists the top 40 adult contemporary songs. The Top 40 Mainstream ranks both adult contemporary songs and dance-pop songs on 141 radio stations.
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Johnny Mathis concentrated on romantic readings of jazz and pop standards for the adult contemporary audience of the 1960s and 1970s.
In terms of record sales and career longevity, Barry Manilow is one of the most successful adult contemporary singers ever and the most best-selling of the 1970s.
"Careless Whisper" stayed at the #1 spot in the adult contemporary chart for 18 weeks. The song was George Michael's first solo single.
Latin artist Marc Anthony's self-titled English-language album released in 1999 had singles that crossed over to the AC charts.
A number of Michael Bublé's singles and albums topped the AC charts in the 2000s and 2010s.
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