Flashback Playlists

Josh with Lionel RichieWEBListen to the biggest and most memorable hits of this very week in each of the years listed. Take a trip down memory lane, or learn about a time in popular music before you came along.
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  • This Week’s Top 40 Hits:

  • 10 years ago this week (2007):

  • 20 years ago this week (1997):

  • 30 years ago this week (1987):

  • 40 years ago this week (1977):

  • 50 years ago this week (1967):

  • 60 years ago this week (1957):

  • 70 years ago this week (1947):
    • 5 years ago this week (2012):

    • 15 years ago this week (2002):

    • 25 years ago this week (1992):

    • 35 years ago this week (1982):

    • 45 years ago this week (1972):

    • 55 years ago this week (1962):

    • 65 years ago this week (1952):

    • 75 years ago this week (1942):

What’s in these playlists?

The top hits from this very week in that year, plus other songs that may not have been huge hits at the time but that have gone down as classics, or as influential, or as memorable novelties.

How often are these lists updated?

Each list gets freshened at least every two weeks.