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Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939; Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American author and music historian.

Whitburn founded Record Research Inc. in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in 1970, and put together a team of researchers to examine in detail all of Billboard's music and video charts. Record Research publishes reference books based on data from the various popular music charts and to date has published over 200 books, 50 of which are currently in the Record Research catalog. His flagship publication is Top Pop Singles which covers the history of Billboard's popular music charts. Featuring each recording's peak position, date charted, weeks charted, label and information, and trivia on recordings and artists, Whitburn's books are used extensively by the entertainment industry (especially radio DJs) and music fans worldwide. His research extends from 1890 to the present and covers many genres. Whitburn is also the author of the Top 40 Hits series of books published by Billboard Books.

Whitburn is an avid collector of phonograph records with one of the world's largest collections in his underground vault. His collection includes a copy of nearly every 78 rpm record, 45 rpm single, LP, and compact disc to appear on the Billboard charts.

In collaboration with Rhino Records, Whitburn has produced over 150 CD compilations of various songs, which are typically compiled based on Billboard chart performance.

Whitburn's Record Research is Billboard's longest-running licensee, with a relationship extending over 40 years.
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Total Books: 174
Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955-2010
2011 - Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898201901
ISBN-10: 089820190X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The 2000s
2011 - Billboard Hot 100 Charts - the 2000s (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201826
ISBN-10: 0898201829
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Hot RB Songs 1942-2010
2011 - Hot Rb Songs 1942-2010 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201864
ISBN-10: 0898201861
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Top 10 Pop Hits A 70-Year History of Every Top 10 1940-2010
2011 - Top 10 Pop Hits a 70-year History of Every Top 10 1940-2010 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898201871
ISBN-10: 089820187X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Top Pop Albums - Seventh Edition 1955-2009
2011 - Top Pop Albums - Seventh Edition 1955-2009 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201833
ISBN-10: 0898201837
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists 1955-2009
2010 - The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition Complete Chart Information About America's Most Popular Songs and Artists 1955-2009 [Billboard Book of Top Forty Hits] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780823085545
ISBN-10: 0823085546
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Ultimate Book of Songs and Artists Essential Music Guide of 15000 Hits Since 1955
Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008
2009 - Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008 [Book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201772
ISBN-10: 0898201772
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Joel Whitburn Presents Across The Charts The 1960s
2008 - Joel Whitburn Presents Across the Charts the 1960s (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201758
ISBN-10: 0898201756
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Joel Whitburn Presents Songs and Artists 2007 The Essential Music Guide for Your iPod and Other Portable Music Players
2006 - Joel Whitburn Presents Songs and Artists 2007 the Essential Music Guide for Your Ipod and Other Portable Music Players [Joel Whitburn Presents Songs & Artists] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898201673
ISBN-10: 0898201675
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Billboard's Top 1000 Hits of the Rock Era - 1955-2005
2006 - Billboard's Top 1000 Hits of the Rock Era - 1955-2005 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781423409199
ISBN-10: 1423409191
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Joel  Whitburn's Top Country Songs 1944-2005
2006 - Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs 1944-2005 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201659
ISBN-10: 0898201659
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Billboard Book of Top 40 R and B and Hip-Hop Hits
2005 - The Billboard Book of Top 40 R and B and Hip-hop Hits (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780823082834
ISBN-10: 0823082830
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004  Joel Whitburn Presents
2004 Billboard Music Yearbook
2005 - 2004 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898201635
ISBN-10: 0898201632
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Joel Whitburn Presents Songs and Artists 2006 The Essential Music Guide for Your iPod and Other Portable Music Players
Top RandB/Hip-Hop Singles 1942-2004
2005 - Top Randb/hip-hop Singles 1942-2004 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201604
ISBN-10: 0898201608
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
2004 - The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits [Billboard Book of Top Forty Hits] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780823074990
ISBN-10: 0823074994
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Bubbling Under - Singles and Albums - 1998 Edition
2004 - Bubbling Under - Singles and Albums - 1998 Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898201284
ISBN-10: 0898201284
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002
2004 - Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201550
ISBN-10: 0898201551
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Billboard's Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003
2004 - Billboard's Hot Dance/disco 1974-2003 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898201567
ISBN-10: 089820156X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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2004 - 2003 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
2003 - 2002 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
2002 - 2001 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
2001 - 2000 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
2001 - Billboard Top 10 Singles Charts [Top Ten Singles Charts] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 [Top Pop Singles] (Paperback)
2000 - Pop Annual 1955-1999 [Pop Annual: 1955-1999] (Paperback)
2000 - 1999 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
2000 - Top Randb Singles 1942-1999 [Top R B Singles] (Hardcover)
1999 - 1998 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
1998 - 1997 Billboard Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
1997 - 1996 Music Yearbook [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
1996 - Top Rb Singles 1942-1995 Hardcover [Top R & B Singles] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1996 - 1995 Music Yearbook Softcover [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
1995 - Pop Singles Annual 1955-1994 [Softcover - Pop Annual: 1955-1999] (Paperback)
1995 - Billboard Hot 100 Charts - the Eighties [Record Research Series] (Hardcover)
1995 - Pop Hits 1940-1954 [Hardcover] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1995 - Top Pop Singles Cd Guide '55-'79 [Softcover - Book] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums [Billboard Book of Top Forty Albums] (Paperback)Paperback
Top Adult Contemporary [Record Research] (Hardcover)
The Best of 1960-1964 [Billboard Song Book] (Paperback)
Billboard Music Yearbook 1994 [Billboard's Music Yearbook] (Paperback)
Top Pop Singles 1955-1996 [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles Cumulative] (Paperback)